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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

Top RNC official hasn't voted in GOP primary for years

The Republican National Committee's top outreach official, hired to make help make the party younger and more diverse, hasn't voted in a Republican primary election of any kind since before 2000, The Washington Times has learned. Published December 13, 2010

RNC fundraising total falls short of low bar

The Republican National Committee's inability to reach its own fundraising goals for this year's elections was more serious than its budget makers expected and the malaise has even spread to small-money donors, The Washington Times has learned. Published December 5, 2010

 In this June 24, 2010 file photo, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

GOP officials say they were blindsided by Steele panel

Top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they have been kept in the dark about hundreds of thousands of dollars spent in Tampa, Fla., by a committee temporarily headed by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, a committee at the heart of new questions about Mr. Steele's tenure. Published December 2, 2010

 In this June 24, 2010 file photo, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Steele is no-show at RNC hopefuls' forum

The Republican elephant in the room wasn't in the room, but a group of contenders were already promising big changes Wednesday if they win the race to replace embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele next month. Published December 1, 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks in Washington.

Probe of Steele spending sought

A member of the Republican National Committee's top panel will call for an investigation of RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele's spending, warning that "cronyism" dried up big-donor fundraising this year and now is jeopardizing major-donor fundraising for the 2012 GOP presidential nominating convention in Tampa, Fla. Published November 29, 2010

GOP governors keep voter wants in mind

Republican governors are a bit edgy about their party's future despite having redone the electoral map in red on Nov. 2. Published November 21, 2010

ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2010 file photo, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele speaks in Washington.

RNC's Steele hires pricey 'convention liaison,' irking GOP

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele hired his former personal assistant to manage the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., for $15,000 a month plus a $25,000 signing bonus, The Washington Times has learned. Published November 18, 2010

Would-be RNC chairmen to get closer scrutiny

In a historic first, Republican National Committee conservatives are using a set of written criteria to evaluate potential replacements for Chairman Michael S. Steele, The Washington Times has learned. Published November 14, 2010

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Rand Paul, speaks to supporters during a campaign stop in Bowling Green, Ky., Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (Associated Press)

ANALYSIS: For 'tea party' activists, battle has just begun

For voters and political activists who dictated the course of the 2010 elections with their cause of limited government and debt reduction, Tuesday's outcome doesn't signal the war has been won. The struggle, they say, now has entered a tougher phase. Published November 2, 2010

** FILE ** In this Oct. 26, 2010, file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin holds son Trig as she addresses a Tea Party Express rally at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The sign is a reference to the Boston Tea Party. (Associated Press)

Even Palin polarizes as 'tea party' seeks leader

Sarah Palin is not the "tea party" movement's undisputed darling. But nobody else has been able to claim the undisputed leadership mantle for these latter-day insurrectionists, either. Published October 26, 2010

Fiorina's polish converting skeptics

Carly Fiorina was anything but a dazzler when she debuted on the political stage during the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain in 2008. But that was then. Published October 17, 2010

GOP fundraising worsens as elections near

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. Published October 7, 2010

Murray sees hope in long-shot effort to unseat Moran

Northern Virginia Rep. James P. Moran is not expected to be one of the Democrats' many endangered candidates in November, but the campaign of GOP challenger Patrick Murray, a retired Army colonel and political neophyte, says it can see signs the race won't be the usual electoral cakewalk for the 10-term incumbent. Published October 4, 2010

RNC pays some Palin legal bills in exchange for help

The Republican National Committee is paying off some of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's sizable legal fees dating back to the 2008 presidential campaign in exchange for her help raising money for the financially strapped RNC during the campaign season, The Washington Times has learned. Published September 22, 2010

Despite attack, O'Donnell still resolute

Christine O'Donnell, the Republican whose surprise victory in Delaware's U.S. Senate primary last week put the fear of the "tea party" into the Republican establishment, says she would not vote with her party's leadership as a senator if it meant putting politics over principles. Published September 19, 2010

Pence wins social conservatives' straw poll

Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, edged ahead of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee for first place in the Family Research Council's Values Voters Summit 2012 presidential straw poll Saturday. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin placed sixth. Published September 18, 2010

Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell delivers remarks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

O'Donnell rebukes 'Keynesian' Obama

The surprise winner of Tuesday's U.S. Republican Senate primary drew cheers and applause from the evangelical Christians who made up most of the audience at the annual Values Voters Summit Friday. Published September 17, 2010

Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell gestures while delivering remarks at Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

O'Donnell addresses conservatives

The nominee who stunned her party makes her Washington debut at the annual Values Voters Summit, telling social and religious conservatives that no one is trying to take over the party or take over the country. She says — and these are her words — "we have always been in charge." Published September 16, 2010

'Tea party' nominees shake Hill status quo

Whatever the fate of the slate of "tea party" candidates running in November, conservatives say this year's primary season already has changed the Republican Party for the better. Published September 15, 2010