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CNN's Paul Steinhauser goes behind the scenes of the RNC "war room" in Tampa, Florida.
Christine O'Donnell says that she did not steal the idea for the Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street debate.
Officials are on alert as anarchists threaten to shut down both National Conventions. CNN's Jill Dougherty reports.
Law enforcement officials are concerned about possible violence by anarchist extremists at the upcoming Republican and Democratic national conventions, according to an intelligence bulletin prepared by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.
Tampa, Florida, strip clubs welcome this year's Republican National Convention.
Republicans scored a decisive victory Tuesday in the bitter Wisconsin recall election as Gov. Scott Walker beat back Democratic challenger Tom Barrett and his organized labor allies to keep his seat in Madison.
Not too long ago, it seemed this week's meeting of the Republican National Committee in Arizona might be consumed with squabbles about delegate math and anxious hand-wringing over the long and acrimonious presidential primary fight.
Chris Christie called it "the dumbest idea anybody ever had."
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says that tough primaries are a good thing and that there's still time to woo independents.
A Republican-appointed commission in Florida could turn the 2012 GOP presidential nominating calendar topsy-turvy Friday if it goes ahead with plans to shift the state's primary to January 31.
Florida is now expected to hold its presidential primary on the last day in January 2012, a move likely to throw the carefully arranged Republican nominating calendar into disarray and jumpstart the nominating process a month earlier than party leaders had hoped.
The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast rights to news outlets, two Republicans with knowledge of the idea tell CNN.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.
Michael Steele withdraws his name for another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Michael Steele announced Monday that he will seek a second term as chairman of the Republican National Committee, according to several committee members who took part in a private conference call with him.
In July, RNC chairman Michael Steele says he won't resign, and that "exceptional" Republicans will take back government.
In less than two months, members of the Republican National Committee will convene at National Harbor, just outside Washington, and select a chairman to lead the organization over the next two years.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:
Campaigns are working to get out the vote as the midterm elections are just a few days away.
Nearly 4,000 GOP insiders are descending Thursday on New Orleans for the start of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, thought by many to be the unofficial kickoff to the 2012 presidential cycle.
Should RNC Chair Michael Steele resign? Is he helping or hurting the party? Political heavy-weights battle it out on CNN.
Embattled Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has sought to reassure party activists that the GOP will be prepared for November's elections after his chief of staff's resignation.
Given all external indicators, the GOP hierarchy should be having a pretty good time right about now.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour joins CNN's John King and compares the current political environment with the past.
A prominent conservative is urging Americans not to donate to the the RNC following allegations of lavish spending.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele might be reminding conservative activists of a past Republican leadership turned arrogant with power.
A FRC Action member is urging supporters to avoid donating directly to the Republican National Committee.
A nearly $2,000 bar tab at a bondage-themed Hollywood night club has continued to cast a shadow on the Republican National Committee and has raised questions over the ability of its chairman, Michael Steele, to lead the party to victory in November 2010.
The Republican National Committee confirms it reimbursed a nearly $2000 tab at a nightclub. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is being criticized again after the committee bankrolled a Republican donor's tab at a risque Hollywood nightclub with other party members.
The head of an influential social conservative organization urged members and supporters Wednesday to stop donating to the Republican National Committee and instead contribute to its own coffers or to candidates with like-minded goals.
Top Republicans have harsh words for a leaked Republican National Committee document containing images skewering President Obama and other leading Democrats.
On Sunday we commemorate the courage and sacrifice of 600 men and women who dared 45 years ago to take the first steps in a 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital, Montgomery, for the right to vote. That day, Sunday, March 7, 1965, would come to be known as "Bloody Sunday."
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he would be pushing for a public option in the final health care bill, it looked as if he had given up on the possibility of a bipartisan agreement.
New party chairman Michael Steele says he will take Republican ideals to all parts of America.
Republicans took the first step toward rebuilding on Friday after suffering demoralizing losses in November that left them with little power and acknowledging that much needs to be done to restore the GOP to its former glory.
Members of the Republican National Committee elected their first African-American party chief Friday, choosing former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele to chair the organization after six tumultuous rounds of voting.
The unpredictable and sometimes acrimonious race to lead the GOP into the post-Bush era will culminate Friday when the Republican National Committee votes to elect its next chairman.
The campaign to determine who will lead the Republican party into the era of Barack Obama took a series of unexpected turns Wednesday, beginning with the removal of non-party members from a highly-anticipated "special meeting" of the Republican National Committee.
A hundred days have passed since House Republicans pushed the Dow Jones over the cliff to its biggest point loss ever with their surprise rejection of Henry Paulson's $700 billion Wall Street bailout.
A fresh, invigorating appeal to voters. That's the challenge Republicans face as they set out to pick a new leader for a party driven into the wilderness after a disappointing 2008 general election.
A candidate to lead the Republican Party releases a CD that insults Barack Obama. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
Republican Party reaction is divided over the decision of a candidate for party chairman to distribute a CD that features the parody tune "Barack the Magic Negro," with the majority of Chip Saltsman's political rivals criticizing the move.
The chairman of the Republican National Committee said he was "appalled" by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" on a CD distributed by one of his political rivals.
A candidate for the Republican National Committee chairmanship said Friday the CD he sent committee members for Christmas -- which included a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro" -- was clearly intended as a joke.
When Michigan GOP Chairman Saul Anuzis decided to throw his hat in the ring to head the Republican Party, he announced his intentions on an unlikely forum: Twitter.
The man steering the Republican Party has said he's concerned that Democrats may try unfairly to influence Minnesota's Senate contest, which is headed toward a recount, and the Senate runoff battle in Georgia.
CNN's John Roberts talks with RNC Chairman Mike Duncan about the party's future.
While many in the media are single-mindedly focused on vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's outfits, Republican efforts to brand Sen. Barack Obama a socialist and the chances that Democrats will net nine Senate seats (giving them 60 seats in the next Senate), some other interesting things are going on -- things that are being missed.
There's been a lot of sniping and a lot of stories Wednesday about Gov. Sarah Palin's clothes.
Protesters march on the final day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.
CNN's Jonathan Mann has all the highlights from the Republican National Convention.
Authorities in Minnesota's Twin Cities have created "a climate of intense police intimidation," protesters at the Republican National Convention contend, but officials say they're merely preserving the peace.
Recorded: a raid on the building used by a group planning to protest at the Republican National Convention.
Police raided a rental hall used by a group organizing protests at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday.
In the electoral college of rock, Joel Stein reports from Denver, the Democrats hold a commanding lead
Viewpoint: Republicans are hooting at Obama's suggestion that inflating your tires can help save energy. But who's really out of touch?
Kept away from the action in 2004, protesters have taken their cases to federal courts in Denver and St. Paul, Minn., in hopes that their efforts might hit their intended targets
With the economy and Iraq topping voter concerns, abortion has receded into the political background. As a TIME poll shows, that has put the Catholic vote up for grabs
Four years ago, Michael Farris was knee-deep in presidential politics.
Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser explains what John McCain and Barack Obama are up to on the campaign trail.
Sen. Hillary Clinton has taken an early lead in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, even before voters make their voices heard in the first-in-the-nation presidential contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.
CNN's Heidi Collins interviews the respective chairmen of the DNC and RNC to see what they expect from caucus night in Iowa.
E-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House officials who had electronic message accounts with the Republican National Committee, the House Oversight Committee said Monday
E-mail records are missing for 51 of the 88 White House aides with Republican Party accounts, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reported Monday.
Who's the insider favorite for the Republican nomination? The answer may come as a surprise.
Reports filed recently with the Federal Election Commission show that the Senate and House fundraising arms of the national Democratic party have widened their cash advantage over their Republican counterparts, while the Republican National Committee continues to have more than four times the cash in the bank than its rival, the Democratic National Committee.
In 2004, John Kerry spent so much of his advertising budget on broadcast-television warhorses like Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune that he at least deserved a wardrobe courtesy of Botany 500. George W. Bush threw millions at TV too (he favored Cops and JAG), but his ads also appeared on cable, talk radio, blogs, the Internet and, in several cases, closed-circuit televisions above health-club treadmills. "We took one message and designed lots of different avenues to communicate it," says Matthew Dowd, Bush's chief strategist in '04. "They took a lot of different messages and drove them all into one big funnel."
Embattled White House adviser Karl Rove vowed Friday to make the war on terrorism a central campaign issue in November and said Democratic senators looked "mean-spirited and small-minded" in questioning Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito.
When President Bush gives his State of the Union address this Wednesday evening, more than 30 million people in the United States alone may be watching.
In early 1993, Washington Post reporter Michael Weisskopf wrote a front-page story that characterized the followers of conservative church leaders Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as being " largely poor, uneducated and easy to command." Both Weisskopf and the Post were rightly criticized for publishing that unfair, offensive smear, especially by conservatives who introduced the Post quote as Exhibit A to prove that the liberal, secular press was full of elitists who mocked church-goers.
Vince Munoz, Flutter Fetti Fun Factory, New Orleans
Arnold, the Bush sisters, voting machines, Kerry Campaign shakeup rumors, criticism of RNC bloggers, and censorship of Supreme Court decisions were on the minds of bloggers as the second day of the Republican National Convention wrapped up.
Blue-chip stocks edged lower Wednesday as investors played it cautious ahead of reports on manufacturing and construction spending, keeping the market from building on Tuesday's late rally.
Check out the links below to hot political stories around the country this morning.
U.S. stocks declined Monday, on the lightest volume day of the year, as investors took profits after a two-week rise and kept an eye on the first day of the Republican National Convention.
Stocks declined early Monday in light summer trading as investors eyed mixed reports on personal income and spending and the start of the Republican National Convention.
In the first major clampdown on protesters before the Republican National Convention, New York police arrested 264 people Friday night during a mass demonstration.
Technology shares fell and the broader market barely budged Thursday as a fifth day of falling oil prices failed to awaken investors from a late summer haze.
Stocks surged Wednesday, rallying across the board as investors cheered a sharp drop in oil prices.
Consumer confidence stood at its all-time average a week before the opening of the Republican National Convention in New York City, leaving questions about whether President Bush has done a decent job reviving the U.S. economy in the past four years, a report said Tuesday.
Representatives of an Arab-American group and an antiwar group say they are urgently conferring with their attorneys on what steps to take after a federal judge turned down their request to gather in New York's Central Park and stage a protest before the Republican National Convention.
A mob of chanting "demonstrators" clashed with police Thursday in Brooklyn in a mock protest held to review arrest procedures ahead of the Republican National Convention.
Stocks managed to cut losses by the end of an otherwise down session Thursday, in which record-high oil prices put an end to the markets' four-day winning streak.
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Stocks rose Tuesday for the second straight session as economic and earnings news soothed fears about a second-half slowdown.
A protest group planning a large anti-President Bush rally the day before the Republican National Convention opens has told the New York City Police Department that it will not use the site designated for it by the city.
Last week, the Democratic National Convention (DNC) ended. But the First Amendment issues that were raised there did not. Indeed, they are likely to continue on indefinitely -- recurring at the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC), and similar public events raising intense security concerns.
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The Democratic Party and its all-but-official nominee for the White House announced Friday that they have broken fund-raising records in recent months, helping stock the barrels for the campaign to oust President Bush.
The Republican National Committee launched a wide-ranging legal assault Wednesday on more than two dozen political groups working to defeat President Bush.
Two full days of 9/11 commission hearings have blocked most TV coverage of the '04 campaign, but those hearings did more to influence the Bush/Kerry race than any new attack ad or policy speech ever could. With the pent-up energy of two boys stuck in rainy-day recess, George Bush and John Kerry roar back into campaign mode today, armed with publicity stunts they've kept under wraps all week.
Reggie the Republican registration rig will be in Orlando tomorrow. So will the Blue Dog Democrats and their budget-busting red balloons.
The Republican National Committee is warning television stations across the country not to run ads from the MoveOn.org Voter Fund that criticize President Bush, charging that the left-leaning political group is paying for them with money raised in violation of the new campaign-finance law.
Can you imagine my excitement when I got an e-mail from the President of the United States? That's right: On Friday, Nov. 1, 2002, at 2:51 P.M., I received an e-mail from President George W. Bush. ...
Forget about signing up for a credit card to support your favorite charity. The trendiest affinity item now is your Internet service provider. Everyone from the Republican National Committee to a L...
There's something to annoy everyone in the new deficit-reduction package proposed by House Ways and Means Chairman Dan Rostenkowski. That's the beauty of the plan. His idea is comprehensive, centri...