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Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow

Ralph Z. Hallow, the chief political correspondent of commentary, 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

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

Steele: Conn. hopeful lying about Vietnam

With Republican prospects brightening for major wins in Connecticut in the fall elections, Republican National Chairman Michael S. Steele on Sunday accused the Democrats' U.S. Senate front-runner, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, of lying about having served in Vietnam. Published May 24, 2010

Steele: Conn. hopeful lying about Vietnam

With Republican prospects brightening for major wins in Connecticut in the fall elections, Republican National Chairman Michael S. Steele on Sunday accused the Democrats' U.S. Senate front-runner, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, of lying about having served in Vietnam. Published May 23, 2010

GOP moderation hobbles Portman's Ohio run

Despite a favorable electoral climate for Republicans and former Rep. Rob Portman's huge funding advantage over his Democratic opponent in the contest for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, polls show the race in a dead heat. Published May 12, 2010

If Crist leaves party, GOP donors vow to take cash back

One Republican senator has asked Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to return a $1,000 contribution to his Senate campaign, and other senators are expected to follow suit if Mr. Crist announces he's dropping out of the Republican primary in Florida. Published April 29, 2010

RNC costs for wooing donors disputed

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele's staff and some party officials are at odds over the organization's efforts to reel in money from high-dollar donors, offering conflicting interpretations of the RNC's fund-raising effectiveness ahead of critical midterm elections. Published April 28, 2010

Internal RNC probe finds financial controls in disarray

Barely 6 1/2 months before the midterm elections, an internal investigation has revealed that the RNC is beset with questionable financial management and oversight and is spending more money courting top-dollar donors than it raises. Published April 22, 2010

Sex-club furor hurts RNC effort in New Orleans

UPDATED: Texas Gov. Rick Perry brought them to their feet, stamping and hollering their affection with at least the same level of enthusiasm as -- some said more than -- they did former vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Published April 12, 2010

Chief of staff resigns from Steele's RNC

Republican National Committee Chief of Staff Ken McKay, frustrated with inaction by his boss, has resigned and will be replaced by Mike Leavitt, a former campaign aide to embattled RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele, The Washington Times has learned. Published April 6, 2010

Bondage club, sex-hotline flub make bad week for RNC

A Gallup poll released Thursday pointed to an opportunity for major GOP gains in the midterm elections, but the RNC and its chairman aren't doing nearly as well as its candidates this week. Published April 2, 2010