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Jason Linkins

The Year In Michael Steele Mania: Why The RNC Chairman Is 'The Gift That Keeps On Giving' (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Steele doesn't have any real desire to critique the war. What he does have is a strong sense of mission -- to criticize Obama at all costs. He's motivated, in part, by the genuine pursuit of the RNC's mission to extend the appeal of the GOP, but it gets crossed up with Steele's belief that he is in some sort of street-fight rivalry with Obama. When duty and desire blend with Steele's unique ability to say the worst possible thing at the worst possible time, you get all sorts of comedic verbal pileups. On this occasion, he managed something that vaguely made sense, for reasons that immediately put him at cross-purposes with his party. Vintage Michael Steele.

Judy Biggert: Michael Steele Should Step Down Over Afghanistan Remarks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rep. Judy Biggert, a Republican congresswoman from suburban Chicago, has called for the resignation of Republican National Committee chair Michael Ste...

Michael Steele Likely To Keep RNC Chairman Job Despite Afghanistan Comments

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appeared to suggest last week that there could be no victory in the war in Afghanistan, he ...

Steele's Resignation Would Be a Catastrophe for Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If Michael Steele did what the pack of GOP conservatives are screaming for, namely tender his resignation as Republican National Committee chair, it would be a catastrophe for President Obama.

John McCain, Lindsey Graham Condemn RNC Chairman Michael Steele's Afghanistan Comments

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two prominent GOP senators sharply criticized Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Sunday for recently calling the war in Afghanis...

Sam Stein

Liz Cheney Joins The Michael Steele Should Resign Chorus

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another prominent neoconservative has called for RNC Chairman Michael Steele to resign in the wake of his calling the Afghanistan war a largely un-win...

Sam Stein

Michael Steele's Afghanistan Comments Stir Up Furious Reaction From Conservatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several prominent conservatives offered swift, negative reactions to Michael Steele on Friday, after the RNC chairman was caught on camera saying that...

Steeled for Combat

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Steele has repeatedly caused heartburn among Republicans for his own stubbornly independent streak. But this the chairman may have jumped the shark by labeling Afghanistan President Obama's war of "choice."

Michael Steele Says Afghanistan Was 'War Of Obama's Choosing,' Not Something The U.S. 'Wanted To Engage In' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele expressed an unusual interpretation of the relationship between Barack Obama and the war in Afgh...