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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

The Republican Party voted Friday on a rule that could bar a presidential candidate from participating in any party-approved debate for the rest of the primary campaign season, if he or she participates in any unsanctioned debates, as determined by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and a 13-member panel. (Associated Press)

Cleveland chosen to host 2016 GOP convention

Cleveland has been chosen to host the 2016 GOP presidential nominating convention, beating out Dallas in a unanimous vote from the Republican National Committee site selection panel Tuesday. Published July 8, 2014

"I try to do everything through my worldview, my personal relationship with God, and am going to surround myself with people who have the same worldview as I do," says Joe Carr, who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander in Tennesee's Republican primary. (Associated Press)

Tea Party takes aim at Lamar Alexander in long-shot August upset bid

He's an upstart Republican working his plain-spoken charm in a state chock-full of tea party support, accusing his well-known establishment opponent of running from his moderate record, ignoring his constituents' wishes and supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants. Published July 7, 2014

People congratulate David Young, right, after he received the Republican nomination in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District for the U.S. House during a special convention on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Urbandale, Iowa. Establishment Republicans are hoping to hold the seat in the swing-voting district that includes Des Moines and rural southwest Iowa. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Mary Willie)  MAGS OUT, TV OUT, NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

Young beats tea party-backed Zaun in Iowa runoff

In another sign of the changing times and power shifts in Iowa, Sen. Chuck Grassley's former chief of staff won the special nominating convention in the state's highly competitive 3rd Congressional District on Saturday. Published June 22, 2014

republican Risker: Sen. Rand Paul has taken a big step toward immigration reform by forging an alliance with anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. (Associated Press)

Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform effort

EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country's immigration system this year. Published June 11, 2014

Joni Ernst, a telegenic mother and Iraq vet, has Iowa Republicans hopeful

Republicans may have reason to think they have struck it bigger than big with Tuesday's Senate primary win in Iowa of dream candidate Joni Ernst — a young, brash and telegenic mother, National Guard officer and Iraq veteran whose Army unit ran convoys from Kuwait into Iraq. Published June 4, 2014

The Republican Party voted Friday on a rule that could bar a presidential candidate from participating in any party-approved debate for the rest of the primary campaign season, if he or she participates in any unsanctioned debates, as determined by RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and a 13-member panel. (Associated Press)

RNC strengthens control over nomination process

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. Published May 11, 2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has long wanted to break what he called the broadcast networks' stranglehold over who gets to ask the questions at nationally televised GOP nomination debates: network reporters whom Republicans view as liberal, or questioners who are not as hostile to conservative philosophy. (Associated Press)

Republicans' secret debate about debates: RNC panel huddles to devise rules, penalties

EXCLUSIVE: While Republicans talked publicly about gaining more control over their presidential debates, a panel of Republican National Committee members conferred in secret for months to create rules and penalties that would ensure 2016 candidates toed the line, according to interviews and internal emails reviewed by The Washington Times. Published May 8, 2014

Roger Villere at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 
 16 June 2011 
 Photo by Gage Skidmore (mandatory credit)

RNC set to join landmark suit taking on campaign limits

Members of the Republican National Committee gathering in Memphis, Tennessee, for their spring meeting are set to join a lawsuit seeking to strike down campaign finance limits and free the GOP to spend unlimited money on get-out-the-vote efforts. Published May 6, 2014

DeLay: GOP failing to fight criminalization of politics

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has rejoined the fray, regaining his seat on the American Conservative Union/Conservative Political Action Conference board, taking up the sword against the progressiveism of Democrats and battling what the Texan says is the wimpishness of his fellow Republicans. Published March 6, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul (R-K.Y.) speaks at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (C.P.A.C.) held at the Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

CPAC to address role of Congress in era of executive power

Thousands of conservative activists descend Thursday on the nation’s capital for three days of discussions, panels, debates and speeches, and there’s a once-unthinkable slate of questions on their agenda. Published March 5, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie rests on a post as he addresses a large gathering Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Middletown, N.J., during a town hall meeting. (Associated Press)

Water under the bridge? Big money haul keeps Christie's leadership role at RGA safe

Chris Christie, still one of the hottest names in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination chase, heads to Washington surprisingly secure in his job as New Jersey governor and in his post as chairman of the 29-member Republican Governors Association — despite the "Bridge-gate" scandal still unfolding back home. Published February 20, 2014