December 5, 2011 Appearing on Meet The Press Sunday, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said it was up to the GOP presidential candidates themselves to decide whether they should participate at a Dec. 27 debate to be moderated by Donald Trump, the real estate developer, reality show star and world-class egotist. Karl Rove, the big dog among Republican political strategists, disagrees.
Campaign posters are seen in a snowbank outside a polling place in January 2008 in Manchester, N.H.
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August 31, 2011 When Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces her state's primary date this week, it could set off a scramble for influence in the GOP presidential primary sweepstakes. Voting in Iowa and New Hampshire could start as soon as December and absentee ballots could go out before Halloween.
January 31, 2011 New RNC chair Reince Priebus said big donors are starting to come back now that he's in charge. Priebus said he's focused "like a laser" on reducing the $23 million debt and that the RNC relied too much on high cost, low yield direct marketing.
Reince Priebus talks with members during the Republican National Committee meeting on Friday in Oxon Hill, Md. Priebus was selected as RNC chairman after seven rounds of voting.
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January 14, 2011 His victory came after seven rounds of voting and plenty of wrangling behind the scenes. Priebus, chair of the Wisconsin Republican Party, is a staunch conservative who's regarded as a rising star in the party.
January 3, 2011 Candidates for the Republican National Committee chairmanship are debating and the RNC is providing a live feed. Current chairman Michael Steele is fighting for another two-year term despite withering criticism over how he has led the RNC since 2008.
December 13, 2010 Steele, the RNC's first black chair, had a rocky tenure due to many missteps, gaffes included. He purged the RNC staff, creating turmoil right from the start. There were questions about how money was spent, including at a LA bondage themed nightclub.
November 12, 2010 Saul Anuzis, former head of the Michigan GOP, wants RNC chairman Michael Steele's job. He once supported Steele but now says the party can't afford him as it heads into a general election campaign.
November 8, 2010 Steele claimed credit for recent GOP wins with more than any RNC head since 1938. He also asserted that based on last week's results the GOP is much more diverse. While that may be true for candidates, it doesn't square with exit polls of voters.
Mehlman, on NBC's "Meet the Press" in August 2006, makes a point to host David Gregory.
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August 26, 2010 On NPR tonight, host Melissa Block interviews The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder. Ambinder has a new article about Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the RNC and campaign manager for President Bush in 2004, who has announced he is gay.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks in Duluth, Ga., on June 29.
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July 6, 2010 With more and more Republicans calling on national party chair Michael Steele to resign, some conservatives are suggesting former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his replacement.
June 15, 2010 Republicans Accuse President Obama Of Oil-Spill Politics
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