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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Rnc
In an unusual display of centralized power, the Republican Party's national governing body approved a rule that likely would end abruptly the 2016 GOP presidential nomination quest of any candidate who dares to step out of line.
A top editor at Ebony magazine was forced to apologize after insulting RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams and the conservatism of the black men behind The Washington Times' new digital magazine, American CurrentSee.
Ohio is looking to reassert its political clout by pressing forward with three bids to host the Republican National Convention, competing against fast-growing states that have newer infrastructure and the more diverse electorate that the party is trying to attract.
GOP leaders had hoped this week's summer meeting in Boston would focus on preparations for 2016 and efforts to improve the party's ground game — but leaders are finding they can't avoid the thorny policy issues, including immigration, that have deeply divided Republicans in Washington and nationwide.
Four years ago, Ben Affleck was a familiar presence around the Democratic convention, packing produce for charity and even winning a poker tournament. Singer Fergie performed with her Black Eyed Peas. Sheryl Crow sang, too, with Susan Sarandon joining in from the audience.
Despite help from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican National Committee's severe money problems have only worsened as the GOP's chief campaign fundraising organization enters the last few weeks of the midterm elections, The Washington Times has learned.