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Paul Blumenthal

RNC Chairman: Bring Back The Gilded Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is now looking to overturn all campaign finance limits and maybe get rid of disclo...

The Abbott Campaign and the 'Smog of Bad Decisions'

James Moore | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Getting policy guidance from a confessed criminal is no longer that shocking for the Abbott campaign. His political maneuvers cannot be described as stumbles but are clearly becoming manifestations of a duplicitous belief system that will, at a minimum, confound, if not alienate, traditional Texas voters, including conservatives.

Republicans Narrow Down List Of Potential Convention Sites

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio have been eliminated as possible sites for the 2016 Republican National Convention. Las Vegas remains a...

Mitt Romney's Niece Wants To Unite Tea Partiers And The GOP Establishment

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

With a new position in the Republican National Committee, Mitt Romney's niece says she aims to unite Tea Party and establishment Republicans and mend ...

The GOP's Talk About Minority Outreach Just That, Talk

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Priebus is right about changes. But the changes he touted with success were revamping their fundraising machinery, tweaking the number of debates the GOP contenders have with each other, and investing more in technology to improve its field operations.

GOP's Post-Mortem Post-Mortem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's tempting for Democrats to dismiss the post-mortem of the post-mortem as nothing short of celebrating abject failure. But before we get to that, it is worth examining the structural changes happening in the Republican Party, because Democrats really can't afford to ignore such things.

Jason Linkins

RNC Looking To 'Hand-Pick' Moderators For 2016 Primary Debates

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Despite my arch take on the RNC's "one year after the autopsy" video yesterday, you can color me impressed with the way Reince Priebus and his fellows...

Tomorrow's News Today: The GOP on 'How We Lost the House'

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

It should have told us something when Senators like Rubio, McCain and Flake, Republicans representing states with lots of Hispanic voters, said that we needed immigration reform.

Key Reports Hint At Parties' Goals

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are trying to convert hard-won gains in statehouses to successes in this November's congressional elections and the 20...

Reince Priebus: Republicans Will See 'Tsunami' Of Victories In 2014

AP | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee chairman is predicting a "tsunami" of GOP victories in the mid-term elections this fall. RNC ch...

Jason Linkins

RNC Touts Past Year's Progress From Grim 'Autopsy' In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Back in March of 2013, the Republican National Committee undertook an organization-wide wound-licking from its subpar 2012 campaign efforts, coming up...

Tea Party Candidate Draws Support At State Convention

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

By Sharon Bernstein BURLINGAME, Calif., March 16 (Reuters) - California Republicans wrapped up their annual state convention on Sunday...

Ohio Pins Hopes On Republican Convention

AP | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

BY HOPE YEN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio is looking to reassert its political clout by pressing forward with three bids to host t...

RNC Chairman: The GOP Is Changing Its 'Complete Disaster' Of A Primary Process

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Planned changes to the Republican Party's presidential selection process are part of a rebuilding process that will streng...

Republican Party Ups Investment In Colorado

AP | By NICHOLAS RICCARDI | Posted 05.11.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The Republican National Committee is pouring resources into Colorado, adding more than a dozen staffers as a new Senate candidate and ...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Vie For Clout With Their Conservative Base

AP | KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent cons...

Republican Rebranding a Massive Failure

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Priebus can cut off contact with liberal media outlets to protest claims that he feels are unjust; however, if he is truly dedicated to reestablishing the Republican Party, he could start by looking in the mirror first because as these examples show there is nothing the liberal media can say that will make Republicans look worse than their own actions do.

Republicans Still Seen As Falling Behind In Key Campaigning Area

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes) By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - When Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney i...

Campaign Committees Raise Eye-Popping Sum

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The major campaign committees collected almost a half-billion dollars in 2013 — a year when just two states chose governors, two...

The GOP Listens to All the Voices in Its Head (and What Is Governor Christie Doing Under That Bus?)

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Not unlike the endless parade of self-congratulatory award shows the movie and music industries lavish upon themselves during "awards season," last night's State of the Union address will perhaps be more memorable for the 'after-parties.'

GOP's Losing Image Remains

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The dueling faces of a conflicted political party were on display for all to see at the just-concluded Republican National Committ...

Republican Activists Defend Chris Christie

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Christie may have been nearly 200 miles away, but his struggles in New Jersey buzzed through the hallways of a Washington ho...

Republicans Urge Congress To Repeal Anti-Tax Dodging Law

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Friday called for the repeal of a U.S. ...

Jon Ward

All You Need To Know About How The GOP Is Changing Its Presidential Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party is sick of losing presidential elections, so they are changing the structure of their primary to better position th...

Jon Ward

Mike Huckabee Raises Specter of Holocaust In Warning Tea Party To Back Off Purity Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Whether or not Mike Huckabee is at all serious when he says he's thinking about another presidential run in 2016, what he says still mat...