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The GOP Needs Its Own "Secret Speech" Repudiating the Cheney Era

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

This is a big week for the GOP. Two events -- a special RNC meeting in Maryland and Dick Cheney's national security speech -- suggest that it isn't detached from reality. It's oblivious to it.

Steele Walks Back Claim That He's Open To Torture Probe

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A spokesperson for RNC chief Michael Steele appears to be walking back Steele's suggestion yesterday that he could support a truth commission on tort...

WATCH: The New Republican Party Presents "Gay Don't Pay!"

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

The Republicans have wasted no time in promoting Michael Steele's recent statement that gay marriage is a threat to small business.

Rahm Emanuel's Tactics Adopted By GOP To Deliver 2010 'Thumpin"

Bloomberg | Heidi Przybyla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans are getting inspiration on how to rebuild their party in the U.S. Congress from an unlikely source: White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanue...

Godspeed, GOP

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

By focusing on tea parties that protest everything and offer nothing, Republicans aren't just on their way off the rails on a crazy train, they're about to head straight into the sun, warp factor 10.

"Democrat Socialist Party" Resolution Will Pass RNC: Member

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A member of the Republican National Committee told me Tuesday that when the RNC meets in an extraordinary special session next week, it will approve a...

GOP Worried About Coming Across As Downbeat Or Angry

New York Times | ADAM NAGOURNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Some days you're rolling the barrel and some days you're rolling in the barrel. The fact is that right now, Republicans are rolling in ...

Michael Steele: "I'm The Gift That Keeps On Giving"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Steele's gaffes have been a boon for political journalists -- and the Republican National Committee chair knows it. He told Mother Jones' Davi...

Romney Camp Balks At Steele's Mormonism Comments

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When guest-hosting Bill Bennett's radio show last Friday, Republican National Committee chair stumbled into another embarrassing public statement. Ove...

Sam Stein

Exclusive: DNC Ad Hits "The New GOP" Sunday Show Guests (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As expected, Democrats pounced Sunday night on the Republican Party for trotting out a set of Sunday talk-show surrogates who didn't exactly project p...

Michael Steele's First 100 Days Marked By Strife, Flubs, Self-Inflicted Wounds

The Hill | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has spent his first 100 days atop the GOP tending wounds, some self-inflicted, that have slowed ...

In the GOP, No One Can Hear You Scream

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

I challenge Republicans to present their list of Congressional accomplishments over the past 100 years. And no, supporting Joseph McCarthy's efforts to blacklist Americans doesn't count.

Michael Steele: Republicans Were 'Getting High On Power,' 'Drinking That Potomac River Water'

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Yesterday, RNC Chairman Michael Steele spoke to his party faithful in LaCrosse, WI. Steele tried to claim that moderates were welcome to his "big tabl...

Newt Gingrich RNC Insult Rankles "Precious" Members

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Several members of the Republican National Committee are miffed at Newt Gingrich's claim that they're a small bunch of egomaniacs who need to be coddl...

Michael Steele Fights Back Against RNC 'Scheme'

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The embattled Republican National Committee chairman angrily returned fire in his fight with current and former officers over control of the GOP's pur...

Sam Stein

Gingrich Backs Steele In Developing RNC Civil War | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Only a few months into his tenure, Michael Steele has already been forced to do battle with some senior party insiders, with the latest show of no-con...

The Republican National Convention In A Minute (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Kevin Allocca | Posted 09.08.2008 | Comedy

Sure, the Republican National Convention was shortened by a day, but three days is still a lot to handle. Here's the whole thing in a minute to help y...

Conservatives Urging Steele To Target Stimulus

Washington Times | Ralph Z. Hallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives on the 168-member Republican National Committee are pressing a reluctant RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele to call a party meeting that wou...

GOP Discovers How Not to Steele an Election

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

The problem with Michael Steele isn't that he puts his foot in his mouth more than a six-month toddler. The problem isn't even that he postures as if he has authority with the American people.

Freedom Tower: Screw the Name, Just Build it Already

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Quite honestly, the most patriotic thing to do would have been to rebuild immediately on the WTC site to hurry up and start turning a profit again, as a capitalist "screw you" to religious fundamentalists.

Don't Let Dodd Take the Fall on This One

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

It takes more than one cook to stir this pot of malarkey, and I smell a stinking rose.

Letterman: Top Ten Ways The GOP Can Become More Hip (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Many late-night hosts have capitalized on Michael Steele's new initiative to make the GOP appeal to younger voters in "urban-suburban hip-hop settings...

Steele-ing the Spotlight

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Poor Steele. He tries yet again, with great courage, to inject some logical, rational, science-based non-partisan thought into the debate only to be publicly rebuked by his political brethren.

The Republican Party's Death Wish

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

We have yet to hear a single realistic scenario from a top Republican that would outline how and when the country could move forward from its current meltdown.

Steele Ally Pleads With RNC Members To Support Chairman

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A top ally of embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele called on GOP leaders and activists Thursday to publicly state their sup...