Jules Witcover

02/07/2016 - 12:00am

    The rest of the country can thank the voters of Iowa for two outcomes of their first-in-the nation caucuses. They have punctured the alleged inevitability of the presidential nominations of Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Each may yet occur, but probably only after a long slog through the...

02/02/2016 - 9:00pm

    As the Republican Party seeks an electable presidential nominee amid the current reign of public anger and hostility, it seems oblivious to the depth of its internal crisis.

    On the eve of the Iowa precinct...

02/01/2016 - 3:56pm

    Iowa Republicans are poised to brave the cold Monday night to vote in the first presidential precinct caucuses of 2016, apparently none the worse for wear after Donald Trump boycotted the final televised debate there.

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01/28/2016 - 9:00am

    Such is the state of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign that the widely discredited vice-presidential loser of seven years ago has burst into the headlines again with a major political coup.

    Sarah...

01/27/2016 - 7:00am

    Just over a half-century ago, a sharp-tongued conservative seized the Republican Party and led it to one of its worst presidential election defeats in history: the landslide loss of nominee Barry Goldwater to President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

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01/24/2016 - 10:00am

    The fourth Democratic presidential debate Sunday night confronted the Party of the People with a clear-cut choice. Did it want a wholesale revolution in the health-care system or merely reform in keeping with the Obama agenda now in place?

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