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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

Steele ally threatens legal action at RNC

The vicious infighting at the Republican National Committee escalated over the weekend, with an ally of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele warning the party's treasurer of legal consequences if he did not stop making a fuss over erroneous financial disclosures to the Federal Election Commission. Published August 2, 2010

Breitbart to get RNC invite

The Republican National Committee will invite Andrew Breitbart to its rescheduled "big donor" fundraiser in Southern California, which had been set to feature the conservative columnist and online-media mogul, along with numerous California Republican politicians. Published August 1, 2010

Gillespie eyes big gains for GOP at state level

Republicans will pick up a minimum of 10 state legislative chambers in November, putting the party in a much stronger position for the coming battles on redistricting and the battle for control of the House, Republican State Legislative Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie predicted Thursday. Published July 29, 2010

RNC fails to report $7M in debt to FEC

The Republican National Committee failed to report more than $7 million in debt to the Federal Election Commission in recent months - a move that made its bottom line appear healthier than it is heading into the midterm elections and that also raises the prospect of a hefty fine. Published July 20, 2010

COUNTERPUNCHING:Michael S. Steele is giving as good as he gets from Democratic Party critics in personal attacks.

Steele fires back at Democrats' sniping

The Republican National Committee chairman rebuked top Democratic spokesmen for personal attacks that go beyond the pale, including suggestions that Senate candidate Sharron Angle wants her political opponents to die and that he roots for U.S. defeat in Afghanistan. Published July 15, 2010

RNC foresees big cuts for voter drives

With the party banking on major gains in midterm elections, the Republican National Committee is suddenly being hit with a severe cut in money originally budgeted to help state parties identify and get voters to the polls on Nov. 2, The Washington Times has learned. Published July 5, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: GOP prepares as calls for Steele's resignation grows

With Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele facing a barrage of calls to resign, North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Gary Emineth, a social conservative, told The Washington Times on Friday he is quitting his post to prepare a possible challenge of Mr. Steele after November’s midterm elections. Published July 3, 2010

Norcross to give up RNC post

EXCLUSIVE: David Norcross has told The Washington Times he plans to relinquish his position as national committeeman from New Jersey at the Republican National Committee's annual summer meeting. Published July 2, 2010

In this file photo, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele prepares to speak at the "Bless The Mic" lecture series at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., Monday, Sept. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

RNC looking low on cash as midterm elections loom

Just months before critical midterm elections, the Republican National Committee is hurting for cash more than at any similar period in memory, according to figures reported this week. Published June 23, 2010

RNC video chides Obama on Gulf oil spill

In response to President Obama's first-ever Oval Office address to the nation, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele has launched a video attack on the White House's handling of the Gulf oil spill -- and he's hoping it will go viral. Published June 16, 2010

S.C. Democrats aim to dump unlikely nominee

Not even Alvin M. Greene himself seems able to offer a credible explanation for why he forked over $10,200 in a bid to be the Democratic challenger this fall against Republican powerhouse Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Published June 14, 2010

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, speaks to an audience at Highview Baptist Church, Sunday, April 24, 2005, in Louisville, Ky. The "Justice Sunday" event was organized by Christian groups trying to rally churchgoers to support an end to judicial filibusters. (AP Photo/Patti Longmire)

Fiscal focus splits GOP factions on social issues

A skirmish is breaking out on the right just when the fiscal, social and national-defense conservatives appeared to have a tacit agreement to focus on economics going into midterm elections. Published June 10, 2010

'Tea party' candidate surges in Nevada as primary nears

Buoyed by endorsements, former state Assemblywoman Sharron Angle has vaulted into the lead just days ahead of Tuesday's Republican primary for the right to face off against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to a poll. Published June 3, 2010

** FILE ** Sharron Angle participates in a Republican primary forum for Senate hopefuls Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Las Vegas. The winner of the primary contest will challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. (Associated Press)

Poll: Angle leads among GOP to face Reid

EXCLUSIVE: Buoyed by endorsement from top conservatives, Sharron Angle has jumped into the lead among Republicans vying in Tuesday's primary for the right to face off against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this fall, according to a poll released Thursday. Published June 3, 2010

Crist ally arrested, accused of GOP theft

The arrest Wednesday of former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer on charges of stealing money from his own state party undermines the GOP's image but also undercuts, at least initially, the renegade candidacy of Greer ally Charlie Crist. Published June 2, 2010

Adultery charge again roils S.C.

Maybe it's something in the air, but South Carolina's Republicans are showing a flair for adultery scandals so pronounced it almost makes the Palmetto State look like the set of an extreme reality-TV show. Published May 26, 2010

Tim Havrilek

Rand Paul staff shake-up aims to quell furor

His penchant for putting principles over political discretion has already produced a shake-up of the Kentucky Republican Senate candidate's week-old campaign, as the "tea party" favorite continues to deal with the fallout from recent remarks. Published May 26, 2010