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RNC Kills Ambitious "Renewal" Think Tank

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee, under new chairman Michael Steele, has quietly killed an ambitious plan to create the Center for Republican Renewal...

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:...

New RNC Chair Steele: Bipartisanship Is Overrated

CNN Political Ticker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new chairman of the Republican National Committee praised House Republicans Saturday for their universal opposition to President Obama's stimulus ...

RNC CHAIRMAN RESULTS: Race For New Republican Leader Ends

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday, just shy of three months after the nation elect...

Katon Dawson, RNC Chairman?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kenneth Blackwell has just withdrawn from the running for the next Republican National Committee chairmanship and has put his support behind Michael S...

Sam Stein

Michael Steele, RNC Chairman (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

See earlier updates below Michael Steele became the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after defeating hi...

Food for Thought for Next RNC Chairman

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Republicans has to understand that its decline is about more than properly marketing its ideas or improving its technological deficiencies -- it's about aligning itself with the national ideology.

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 Weighs Electing First Black Chairman

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the nation is on the verge of inaugurating its first black president, the Republican Party is facing a telling choice: whether to elect its first b...

USS George H.W. Bush: A Ship With a History

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

This Saturday the Navy will commission the aircraft carrier CVN-77, to be named the USS George H.W. Bush. They seem in a hurry to burnish the reputation of the elder Bush while his son is still in office.

Sam Stein

Ken Blackwell, Robocalling For RNC Chair Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman hopeful Ken Blackwell has apparently begun a robocall campaign to help persuade enough committee members to elect him to the top post. I...

Will Other GOP Officials Condemn the Magic Negro Ridicule?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

If Saltsman felt that he could issue the CD and get away with it, it's because too many other Republicans have made offensive racial slips or digs in the past with little or no consequence.

My Response to the Mean-Spirited "Barack the Magic Negro"

Peter Yarrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Yarrow

Taking a children's song and twisting it in such vulgar, mean-spirited way, is a slur to our entire country and our common agreement to move beyond racism.

RNC Candidate Distributes 'Barack The Magic Negro' Song

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATE*** 12/27 4:45PM Reaction on the right to Saltsman's distribution of a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" in his quest to become the new ch...

RNC Issues Apology to Negroes

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

In the apology, the RNC ripped Saltsman's song, calling it "tone-deaf, unacceptable, and offensive to every negro in the country."