Evangelical voters were the major reason for Donald Trump's defeat in the Iowa Caucus, according to polling experts.
Monday evening saw U.S. Senator Ted Cruz gain first place in the Iowa Caucus, with Trump getting second, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio nabbing third.
According to voter polling data compiled by Edison Media Research for National Election Pool and various media organizations, 64 percent of Republican caucus-goers were evangelical. more >>
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. clarified that his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a "personal" one, and argued that the United States needs a businessman in charge of the country.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that Falwell, who endorsed Trump for president last week, has since clarified that he was expressing a personal opinion, not a professional one, noting that tax-exempt universities are not permitted to make political endorsements.
Explaining his personal endorsement, Falwell said: more >>
The campaign of retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson accused winner of Monday night's Republican caucus in Iowa, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz of using dirty politics to siphon some of his supporters.
Carson finished fourth at the end of the Iowa caucuses with just over 9 percent of the votes. His campaign alleged in a TIME report, however, that operatives in Cruz's campaign spread rumors that Carson was dropping out, which incensed the retired doctor.
"I was reasonably happy today until I discovered the dirty tricks that were going on," said Carson Monday night. more >>
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz quoted Scripture, thanked God and his strong conservative grassroots movement as he emerged atop the pack of Republican presidential candidates after the Iowa caucuses Monday night.
"God bless the great state of Iowa. Let me first of all say, to God be the glory," the victorious senator who fended off a strong fight from GOP presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump, told his supporters.
With about 99 percent of the GOP vote in, Cruz captured 28 percent of the Republican vote, Trump won 24 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took 23 percent in a night that registered historic voter turnout. more >>
Barack Obama announced he will make his first ever visit as president to a mosque on Wednesday, in order to celebrate American Muslims and reject bigotry in the country.
The White House affirmed that Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) with the aim to "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life."
The statement added: "The president will hold a roundtable with community members and deliver remarks, where he will reiterate the importance of staying true to our core values — welcoming our fellow Americans, speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference, and protecting our nation's tradition of religious freedom." more >>