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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

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has not announced whether he will run for president, but he will host D.C.-based small-business groups later this month. (Associated Press)

Perry acting more like he will be candidate

In another sign of Rick Perry's imminent entry into the Republican presidential nomination race, the Texas governor will host a gathering of D.C.-based small-business association executives in Austin later this month, The Washington Times has learned. Published August 1, 2011

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus is anticipating that President Obama will raise a huge amount of money for re-election. "My job really right now is to maximize [Republican] net dollars," he says. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Republicans at financial crossroads for '12

The Republican Party's national governing body, left in financial shambles by its previous leadership, is wrestling with a tricky calculus as it gears up for the 2012 campaign. Published July 31, 2011

Jon Huntsman Jr., a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, speaks to a group of Spartanburg and Greenville County Republicans gathered at Mutt's BBQ in Spartanburg, S.C., on Monday. (Associated Press)

Huntsman campaign manager resigns

Ex-Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.'s bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination was rocked Thursday with the abrupt resignation of campaign manager Susie Wiles, who cited exhaustion as the reason for her departure. Published July 21, 2011

** FILE ** Herman Cain is a contender for the Republican presidential nomination (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Cain: Romney's religion is a barrier to GOP nod

Republican presidential primary candidate Herman Cain says front-runner Mitt Romney cannot win the party's White House nomination next year because of his religion. Published July 18, 2011

Job creators score in straw poll

A Washington Times/Conservative Leadership Conference weekend straw poll shows why the perfect storm may be brewing for the right Republican presidential wannabe next year. Published July 10, 2011

Republican Super PAC gets FEC go-ahead

The new Republican Super PAC got the green light from the Federal Election Commission on Thursday to skirt federal campaign-finance limits and to raise more money than ever before for the Republican presidential nominee and other party candidates. Published June 30, 2011

American Conservative Chairman Al Cardenas says his group will begin awarding grades to state lawmakers in five 2012 battleground states this year. (Associated Press)

Conservative group to give grades in five states

The American Conservative Union will begin awarding grades to state lawmakers in five 2012 general election battleground states this year, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas said. Published June 26, 2011

Bachmann generates buzz; Perry fails big expectations

The expected emergence of Texas Gov. Rick Perry as the clear challenger to presidential nomination front-runner Mitt Romney never materialized at the annual Republican Leadership Conference here over the weekend. Published June 19, 2011

Herman Cain: Don't mess with Israel

When ex-corporate chieftain Herman Cain told some 2,000 Republican officials and activists here that if he were president, the world would know that anyone who "messes with Israel messes with the United States," the audience applauded while two tour-bus loads of youthful Ron Paul supporters booed. Published June 17, 2011

Texas GOP scraps straw poll

First former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he would skip all Republican Presidential straw polls, and now the Texas Republican Party says it won't hold a straw poll — thanks to a lack of interest expressed by the candidates. Published June 16, 2011

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican presidential hopeful, talks with a woman eating breakfast at the counter of a diner as they are surrounded by photographers and reporters during a campaign stop in Derry, N.H., on Tuesday. Many of the GOP candidates took advantage of campaigning in the state after Monday evening's Republican presidential debate.

GOP hails debate, still waits for Perry

A day after the first big debate of their presidential nominating campaign, Republicans sounded more enthusiastic about their field than before, but some say the big winner was one potential candidate who was not on the stage: Rick Perry. Published June 14, 2011

Gingrich campaign hit by mass exodus

His campaign already reeling from self-inflicted blows, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich found his 2012 White House hopes hit by yet another devastating setback Thursday when several senior campaign staffers abruptly quit following a long-brewing dispute over scheduling and fundraising. Published June 9, 2011

Trump, Cain fire up Faith-Freedom crowd

Donald Trump threatened a third-party presidential run, Herman Cain and Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon stirred up the crowd, and Jon Huntsman Jr. and Tim Pawlenty got polite receptions at the second annual Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington. Published June 5, 2011

Republican candidate for the 26th District Congressional seat Jane Corwin votes in Clarence, N.Y., Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Corwin is running against Democrat Kathy Hochul and tea party candidate Jack Davis in the race to succeed Republican Chris Lee. Lee resigned in February after shirtless photos surfaced that he'd sent to a woman on Craigslist. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Tea party 2012 effect stirs GOP trepidation

Republicans, once ecstatic about the energy generated by the 2009 anti-spending tea party uprising, are growing increasingly uneasy about the impact in 2012 of a movement that seems beyond the control of anyone, including its own leaders. Published May 29, 2011

** FILE** Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Texan Perry to 'think about' a 2012 White House run

Opening the door on a 2012 White House run wider than ever before, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took another step toward a run for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday when he told reporters, "I'm going to think about it." Published May 27, 2011

Gingrich: No contradiction in quote

Newt Gingrich said Monday there's nothing self-contradictory about his "right-wing social engineering" quote — despite the ruckus his use of the term raised among conservatives, including talk that his days-old Republican presidential nomination campaign was over. Published May 23, 2011