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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

Barbour sees sea of red ink for beleaguered states

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said in an interview Thursday that he doesn't expect recession-depressed state tax revenues to fully recover till 2015, long after the 2010 congressional elections and the 2012 presidential elections. Published September 18, 2009

Palin, Gingrich skip values event

Nearly 2,000 social conservative activists from 49 states gather for a Values Voters Summit in Washington Friday and Saturday, but movement favorites former Gov. Sarah Palin and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not be addressing the throng. Published September 18, 2009

Medicaid expansion stalls health talks

A proposed expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income Americans, has emerged as one of the last sticking points in the Senate Finance Committee's health care reform bill. Published September 15, 2009

Sanford, invoking Palin, vows to fight on

Embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Tuesday that he has been shaken by the failure of a single fellow Republican to back him in his fight to save his job, but vowed to fight on for conservative causes and for "what God wanted me to do with my life." Published September 2, 2009

Pressure rises for Sanford to resign

State Republican House members in South Carolina agreed Saturday to ask Republican Gov. Mark Sanford to resign and are preparing a bill of impeachment in case he refuses, leading GOP lawmakers said. Published August 30, 2009

S.C. GOP to push for Sanford's removal

South Carolina Republican lawmakers are laying plans for a special session legislative session on whether to impeach and remove embattled Gov. Mark Sanford by the end of the year, several senior state lawmakers have told The Washington Times. Published August 28, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Move to impeach Sanford under way

South Carolina Republican lawmakers are on the verge of calling a special legislative session that could impeach and remove embattled GOP Gov. Mark Sanford by the end of the year, The Washington Times has learned. Published August 27, 2009

Sanford refuses deputy's call to resign

A defiant South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Wednesday that he will not resign despite a plea to do so earlier in the day by fellow Republican Andre Bauer, the state's lieutenant governor. Published August 27, 2009

Sanford rejects call to step down

UPDATED: Embattled South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said on Wednesday he will not resign despite a public appeal from his own lieutenant governor to step down. Published August 26, 2009

Eclectic knot of mourners recalls Novak

It's a safe bet that Robert D. Novak would have loved the service for him on a steamy Friday morning at St. Patrick's Church in the heart of the city he loved. Published August 22, 2009

Columnist Robert D. Novak dies at 78

After Robert D. Novak revealed in his July 14, 2003, syndicated column that Valerie Plame, former U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV's wife, was a covert CIA agent, Republicans grew increasingly angry with him. Published August 19, 2009

Political columnist Robert Novak has died at age 78

UPDATED: Robert D. "Bob" Novak, for many decades one of conservatives' most trusted and beloved political columnists, died at his Washington home early Tuesday after a long illness. Published August 18, 2009

GOP activists form group to oppose Reid

Two top Republican activists have formed a nationally based independent expenditure group dedicated to taking down Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, in the 2010 elections. Published August 4, 2009

Republicans reconsider primary schedule

Before wrapping up the four-day annual summer meeting of the RNC, members debated changing the 2012 GOP presidential primary schedule - something for the first time they can do on their own. Published August 2, 2009

RNC puts off vote on ethics proposal

The Republican National Committee handed party Chairman Michael S. Steele a setback on Friday, voting at the party's summer meeting here to put off until January a vote on the formation of an ethics committee that Mr. Steele wanted to create. Published August 1, 2009

RNC delays vote on ethics committee

The RNC handed its national chairman, Michael S. Steele, a defeat on Friday, voting to put off until January a vote on the formation of an ethics committee that he wanted to create. Published July 31, 2009

Steele pick to head RNC rules panel

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty accused President Obama of being a "pacifist in the war on spending," while Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele also scored a major personal victory Thursday at the RNC annual summer meeting. Published July 31, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Rules fight seen as window to GOP's future

The latest shots in the war over the Republican Party's ideological future will come Thursday morning in a battle over who will head the Republic National Committee's Rules Committee, according to RNC members. Published July 29, 2009

RNC lures top recruit to money post

Veteran Republican fundraiser and former Ambassador Peter Terpeluk Jr. will be named the national finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, The Washington Times has learned, in a coup for embattled party Chairman Michael S. Steele. Published July 28, 2009