Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg Box Watch: Mayor Pete Has a Height Problem

Shorter than Bloomberg? Colluding with Google? The American people deserve the truth

Former mayors Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg are each vying to become the shortest U.S. president elected since William McKinley (5'7") in 1896. Only one of them, however, will take the stage Friday night at the Democratic primary debate in New Hampshire.

How Democrats Stalled Out at Their Starting Line Caucus

Iowa, Explained

Iowa CaucusIn the wake of its tumultuous, violence-wracked 1968 convention, the Democratic party promised a series of reforms to make their nominating process more open and inclusive. In 1972, Iowa became the first state to hold a Democratic caucus. The Republicans followed suit in 1976, and for the past half-century, the Hawkeye state has every four years played home to the first-in-the-nation contest.