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State Republican parties mired in dysfunction

Plagued by infighting and deep ideological divisions, state Republican parties from Alaska to Maine are mired in dysfunction. Several state Republican leaders have been forced out or resigned in recent months, and many state GOP parties face financial problems and skeptical national leaders. Full story

The GOP views voter supression as ‘their ticket to success’

"This effort by the Republican party across the country -- countenanced by RNC chair Reince Priebus, is an assault on black America that's historic, that's deliberate, that's unforgettable -- and, you could say, unforgivable," says Chris Matthews. Full story

What Faith and Freedom confab says about Republicans

   Republican Party chair Reince Priebus offers advice at the Faith & Freedom coalition convention while Governor Christie skips the event for a Clinton gathering. MSNBC's Alex Wagner discusses the state of the Republican Party makeover with MSNBC's Ryan Grim and the Washington Post's Nia-Malika Hender

Bashir: Priebus and his millennials problem

   Martin Bashir explains to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus why – contrary to his own stated opinion – his party is not “in a great position to talk to millennials.”

Why White House’s bungled IRS response is so important

   MSNBC political analysts Karen Finney and Ron Reagan discuss the White House’s crisis communications strategy and response to rolling disclosures amid the IRS controversy.

RNC Chair accuses Obama administration of ‘political warfare’

“If you’re in my shoes and you have the IRS targeting conservative groups, tea party groups, and any person critical of the White House, what would you think? Give me a break!” Reince Priebus said on Thursday's Morning Joe. Full story

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NBC Politics: Social conservatives warn Priebus they could abandon GOP

RNC chair takes down Dems, Planned Parenthood, liberal media – and infanticide – in one breath

GOP targets sex education for teens

GOP outreach to African-American voters: ‘It’s going to take more’ than talk

The GOP’s fear of ‘going wobbly’ on marriage equality

GOP at a fork in the road

Steele: How can GOP reach minorities when its policies are seen as racist?

To win back black voters, GOP must do more than ‘show up’

What went wrong in 2012? Let’s appoint a committee!

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  After Obama’s bad week, is he now fighting back?

Democratic strategist and former RNC chair Michael Steele join Hardball to discuss the week in news that has hit the White House, from the IRS scandal to the DoJ subpoenaing phone records from the Associated Press.

  Bashir: GOP’s hashtagged fantasties on FAA furloughs

Martin Bashir explains how Republicans like Reince Priebus, John Boehner, and Eric Cantor pressed for austerity – but now “cry and complain” over Twitter now that it’s here.

  Can Republican minority outreach work?

Rev. A.R. Bernard shares his opinion on the likelihood of the GOP winning back minority voters after hosting RNC chair Reince Priebus at his church in Brooklyn.

  Putting people back to work

Strong infrastructure means jobs, so why do Republicans refuse to accept the president's proposals? Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Ed Rendell.

  Top Lines: Obama, dodgeball, drunk Muppets, Stewart, Colbert, NAMBLA and Ham Rove

Fox News starts a dodgeball war, as it worries about an Easter Bunny on the run; Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert debate "Reince Priebus: unsolved jumble puzzle” or “drunk Muppet?"; Karl Rove talks Ham Rove; and Rand Paul loves a good ol' shotgun in today's Good Friday "Top Lines."

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the National Press Club March 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. During his remarks on a recent "autopsy" held by the RNC on its shortcomings in the 2012 presidential campaign, Priebus announced a series of recommen

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RNC Chairman Reince Priebus discusses 2012 presidential election 'autopsy' (© Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 18: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the National Press Club March 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. During his remarks on a recent "autopsy" held by the RNC on its shortcomings in the 2012 presidential campaign, Priebus announced a series of recommend

Reince Priebus
Reince Priebus

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus