August 16, 2013 |
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.
January 15, 2011 |
Michael Steele's troubled reign as Republican national chairman came to an abrupt end Friday when party leaders rejected him in favor of a former sidekick, Wisconsin party Chairman Reince R. Priebus. Priebus was instrumental in Steele's ascent to the top job two years ago and led his transition team. He was rewarded with the post of general counsel of the Republican National Committee, but he broke with Steele after the November election, saying the party organization had become dysfunctional and had lost the confidence of its major donors.
August 26, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- Everyone knows the big names who will be getting face time on the stage of the Republican National Convention this week. The nominees of course. Some of the larger, ahem, Republican governors. And rising party stars. Plenty of lesser known Republican lights will have a turn as well, and some you might not have expected. The conservative actress Janine Turner, star of the 1990s TV hit “Northern Exposure,” will speak on Tuesday evening, though not in prime time.
December 3, 2011
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Mitt Romney vs. Newt Gingrich for the GOP nomination; Iran. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS News Sunday Morning (N) 6 a.m. KCBS Today Martin Fletcher; Javier Colon performs. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union Presidential campaign; jobs; the economy: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Presidential campaign; jobs; the economy: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
August 24, 2012 |
SATURDAY The Chris Matthews Show Romney's opportunity to reintroduce himself at the Republican National Convention; what President Obama can do to excite voters. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Republican National Convention. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley Republican convention, 2012 campaign, GOP agenda: RNC chairman Reince Priebus; Republican convention, 2012 campaign, GOP agenda: Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
August 14, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - In a nod to onetime vice presidential contenders, the Republican convention has given key roles to Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Christie will deliver the keynote address while Rubio, a conservative favorite, will introduce Romney on Aug. 30, the final night of the gathering in Tampa. Announcing the lineup, Republican National Convention Chairman Reince Priebus called Christie “a leader of principle and conviction,” and Rubio “one of America's most dynamic and inspiring leaders.” Christie said it was an honor to deliver the convention's keynote address.
March 21, 2013
Re "Time for an overhaul, GOP says," March 19 The late Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater said in 1994, "If they [the religious right] succeed in establishing religion as a basic Republican Party tenet, they could do us in. " Aside from the GOP's immigration policies and obsession with lowering tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, the religious right's influence over the Republican Party is another reason its agenda failed to resonate in...
April 11, 2011 |
WASHINGTON -- Nick Ayers, one of the most sought-after operatives in the Republican Party, has signed on to run former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's presidential exploratory committee and likely presidential campaign, a sign the slow-moving GOP race is picking up steam. Pawlenty got to know Ayers through the Republican Governors Assn., where the latter served as executive director for four years, overseeing a team that raised a record $117 million in the last election cycle. "He is without question one of the best political talents in America," Pawlenty said in a statement.
April 30, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The race to replace John F. Kerry in the U.S. Senate will offer Massachusetts voters a familiar choice: a longtime Democratic officeholder against a fresh-faced Republican. Democratic Rep. Edward J. Markey and Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez won their respective party nominations in a special primary election Tuesday, after a campaign overshadowed in the closing weeks by the Boston Marathon bombings. Markey defeated fellow congressman Stephen Lynch, according to the Associated Press, while Gomez, a political novice, defeated former U.S. Atty.
September 10, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- For the first time in four months, President Obama won a narrow victory over Mitt Romney in the campaign fundraising race. Obama's August total -- more than $114 million between his campaign and the Democratic Party -- marks the first time the incumbent president has out-raised Romney since his challenger secured the GOP nomination in April. Romney's haul, through a joint fundraising effort with the Republican National Committee, totaled $111.6 million. Both campaigns released their finance figures early Monday morning.