Marco Rubio comes 3rd in Iowa. He declares victory.

Marco Rubio comes 3rd in Iowa. He declares victory.

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio placed third in the Iowa caucus Monday — behind Sen. Ted Cruz and businessman Donald Trump.

But you wouldn’t know it from the speech Rubio delivered to his supporters, where he praised Iowans for helping him exceed expectations in the first primary contest of 2016.

“Tonight we have taken the first step, an important step, toward winning the nomination,” Rubio, the first candidate to address his supporters Monday night, said to raucous applause.

With nearly all precincts reporting, Rubio held the third-place spot behind Trump, having won a little more than 23.1% percent of the vote against Cruz’s 27.6% and Trump’s 24.3% Read more…

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Marco Rubio comes 3rd in Iowa. He declares victory.

Ben Carson is heading home to Florida to do laundry

Ben Carson is heading home to Florida to do laundry

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WASHINGTON — Speculation abounded Monday night that GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson might drop out of the race, after news broke that Carson was not sticking around in Iowa to wait out caucus results, nor heading directly to New Hampshire or South Carolina for the next primaries on the calendar.

But Carson said he is remaining in the race, and that he was simply heading to his home in Florida to “get a fresh set of clothes.”

Twitter erupted in jokes about Carson’s soiled laundry.

As of this writing, Carson is in a distant fourth as Iowa caucus results trickle in. Read more…

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There was a big Microsoft fail at the Iowa caucus

There was a big Microsoft fail at the Iowa caucus

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Maybe we should stick with the hand-written ballots. 

The website tracking the Republican caucus results in Iowa experienced intermittent outages on Monday, a stumble for what had been a highly touted new system from Microsoft on its Azure cloud computing platform.

The reason for the outage was not immediately clear. People that tried to access the site were met with a messages: “The service is unavailable.”

The new system had been lauded as a significant leap forward in technology for a process that is often done with paper ballots sorted by hand.  Read more…

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