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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Chief political writer Ralph Z. Hallow served on the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Washington Times editorial boards, was Ford Foundation Fellow in Urban Journalism at Northwestern University, resident at Columbia University Editorial-Page Editors Seminar and has filed from Berlin, Bonn, London, Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Belgrade, Bucharest, Panama and Guatemala.

 

Articles by Ralph Z. Hallow

Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican (Associated Press)

Sen. Rand Paul to sue IRS, U.S. Treasury

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will sue the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service for denying his constitutional right to vote on treaties that the Obama administration unilaterally negotiated with dozens of foreign governments. Published June 24, 2015

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said his group's initiative aims to "equip the next generation." (associated press)

GOP creates training program to improve its 2016 ground game

The Republican National Committee, stung by two consecutive losses in presidential elections, is launching a program to train campaign operatives, political activists and election volunteers on how to wage a better ground game in 2016 and keep GOP voters engaged and motivated to go to the polls. Published June 23, 2015

Several former top Iowa GOP officials said privately that if Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker walks on the state's Aug. 8 straw poll, it's "dead." (Associated Press)

Scott Walker no-show could kill Iowa straw poll

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has the power to end the famed Iowa presidential straw poll before it begins on Aug. 8 -- and is thinking of doing just that, The Washington Times has learned. Published May 28, 2015

Asked by a religious broadcaster about two campaign aides who support same-sex marriage, Jeb Bush said he doesn't ask questions about their sexuality. (Associated Press)

Jeb Bush misfires with evangelicals over gay marriage supporters in inner circle

Jeb Bush's latest effort to court evangelical voters boomeranged when a Christian radio network boss challenged him for hiring two political aides who support same-sex marriage, and the former Florida governor conceded that he couldn't identify any "genuine" conservatives in his inner circle. Published May 5, 2015

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed Sen. Rand Paul performing better against Hillary Rodham Clinton in Iowa and Colorado, both swing states, than did Mike Huckabee, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul tries to balance Iowa's libertarian, evangelical ideals

In the coalition-building exercise that occurs every four years during a Republican presidential race, libertarians and evangelicals have always been wary of each other. Nowhere has that been more obvious than the first-in-the-nation contest state of Iowa, which has given surprising lifts to evangelical favorites such as Pat Robertson and Mike Huckabee over the years. Published April 9, 2015

Rafael Cruz, father of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, speaks during a tea party gathering on Jan. 10, 2014, in Madisonville, Texas. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Ted Cruz's narrative on Cuba omits father's role fighting for Fidel Castro

Shortly after launching his 2016 presidential bid, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz went on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News for a full hour Monday night where he told the story of how his Cuban-born father, Rafael Cruz, fought against the dictator in charge of Cuba at time, Fulgencio Bautista, more than a half century ago. Published March 24, 2015