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Iowa caucuses leave Republican and Democratic contests far from settled

February 2, 2016
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
When the voters of Iowa finally had their say, they punctured the candidacy of the New York billionaire, delivering a victory to Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and elevating Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida into the top ranks of the GOP race.
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Making Sense of Iowa

February 2, 2016
Amy Walter | The Cook Political Report
If you predicted that Ted Cruz would beat Donald Trump by a larger margin than Hillary Clinton would beat Bernie Sanders, you deserve a special pundit medal of honor.
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Race for White House heads to NH

February 2, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the close results for both political parties in Iowa as the candidates make their way to the Granite State for the next leg of the presidential race.
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Iowa or Not, Trump Maintains Huge Lead

February 2, 2016
Reid Wilson | Morning Consult
Whether or not he wins the Iowa caucuses on Monday, real estate mogul Donald Trump retains a massive lead over the rest of the Republican field.
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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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