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5 Facts About the New RNC Chairman

Judd Legum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judd Legum

Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele was just elected chairman of the RNC. Here are five facts about the new leader of the Republican party.

Ken Blackwell Redefines Racism

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Maybe laws that require federal oversight in re-districting historically corrupt areas seem draconian to Blackwell; he prefers laws that do the job of knocking voters off the rolls for him.

And A Naughty Monkey Shall Lead Them: Upcoming RNC Palin Wardrobe Auction?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't be too surprised if Palin memorabilia becomes a "Republican stimulus package," so to speak.

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.

RNC Chair Candidates Compete To Hate Bush More

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As they begin meeting in Washington today, many members of the Republican National Committee are focusing their ire against what they considered Georg...

Dicks Cheney and Armey and Other Republicans

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

Without a full accounting, and justice applied, Dicks such as Cheney and Armey will continue sneering and laughing in the face of all of us.

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 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...

Republicans Fiddle with Abortion While America Burns

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The Republican strategy sounds like the demon child of Mao's Cultural Revolution and Stalin's five-year plans: a criminal intolerance of social differences combined with an outrageously failed economic policy.

GOP Steals A Few 'Obamanisms'

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Gov. Sarah Palin mocked Barack Obama's community-organizing background at last year's Republican convention, attendees lapped it up. "I guess a s...

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...

RNC Protester Pleads Guilty

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - 1 of 2 Texas men accused of possessing Molotov cocktails during the Republican National Convention has pleaded guilty. The U.S. At...

Anuzis, Dawson Favored To Head RNC

Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Incumbent Mike Duncan probably will get the most first-ballot votes for election as Republican National Committee chairman, but eventual victory likel...

No Victors in the War on Dissent

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

The presence of armor-clad police officers at political demonstrations is a visible manifestation of the fascist threat, indicative that the "war on terror" has morphed into a "war on dissent".

Jason Linkins

C-SPAN Barred From Covering RNC Candidate Meeting | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

We have news of some activity at today's meeting of the Republican National Committee at the Capitol Hill Club, part of a continuing effort to determi...

That Old Blackwell 'Magic'

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Ken Blackwell released a list "conservative luminaries" who endorse him as RNC Chair. It reads like a list of guest-stars from The Love Boat.

Top Conservatives Support Ken Blackwell For RNC Chair

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two dozen conservative luminaries will announce today their support for former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell for Republican Nation Committee c...

Best Political Videos Of 2008 From The UpTake

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

It's hard to pick the "best" videos of the year. There are so many reasons that they can be good. So I've picked several based on my own categories.

Chip "Barack The Magic Negro" Saltsman's RNC Campaign Ad

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Filipowicz

It's nice to see people being comfortable with who they are. Chip is inspiring Republicans around the country to stand up and say "We are white. We are racist. We are proud."

Ken Blackwell, If Barack Obama is a Magic Negro, Then What Type of Negro Do They Think You Are?

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

As an African American Republican, one of the irritations I have is with other Black Republicans who are apologists for racist actions and statements made by white Republican leaders.

Chip Saltsman As Glenn Quagmire?

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrea Chalupa

No offense to Seth MacFarlane, love you! But Chip-eroo looks too much like your creation of sleaze.

Conservatives Revolt Against GOP Over Bailouts

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sounds of discord are getting louder at the Republican National Committee as battles between conservatives and moderates intensify in the six-way race...

Internal Memo: RNC Chief Admits GOP Out Of Ideas

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a frank and private memo sent today to Republican National Commitee members, the RNC chairman acknowledges that the GOP has grown too addicted to i...

Why Isn't CNN Using External Twitter Links?

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Herzog

By clicking their Twitter links, I can see the candidates are replying to people, retweeting others, and engaging with the American people.

Ken Blackwell for RNC Chair

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

J. Kenneth Blackwell, whose administration of the '04 election made Katherine Harris look like Mary Tyler Moore, is pushing to become chair of the RNC. I support his selection wholeheartedly.