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RNC reschedules D.C. winter meeting so members can attend anti-abortion rally

The Republican National Committee (RNC) confirmed on Monday that it had rescheduled part of its winter meeting in Washington, D.C. to allow attendees to take part in an anti-abortion protest. In a statement obtained by CNN, GOP spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski said that Chairman Reince Priebus had ordered the change because…

Black Republican: What has Obama done for the Black community?

A spokesperson for the Republican National Committee (RNC) deflected criticism over the party’s public statement regarding Rosa Parks on Wednesday by trying to paint the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as a problem for the Black community, which he suggested has been ignored by President Barack Obama and his Democratic party.…

Chuck Todd explains RNC debate ban: GOP candidates only run for a ‘deal with Fox’

MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Monday explained that the Republican National Committee (RNC) was “smart” to bar CNN and NBC from hosting debates because about half the the 2012 presidential candidates just wanted a national platform to get a talk show, radio show or some other deal with Fox News.…

African-American Republican confronts Priebus: Party treats blacks ‘like we don’t exist’

A Republican African-American woman on Wednesday told RNC chairman Reince Priebus and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich that the party treated blacks “like we don’t exist.” Following a long discussion between Gingrich and Priebus at the 2013 Republican National Committee Summer Meeting about how the party was going to be…

Watch live: Newt Gingrich addresses RNC summer meeting in Boston

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus are scheduled to speak at the RNC Summer Meeting in Boston. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Aug. 14.…

RNC chair: ‘I’ll double down’ on comparing women to caterpillars

The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday refused to “walk back” claims that the Republican “war on women” was as fictional as a “war on caterpillars.” In a interview that last week, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it…

RNC seeks to overturn ban on direct corporate donations to candidates

Emboldened by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is seeking to increase the influence corporations have over funding American politics. In a brief filed Tuesday afternoon to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the RNC is seeking to overturn a 1908 law banning corporations from…

RNC chairman calls Trump debate ‘a problem’

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said Thursday that he’s opposed to candidates participating in a debate moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump because Trump is still considering running for president independent of the two parties. “We appreciate what Mr. Trump has done, but if you’re…

SC GOP chair blasts ‘rogue state’ Florida for trying to move primary

South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly promised Thursday to do whatever was necessary to make sure his state continued to have the first primary in the South. In a vote Friday, a Florida state commission is expected to move their primary to January 31, 2011, which would be earlier than…

Steele bumbles literary reference: Cites Tolstoy, but quotes Dickens

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has been called many things during his tenure atop the Republican party. Literary connoisseur was not one of them. Even in announcing his intent to seek a second term at the RNC, Steele himself admitted that he’d “stumbled along the way.” Stumbled, maybe more…

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