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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.

Steele's Slippery Slope

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Republicans needed a public relations break more so than a Michael Steele, a fact that will show itself much sooner rather than later.

Katon Dawson, RNC Chairman?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Kenneth Blackwell has just withdrawn from the running for the next Republican National Committee chairmanship and has put his support behind Michael S...

Progressives Should Take a Moment to Appreciate the Steele Nomination

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lee Stranahan

I'm a liberal Democrat who doesn't agree with Mr. Steele on much of anything but I still find myself hoping that other progressives will take a moment to appreciate his nomination.

DNC And RNC Join Forces Over Campaign Finance Law

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee is backing a piece of trademark legislation championed by former GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain -- asking...

Sam Stein

Michael Steele, RNC Chairman (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

See earlier updates below Michael Steele became the first African-American chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after defeating hi...

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.

RNC CHAIRMAN RESULTS: Race For New Republican Leader Ends

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party chose the first black national chairman in its history Friday, just shy of three months after the nation elect...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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".

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...

Jason Linkins

C-SPAN Barred From Covering RNC Candidate Meeting

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.