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GOP watch: Aloha, Mr. Steele

— GOP WATCH: Aloha, Mr. Steele
The AP previews the Republican National Committee's Winter meeting in the "lush, exotic locale" of Hawaii, which begins today: "The gathering at one of Waikiki's most prominent beachfront resorts will be a first for the RNC, which for years sidestepped requests by its Hawaii members to bring its winter meeting to a warm climate. 'The concern was appearances,' said Travis Thompson of Maui, an RNC member from 2000 to 2008."
 
More: "Some Republicans have said they also may demand a vote on a resolution to rebuke RNC chairman Michael Steele over his book and promotional tour for it. Steele, critical of the last two GOP presidents and the GOP nominee in 2008, wrote that Republicans lost their way during most of the years following President Ronald Reagan's administration. Others may propose resolutions that would bar party contributions to Republicans who don't meet a conservative litmus test on a number of hot-button issues, including abortion, health care reform, climate change, and illegal immigration." 
 
Bristol Palin "is seeking $1,750 a month in temporary child support [from Levi Johnston] for their son Tripp, pending a permanent child support order."