caucuses Security concerns loom in North Caucasus ahead of 2014 Winter Olympics By Rehman Tungekar & David Reed • May 24, 2013 Associated Press Listen Listening... / 29:00 The deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon and security concerns about the upcoming winter Olympics in Russia have a common link: the North Caucasus. This rugged region between the Caspian and Black Seas is beset by a violent Islamic insurgency. Very low voter turnout for Mo. GOP caucuses By Associated Press • Apr 16, 2012 j.stephenconn / flickr Less than one-half of 1 percent of Missouri's registered voters participated in the Republican caucuses that served as the first step in the presidential selection process. Arguments mar GOP caucuses By Scott Kanowsky & Associated Press • Mar 18, 2012 Missouri Republicans lined up to vote in local caucus elections as presidential hopefuls campaigned across the state. But no delegates were handed out to specific candidates.