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Clinton narrowly beats Sanders in Iowa caucuses

February 2, 2016
Just fractions of a percentage point separated Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Democratic caucuses, but the state party declared Clinton the winner on Tuesday. In their caucus night speeches, Clinton said she is "breathing a big sigh of relief" while sanders called it a "virtual tie."
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Ted Cruz wins GOP Iowa caucuses

February 2, 2016
Sen. Ted Cruz claimed victory in the Republican Iowa caucuses -- capturing more votes than any other Republican in Iowa history after record turnout. "The state of Iowa has spoken," Cruz said. "Iowa has sent notice that the Republican nominee and the next president of the United States will not be chosen by the media, will not be chosen by the Washington establishment, will not be chosen by the lobbyists."
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O'Malley suspends his presidential campaign

February 1, 2016
After a distant third place finish in the Iowa caucuses, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley officially suspended his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. "We have driven this debate," O'Malley said. "I am suspending this presidential bid, but I am not ending this fight."
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Mike Huckabee suspends presidential campaign

February 1, 2016
After a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses tonight, Mike Huckabee officially suspends his campaign for the ‪‎Republican‬ presidential nomination. "Obviously the voters are sick of me and I need to acknowledge that," Huckabee joked.
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Record Turnout at the Iowa Caucuses in 2008

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February 1, 2016
Every four years, voters in Iowa are the first to make their choice for president known. This year Clinton is trying to prevent an upset like 2008 when Barack Obama turned out new caucus-goers in record numbers to take first place.
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Decision day in Iowa

February 1, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood has the latest details on the Iowa caucuses as the four top candidates vie for the lead.
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Does Iowa really matter? And should it?

February 1, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
The final days before the Iowa caucuses have produced a grand spectacle. Venues are filled to capacity and beyond. Cars clog parking lots, with many others stacked along nearby roadways. Camera crews fight for space on the risers, and the huge crush of journalists look for new scraps to freshen their stories.
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Trump on the Brink

February 1, 2016
Molly Ball | The Atlantic
This was not a hallucination: Here stood Donald J.Trump, on the brink of beginning his unstoppable run on the Republican nomination, raised above a worshipful crowd of humble, everyday Iowans who were bound and determined to make him the next president of the United States.
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Democratic rivals say yes to another town hall

February 1, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
The Democratic presidential candidates have agreed to participate in a newly scheduled televised town hall next week in New Hampshire, sponsor CNN announced Sunday.
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