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GOP strategist: RNC Chairman Michael Steele has ‘failed miserably’

Steele ‘not going to matter’ to Republicans’ 2010 strategy thanks to Karl Rove’s ‘coup’ via ‘shadow RNC’ Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele is under fire from his own party once again. But this time, he may not be getting another chance at redemption in the eyes of senior…

Ciao: RNC cancels Breitbart fundraiser after edited video scandal

Update: Event was “rescheduled, not canceled,” Breitbart to get invitation “The Republican National Committee will invite Andrew Breitbart to its rescheduled “big donor” fundraiser in Southern California, which had been set to feature the conservative columnist and online-media mogul, along with numerous California Republican politicians,” Ralph Z. Hallow reports for…

GOP’s Steele accused of ‘hiding’ $7.1 million in debt

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has been accused by his treasurer of attempting to hide $7.1 million in debt, in a move that, if true, could expose the Republican Party to millions of dollars in fines and even criminal prosecution. The Washington Times reports that RNC Treasurer Randy Pullen…

Rove’s ‘shadow RNC’ benefits from Supremes’ Citizens United decision

A recent Supreme Court decision hailed by Republicans but condemned by most Democrats may be helping to stuff the coffers of conservative political groups founded by Karl Rove. President George W. Bush’s former senior adviser admitted to Fox News Tuesday that his American Crossroads 527 and Crossroads GPS groups have…

RNC blew $340,000 on posh three-day Hawaii bash — $56,000 a day

The Republican National Committee spent more than $340,000 at a lavish party meeting in Hawaii, according to recently filed campaign finance reports. The news comes on the heels of a report last month which revealed that the Party had reimbursed a staffer $2,000 for an event at a risque bondage-themed…

CNN’s right-wing pundit retracts call for Steele’s resignation

April has been a rough month for CNN’s new right-wing commentator Erick Erickson. A media frenzy circled around his warning that if census workers showed up at his door he would scare them off with a shotgun. The latest tricky situation emerged Monday after Erickson called for the removal of…

FEC commissioner faces disbarment complaint after Raw Story report

The progressive non-profit network Velvet Revolution has filed a disciplinary complaint against Federal Election Commissioner Caroline Hunter with the DC Court of Appeals, asking that she be debarred for providing “misleading statements” under oath. Last month, Raw Story’s Brad Jacobson reported that when Hunter was serving as deputy counsel to…

Steele’s RNC fundraising may have violated federal limits

Stories of financial malfeasance at the Republican National Committee spread from a scandal involving $2,000 spent at a bondage-themed strip club to a possible quid-pro-quo fundraising agreement to circumvent federal restrictions on campaign finance.…

No ‘fooling’: RNC mailer solicited donations to phone sex hotline

This is not an April Fool’s joke. The Republican National Committee does not want you to give your credit card information to a phone sex hotline, even though they listed the number to one on a recent fundraising mailer. The RNC document, which was appears designed to mimic a census…

Exclusive: FEC commissioner helped RNC conceal role in 2004 vote suppression

Judge found sworn testimony ‘belied’ the facts Caroline Hunter, a Bush-appointed Federal Election Commissioner who remains in office, provided misleading statements under oath in an effort to conceal Republican National Committee involvement in vote suppression activities during the 2004 presidential election, a Raw Story investigation has found. Legal experts say…

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