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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

Perry could upend GOP race

Rick Perry could throw the results of Saturday's Iowa straw poll into a cocked hat if the Texas governor goes through with plans to say in a South Carolina speech that he intends to seek the Republican presidential nomination, Iowa Republicans said. Published August 8, 2011

**FILE** RNC Chairman Reince Priebus (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

RNC stomps Electoral College switch

A move to change the way America elects its president got a clear thumbs down in a vote by members of the Republican National Committee on Friday. Published August 5, 2011

Criticism of China on agenda at RNC session

The China card is back. A resolution condemning communist China for hacking into sensitive U.S. computers and endangering national security is one of several China-related events on tap at the Republican National Committee's summer meeting here, the city that will host the Republican presidential-nominating convention in August 2012. Published August 3, 2011

**FILE** Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Associated Press)

GOP factions unite against presidential popular vote push

The Republicans' sometimes competing power centers have joined forces in opposition to a plan gaining momentum in the states to effectively junk the Electoral College in favor of a direct national popular vote for president. Published August 2, 2011

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has not announced whether he will run for president, but he will host D.C.-based small-business groups later this month. (Associated Press)

Perry acting more like he will be candidate

In another sign of Rick Perry's imminent entry into the Republican presidential nomination race, the Texas governor will host a gathering of D.C.-based small-business association executives in Austin later this month, The Washington Times has learned. Published August 1, 2011

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is anticipating that President Obama will raise a huge amount of money for re-election. "My job really right now is to maximize [Republican] net dollars," he says. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Republicans at financial crossroads for '12

The Republican Party's national governing body, left in financial shambles by its previous leadership, is wrestling with a tricky calculus as it gears up for the 2012 campaign. Published July 31, 2011

Jon Huntsman Jr., a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks to a group of Spartanburg and Greenville County Republicans gathered at Mutt's BBQ in Spartanburg, S.C., on Monday. (Associated Press)

Huntsman campaign manager resigns

Ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.'s bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination was rocked Thursday with the abrupt resignation of campaign manager Susie Wiles, who cited exhaustion as the reason for her departure. Published July 21, 2011

** FILE ** Herman Cain is a contender for the Republican presidential nomination (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Cain: Romney's religion is a barrier to GOP nod

Republican presidential primary candidate Herman Cain says front-runner Mitt Romney cannot win the party's White House nomination next year because of his religion. Published July 18, 2011

Job creators score in straw poll

A Washington Times/Conservative Leadership Conference weekend straw poll shows why the perfect storm may be brewing for the right Republican presidential wannabe next year. Published July 10, 2011

Republican Super PAC gets FEC go-ahead

The new Republican Super PAC got the green light from the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to skirt federal campaign-finance limits and to raise more money than ever before for the Republican presidential nominee and other party candidates. Published June 30, 2011

American Conservative Chairman Al Cardenas says his group will begin awarding grades to state lawmakers in five 2012 battleground states this year. (Associated Press)

Conservative group to give grades in five states

The American Conservative Union will begin awarding grades to state lawmakers in five 2012 general election battleground states this year, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said. Published June 26, 2011

Bachmann generates buzz; Perry fails big expectations

The expected emergence of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the clear challenger to presidential nomination front-runner Mitt Romney never materialized at the annual Republican Leadership Conference here over the weekend. Published June 19, 2011

Herman Cain: Don't mess with Israel

When ex-corporate chieftain Herman Cain told some 2,000 Republican officials and activists here that if he were president, the world would know that anyone who "messes with Israel messes with the United States," the audience applauded while two tour-bus loads of youthful Ron Paul supporters booed. Published June 17, 2011

Texas GOP scraps straw poll

First former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he would skip all Republican Presidential straw polls, and now the Texas Republican Party says it won't hold a straw poll — thanks to a lack of interest expressed by the candidates. Published June 16, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful, talks with a woman eating breakfast at the counter of a diner as they are surrounded by photographers and reporters during a campaign stop in Derry, N.H., on Tuesday. Many of the GOP candidates took advantage of campaigning in the state after Monday evening's Republican presidential debate.

GOP hails debate, still waits for Perry

A day after the first big debate of their presidential nominating campaign, Republicans sounded more enthusiastic about their field than before, but some say the big winner was one potential candidate who was not on the stage: Rick Perry. Published June 14, 2011