2012 Campaign

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The U.S. Metros With the Most Political Influence

In 2012, just 10 counties - out of 3,000 - were responsible for 30 percent of contributions made by individuals to national candidates.

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The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

Iowa Mayor Cleans Filthy Commode Himself After Complaints

Ready for a feel-good edition of our weekly restroom column?

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Why Conservatives Are Afraid of Cities

Rick Santorum is missing the bigger picture when he tries to align himself with rural America.

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Iowa Voters and the Economy

Caucus-goers say the economy is their top concern, but their state is doing much better than others