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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

Former CIA director retired Gen. David Petraeus (left) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are contenders for secretary of state in the Trump administration. (Associated Press photographs)

Trump team struggles with secretary of state selection

Republicans, including early supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, are shaking their heads over the difficulty the transition team is having in coming up with a selection for the most coveted job in Washington after president: secretary of state. Published November 28, 2016

RNC Chair Reince Priebus will get his due thanks for being instrumental in Donald Trump's election as the president-elect nominated him for chief of staff. (Associated Press)

Priebus earns his just reward with chief of staff nod

No president-elect in recent memory has so warmly and publicly embraced his party's national chairman as Donald Trump hugged Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in the wee hours after Tuesday's stunning election victory. Published November 13, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump gives his acceptance speech during an election night rally Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Donald Trump must act on promises

ANALYSIS: Now that Donald Trump has pulled off the biggest upset in U.S. presidential election history, he'll have to produce on the tallest promises any president has made in recent memory. Published November 9, 2016

Media executive Steve Bannon, who came on board as Donald Trump's campaign CEO in August, had never before managed a 50-state operation. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Experienced political strategists frustrated with Trump's disorganized campaign

Dick Cheney as vice president once told a top aide, "Don't make it hard for me to be your friend." That is just what Donald Trump's campaign has been doing: "making it hard for me and other Republicans I know to be the campaign's friend, even though we have tried and tried," a prestigious policy analyst confided on the eve of the final presidential debate last week. Published October 23, 2016

Donald Trump listens to Hillary Clinton on Sunday during the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump, the new 'comeback kid,' 'lives to fight another day'

Donald Trump is the new "comeback kid" to the shock and awe of some -- perhaps many -- of his women defenders who had reservations about his capacity to show discipline in the make-or-break debate with Hillary Clinton in St. Louis Sunday night. Published October 10, 2016

Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Mike Pence will need to aggressively attack Hillary Clinton's record Tuesday evening to win the debate. (Associated Press)

VP hopefuls must boost top of ticket to win the debate

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's debate tasks Tuesday night are to do what's never been done before: actually help the candidate at the top of their respective party's ticket. Published October 3, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are introduced during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Presidential debate winners and losers

To the probable consternation of his critics, Donald Trump came off as authentic and, compared to Hillary Clinton, the more likable of two much-disliked presidential wannabes in their first head-to-head presidential debate Monday night. Published September 27, 2016

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Like Ike? A Trump presidency could mirror Eisenhower

With swing-state polls reportedly driving some nervous Hillary Clinton supporters to check out housing prices in Canada, attention is turning to what many in both parties thought the impossible — a Donald Trump presidency and what it might look like. Published September 19, 2016

Sean M. Spicer, Chief Strategist & Communications Director for the RNC.

Sean Spicer on loan to Donald Trump's campaign

In an unusual move, Donald Trump's new campaign leadership will have the in-person, on-site help of Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee's chief strategist and communications director. Published August 22, 2016