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  1. early and often
    How Donald Trump Destroyed Ron DeSantis and Nikki HaleyIs the race already over?
  2. early and often
    Nikki Haley Is the Front-Runner for Second PlaceHer Iowa momentum is real, but is it enough?
  3. early and often
    Why Democrats Upended Their Primary CalendarThe old Iowa–New Hampshire duopoly is history.
  4. iowa
    The Decline and Fall of Iowa DemocratsHuman error has contributed to the rapidly declining position of Iowa in Democratic politics, but demographic fundamentals matter most.
  5. contested election
    Iowa Democrat Abandons Challenge to Election She Lost By 6 VotesCongressional Democrats were loath to overturn a state-certified result.
  6. politics
    Now a Democrat Is Accused of Trying to Overturn the ElectionA losing candidate asks the House to declare her the winner, and Republicans cry hypocrisy.
  7. george floyd
    Iowa Reporter Acquitted on Charges From Covering George Floyd ProtestAndrea Sahouri was found not guilty of two charges from last summer, when she informed an officer she was a journalist, and was then pepper sprayed.
  8. politics
    Why the Voting-by-Mail Fight May Be a SideshowRepublicans and Democrats have seemingly fallen for Trump’s wrongful belief that it cost him the election.
  9. voting rights
    Republicans Return to Old Voter-Suppression PlaybookTrump shifted the focus to phony vote-by-mail fraud claims, but Republicans tried to limit all kinds of voting pre-2020 — and they’re at it again.
  10. 2020 elections
    Iowa Democratic Candidate Trailing by 6 Votes Will Appeal to the HouseIn a race that was essentially tied, Rita Hart wants the kind of lengthy investigation Congress can offer, but Republicans are crying foul.
  11. redistricting
    Democrats Face a Redistricting DisasterDemocrats missed many targets for flipping legislative chambers. Only the rise of independent commissions to draw maps is limiting the damage.
  12. politics
    Where the Trump Revolution Started and EndedRepublicans thought they had a realignment on their hands four years ago. Iowa shows why they were wrong.
  13. poll position
    The Three States With Both Close Presidential and Senate RacesIn Georgia, North Carolina, and Iowa, Biden and Trump are virtually tied, and so too are Senate candidates.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump Targeting Wrong Battleground States, Just As Clinton Did in 2016The president needs to focus on lifting his national numbers, not “playing defense” in Ohio or Iowa.
  15. the economy
    Meatpacking Crisis Shows Limits of Human Sacrifice As Recovery PlanTrump ordered plants to put maintaining the meat supply above keeping workers safe. But without better public-health policies, they can’t do either.
  16. democratic primaries
    Iowa Results 2020: Live UpdatesThe Buttigieg and Sanders campaigns have both officially requested a partial recanvas of the caucus results.
  17. vision 2020
    The Iowa Democratic Party Is Literally Falling ApartIt’s not a great look for the IDP to have its sign fall down as its chair addresses the problems remaining in tallying results from a week ago.
  18. vision 2020
    How Iowa’s Chaos Affected the Top 4 Democrats — and Why N.H. Is Bigger Than EverThe caucus breakdown caused Sanders, Buttigieg, Warren, and Biden to shake up their plans for success, and bet big on New Hampshire and Nevada.
  19. conspiracy theories
    Incompetence Isn’t a Conspiracy, But It Looks Like OneCritics who cry conspiracy about the Democratic Party’s failures in Iowa have real reasons to worry.
  20. iowa caucuses
    With No Results in Iowa, Conspiracy Theories Take HoldAmid the confusion, shouts of “rigged!”
  21. vision 2020
    The Iowa Caucuses Were Supposed to Be ImportantIn the Des Moines Marriott, among campaign staffers and reporters, there were tears, cocktails, regrets, and pledges to never return to Iowa.
  22. iowa
    Joe Biden Is on Both Sides of the Debate Over Medicaid PrivatizationBiden’s fundraising practices are at odds with his campaign rhetoric.
  23. vision 2020
    Elizabeth Warren’s Sprint to Make up for Lost Time in IowaShe attracted some of the biggest crowds of her campaign in the state over the weekend, but will it be enough?
  24. vision 2020
    John Kerry Denies Report He Is Considering Run Against Bernie SandersThe Biden surrogate used some choice language to deny a report in which he was overheard saying he may ponder a 2020 run if Sanders’s rise continues.
  25. vision 2020
    Iowa’s Gold-Standard Selzer Poll Canceled Over Font-Size ConcernThe survey — set to be released on Saturday, two days before the caucuses — correctly predicted the Dem winner in Iowa in every election since 1988.
  26. vision 2020
    How the Democratic Candidates Stand Apart on Standing TogetherOn the eve of the Iowa caucuses, unity has become both a pledge and a threat for the candidates and their campaigns.
  27. iowa caucuses
    Why Bernie Might Declare Victory in Iowa Even If He LosesWhile other candidates seem to be sticking to the traditional metric of delegates won, Sanders is hinting he’ll focus on raw-vote total.
  28. vision 2020
    Donald Trump’s Campaign Against Reality in IowaHe’s definitely going to win Monday’s GOP caucuses. But with impeachment hearings dragging on in D.C., Trump seems to want to prove something.
  29. vision 2020
    Amy Klobuchar Might Finally Have Some Momentum. But Is It Too Late to Matter?Amy Klobuchar is rising in polls and her campaign says she’s coming on strong in Iowa. For what it’s worth, her opponents don’t seem scared yet.
  30. cityscape
    Eric Adams’s ‘Go Back to Iowa’ Is Intolerant — and IncoherentThe Brooklyn borough president implies that you’re not a New Yorker if you shop at chain stores. Tell it to the customers at your local Duane Reade.
  31. vision 2020
    How the Impeachment Trial Affects Sanders, Warren, and Klobuchar in IowaThe four senators still running for president will lose valuable face time and local media coverage during a crucial stretch of the campaign.
  32. vision 2020
    Iowa Gets Its Very Own Debate TonightIt’s the first Democratic debate in which the primary audience is the one that will vote first.
  33. democratic debates
    How to Watch the Democratic Debate TonightEverything you need to know about the debate in Des Moines, Iowa: which six candidates made the cut, how to tune in, and where to stream it.
  34. vision 2020
    Politics Chat: The Sanders–Warren He-Said, She-Said Showdown Over SexismDid the allegations of sexism by Sanders come from Warren’s camp? What will the fallout be? Two Intelligencer staffers discuss.
  35. vision 2020
    Much-Awaited Iowa Poll Shows Virtual Four-Way TieSanders and Warren showed the most promising progress, while Mayor Pete has possibly lost some momentum, but it’s all fluid.
  36. crime
    A Woman Ran Over a Teenager Because She Thought She Was MexicanThe Iowa woman has also been charged in connection with a second hit-and-run against a 12-year-old black boy.
  37. vision 2020
    White Democrats Are Leading the Primary Because Nonwhite Voters Support ThemNonwhite Democrats aren’t struggling because the primary process has silenced nonwhite voters, but because it has listened to them.
  38. bernie sanders
    Sanders’s ‘Secret Weapon:’ Strong Latino SupportIt mostly has to do with Sanders’s great strength among young voters, but it will help him survive any early setbacks.
  39. vision 2020
    77-Year-Old Candidate Hopes ‘No Malarkey’ Bus Will Excite VotersAnother entry in the long tradition of lame campaign buses — and one that might not benefit Biden’s much-needed appeal to young Iowa voters.
  40. democratic primaries
    When It Comes to Goofy Group Dance Routines, Buttigieg Is No ModerateTeam Pete has “High Hopes” that you’ll want to learn the moves to his official campaign dance.
  41. vision 2020
    Report: Steyer Aide Offered Iowa Politicians Money in Exchange for EndorsementsAn adviser to the billionaire got caught hinting that local candidates endorsing him might come into some campaign contributions.
  42. vision 2020
    Warren Takes Lead in Key Iowa PollShe’s narrowly ahead of Biden, but Iowa Democrats remain mostly uncommitted with less than five months before the caucuses.
  43. 2020 elections
    Iowa Republican Senator Wants to Gut Social Security ‘Behind Closed Doors’The salt-of-the-earth Senator Ernst is exposing her inner wing nut in treating the safety net as a “problem” elites must “solve.”
  44. racism
    Steve King’s Views on Rape Are Inseparable From His RacismKing’s understanding of what gives women and people of color worth rests on how useful they are to his vision of civilization.
  45. steve king
    Iowa’s Right-Wing ‘Kingmaker’ Vander Plaats Rejects Steve KingBob Vander Plaats is really good at spotting conservative winners. His endorsement of King’s primary challenger tells you a lot.
  46. 2020 elections
    Is Steve King Finally Running Out of Money and Luck?The old racist’s prospects for reelection don’t look great, but he has exceeded expectations before.
  47. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris’s Star Is Rising, But There Are Major Hurdles AheadHarris is beginning to show the promise that made her an early favorite. But her path to the Democratic nomination is narrow and perilous.
  48. vision 2020
    Slowly and Persistently, Elizabeth Warren Is On the RiseIf the 2020 hopeful can avoid getting sideswiped by a fast-moving dark horse candidate, she’s in decent shape to challenge Sanders and Biden.
  49. vision 2020
    Caucuses Aren’t King on the Democratic Campaign Trail AnymoreTen states will move toward primaries, and it should boost turnout in 2020.
  50. vision 2020
    De Blasio ’20 Is Ridiculous, But Not That RidiculousNow that the mayor has ignored everyone’s advice and is running for president, it’s time to treat him just like any other doomed candidate.
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