Friday, January 4, 2008 Last Update: 4:52 AM ET

Obama and Huckabee Triumph in Iowa

Iowa Caucus
Left, Ozier Muhammad / The New York Times ; Right, Todd Heisler / The New York Times
Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee in Des Moines after their victories on Thursday night.

Obama Takes Iowa in a Big Turnout as Clinton Falters ; Huckabee Victor

Big Setbacks for Clinton and Romney

Senator Barack Obama was lifted to victory by a high turnout. On the Republican side, Mike Huckabee defeated the better financed Mitt Romney.

News Analysis
2 Newcomers Jolt Parties' Status Quo

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Gov. Mitt Romney were brought low in Iowa on Thursday.

Left, Ozier Muhammad / The New York Times ; Right, Todd Heisler / The New York Times

Call for Change Shakes Up the Democratic Field

Independents joined Democrats from all corners of Iowa to support Barack Obama's improbable candidacy.

  • In Cookies and Coaxing, the Will of the Democrats Comes to Life
  •  Back Story With Katharine Q. Seelye
At Huckabee Central, Cheers for Evangelical Base

Polls that more than 8 in 10 of Mike Huckabee's supporters showed described themselves as evangelicals.

  • One Republican Caucus Is Found to Be an Uncomplicated Affair
  •  Back Story With David D. Kirkpatrick
Looking Ahead After Iowa
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Looking Ahead After Iowa

The Times's John Harwood analyzes the Iowa caucuses.

updated 4:56 AM ET


Democrats Vote %
Obama 940 38%
Edwards 744 30    
Clinton 737 29    
Richardson 53 2    
100% reporting

Republicans Vote %
Huckabee 39,814 34%
Romney 29,405 25    
Thompson 15,521 13    
McCain 15,248 13    
96% reporting
Democratic vote totals are based on an estimate of the number of state convention delegates a candidate would receive.
U.S. Curtailing Bids to Expand Medicaid Rolls

The Bush administration is restricting the ability of states to expand Medicaid in an effort to prevent them from offering coverage to families of modest incomes.



Embracing the Cold in a Genteel Place

Embracing the Cold in a Genteel Place The big draw in Magog, Quebec, in winter is the Mont-Orford Ski Resort.

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A Month of Commuting

Billie Cohen is riding to and from work with some of New York's commuting millions and documenting her experiences online.

On Kauai, Preserving a Rural Heritage

A new development aims to preserve the farming heritage of Hawaii's Garden Island.

The Year in Cars

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