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Michael Steele Accused Of Shortchanging GOP Campaign Committees

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican infighting escalated Monday with allegations and denials over $4 million once destined for the party's congressional campaign committees. ...

Rush Limbaugh: Voice Of The People (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The folks over at the Full Ginsburg made this video of average Americans speaking some of Rush's most inflammatory words to illustrate the disconnect ...

Steele Tries To Soothe RNC Nerves

The Hill | Reid Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele reassured his members Friday that he is up to the job, following a week in which his leade...

Cyrus Krohn, RNC Online Director, Calls It Quits

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arguably the most respected technocrat in the Republican Party, Cyrus Krohn is just the latest in a string of officials to resign from the RNC; last w...

RNC Loses Online Director

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jose Antonio Vargas

Cyrus Krohn's departure comes as an especially heavy blow -- not just to the RNC, but to the conservative blogosphere.

Clearly the G.O.P. Does Not Have Balls of Steel When It Comes to Limbaugh

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

It's time for Michael Steele to stand up to Rush Limbaugh and any other voice from the right that stands in the way of the G.O.P. becoming a party that truly represents America.

Arthur Delaney

Steele Takes On Rush Limbaugh: "Ugly," "Incendiary" (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - 6:20PM ET: Michael Steele has apologized to Rush Limbaugh for referring to him as an "entertainer" who can be "ugly" and "incendiary," Mike A...

RNC Finance Director Tim Crawford Quits

Politico | ALEX ISENSTADT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The finance director for the Republican National Committee resigned abruptly Friday afternoon, and a source familar with the situation said he was for...

How Eric Holder and Michael Steele Spent Their February

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

What's clear now is that after Tuesday night's flame out by Jindal, Steele is going to have to work double time in finding a new messenger. First, perhaps, he needs to figure out what the message is and how to deliver it.

Worst Week Ever: Republicans Unhinged

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

This week, just like the stock market (funny how that goes), Republicans hit yet a new low.

Steele: RNC May Not Support Specter In Primaries

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

n an interview today on Morning Joe, Michael Steele seemed to be trying to back off of his prior statements about how Arlen Specter could face a prima...

Jim Bunning Threatens To Sue The RNC

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning on Tuesday said he would have grounds for a lawsuit against his party's national campaign arm ...

Why the RNC Commission Report Won't Help Future Planners of National Security Special Events

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Coleen Rowley

One of the notable aspects of President Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington was that, somehow, without tear gas, tasers or thousands of people d...

Holder, Race and Obama's 10% of the White Alabama Vote

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The complicated picture of how America came to vote for its first black president reflects the country's multifarious attitude towards race

Michael Steele Gets Funky for the RNC

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Rather than a politician with fresh ideas, Michael Steele sounds more like somebody's uncle trying to be hip while playing some black-top hoops with 16-year-olds.

Inside the GOP Hip-Hop Revival Tent

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

It's a jungle out there and sometimes in the privacy of their own gated communities the Grand Old Party wonders how they're going to keep from going under.

Family Values, Schmamily Values: The GOP's Bristol/Levi Hypocrisy

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Well it seems that the latter-day Joseph and Mary trophies of the religious right-wing pro-life movement have been tarnished and their lackluster bronze has turned a gangrenous green.

The Evil of Banality

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It could be that our institutions are so corrupt, our political discourse so banal and polluted, that they are incapable of lifting us up from our national malaise.

RNC Kills Ambitious "Renewal" Think Tank

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican National Committee, under new chairman Michael Steele, has quietly killed an ambitious plan to create the Center for Republican Renewal...

New RNC Chair Demands Entire Staff Resign

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reports that new Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele "has requested the resignations of the entire RNC staff and signaled a...

RNC Silent On Cheney's Obama Terror Attack Claims

The Plum Line | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Do Michael Steele and the Republican National Committee -- the center of the party's political operation -- agree or disagree with Dick Cheney's claim...

The New RNC Chairman -- Providing Full "Race Card" Default Insurance

Carl Jeffers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Jeffers

Selecting Steele is designed to help position the Republicans more advantageously in their effort to fight off charges of "using the race card" when their attacks on the president become really tough.

Steele, the GOP and Confronting the Southern Strategy

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

That fact that Steele won the RNC chairmanship is a hopeful sign that the GOP has begun to confront its shameful exploitation of race as a national political strategy.

Michael Steele: No Profile in Courage

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

When Steele was faced with a choice between political expediency and denouncing bigotry, Steele chose expediency.

Michael Steele's Challenge

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

There exists a leadership gap in the Republican party with no strong frontrunner for 2012 and evidence of growing division between the leading candidates. Steele must fill this leadership vacuum.