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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

Kemp called his own plays on political field

Jack Kemp was in a small private jet between campaign stops somewhere over Iowa in 1987, trying to decide between the two videos he had brought along. Published May 4, 2009

Steele's criticism of predecessor challenged

The Republican National Committee's treasurer escalated the fight over control of hundreds of millions of campaign dollars by challenging Chairman Michael S. Steele and his supporters to back a claim that financial improprieties took place under Mr. Steele's predecessor, Mike Duncan. Published May 1, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Steele may lose purse strings

A battle over control of the party's purse strings has erupted at the troubled Republican National Committee, with defenders of Chairman Michael S. Steele accusing dissident RNC members of trying to "embarrass and neuter" the party's new leader. Published April 29, 2009

Steele urged to label Obama a socialist

Republican state party leaders are rebelling against new Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele for failing to dub President Obama and the Democrats as "socialists." And the rebels insist that the label matters. Published April 23, 2009

McCain faces re-election challenge

Arizona Sen. John McCain, who once favored amnesty for illegal immigrants, is hearing thunder on his right as Minuteman Civil Defense Corps founder Chris Simcox prepares a Republican nomination challenge to his Senate seat. Published April 22, 2009

Tea-party outpouring can't float GOP

Embattled Republicans are finding that even last week's nationwide anti-bailout, anti-spending "tea-party" uprising can't immediately cure a party struggling to pull itself together. Published April 21, 2009

Steele denounces Roe at pro-life gathering

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, the most controversial Republican national chairman in recent memory, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the biggest star in the party's political firmament, shared the spotlight on Thursday at a pro-life dinner attended by about 3,000 persons in Evansville, Ind. Published April 17, 2009

Steele slams Obama in RNC letter

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele has launched a direct attack on the Obama administration in a new party mailing, accusing the president of being part of the "blame America first" crowd, The Washington Times has learned. Published April 14, 2009

Steele takes gloves off in Obama attack

Republican National Chairman Michael S. Steele has launched a direct attack on President Obama in a new mass mailing, accusing the president of being part of the "blame America first" crowd, The Washington Times has learned. Published April 13, 2009

Steele urged to target stimulus

Conservatives on the 168-member Republican National Committee are pressing a reluctant RNC Chairman Michael S. Steele to call a party meeting that would focus criticism on President Obama's stimulus package and its backers -- including three Republican senators who voted for it. Published April 3, 2009

Veteran RNC finance chief forced out

Jay Banning has been forced out of his job as the Republican National Committee’s chief financial officer, several GOP officials told The Washington Times. Published March 27, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Bishop to shun Steele's address

A Roman Catholic bishop in Indiana will shun a pro-life banquet if Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele addresses the sold-out event, The Washington Times has learned. Published March 22, 2009

RNC raises $5.1 million in Feb.

In February, Michael S. Steele's first month as Republican National Committee chairman, the party's national governing body raised $5.1 million, a figure party officials said was respectable but not great. Published March 19, 2009

Steele begins naming his team

In an attempt to deflect attention from growing problems with conservatives in his party, Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele has begun naming top aides two weeks ahead of schedule. Published March 13, 2009

Steele to start staffing empty RNC

Michael S. Steele, the beleaguered head of the Republican party, plans to try to revive his reputation today by starting to name top staffers to fill what has become a largely empty Republican National Committee headquarters. Published March 12, 2009

Steele calms some RNC members

Barely five weeks after his election as Republican National Committee chairman, Michael S. Steele pacified some of the 168-member panel during a 75-minute conference call Friday with about 100 of them but left a few still angry, according to participants and officials. Published March 7, 2009

Limbaugh steals CPAC spotlight

If there were a correlation between crowd-pleasing and winning the presidency, then the 2012 Republican presidential nominee would be either former House Speaker Newt Gingrich or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Published March 1, 2009

CPAC expecting a big turnout

Conservatives expect their largest turnout ever for the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, despite the Republicans' recent electoral batterings, the economic free fall that began under a Republican administration and only one Republican senator's having scored a perfect 100 in the American Conservative Union's just-released ratings. Published February 26, 2009