David Petraeus hired on at private-equity firm KKR

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- Former CIA chief and U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus will work with private-equity firm KKR, leading a new in-house initiative, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Prominent Republicans signed a brief backing same-sex marriage that will be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in a suit seeking to bar gay marriage bans.
Effort focuses on commitment in gay unions

Effort focuses on commitment in gay unions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A bipartisan effort seeks to re-angle the gay marriage debate in the United States from an emphasis on civil rights to the value of commitment, supporters say.

Martinez, Duncan to head GOP

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Tuesday introduced Florida Sen. Mel Martinez as the next head of the national Republican Party, replacing Ken Mehlman. Mehlman announced he would step down after last week's general election, in which Republicans lost control of

Maher's GOP gay quips expunged from 'King'

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Two sentences that implied Republican Party boss Ken Mehlman is gay were edited out of a segment on the "Larry King Show" in some U.S. time zones.

Mehlman stepping down as GOP chief

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Ken Mehlman has confirmed he is resigning as Republican National Committee chairman in January, a Washington report says.

Report: Mehlman to leave RNC post

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman is expected to step down at the end of the year, CNN reported in Washington Thursday.

GOP posts record-breaking fundraising year

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee said it pulled in more than $100 million in donations last year, a record for a U.S. non-presidential election cycle.

Party chairs say intelligence was flawed

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The chairmen of both the Democratic and Republican parties agree the pre-Iraq war intelligence was bad but disagree on how it should be viewed now.

Rove cancels campaign appearance

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Presidential adviser Karl Rove unexpectedly canceled an appearance at a Republican breakfast in Virginia where he was to have delivered the keynote address.

Top Bush political aide to depart

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- White House Office of Political Affairs chief Matt Schlapp is leaving the administration for a post with Koch Industries, The Hill reports.

Voter registration now GOP's fulltime job

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The Republican Party has announced plans for a permanent, year-round U.S. voter registration program.

Mehlman selected to lead RNC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ken Mehlman, who served as President Bush's campaign manager in 2004, was elected Wednesday to the chairman's spot for the Republican National Committee.

Mehlman to chair Republican National Comm.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Ken Mehlman, campaign manager for Bush-Cheney '04, will be named head of the Republican National Committee, a source close to the White House told UPI Thursday. A former White House political director, Mehlman has strong ties to senior presidential counse

Bush to skip Ground Zero visit

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- President Bush will not visit New York City's Ground Zero during this summer's Republican National Convention, the Post reported Wednesday.
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