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Republican Party chairman Michael Steele, center, talks with Republican state leaders and volunteers during a visit to the Colorado GOP headquarters in the Greenwood Village south of Denver on Thursday, July 8, 2010. The outspoken chairman's appearance in Colorado will be his first since he came under fire for calling the 9-year-old conflict in Afghanistan a mistaken "war of Obama's choosing." Steele later issued a statement stressing his support for U.S. troops. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

GOP chair Michael Steele shrugs off Afghan gaffe

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) -- In his first public remarks since his widely condemned comments on Afghanistan, Republican Party chairman Michael Steele said Thursday he "ain't goin' anywhere" despite calls for his resignation.

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