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January 14, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli and Paul West, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON ? Wisconsin Republican Party chairman Reince Priebus was elected chair of the Republican National Committee on Friday, defeating four other candidates ? including incumbent Michael Steele ? in the seventh round of voting. Priebus never trailed in the voting, slowly building on his tally until he surpassed a majority of the 168 voting members. State party chair since 2007, Priebus helped Wisconsin Republicans win back the governor's office after eight years, unseat three-term Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold, and pick up two congressional seats in 2010, success the party hopes he can replicate on a national scale.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Scott Collins
There isn't even a finished script yet, but NBC has already run into trouble with its planned biopic about Hillary Rodham Clinton. Executives in July announced plans for a miniseries starring Diane Lane that would look at the life and career of the former first lady, New York senator and secretary of State. What angle the miniseries will take is far from clear, but Clinton's political opponents, expecting her to run for president in 2016, aren't taking any chances. Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus called "Hillary" a "political ad masquerading as an unbiased production," and the RNC said it would nix NBC from its primary debates if the network went ahead with plans.
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NEWS
April 15, 2011 | By Matea Gold and Melanie Mason
Many prominent Republican donors are still sitting on the sidelines of the 2012 race, as the Los Angeles Times reported today , but it appears they are finding other outlets for their contributions. One beneficiary of the donor ambivalence has been the Republican National Committee, which pulled in more than $7 million in March, bringing the total raised in the first three months under  its new chairman, Reince Priebus, to $15.7 million. That means the RNC raised more money in the first quarter of 2011 than the first quarters of 2009 and 2010 combined, during the tenure of chairman Michael Steele.
NEWS
August 16, 2013 | By Jon Healey
The preemptive strike that the Republican National Committee launched Friday against NBC and CNN seems pointless in many ways, even if you accept the premise of the GOP's argument -- namely, that the documentaries the networks are developing about Hillary Rodham Clinton will help the former first lady and secretary of State in her expected campaign for the White House in 2016. But I still like what the RNC is doing, albeit probably for different reasons than the ones that are motivating GOP honcho Reince Priebus.
NEWS
September 13, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Democrats suffered a stunning blow Tuesday as voters in New York's 9th Congressional District handed the seat to Republican Bob Turner, reversing a nearly 90-year tradition of electing Democrats to represent the district. With about 80% of precincts reporting, GOP political novice Bob Turner held 53% of the votes, compared to Democrat David Weprin's 47%, election officials said. The district, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1, had not been represented by a Republican since 1923.
NEWS
April 26, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
The chairman of the Republican National Committee said Tuesday that his party's presidential field would solidify soon and that he expected the nomination battle to be tidy enough to give the party a fighting chance against President Obama in 2012.   FOR THE RECORD An earlier online version of this article quoted Reince Priebus as saying, "I think that makes all of the candidates plenty of time to make their case without having a national primary. " Priebus actually said: "I think that gives all of the candidates plenty of time to make their case without having a national primary.
NEWS
July 5, 2012 | By Dan Turner
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has such a dirty job that it's a wonder the Discovery Channel's Mike Rowe isn't following him around with a camera crew. Priebus, after all, has to serve as the apologist for Rep. Allen West of Florida, a "tea party" favorite who, with such unintentionally entertaining gaffe-sters as Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich out of the spotlight, is now the GOP's reigning clown prince of umbrage-generating outrageousness.
NEWS
April 25, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
The Republican National Committee officially declared Mitt Romney the party's presumptive nominee Wednesday and announced steps toward a full merger of the two entities' campaign infrastructure. The move comes after a night in which Romney won all five Northeast states that held primaries, giving him another major delegate boost even though he's still shy of the 1,144 he needs to formally clinch the nomination. The party already has taken steps to help its eventual nominee prepare for the general election, and said Wednesday it is clear Romney will be their candidate.
NEWS
June 7, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
The chairman of the Republican National Committee on Tuesday called for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress, saying no investigation was necessary "to know he lied and acted inappropriately. " Following Weiner's dramatic news conference Monday afternoon, during which he admitted to sending explicit online communications to women over the course of several years, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for the Ethics Committee to look into whether the New York congressman had violated House rules.
NEWS
May 30, 2012 | By Bob Secter
MILWAUKEE - Just ahead of Tuesday's recall election, a new Marquette University Law School poll shows Republican Gov. Scott Walker holding a 52%-to-45%  lead over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett among likely Wisconsin voters. The survey, conducted mostly before Walker and Barrett faced off Friday in the first of two televised debates, shows voter sentiment remarkably hardened, with just 3% of those questioned saying they were still undecided. While that may seem tough news for Democrats and public employee unions who led the charge for the recall, another new survey released by Democratic pollster Celinda Lake tells a different story of a race that has tightened to a dead heat, with both candidates polling at 49%. The Lake poll, conducted mostly after last week's debate, show independents turning toward Barrett.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2013 | By David Horsey, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, says his party needs to be retooled. Republicans, he says, need to reach out to minorities, show a willingness to work with those who do not agree with them 100% and find a way to convince young people that the GOP does not stand for Goofy Old Paranoids.  He is not the only Republican leader to worry about the future of the party. If a course correction is not made, they fear, there are many more lost elections to come.
NEWS
September 17, 2012 | By James Rainey
It's not easy to pick out watershed marks in a presidential race in advance of the voting, but Mitt Romney's depiction of nearly half of Americans as embracing victimhood and government dependency can't be a great moment for a rich Republican who has been desperately trying to prove he understands the common man. Romney's comments, reported Monday by Mother Jones magazine, hit a Romney campaign already stumbling after a tepid party convention...
NEWS
July 5, 2012 | By Dan Turner
Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, has such a dirty job that it's a wonder the Discovery Channel's Mike Rowe isn't following him around with a camera crew. Priebus, after all, has to serve as the apologist for Rep. Allen West of Florida, a "tea party" favorite who, with such unintentionally entertaining gaffe-sters as Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich out of the spotlight, is now the GOP's reigning clown prince of umbrage-generating outrageousness.
NEWS
May 30, 2012 | By Bob Secter
MILWAUKEE - Just ahead of Tuesday's recall election, a new Marquette University Law School poll shows Republican Gov. Scott Walker holding a 52%-to-45%  lead over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett among likely Wisconsin voters. The survey, conducted mostly before Walker and Barrett faced off Friday in the first of two televised debates, shows voter sentiment remarkably hardened, with just 3% of those questioned saying they were still undecided. While that may seem tough news for Democrats and public employee unions who led the charge for the recall, another new survey released by Democratic pollster Celinda Lake tells a different story of a race that has tightened to a dead heat, with both candidates polling at 49%. The Lake poll, conducted mostly after last week's debate, show independents turning toward Barrett.
NEWS
April 25, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
The Republican National Committee officially declared Mitt Romney the party's presumptive nominee Wednesday and announced steps toward a full merger of the two entities' campaign infrastructure. The move comes after a night in which Romney won all five Northeast states that held primaries, giving him another major delegate boost even though he's still shy of the 1,144 he needs to formally clinch the nomination. The party already has taken steps to help its eventual nominee prepare for the general election, and said Wednesday it is clear Romney will be their candidate.
NEWS
November 16, 2011 | By Rick Pearson, Chicago Tribune
Saying "a fish rots at the head," the chairman of the Republican National Committee on Wednesday urged President Obama's defeat next year for failing to deliver on promises to fix the economy. Reince Priebus, the RNC leader, made the comments after a speech at the University of Chicago, where Obama was a law school lecturer. Appearing at the university's Harris School of Public Policy, Priebus contended that after running an inspirational 2008 campaign based on "hope and change," Obama has been forced to seek reelection "on fear and division" because White House policies aimed at improving the economy and creating jobs have failed.
NEWS
July 13, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
The chairman of the Republican National Committee brushed off President Obama's record-fundraising announcement Wednesday, saying no amount of money can make up for the president's shoddy economic record. Reince Priebus, who inherited a national party machine deep in debt earlier this year, said despite the fact that Obama and the Democratic National Committee outraised all the GOP presidential contenders combined, there's little doubt that the eventual GOP nominee will be able to compete.
NEWS
April 27, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Speaking to reporters in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Donald Trump took credit for President Obama’s decision to make his long-form birth certificate public, saying he was "proud" of his efforts. “Today I'm very proud of myself, because I've accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish," Trump said, according to NBC News. "I want to look at it, but I hope it's true. ... But he should have done it a long time ago. " Trump suggested to the media that experts would need to examine the birth certificate to verify its authenticity.
NEWS
September 13, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Democrats suffered a stunning blow Tuesday as voters in New York's 9th Congressional District handed the seat to Republican Bob Turner, reversing a nearly 90-year tradition of electing Democrats to represent the district. With about 80% of precincts reporting, GOP political novice Bob Turner held 53% of the votes, compared to Democrat David Weprin's 47%, election officials said. The district, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1, had not been represented by a Republican since 1923.
NEWS
July 18, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
The Republican National Committee is charging President Obama with "an apparent crime" in connection with a contest conducted by his campaign, a sensational claim that the White House argues is completely without merit. If this were Clue, the GOP's argument is this: Obama did it in the Map Room with the video camera. Last month, the Obama campaign released a video (see below) featuring the president inviting his supporters to enter a raffle for a chance to have dinner with him and Vice President Joe Biden.
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