GOP stars to headline party fundraiser
August 26th, 2013
01:21 PM ET
8 months ago

GOP stars to headline party fundraiser

(CNN) - They're a half dozen of the biggest names in the Republican Party, hailing from different wings of the GOP.

And they're all teaming up next month to help the Republican National Committee raise money.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Marco Rubio • Rand Paul • RNC • Scott Walker
RNC puts Biden in 2016 spotlight
August 23rd, 2013
08:43 AM ET
8 months ago

RNC puts Biden in 2016 spotlight

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's teaming up Friday with President Barack Obama at a campaign style event in Scranton, Pennsylvania isn't going unnoticed by the Republican National Committee.

The party committee is up with a web video that characterizes the education event in the city where the vice president was born as the first step in the "Biden 2016 kickoff tour."
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Filed under: 2016 • Joe Biden • Pennsylvania • RNC
GOP urges schools to emphasize 'founding principles'
August 16th, 2013
01:08 PM ET
8 months ago

GOP urges schools to emphasize 'founding principles'

Boston (CNN) - Members of the Republican National Committee backed a resolution Friday calling on state legislatures to pass legislation "supporting the changing and teaching" of American history to put a greater emphasis on the country's "founding principles."

"School children of the United States of America should understand the sacrifice that has been made for the God-given liberty so that a strong Constitutional Republic in the United States may be secured for future generations," reads the resolution, which passed by a voice vote at Friday's general session of the RNC.
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Filed under: Education • RNC
RNC moves to freeze out networks on debates
August 16th, 2013
12:08 PM ET
8 months ago

RNC moves to freeze out networks on debates

Boston (CNN) - The Republican National Committee approved a resolution Friday vowing to sideline CNN and NBC from the presidential primary debate process in 2016 unless the networks abandon plans to produce programs about Hillary Clinton.

CNN recently commissioned a documentary film about Clinton, the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state, that is scheduled to run in theaters and on CNN sometime in 2014.
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Filed under: RNC
Christie raps potential 2016 rivals at Republican confab
August 15th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
8 months ago

Christie raps potential 2016 rivals at Republican confab

Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET on 8/15

Boston (CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie planted himself firmly in the Republican Party’s establishment wing Thursday with a pugnacious speech calling on his party to focus on pragmatism rather than ideology and crippling internal debates.

"We are not a debating society,” Christie told a lunchtime audience at the Republican National Committees summer meeting in Boston. “We are a political operation that needs to win."
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Filed under: Chris Christie • RNC
August 14th, 2013
02:21 PM ET
8 months ago

Gingrich: Republicans have 'zero' health care ideas

Boston (CNN) – Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich reprimanded his fellow Republicans in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, blaming GOP members of Congress for developing "zero" alternatives to President Obama's health care reform law.

Gingrich, who was speaking at the opening session of the Republican National Committee's summer meeting, fielded a question about "Obamacare" and recalled that Republicans were able to block Bill Clinton's health care reform effort in 1994 because they had "a positive alternative approach" to health care.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Health care • Newt Gingrich • RNC
Republican Party launches 'Rising Stars' program
August 13th, 2013
05:30 PM ET
8 months ago

Republican Party launches 'Rising Stars' program

Washington (CNN) – In a fresh effort to present a more diverse tableau to the American voter, the Republican National Committee is rolling out a "Rising Stars" initiative this week in Boston, the site of the party's summer meeting.

The aim of the program, a party official said, is to leverage the party's resources and national media connections to highlight Republican candidates, elected officials, writers and activists who rarely surface in the national political conversation.
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Filed under: RNC
August 11th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
8 months ago

Priebus: It matters who airs Clinton films, not who makes them

(CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday that his organization’s planned debate boycott was focused on NBC and CNN – which plan to air films about Hillary Clinton – and not companies which may produce those projects.

Priebus, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” was responding to a question from Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley about a report in The New York Times that Fox Television Studios was in the “early stages” of talks to produce NBC’s miniseries about Clinton, set to star Diane Lane. Fox Television Studios is a corporate sibling of Fox News Channel and the Fox broadcast network.
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Filed under: Reince Priebus • RNC
CNN, NBC move forward on Hillary Clinton projects
August 5th, 2013
05:01 PM ET
8 months ago

CNN, NBC move forward on Hillary Clinton projects

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened Monday to try and prevent CNN and NBC from hosting 2016 GOP presidential primary debates unless both networks agreed to cancel forthcoming television specials about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

CNN and NBC, in separate statements, said they would move forward with the projects.
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Filed under: CNN • RNC
Steele rips Republican party-building effort
July 30th, 2013
03:08 PM ET
9 months ago

Steele rips Republican party-building effort

Washington (CNN) – Michael Steele has a bone to pick.

After Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus announced a "50 state strategy" last week that will deploy paid field staffers in every state in a push to rebuild the GOP's stale voter contact operation, Steele, the party's former chairman, said he "had to laugh."
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Filed under: Michael Steele • Reince Priebus • RNC
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