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Warren Shows Up McConnell, California Fights Back Against Wal-Mart, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including former RNC Chairman Michael Steele weighs a political comeback and Rep. Darrell Issa gets some pushback from his own party after calling the White House’s spokesman a “paid liar.”

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Syria, Boston and George W. Bush

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the White House’s belief that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. How should President Obama respond if such a red line has been crossed?

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE



Former RNC Chair Steele Slams GOP, Colbert’s Sister Wins Primary, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest efforts by Congress to avoid a government shutdown and Michele Bachmann tries to run away from a reporter.

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Guns, Inauguration Day and the GOP Retreat

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists explore President Obama’s plan for lowering gun violence. Will it have a measurable effect on shootings? Or is it a first step in changing the terms of debate?

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE



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Changing of the Guard at RNC

There’s a new sheriff in town for the Republican Party. Ousted Chairman Michael Steele has been replaced by Reince Priebus, former party chief in Wisconsin and a friend of the irascible tea party movement.

Posted on Jan 15, 2011 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Steele for Chairman

A Grand Old Challenger Arises

A tussle within the Grand Old Party is in prospect. Michigan Republican Saul Anuzis has announced he will challenge Michael Steele, current GOP chairman, in an electoral contest that will determine who will lead the Republicans into the 2012 elections.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010 READ MORE


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Let Steele Speak

The Republican National Committee chairman is a wonderful distraction, a constant source of gaffes, laughs, clarifications and denials. But it’s the Democrats reciting Dick Cheney talking points who should be embarrassed.

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 READ MORE


Colbert and Krugman

‘Colbert Report’: Krugman on the Benefits of Unemployment Benefits

Stephen Colbert’s a bit under the weather in this clip from Monday night’s “Colbert Report,” and it’s going to take a lot more than bunny slippers to make things better. Enter economics whiz Paul Krugman ... (continued)

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Steele for Chairman

GOP Jumps on Dismal Jobs Report

A president’s employment problem is the opposition’s cannon fodder during election season, and Friday’s bad news on employment is giving the GOP some opportunities to lob a few more hits at the Democrats during the lead-in to this fall’s midterm elections.

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 READ MORE


Obama

Obama and Leno Yuk It Up at White House Press Bash

That Barack Obama is such a card. While it’s always an unsettling experience to watch our nation’s president crack wise about matters he’s supposed to be all serious about on the other 364 nights of the year, Obama managed to work in some zingers ... (continued)

Posted on May 3, 2010 READ MORE


Colbert

‘Colbert Report’: Between a Rock and a Black Face

The Republican National Committee is in quite a pickle following the whole lesbian-bondage-club kerfuffle, which has made some right-wingers question RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s leadership skills and to form a “shadow RNC ... only with a little less shadow,” as Stephen Colbert puts it in this clip.

Posted on Apr 9, 2010 READ MORE


In Defense of Chairman Mike

With attacks pouring in from both the left and the right, won’t someone at least pretend to take Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele’s side?

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Steele for Chairman

A Trip Down Michael Steele’s Money Trouble Trail

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele apparently isn’t the most highly esteemed figure over at Tucker Carlson’s online emporium The Daily Caller, as the site has published another unflattering story about Steele’s spending habits ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Two Girls, One GOP

The RNC would like us all to know that, whatever happened involving Young Eagles members, committee funds and lesbian-themed fun at Voyeur last month, Chairman Michael Steele wasn’t there. All the same, Jon Stewart still wants to show a Muppety re-enactment of that night of infamy.

Posted on Mar 31, 2010 READ MORE


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GOP Staffer Axed for Spending Funds at Racy Club

The RNC’s February expense report apparently listed the $1,946 tab from West Hollywood’s Voyeur nightclub, which features topless entertainers and bondage-themed get-ups, as money spent on meals and not bottle service, but regardless ... (continued) [Pictured above, RNC Chairman Michael Steele.] Updated

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 READ MORE


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GOP Family Values: RNC Looking Into $2K Erotic Club Tab

The Republican National Committee has a little image problem to account for after the Daily Caller reported Monday that RNC funds were used to pay for a $1,946 tab in early February at the Los Angeles nightclub Voyeur, where naughty shows of partial nakedness happen for patrons’ viewing pleasure.

Posted on Mar 29, 2010 READ MORE


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Palin: ‘It Would Be Absurd Not to Consider’ Presidential Run

There are few single statements that have the power to evoke terror and delight in the same breath, but surely this is one of them: On “Fox News Sunday,” the channel’s own political commentator and tea-party headliner Sarah Palin opined “that it would be absurd not to consider” a run for the White House in 2012.

Posted on Feb 8, 2010 READ MORE


Chairman Mike Turns the Tables

Republican Party grandees were all set to use Michael Steele in the most cynical way. Now it’s becoming clear that Steele has been using the users all along.

Posted on Jan 14, 2010 READ MORE


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Steele: GOP Embracing Tea Party Movement

With an eye on this year’s midterm elections and a look back at where the Republican Party might have misstepped in recent months, RNC Chairman Michael Steele dropped in at “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday to discuss the so-called tea party movement. He said the movement’s rise is “a revelatory moment for us” and that the GOP can “crystallize that new foundational support for our principles” in 2010.

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 READ MORE


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Why Stop at a Web Site When You Can Redesign the Whole Party?

The Republican Party’s new social network wants photographic evidence and an answer to the question “Why are you a Republican?” (good question). Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele brings the hip to this new Facebook for white people with a blog titled “What up?”  Update 2: This is more interesting than we realized.

Posted on Oct 13, 2009 READ MORE


Crazy Like a Fox?

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but if the Republican Party wants to get back into the game, it should start by paying more attention to its new chairman, the all-too-quotable Michael Steele.

Posted on Apr 7, 2009 READ MORE


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Is the Limbaugh Love-In a Deliberate Distraction?

Is Rush Limbaugh’s sudden elevation to the top tier of the Republican Party a naturally occurring phenomenon ... or a vast left-wing conspiracy? Some among the GOP’s ranks suspect that the latter is the answer.

Posted on Mar 5, 2009 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: A Party in Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh staked his claim to primacy in the GOP recently. Jon Stewart is at the ready with a response. This includes a cultural reference to Russian nesting dolls. Sometimes absurdity is the best policy.

Posted on Mar 4, 2009 READ MORE


Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel: Limbaugh Is the Voice of the GOP

What does the future hold for the Grand Old Party? For his part, President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gave some credit, however credible, to Rush Limbaugh as an intellectual force to be reckoned with on the right. Here’s what Emanuel had to say on Sunday’s “Face the Nation.”

Posted on Mar 2, 2009 READ MORE


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Limbaugh and Steele Lock Horns in GOP Rumble

¿Quién es más macho? And who’s the rightful leader of the GOP? Both Rush Limbaugh and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele are claiming the title in a curious kind of public arm-wrestling match that also pits entertainment against politics (as if the two weren’t already interconnected).

Posted on Mar 2, 2009 READ MORE


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Black Politician Named as GOP Chairman

Could this be the Republican Party’s attempted answer to Barack Obama? Or is that too cynical a read on the new appointment of the GOP’s first African-American party chairman, former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele?

Posted on Jan 30, 2009 READ MORE


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