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Rnc Chair Race

Republicans Elect New Leader

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

OXON HILL, Md. — The national Republican Party, coming off huge election victories but facing a $22 million debt and an internal war over identi...

Michael Steele Faces Uncertainty In Fight To Remain RNC Chairman

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Uncertainty reigns in the race for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee despite the election being less than a month away....

Jason Linkins

James Tedisco: NY Republican Burned By Twitter | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You know, it honestly wasn't that long ago that the GOP media strategy ruled the roost. Seriously! In 2004, Bush-Cheney re-elect was a lean, mean, m...

White House Brushes Off Election Of First Black RNC Chairman

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Team Obama isn't too interested in discussing the new Republican Party chairman, as was evident at today's WH press briefing:...

GOP Chair Candidate Attacked With Fake "Whites Only" Newspaper Cover

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Uh oh -- it looks like viral email dirty tricks (okay, parodies) are now entering into the race for Republican National Committee chair. This image o...

Grand Old Social Networking Party

Renee Feltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renee Feltz

The Republican Party has always had a top-down approach to the Internet, using it primarily to deliver messages rather than mobilize supporters. But is the GOP ready for a Web revolution?

GOP's Steele Finally Speaks: "Magic Negro" Hurt Party

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last month, the Hill reported that RNC chairman candidate Chip Saltsman sent out a Christmas greeting that contained a CD with the song "Barack the Ma...

Can the GOP Expand Its Demographic Base While Moving Right?

Ed Kilgore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Kilgore

There's every indication that Republicans are united in the belief that a more rigorous fidelity to conservative ideology is not only consistent with the Party's strategic needs, but is essential to their achievement.

Republicans: "Magic Negro" Song Good For RNC Candidate

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reports that RNC candidate Chip Saltsman's distribution of a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" hasn't killed his chances -- in fact, the s...

RNC Chair Candidate Derided For Beer Bottle Fundraising

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The battle for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, a fascinating political fight that could be the first step of party re-building,...

South Carolina Republican Joins Crowded GOP Race

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Republican Party Chair Katon Dawson, one of the highest-profile Republican state leaders, told the Associated Press Sunday he will seek...

RNC Chair Hopeful Belonged To Whites-Only Country Club

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now here's a good way for the GOP to make the case that it hasn't been reduced to a southern regional rump party that's held hostage by intolerant cra...