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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

McCain offices evacuated over suspicious letters

A government official said a letter sent to the office of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee near Denver contained powder, but was being treated as a hoax and was believed to have been sent by an inmate at a nearby jail in Arapahoe County. Published August 21, 2008

GOP officials try to head off Lieberman pick

Officials with John McCain's campaign made a series of conference calls the past two days with supporters nationwide to say that Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman may be named as the Arizona senator's vice presidential running mate. Published August 20, 2008

McCain's hints at Ridge inspire theories

Explanations were abounding Thursday on why Sen. John McCain mentioned Tom Ridge as a possible running mate - including a serious pick, a trial balloon for the right and an ecumenical gesture for the left. Published August 15, 2008

McCain hints at pro-choice running mate

Sen. John McCain said Wednesday that he would not rule out naming a pro-choice vice-presidential nominee, saying the abortion issue amounts to "a disagreement" and that he thinks conservatives would accept former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who is pro-choice, as a potential running mate. Published August 14, 2008

Centrist voters are tilting from Obama

Sen. Barack Obama is doing what Republicans once thought only a presidential candidacy by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton could do - uniting the right and center. Published August 11, 2008

GOPAC searches for answers at 30

Republicans became America's majority party for 12 years beginning in the mid-1990s with aid from the intellectual firepower of GOPAC and the candidates it helped the party field. Published August 5, 2008

Poll: Obama's lead plunges in Mass.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's lead in Massachusetts has plummeted 14 percentage points since June, a new Suffolk University-7 news poll shows. Published August 4, 2008

McCain VP talk turns to 2 female conservatives

Sen. John McCain's growing popularity among women is fueling speculation that he will select a female running mate, ripening talk about conservative favorite Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, and former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina, one of his top economic advisers. Published July 31, 2008

Evangelicals warn against Romney on ticket

Prominent evangelical leaders are warning Sen. John McCain against picking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate, saying their troops will abandon the Republican ticket on Election Day if that happens. Published July 29, 2008

Evangelicals warn against Romney on ticket

Prominent evangelical leaders are warning Sen. John McCain against picking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate, saying their troops will abandon the Republican ticket on Election Day if that happens. Published July 29, 2008

Rumor turns talk to McCain

With the American press corps tracking every move of Sen. Barack Obama across the Middle East and Europe, how on earth does Sen. John McCain break into the news? By floating a little veep talk, that's how. Published July 23, 2008

Grassley won't be GOP delegate

Evangelical Christians in Iowa, dominant in the state's Republican Party, have denied Sen. Charles E. Grassley his request for a place on the state's delegation to this summer's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Published July 21, 2008

HALLOW: Gramm 'jumped,' not pushed, from McCain campaign

According to a McCain campaign official, "someone at the highest level of the campaign - not Mr. McCain himself - said to Phil Gramm, 'You don't need to do that, Phil,'" But Mr. Gramm didn't want to be deterred. Published July 20, 2008

Small business picks VP favorites

The nation's small-business owners, in the dumps over the economy, want Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as vice presidential candidates on their respective party's presidential ticket this fall, a new poll shows. Published July 16, 2008

Democrats beating GOP at their own game: Spin

The Democrats are showing how good they have become at a traditionally Republican strength - rapid media response, jumping on the slightest gaffe by Republicans to dominate the news cycle with unfavorable coverage of the other party. Published July 15, 2008

Gramm pins GOP identity problems on Bush

A McCain campaign chairmen blames the president and Republicans in Congress for damaging the party brand, but promises that the presidential candidate will soon announce the most comprehensive economic plan "ever." Published July 10, 2008

Carly Fiorina lauds McCain insurgency

Former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina, a senior adviser to John McCain, on Monday said the Arizona Republican's presidential campaign is "doing pretty darned well" for being outraised, outspent and outstaffed. Published July 8, 2008

McCain shakes up staff

Sen. John McCain tweaked his campaign Wednesday by elevating aide Steve Schmidt to oversee day-to-day operations, in a move to give his presidential bid the stability and direction that many in his party feared were lacking. Published July 3, 2008

Senator's vision of 'American way'

After growing up seeing how the rest of the world works, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is eager to export "the American way." Published June 24, 2008