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For Ted Cruz, Iowa victory proves more than evangelical support

02/02/16 07:06PM

After a month of bruising attacks and sliding poll numbers, Ted Cruz is back on track.The Texas senator pulled off a major victory in Iowa Monday night, winning the Republican caucuses with 28% support. Billionaire real-estate mogul Donald Trump, who had been needling Cruz for weeks over his Canadian birthplace and Wall Street loans, came in a... read more

Campaign signs stand in the bed of a pickup truck outside the Crossing Life Church where Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) held a campaign town hall meeting Feb. 2, 2016 in Windham, N.H. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Ted Cruz basks in Iowa win, but New Hampshire is a tougher climb

02/02/16 02:53PM

WINDHAM, New Hampshire -- Senator Ted Cruz took his campaign to New Hampshire on Tuesday, where he hopes to capitalize on his caucus victory in a state that has a long history of second-guessing Iowa’s top choice. “This is a movement from the people,” Cruz told a small church packed for his afternoon cartel. “It is a movement of people who are... read more

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump applauds while visiting Saint Francis of Assisi Church, a caucus site on Feb. 1, 2016, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Jae C. Hong/AP)

Donald Trump spins second-place finish in Iowa

02/02/16 02:06PM

Donald Trump closed out caucus night in Iowa with a less-than-five minute speech to supporters. But the New York real estate mogul also took to Twitter Tuesday morning for more of a classicly Trump Iowa post-mortem.Blaming the media for unfair coverage of what he called a "long-shot great finish" in the Hawkeye State, Trump has begun... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio waits to speak at a caucus site on Feb. 1, 2016 in Clive, Iowa. (Photo by Paul Sancya/AP)

Marco Rubio's Iowa balancing act

02/02/16 01:51PM

A stronger-than-expected third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses were, for Marco Rubio, the culmination of a careful balancing act.All week, his campaign meticulously managed expectations, juggling the conflicting demands of setting expectations and projecting strength on the campaign trail. Throughout the weekend, advisers and Rubio himself... read more

A volunteer tallies votes for a precinct at a Republican Party Caucus inside Keokuk High School on Feb. 1, 2016 in Keokuk, Iowa. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty)

Record-setting results become the new norm in presidential politics

02/02/16 01:43PM

Two Cuban-Americans together just won over half of the Republican vote in one of the whitest, most socially-conservative states in the country.Add to that other leaders in Monday night's Iowa caucus, which include a reality television star, a politically-seasoned woman and a Brooklyn socialist.Welcome to 2016, the year when conventional... read more

Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in Iowa City, Ia., Jan. 30, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

2016 Democratic race was the party’s closest Iowa caucus race yet

02/02/16 12:55PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ historic marginal difference of 0.2 percent Monday night is the narrowest margin between two top presidential candidates in the Iowa caucus’ 44-year history. Before Monday, former presidents George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan held the record for the narrowest difference with 2.1... read more

Republican presidential hopeful New Jersey Governor Chris Christie answers questions at the town hall at Nashua Community College on Feb. 1, 2016 in Nashua, N.H. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty)

Christie slams Rubio as 'boy in the bubble'

02/02/16 11:45AM

BEDFORD, New Hampshire — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blasted fellow Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio Tuesday morning, referring to him as “the boy in the bubble,” and saying he needs to “man up and step up and stop letting all of his handlers write his speeches and handle it because that’s what you have to do for someone who... read more

Democratic presidential candidate, former Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks during a town hall at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa on Jan. 27, 2016. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Five takeaways from Martin O'Malley's campaign flameout

02/02/16 11:21AM

Martin O'Malley certainly looked the part. If a Hollywood casting agent was looking for a commander-in-chief, the former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor would have fit the bill. But Democratic primary voters never bought what he was selling and after failing to break the 5 percent mark in polls and a dismal performance in Iowa, his... read more

John Grause, top right, precinct captain for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, sits with voters during a Democratic party caucus in Nevada, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2016. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Iowa entrance poll results: What happened among Democrats

02/02/16 01:05AM

As the field winnows to just Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the ballot for the Democratic primary in New Hampshire next week, ideological and issue differences should be even more pronounced than they were in Iowa on Monday. New Hampshire's open primary will also engage more independent voters.Solid majorities of married women,... read more

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., celebrates with his audience at a caucus night, Feb. 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo by Paul Sancya/AP)

Iowa entrance poll results: Rubio's good night

02/01/16 11:53PM

Marco Rubio didn't win the night in Iowa, coming in third at the caucuses with 23 percent behind Donald Trump at 24 percent and Ted Cruz at 28 percent. But he certainly set his campaign on a positive trajectory as the race heads to New Hampshire.The Florida senator was the clear favorite of caucus-goers who were most concerned about... read more

Senator Ted Cruz greets supporters at rally in Ames, Ia., Jan. 30, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Ted Cruz wins Iowa GOP caucus, fending off Trump and Rubio

02/01/16 10:45PM

DES MOINES, Iowa – Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the hotly contested Iowa Republican caucus on Monday night, according to NBC News projections, fending off a tough challenge from Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who results show in a tight race for second place.The caucus was the first battle in a bitter civil war within the Republican Party... read more

Senator Ted Cruz greets supporters at rally in Ames, Ia., Jan. 30, 2016. (Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC)

Ted Cruz is projected to win the Iowa Republican caucus

02/01/16 10:40PM

NBC News projects that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will win the Iowa Republican caucuses. The Democratic race remains too close to call.Cruz bested Trump and Florida Senator Marco Rubio with the rest of the field trailing further behind.Cruz, who lagged in the polls behind Donald Trump in the final days heading into the caucus, pulled out an upset over... read more