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Jason Linkins

RNC's Steele Takes Victory Lap While Opponents Plan Ouster | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hey, anyone interested in how Michael Steele is doing? If so, I'm glad you asked! Yesterday, Steele sat down with NPR's Michel Martin to talk about ...

Sam Stein

RNC Pushes Back On Study That It Cost Party Two Senate Seats | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee and some GOP allies are pushing back on a study that pins the loss of at least two Senate seats on the...

Citizens United, an Assault on Our Democracy, Needs a Constitutional Amendment

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

To neutralize Citizens United, we must have a Constitutional Amendment to retake our democracy. It won't be an easy fight, but it is a fight worth having, as our democracy depends on it.

Jason Linkins

RNC Accidentally Highlights Study That Proves Dems' Tax Cut Plan Is More Generous | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This week the RNC armed itself with a shiny new study from the Tax Foundation that they thought really aided their criticism. Unfortunately, they apparently didn't read it all the way to the end.

Steele and Palin Deserve each Other

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Now Sarah Palin likes Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele. Her new found political romance with Steele couldn't have come at a more ...

Blagojevich Trial Hasn't Filled In The Blanks

New York Times | JAMES WARREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Rod Blagojevich's lawyer declared to the jury in his closing argument last week, "Think about it." He wanted jurors to consider what he thinks is s...

Inspector General Criticism Doesn't Faze FBI Raids on Midwestern Anti-war Activists

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

An FBI agent gains "stats" for serving subpoenas, national security letters, executing search warrants, contacting confidential sources, etc., whether or not any relevant evidence is obtained via this "work".

RNC Still Paying Sarah Palin's Legal Bills

Hotline On Call | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The RNC has sent more than $129K to an Anchorage law firm to cover legal bills incurred during former Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) run for vice president...

How Mike Castle's Loss Sets Up 2010's Tea Party vs. Democratic Party Race to Watch (And Why the Tea Party Will Lose)

Robert Hoopes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Hoopes

This shock and awe win has taken the Delaware Republican establishment and the Washington Republican establishment by surprise. It shouldn't have.

The GOP's Tea Party Stockholm Syndrome

Chris Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Harris

Thanks to the establishment's efforts, very few Tea Party activists are running as third party candidates in November. So the GOP's plan appears to have worked... sort of.

Amanda Terkel

National Republicans Reach Out To Carl Paladino | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Carl Paladino was one of the most surprising winners in Tuesday's primaries, soundly defeating Rick Lazio for the GOP gubernatorial nomination in New ...

Time for the Pundits to Take a Deep Breath -- Why Democrats Will Not Be Routed In November

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

In 1994 Democrats were caught flat-footed by the GOP onslaught -- completely unprepared to mount a defense. This year there is a danger that the opposite will be true -- that fear and defeatism turn into self-fulfilling prophesies.

Michael Steele: Not Gone From RNC, Just Irrelevant After Comments On Obama And Afghanistan

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele's latest gaffe was almost certainly his worst in the minds of top Republican strategists and law...

Amanda Terkel

Mehlman: I'm 'At Peace' With Myself | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with the Huffington Post on Wednesday night, former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman -- who announced earlier Wednes...

Amanda Terkel

Former RNC Chairman Comes Out: I'm Gay | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ken Mehlman, who headed the Republican National Committee between 2005 and 2007, has come out in an interview with the Atlantic's Marc Ambinder: Me...

Voter Beware Concentrated Corporate Power is Creating Deceptive Elections

Kevin Zeese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Zeese

Low RNC donations have Democrats jumping for joy, but their excitement is misplaced. The combination of Michael Steele and Citizens United is creating a paradigm shift in how elections are funded among Republicans.

GOP's Fundraising Handicap Raises Election Concerns

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee's $5.3 million war chest for the final stretch of the midterm election campaign--which is half the amount of its Dem...

Democrats Hold Financial Advantage Over GOP

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee's $5.5 million in July receipts includes a $900,000 insurance payment, helping boost anemic fundr...

Haley Barbour v. Michael Steele

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Steven Slater Republican Ad Knocks Obama For Being Unpopular (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The RNC is out with a new ad that seeks to paint Democratic candidates on the ballot as reluctant to accept the campaigning help of President Obama, o...

Will Teabaggers Be Offended by the Minaret in the 2012 RNC Logo?

Tom McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom McGuire

Will the same people that are protesting mosques approve of their party's biggest event having what they probably consider an Islamic image in its logo?

Michael Steele Warns 'Legion' Of Republican 'Shock Troops' Will Batter Democrats In November

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Michael Steele is telling members of the Republican National Committee that the GOP can't rest between now and November even ...

Obama Birthday Cards: RNC Celebrates By Mocking The President (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama celebrates his 49th birthday on Wednesday. First Lady Michelle Obama, who is out of the country for the big day, has asked Amer...

Michael Steele Trying To Meet With Foreign Ambassadors, Confounding Diplomats And Republicans

Politico | JONATHAN MARTIN & JOSH GERSTEIN | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee is trying to set up meetings between Chairman Michael Steele and foreign ambassadors to the United States, according...

Patrick J. Rogers, Michael Steele Ally, Threatens RNC With Legal Action Over Financial Disclosures

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Patrick J. Rogers, a New Mexico member of the Republican National Committee and ally of Chairman Michael Steele, is threatening to take legal action i...