A student revolution: Valley High School for Obama ’08

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 7:44 PM — Zachary Hayes and Justin Jodoin are seventeen. So are Drew Sorge and Matt Stilwell. All four students turn […]

In West Des Moines, backers of unviable candidates flock to Obama

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 7:27 p.m. — The library at Hillside Elementary School in West Des Moines was packed. Outside the door, bright-eyed women wore […]

Just a Hobby — Atul Nakhasi and the Iowa Democrats

IOWA CITY, Iowa, 4:33 p.m. — “It’s hard to believe it’s all going to be over tomorrow,” says 19-year-old Atul Nakhasi from behind a laptop […]

Obama enjoys overwhelming youth support in Iowa

NEW HAVEN, Conn., 10:00 a.m. — Senator Barack Obama topped all other candidates by a two-to-one margin in a recent Yale Daily News poll. A […]

On Iowa students’ minds: Do we matter?

DES MOINES, Iowa, 2:30 a.m. — In the wee hours of the morning of Iowa’s “First in the Nation” caucuses, all eyes are on the […]

His future in flux, Edwards touts change but turns traditional

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, 10:30 p.m. — There’s very little that’s new about a John Edwards rally.On stage at the Val Air Ballroom, the former […]

Obama receives warm welcome in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 3:38 a.m. – Yesterday, Cedar Rapids radio personality Tim Boyle energized hoards of Obama supporters in his introduction of presidential candidate Barack […]

Anticipation builds as first caucus approaches

ANKENY, Iowa, 2:16 a.m. – After our whirlwhind tour of the state of Iowa, seeing three candidates, getting lost in Des Moines for a few […]

‘American Girl’ playing, Clinton differs with Obama on change

INDIANOLA, Iowa, 11:30 p.m. — The scene this morning in Indianola’s First Methodist Church resembled a pep rally more than a town hall meeting as […]

For Dodd, alone on New Year’s Eve, the end may be near

NEW HAVEN, Conn., 10:20 p.m. — Senator Chris Dodd celebrated New Year’s Eve at Happy’s Place in Dubuque, Iowa, with staff and supporters. Only, to […]

After poll, Gaddis Smith recalls the Republican Yale of 1936

OLYMPIA, Wash., 9:45 p.m. — While constant polling may drive newspaper circulation, for Yale historian and professor emeritus Gaddis Smith, the horse race is, well, […]