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Walker Hires Two Former RNC Aides In Political Roles

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is beefing up his political operation, hiring two former Republican National Committee staffers to serve as deputy political directors on his emerging campaign. Walker’s political group, Our American Revival, has hired Danny O’Driscoll and Wells Griffith, according to a spokesperson, adding to a team heavy with former talent from the Republican

Republican National Committee's block on 'liberal' interviewers backfires at CPAC 2015

Ever since the GOP's failure to capture the popular vote for five of the last six presidential elections, many Republicans framed their issue as a messaging problem: If only they explained their antiquated anti-woman, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, anti-LGBT views better, voters would embrace them. Show More Summary

Priebus Warns Candidates: 'No Coronation in the Republican Party'

Drawing a marked contrast to the presumptive Democratic nominee and perhaps one GOP hopeful, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus told a packed CPAC ballroom that the race for the Republican nomination in 2016 remains wide open. “There will be no coronation in the Republican party,” he declared. Show More Summary

RNC Chair Turns ‘3 A.M.’ Attack on Clinton

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus turned one of Hillary Clinton’s signature attack lines against her Friday, previewing a GOP theme in advance of the 2016 election. Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference,...Show More Summary

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Reince Priebus: How can Hillary take a 3 a.m. phone call from a country that…

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: Reince Priebus: How can Hillary take a 3 a.m. phone call from a country that gave her millions? n a Q&A session Thursday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus pointed out a potential conflict raised by the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of millions in donations from foreign governments. “I don’t know how Hillary […]

Priebus Says He's Wary of 2016 Nominee with No Political Experience, But Open to It

Can a presidential candidate who hasn’t held any political office win the White House? Maybe, but it’s going to be “harder” than those who do have political experience, says Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. “I think...Show More Summary

Debatable questions

Yesterday the Republican National Committee announced that three debates (of nine already sanctioned) for the GOP presidential nomination would be co-moderated by CNN and the conservative Salem Media Group. In the first debate, talk radio host Hugh Hewitt will join in the questioning, with other conservative journalists to be included in the other two debates. […]

RNC Raises $7 Million in January

The 2016 fundraising race is on for party committees. Both the Republican National Committee and Senate Republicans’ fundraising arm announced their first hauls of the cycle on Friday, pulling in $7.1 million and $2.5 million in January, respectively.

Portia de Rossi on What ‘Lizzy Bear’ Brings to ‘Scandal’

Actress Portia de Rossi known for her roles on shows like “Ally McBeal” and “Arrested Development,” talks with Speakeasy about playing Republican National Committee Chairwoman Elizabeth North on “Scandal.”

Fox News Plagiarizes RNC's Hillary Clinton Attack Campaign

Fox & Friends ripped off the Republican National Committee's latest hit job on Hillary Clinton, building an entire segment around the GOP's specious "Where's Hillary?" campaign without disclosing the source. "Where in the world is Hillary Clinton?" Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Thursday. Show More Summary

Ohio Governor John Kasich Eyeing 2016 Run

The Ohio governor is “stepping up preparations” reports Political Wire, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Ed Gillespie, a former Republican National Committee chairman, met recently with Team Kasich… One Republican said a separate dinner meeting included former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu of New Hampshire, the first primary state. Richard Allen, a senior fellow at [...]

Jindal: GOP Elite Trying to Control Nomination

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday morning dismissed the Republican National Committee's efforts to reduce the number of debates in the Republican presidential primary, and to shorten the primary process, calling the RNC's changes...Show More Summary

Jindal Says RNC Won’t Succeed in Limiting Debates

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (D) “dismissed the Republican National Committee’s efforts to reduce the number of debates in the Republican presidential primary, and to shorten the primary process, calling the RNC’s changes futile,” Yahoo News reports. Said Jindal: “I know [...] The post Jindal Says RNC Won’t Succeed in Limiting Debates appeared first on Political Wire.

Republicans mock Hillary Clinton for avoiding the press

The Republican National Committee responded to reports Hillary Clinton hired a new communications director in order to "seek warmer relations with the press than during her last presidential bid" with an email statement mocking the likely 2016 Democratic frontrunner for avoiding the media. Show More Summary

Iowa Republican: End Of School Prayer Led To ‘Assault, Rape, Murder’

Tamara Scott is part of the Republican National Committee and also Concerned Women for America. “When the prayer came out in the ‘70s, and that’s one of the things that I prayed for last week in Louisiana with 6,000 people, repentance, because we as a church should never have let that happen, we should never [...]

Republican Leader: Ending Mandatory Prayers in Public Schools Has Led to “Assault, Rape, Murder”

On the "View from a Pew" show recently, Iowa Republican National Committee member Tamara Scott echoed the nasty (and completely off-base) conservative talking point that, when mandatory prayer in public school was deemed unconstitutional, it opened the door to all sorts of horrors:

In the Loretta Lynch Confirmation Hearings, the GOP Continued to Drive Black Voters Away

In recognition of Black History Month, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day have released a statement in which Priebus says that “as we reflect on the generations of African Americans who contributed...Show More Summary

A zombie Obamacare stat emerges again, earns Four Pinocchios

“Under Obama, Average Family Premiums Have Increased $4,154” – Republican National Committee tweet and “fact check” The RNC circulated this talking point during the State of the Union address, and it is now popping up in the twitter feeds of Republican House members and state parties. But this is a zombie statistic; a version of […]

Anti-Gay, Anti-Mormon Hate Group Sponsors Reince Priebus' RNC Israel Trip

If the National Republican Party had embraced the Ku Klux Klan or the American Nazi Party, would mainstream media pick up the story? Probably. The American Family Association, sponsor of the Republican National Committee's upcoming Israel...Show More Summary

People for the American Way Calls on RNC to Cancel Trip to Israel Funded by Anti-gay Hate Group AFA

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Today, advocacy group People for the American Way sent a letter to the Republican National Committee urging RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to cancel the upcoming GOP trip to Israel funded by the extreme right-wing hate group American Family Association. Those...

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