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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

GOP leaders brawl over candidate funding

Another public brawl has erupted between allies and critics of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, threatening party unity 11 months before the GOP's hoped-for comeback in the crucial 2010 midterm elections, Republicans on all sides say. Published December 2, 2009

Huckabee's White House hopes hurt by commutation

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's hopes for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination have been dealt a major blow by his 9-year-old decision to commute the sentence of Maurice Clemmons. Published December 1, 2009

Republican governors: 'Opt out' unworkable

Even with the "opt-out" option, Republican governors who gathered here last week weren't buying in to President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system. Published November 22, 2009

GOP governors are upbeat about 2010

Republican governors are in a buoyant mood at their annual gathering here, with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour arguing his party's Nov. 3 gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New Jersey presage a repeat of the historic 1994 Republican congressional elections sweep. Published November 19, 2009

GOP governors upbeat over 2010

Republicans governors are in a buoyant mood at their annual gathering here, with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour arguing his partys Nov. 3 gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New Jersey presage a repeat of the historic 1994 GOP congressional elections sweep. Published November 19, 2009

Steele celebrates GOP wins, plays defense on N.Y. race

An ebullient Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele on Wednesday modestly credited conservative and Republican activists and volunteers a day after breakthrough gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey - races into which Mr. Steele's RNC pumped a combined total of $13 million. Published November 5, 2009

Michael Steele faces test in electoral races

Things are looking up for the once-beleaguered Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele on the eve of his first Election Day since getting the party's top job. Published November 3, 2009

Pataki endorses Hoffman for N.Y. seat

NEW YORK | Former New York Gov. George Pataki on Thursday endorsed Doug Hoffman, the conservative candidate for the special congressional election to a seat in upstate New York next month. Published October 30, 2009

Phillips feted for Conservative Caucus work

Conservative pioneer Howard Phillips, founder of the Conservative Caucus 35 years ago, was being honored Wednesday evening by Texas GOP Rep. Ron Paul, fundraisers Richard Viguerie and Richard Norman, and other top conservative figures at a gala celebration at an Arlington hotel. Published October 29, 2009

Sanford impeachment hearing nixed

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford escaped an impeachment hearing Tuesday when House Speaker Bobby Herrel, a fellow Republican, ruled an impeachment resolution was out of order. Published October 28, 2009

Impeachment of Sanford may stall

A fellow Republican lawmaker's expected impeachment move against South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will go nowhere unless new information against Mr. Sanford surfaces during a special session of the state legislature that begins Tuesday, state Republican officials told The Washington Times. Published October 27, 2009

Pawlenty sounds like a candidate for 2012

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty threatened to invoke states' rights over President Obama's health care plan and quipped that the "main benefit" of what he called the market-distorting, taxpayer-financed "Cash for Clunkers" program was that it "got a lot of cars with Obama stickers off the road." Published October 4, 2009

Romney rips Obama's domestic policies

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said more Americans are being seduced into relying on the government instead of on themselves, thanks to the policies of President Obama and his fellow Democrats. Published September 21, 2009

Huckabee wins Values Voters' straw poll

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Saturday won a 2012 presidential preference straw poll of social and religious conservative activists from 49 states gathered in Washington, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said at an afternoon press briefing at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Published September 20, 2009

Values voters poke fun at health reform

Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty, once considered a moderate by some social conservatives, was the headliner at the Values Voters Summit in Washington on Friday evening, quoting from the Bible and bringing the nearly 2,000 social and religious conservatives to their feet. Published September 19, 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

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