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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,...

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."

Why the Conservatives Won't Crack-up, But the Left Probably Will

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

The conservative Counter-Establishment is the most cast-iron entanglement of alliances and dependencies known in modern American history.

Michael Steele To Run For RNC Chair

The Fix | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele has decided to run for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee, a move sure to shake up the evol...

Friday Talking Points [55] -- "Bretton Woods II"? Not Quite.

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to begin here today by stomping all over a cutesy term the media has come up with for the upcoming economic "summit" George W. Bush is holding ...

An Appeal to Insanity

Sean Hartofilis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sean Hartofilis

Obama is not a terrorist. But you can call him whatever you'd like -- as long as you call him the President of the United States of America.

Palin Sorts Clothes To See What Belongs To RNC

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASILLA, Alaska — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, amid speculation she'll run for president in four years, blamed Bush administration policies for the ...

All Votes are Final -- Campaign Couture? Not So Much

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patt Morrison

The McCain-Palin ticket promised to do something to boost the economy, and even though it lost, it kinda sorta did.

The Body Language of Political Bedfellows

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Deborah King

Palin's body language speaks loudly, "I've got this old coot wrapped around my little finger. I'll put up with him a little while longer -- until I get what I want."

Karma! Did McCain's Own Loophole Buy The Clothes That Hurt His Campaign and Split His Party?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Limitations on coordinated expenditures between a party's National Committee and its candidate -- such as Palin's $150,000 wardrobe -- had been in place for decades, until McCain gave the nod to lifting them.

Seth Colter Walls

RNC Going Up With Ads In Montana | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***TUESDAY UPDATE*** The RNC is softening the ground for Wednesday's TV ad buy with two new radio spots obtained by the Huffington Post. One week out...

RNC Chair Blames McCain For Palin Clothing Costs

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RNC Chairman Mike Duncan throws back the blame for Sarah Palin's wardrobe by telling MSNBC that the McCain campaign asked for the RNC to pay for the c...

Elected Officials Reflect the Electorate

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Miles J. Zaremski

It is we the voters who will be to blame if we succumb to the scurrility of that which is being foisted upon us by the campaign should the Republicans take the top two offices. Why?

Indiana Home to Increasing Numbers of Once-Rare Blue Hoosiers

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Another ominous sign for the McCain campaign is the most recent polling average by Real Clear Politics, which has Barack Obama leading -- albeit barel...

Loathe Palin, Love Palin's Wardrobe

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We may not agree with Sarah Palin on everything in terms of financial accountability, we sometimes do agree on apparel. Wear it, work it, own it, girl!

The Palin Spending Spree -- "Let Them Eat Cake."

Susie Hoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susie Hoeller

This lack of moral, and even political judgment, reveals once again that Senator McCain did not put "country first" when he selected Governor Palin as his running mate.

Palin's New Clothes Augur Tax Troubles

Stephen B. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen B. Cohen

Revelation of the Republican National Committee (RNC) spending $150,000 to clothe vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin augurs tax troubles for both.

1.3 Million Reasons for the GOP's Fraudulent "Dixie-Chicking" of ACORN

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

In case you're wondering, this is the real reason -- about 1.3 million of them, actually -- for the GOP's desperate ACORN "voter fraud" scam...

Will Giuliani's Top Staff Lose Two Presidential Campaigns In One Year?

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

Back in June, many of us laughed and laughed at the idea that John McCain and the RNC was putting the top staff to Rudy Giuliani's disastrous presidential campaign to run the general election ground game.

Goodbye, RNC!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The pageantry of the conventions are over, and now we get to pull back and see things in context, in frame set against each other, unscripted and engaging with the real world.

My First Convention: Pat Buchanan

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's Pat! Feisty former presidential candidate and frequent MSNBC commentator Pat Buchanan has been in this game a long time. Put it this way: His fir...

McCain Upstaged By Green Screen, Pink Protestor

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

John McCain is delivering his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination — and though it seems to be ending on a nice, uplifting, inspiring...

My First Convention: Kevin Madden

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Former Mitt Romney spokesperson and frequent cable news show guest Kevin Madden talks about his first convention, gets co-interviewed by Tammy Haddad,...

My First Convention: Trent Lott

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

You see lots of interesting people on a convention floor, but sometimes you can't quite believe your eyes when you see Senator Trent Lott . I asked a ...

Sarah Palin Declares War On Vloggers! (It's Only A Matter Of Time)

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What did your trusty crew from your favorite Vlog Even Though We Hate The Word Vlog show think of Sarah Palin's speech? (Well, this, but that's in wri...