RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day
April 15th, 2014
04:36 PM ET
9 hours ago

RNC files suit against IRS on Tax Day

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee announced Tuesday, the day Americans file their taxes, it's suing the Internal Revenue Service over withholding records involved in the agency's targeting of conservative and other groups.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-California) has spent nearly a year investigating why the agency used conservative political terms like "Tea Party" and "patriot" to flag some applications for tax-exempt status.

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Filed under: Obama administration • RNC • Taxes
RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul
April 9th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
7 days ago

RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee said Wednesday it brought in $25.2 million in first-quarter fundraising, highlighting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million this election cycle.

The group said it raised $10.2 million in March alone, pushing its 2014 total to $105.9 million, with $12.3 million cash on hand.

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Filed under: Fundraising • RNC
Phoenix, Columbus out of the running for 2016 GOP convention
April 2nd, 2014
01:49 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Phoenix, Columbus out of the running for 2016 GOP convention

Washington (CNN) – The Republican National Committee has narrowed the list of cities it is considering to host the 2016 GOP convention to six, and announced Wednesday it is no longer considering Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio.

Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City and Las Vegas are still in contention to host the convention where Republicans will officially choose their presidential nominee.
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Filed under: 2016 • RNC
Parties tout campaign cash figures
April 2nd, 2014
11:37 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Parties tout campaign cash figures

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is touting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million in fundraising this election cycle.

"I'm thankful to everyone who helped the RNC raise over $100 million for the 2014 cycle, 1st committee to hit that mark. Big, big year ahead," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Wednesday morning.

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Ted Cruz's fake tattoo and other April Fools’ pranks
April 1st, 2014
11:42 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Ted Cruz's fake tattoo and other April Fools’ pranks

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz rolled up his sleeve Tuesday to show off his new "tattoo."

The inked up arm was one of a number of April Fools’ pranks that played out in the political world.
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Filed under: RNC • Ted Cruz
On anniversary of GOP 'autopsy,' both sides take aim
March 18th, 2014
02:53 PM ET
4 weeks ago

On anniversary of GOP 'autopsy,' both sides take aim

(CNN) - It's probably not on your calendar but in the political world Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of a symbolically important, self-determined revamp for the Republican Party.

As Republicans march on to the 2014 midterms armed with a plan for success - laid out in a post-election report prescribed from the party's failing in the 2012 - Democrats insist the so-called autopsy has had a negligible effect on transforming the GOP.

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Filed under: Debbie Wasserman Schultz • DNC • Reince Priebus • RNC
RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'
March 18th, 2014
01:43 PM ET
4 weeks ago

RNC chairman predicts 'tsunami-type election'

Washington (CNN) - The head of the Republican Party has a prediction about November's midterm elections.

"I think we're in for a tsunami-type election in 2014," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus said Tuesday at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. FULL POST

First on CNN: RNC makes play for unhappy Obama voters in new ad buy
March 16th, 2014
08:00 PM ET
4 weeks ago

First on CNN: RNC makes play for unhappy Obama voters in new ad buy

Washington (CNN) - The messages are all GOP meat and potatoes: smaller government, less regulation on industry, school choice, entitlement reform, and sparking job creation.

But the messengers aren't who you might expect from the Republican Party.

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Filed under: 2014 • Reince Priebus • RNC
RNC questions timing of Clinton document release
March 7th, 2014
06:24 PM ET
1 month ago

RNC questions timing of Clinton document release

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee alleged Friday that previously confidential papers from the Clinton White House were improperly withheld from the public for over a year and requested the National Archives provide its correspondence with the offices of Bill and Hillary Clinton regarding the review and release of the material.

David Powers, the RNC's senior counsel, requested in a letter Friday to the Archives that the agency turn over "any documents, correspondence, and e-mails" it exchanged with representative of the Clintons regarding the "review, consideration, or withholding" of the documents, which he says includes "some communications with Hillary Clinton."

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • RNC
First on CNN: Republican committees tie Democrats to proposed Medicare Advantage cuts
February 26th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
2 months ago

First on CNN: Republican committees tie Democrats to proposed Medicare Advantage cuts

Updated 2:15 p.m. ET, 2/26/2014

Washington (CNN) - Republican groups are hitting Democrats over the Obama administration's proposal to cut payment rates to insurers who administer Medicare Advantage, highlighting a potentially damaging report for Democrats among seniors ahead of this year's midterm elections.

A joint memo released Wednesday by three Republican committees - the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee - ties Democrats to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report released last Friday.

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Filed under: Medicare • NRCC • NRSC • Obamacare • RNC
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