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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

Steele weathering disaffection in RNC

Despite a minefield of internal discontent, chairman Michael S. Steele has emerged from a party gathering with his authority intact and a strategy to harness the energy of the "tea party" movement. Published February 4, 2010

GOP leaders adopt litmus test of values for candidates

The Republican National Committee on Friday unanimously called on its chairman to "carefully screen" the voting records and statements of all GOP candidates for evidence that they support the "core principles and positions" of the party's national platform, widely regarded as a highly conservative document. Published January 30, 2010

Steele told he must win tea partiers' trust

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has warned Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele that his plans to align the Republican Party with the "tea party" movement will fail unless Mr. Steele proves his bona fides on taxing-and-spending issues. Published January 29, 2010

RNC promises light touch in fall races

HONOLULU | The Republican National Committee and its campaign management experts will be available to give advice but will let candidates for statewide office calls the shots in their races this November, RNC Political Director Gentry Collins said Wednesday. Published January 28, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: RNC members will urge Steele to end book tour

Senior Republican National Committee members are preparing a motion demanding that RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele cancel promotional events for the book he wrote as chairman, The Washington Times has learned. Published January 13, 2010

Steele to GOP critics: Fire me or 'shut up'

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele on Thursday challenged some of the most prominent critics in his party to fire him or "shut up." Published January 8, 2010

Steele's side pursuits drive away big donors

Some wealthy contributors are shunning the RNC -- in many cases, from discontent with party chairman Michael S. Steele -- and donating instead to the other GOP campaign committees or directly to candidates. Published January 7, 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-RNC chiefs rip Steele speaking fees

Michael S. Steele, Republican National Committee chairman, is using his title to market himself for paid appearances, personally profiting from speeches -- an unusual practice criticized by a string of past party chairmen. Published December 22, 2009

Gilmore takes helm of Free Congress

Former Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, widely regarded as a traditional conservative, is taking over the reins of the Free Congress Foundation -- a major outside influence on Republican Party policy and especially in moving the party to a new emphasis on traditional social and religious values. Published December 15, 2009

GOP leaders brawl over candidate funding

Another public brawl has erupted between allies and critics of Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, threatening party unity 11 months before the GOP's hoped-for comeback in the crucial 2010 midterm elections, Republicans on all sides say. Published December 2, 2009

Huckabee's White House hopes hurt by commutation

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's hopes for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination have been dealt a major blow by his 9-year-old decision to commute the sentence of Maurice Clemmons. Published December 1, 2009

Republican governors: 'Opt out' unworkable

Even with the "opt-out" option, Republican governors who gathered here last week weren't buying in to President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system. Published November 22, 2009

GOP governors are upbeat about 2010

Republican governors are in a buoyant mood at their annual gathering here, with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour arguing his party's Nov. 3 gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New Jersey presage a repeat of the historic 1994 Republican congressional elections sweep. Published November 19, 2009

GOP governors upbeat over 2010

Republicans governors are in a buoyant mood at their annual gathering here, with Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour arguing his partys Nov. 3 gubernatorial victories in Virginia and New Jersey presage a repeat of the historic 1994 GOP congressional elections sweep. Published November 19, 2009

Steele celebrates GOP wins, plays defense on N.Y. race

An ebullient Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele on Wednesday modestly credited conservative and Republican activists and volunteers a day after breakthrough gubernatorial wins in Virginia and New Jersey - races into which Mr. Steele's RNC pumped a combined total of $13 million. Published November 5, 2009

Michael Steele faces test in electoral races

Things are looking up for the once-beleaguered Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele on the eve of his first Election Day since getting the party's top job. Published November 3, 2009

Pataki endorses Hoffman for N.Y. seat

NEW YORK | Former New York Gov. George Pataki on Thursday endorsed Doug Hoffman, the conservative candidate for the special congressional election to a seat in upstate New York next month. Published October 30, 2009

Phillips feted for Conservative Caucus work

Conservative pioneer Howard Phillips, founder of the Conservative Caucus 35 years ago, was being honored Wednesday evening by Texas GOP Rep. Ron Paul, fundraisers Richard Viguerie and Richard Norman, and other top conservative figures at a gala celebration at an Arlington hotel. Published October 29, 2009

Sanford impeachment hearing nixed

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford escaped an impeachment hearing Tuesday when House Speaker Bobby Herrel, a fellow Republican, ruled an impeachment resolution was out of order. Published October 28, 2009