Republican National Committee

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The Tea Party Does Not Love Rick Perry

    Gov. Rick Perry has been a bit of a conservative darling of late. Yep, the Republicans have rallied round the man after he was indicted for corruption charges a few weeks back. It was a touching moment of unity in a party that has been remarkably divided in recent years. Well, that's all over or no ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    5 Tips for Rick Perry if He Insists on a 2016 Run

    Fish swim and birds fly and politicians run for political office - these truths are pretty self-evident. But it still comes as a faint shock that Gov. Rick Perry popped up in Iowa this week lambasting President Obama. He's been sharing his views on troops in Iraq, he's been spouting off opinions on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Happy 90th Birthday George Bush Sr.: A Rousing R&B Salute

    A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert Directed by David Deutsch Shout! Factory, 120 min., $19.98 "Tonight is not a night for politics," says a well-coiffed man at the microphone with an unmistakable Southern drawl at the beginning of this concert. "Tonight is the ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2014

    Rick Perry Lawyers Up. HISD Debuts New Mascots.

    We look at the rise and fall of the boy from Paint Creek.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Rick Perry: The Rise and Fall of a Boy From Paint Creek

    Will all of this rich Texas dirt hurt Perry's 2016 Presidential aspirations?

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    The 20 Worst People of 2013

    Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Wells Fargo.

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    September 20, 2013

    Tom DeLay is Off the Hook...For Now

    The Texas court of appeals for the Austin area ruled today that the evidence the State mustered against Tom DeLay was "legally insufficient" and reversed the jury's verdict and ordered that DeLay be acquitted of money laundering. Without delving into the weeds too much, the State's case was essenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Julian Castro: Three Things We Learned About San Antonio's Mayor At Last Night's DNC

    At first, it seemed strange that, on one of the most important nights for Democrats, they would open with a a guy with a sprawling white smile who no one had heard of before. But hey, Dems must have thought, it worked in 2004 -- why not play this hand again? So they did, trotting out Julian Castro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Thus Endeth The Republican Convention: The Best Of Our Miami Sister Paper's Coverage

    Florida has survived the 2012 Republican National Convention, which perhaps should not surprise too many people because Florida has always shown a knack for surviving whatever gets thrown at it. Even if it's Clint Eastwood arguing with a chair. The RNC was in Tampa, but our sister paper Miami New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    From The GOP Convention: The Seven Craziest Souvenirs

    Our sister paper Miami New Times is hard at work covering the 2012 Republican convention in Florida. To which we say Thank Christ because, you know, someone has to. We did our time in the Dome in 1992. New Times' Victor Gonzalez has been roaming the halls, looking for the mementoes available to att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    RNC Hoopla: Ted Cruz Saying Stupid Things, Fitting in Just Fine

    Ah, the Republican National Convention. Glitz. Glamour. Ted Cruz -- our newly-anointed Texan conservative savior -- saying really dumb things. And Christianity. Lots and lots of Christianity. But first, back to Cruz, who's scheduled to address the convention tonight. So here's the deal: This is his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The Republican Candidate's Guide To Picking Campaign Music

    This week Republicans from around the country gather in Florida to celebrate all things conservative and curse Issac for stealing the national spotlight. For me the 2012 Republican National Convention marks the true start of the presidential campaign season, the playoffs to the primaries' regular se ... More >>

  • News

    August 23, 2012

    Your Gonzo Guide to the Republican National Convention

    From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Bill Cody Omer: After his Pitbull Dies in Hot Car, Poses For Weird Mugshot

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new clubhouse leader in the Mugshot of the Year sweepstakes, not to mention another entrant in the list of idiots who don't know that leaving a dog in you car on a Texas summer afternoon is moronic and all-too-often fatal . Meet 23-year-old Bill Cody Omer, a college ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Breathe Easy, Houston: We're Not Getting The GOP Convention

    ​Yesterday we noted that respected national publication Hotline had reported that Houston was one of four finalists for the 2012 GOP convention. Naturally, this caused much panic among  those people who aren't the kind to listen to Glenn Beck and nod their head saying "Damn, that man makes se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Lord Save Us: Houston A Finalist For The 2012 GOP Convention

    An elephant stampede may be coming, and it will look like "Oliver's Army"​Hotline is reporting that the Republican National Committee has picked four finalists for the 2012 GOP convention, and Houston is one of them.We have to assume that they mean Houston, Texas, so be prepared to face horror.The ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    Boxing, Sex and Madness

    Mike Tyson's many personalities are on display in James Toback's new documentary.

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    November 5, 2008
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    September 30, 2008

    Will Rappers Cost Obama the Election? Will Big & Rich Cost McCain the Election?

    Young Jeezy's brief flirtation with John McCain on the set of Saturday Night Live aside, it's clear rappers favor Barack Obama by a wide margin in this election. (Check out this survey, for starters.) Though MC after MC has supported Obama with endorsement tracks, the big-ups at this point are likel ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Dragon Slayer

    A new Republican challenger steps forth to take on Tom DeLay

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    May 26, 2005

    Bohacked Off

    A state rep takes umbrage

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    October 28, 2004

    The Blog Age

    Matt Mullenweg helps usher in the real information revolution, one Web log at a time

  • News

    September 23, 2004


    Letters to the Editor

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Election Ennui

    Why the mayor's race hasn't caught fire

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    King Kinder

    Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now he’s ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Mid-Summer Daydreams

    The Democratic Party chief is full of promises -- and attitude

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    January 6, 2000

    The Insider

    The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash

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    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Rogue Elephant

    Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them

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    July 9, 1998

    GOP Lay-Ups

    Enron fuels Republican soft money machine

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    July 9, 1998

    The Party Boys

    Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style

  • News

    August 7, 1997
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    August 29, 1996
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    June 23, 1994

    The Case Against Kay

    Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.