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  • Documents show media plotting to kill stories about Rev. Jeremiah Wright [Journolist]

    07/19/2010 11:32:30 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 185 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Jonathon Strong
    It was the moment of greatest peril for then-Sen. Barack Obama’s political career. In the heat of the presidential campaign, videos surfaced of Obama’s pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, angrily denouncing whites, the U.S. government and America itself. Obama had once bragged of his closeness to Wright. Now the black nationalist preacher’s rhetoric was threatening to torpedo Obama’s campaign. The crisis reached a howling pitch in mid-April, 2008, at an ABC News debate moderated by Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopoulos. Gibson asked Obama why it had taken him so long – nearly a year since Wright’s remarks became public –...
  • Anti-war protester tries to handcuff Karl Rove (Moonbat Alert)

    10/22/2008 6:01:14 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 46 replies · 1,757+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/22/2008 | ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - An anti-war protester confronted former Bush administration aide Karl Rove while he spoke at a San Francisco mortgage bankers' meeting. A statement by the group Code Pink identified the woman as 58-year-old Janine Boneparth, who tried to handcuff Rove in what she called a citizen's arrest for "treason."
  • Dems worry Bush could pardon Rove, Miers

    10/03/2008 11:05:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,956+ views
    Dems worry Bush could pardon Rove, Miers By Susan Crabtree Posted: 10/03/08 12:55 PM [ET] Democrats are worried that President Bush may pardon Karl Rove, Harriet Miers and other key administration officials alleged to have played a role in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), who chairs a Judiciary Committee subcommittee, expressed concern Friday that Bush pardons on the final day of his tenure in the Oval Office could cut off any chance of former White House officials being forced to testify before Congress about their role in the U.S. attorneys' removal in 2006. The Department...
  • Conyers: 'We're closing in on Rove'

    05/15/2008 10:57:21 AM PDT · by kingattax · 78 replies · 73+ views
    Politico ^ | 5-15-08 | Ryan Grim
    Just off the House floor today, the Crypt overheard House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers tell two other people: “We’re closing in on Rove. Someone’s got to kick his ass.” Asked a few minutes later for a more official explanation, Conyers told us that Rove has a week to appear before his committee. If he doesn’t, said Conyers, “We’ll do what any self-respecting committee would do. We’d hold him in contempt. Either that or go and have him arrested.” Conyers said the committee wants Rove to testify about his role in the imprisonment of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, among...
  • Sheryl Crow: The "one square" TP debate was all a Rovian plot

    01/29/2008 11:47:28 AM PST · by mnehring · 43 replies · 183+ views
    Finally, after nearly a year we get to the bottom of the story. Last spring, you were held up as a parody of environmental correctness when you proposed restricting the use of toilet paper to one square per bathroom visit. What was that about? I think it’s a fantastic and eye-opening example of how the media is operated by political figures, of how Karl Rove was humiliated in the media and how, within 24 hours, he was able to humiliate me and take any sort of credibility away from me. What are you saying? You think Karl Rove leaked the...
  • Caption Karl Rove's Car

    08/29/2007 9:07:08 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 72 replies · 2,826+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | August 29,2007
    Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove's car, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, after someone wrapped the car in plastic wrap and put eagles and stickers, including one with I love Obama on it. The car was parked on White House grounds and the prank is a goodbye gift of sorts for Rove, who is retiring in two days. . (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds
  • MORFORD: Thank God You Are Not Karl Rove

    08/17/2007 8:02:07 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 481+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/17/7 | Mark Morford
    You have many things for which you can be deeply grateful. Here is one of the biggest: Yep, you've done some horrible things in your life. Embarrassing things. Stupid. Mean. Violent, even. Eaten dirt. Smacked a baby. Kicked a kitten. Stomped some flowers. Stole. Lied. Cheated. Beat up a tree. Spit instead of swallowed. Drank bad wine. Voted Republican. Shared a needle. Promised to call and then didn't. You know, the usual. But maybe some of these things now make you cringe and recoil and slump down a little lower in your chair when you think about them, because, well,...
  • Why Is There No Liberal Karl Rove?

    08/16/2007 11:25:48 AM PDT · by Dan Calabrese · 75 replies · 1,645+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | August 16, 2007 | Dan Calabrese
    If Karl Rove was responsible for dividing America and shredding the Constitution – heady achievements for a political consultant – inquiring minds want to know: Who is the liberal Karl Rove? And since the answer is obviously, “There isn’t one,” perhaps we can glean something from asking why.
  • 10 Lessons From Karl Rove [Fifty-six year-old white men named Karl should not rap in public....]

    08/13/2007 12:46:49 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies · 1,061+ views
    10 Lessons From Karl Rove By RICK KLEIN Aug. 13, 2007 — With Karl Rove leaving the White House, The Note's Rick Klein offers 10 lessons learned from Rove's tenure as President Bush's top strategist. 1. There's no such thing as perma-anything in politics. Rove spoke longingly about building a "permanent" Republican majority. But President Bush's two terms in office -- particularly last year's midterm congressional elections -- prove that American politics is too narrowly divided, and too cyclical, for anything to last forever. (Even the Bush-Clinton-Bush cycle can't last forever -- can it?) 2. The Bush model works. Rove...
  • CIA leak: Now it can be told; Novak reveals in new book how the secret unfolded

    07/08/2007 10:36:02 PM PDT · by FreedomCalls · 109 replies · 4,061+ views
    Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | July 8th, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    When I went to my office Monday, July 7, 2003, Joe Wilson was not in the forefront of my mind. Frances Fragos Townsend was. She had just been named deputy national security adviser at the White House though her background was in liberal Democratic politics, including Attorney General Janet Reno's inner circle during the Clinton administration. Her appointment was a political mystery of the kind I had been exploring for forty years in my column. I wrote the Townsend column Tuesday morning because I had a busy schedule the rest of the day, including a 3 p.m. appointment with Richard...
  • Rove attended meeting where witness on prosecutor firings coached

    05/05/2007 8:02:12 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 45 replies · 1,407+ views
    AP ^ | May 4, 2007 | Laurie Kellman
    Rove Saw Coaching of Prosecutor Witness WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior Justice Department official who testified about performance shortcomings of several fired U.S. attorneys has told congressional investigators he was coached the day before at a White House meeting attended by political adviser Karl Rove. The witness, Associate Deputy Attorney General William Moschella, said he was urged during the dinner hour meeting on March 5 to publicly specify reasons for the dismissals, according to a transcript of the investigators' April 24 interview with him. Until the March 6 hearing before a House Judiciary subcommittee, Justice Department officials had said publicly...
  • Leahy issues subpoena for Rove e-mails

    05/02/2007 12:01:18 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies · 960+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 02, 2007 | Klaus Marre
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) issued a subpoena Wednesday for all e-mails from White House adviser Karl Rove that relate to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. “Attached please find a subpoena compelling the Department by May 15 to produce any and all emails and attachments to emails to, from, or copied to Karl Rove related to the Committee’s investigation into the preservation of prosecutorial independence and the Department of Justice’s politicization of the hiring and firing and decision-making of United States Attorneys, from any (1) White House account, (2) Republican National Committee account, or (3) other account,...
  • Lessons of the Libby Affair

    05/01/2007 8:01:21 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 4 replies · 590+ views
    By the time he was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice on March 6 of this year, it had long been clear to opponents of the Bush administration that the trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby marked a defining moment. As Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Libby had been a central figure in developing the President’s case for the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The lies he was accused of telling were wrapped up in the justification for that war, and with the administration’s attempt to discredit one of its critics. Thus, an acquittal of Libby would...
  • Panel Grants Immunity to Gonzales Aide

    04/25/2007 9:28:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 1,101+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/25/7 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- A House committee voted Wednesday to grant immunity to Monica Goodling, a key aide to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales during the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. She had refused to testify, invoking her Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination. The 32-6 vote by the House Judiciary Committee surpassed the two-thirds majority required to grant a witness immunity from prosecution. A separate vote to authorize a subpoena for Goodling passed by voice vote. The House panel's action was part of a rapid-fire schedule Democrats have set to compel Bush administration officials, among them Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, to...
  • Analysis: Rove Flap Gives Dems Ammo

    04/14/2007 5:50:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 846+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/14/7 | TOM RAUM
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The fight over documents has gone to red alert. The White House acknowledges it cannot find four years' worth of e-mails from chief political strategist Karl Rove. The admission has thrust the Democrats' nemesis back into the center of attention and poses a fresh political challenge for President Bush. The administration has acknowledged that some e-mails missing from Rove's Republican party account may relate to the firing of eight U.S. prosecutors last year. The Democratic-run Congress is investigating whether the firings resulted from political pressure by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and the White House. For Democrats, the...
  • Protesters pelt Rove’s car after D.C. speech (Of course no arrest made)

    04/04/2007 2:24:46 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 704+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/4/2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON - White House adviser Karl Rove was confronted by more than a dozen protesters who blocked his car and threw things as he tried to leave a speaking engagement at American University, officials said. Rove was attending a guests-only discussion of electoral politics Tuesday night sponsored by the American University College Republicans. “It was their last meeting of the year, and Mr. Rove spent about an hour with the students,” said Maralee Csellar, a university spokeswoman
  • Witness grilled in CIA leak case

    10/26/2006 2:48:00 PM PDT · by Laverne · 28 replies · 1,186+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thu, Oct. 26, 2006 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON - Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald took on the first witness in the CIA leak case Thursday, dissecting an expert witness until she acknowledged errors and misstatements in her research. Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, hoped the hearing would persuade a judge to let him call a memory expert at his obstruction and perjury trial in January. At the outset of the procedural hearing, U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton indicated that he was not inclined to allow a memory expert to testify at the trial. Still, he allowed Libby's lawyers to present a...
  • Has New York Times editor gotten away with murder? [Melanie Morgan]

    09/22/2006 9:48:13 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 17 replies · 1,602+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/22/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    ...Has Times editor gotten away with murder?Posted: September 22, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern If you blinked you would have missed it. I'm speaking of the news coverage about who really leaked Valerie Plame's identity as a non-covert CIA agent. The leaker, former Colin Powell aide Richard Armitage, was a vocal critic of the war in Iraq. Perhaps the media "overlooked" Armitage and his role in this scandal precisely because he shared their disdain for the war in Iraq. Did you happen to notice that Karl Rove, Dick Cheney and Scooter Libby didn't receive that same consideration – even though they...
  • Fitzgerald given way out of Libby CIA leak case (MSM Spin)

    09/21/2006 2:02:22 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 58 replies · 2,081+ views
    PMSNBC ^ | 9/21/06 | Mikey_1962
    WASHINGTON - The judge in the CIA leak case ruled Thursday that if Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald feels that admitting certain classified documents at the upcoming trial of I Lewis "Scooter" Libby can jeopardize national security, Fitzgerald can then move to dismiss the perjury charges against Libby. Judge Reggie Walton cannot automatically allow classified materials to be admitted at trial. He first must go through a series of closed hearings under CIPA regulations. CIPA, the Classified Information Procedures Act, protects and restricts the discovery of classified information in a way that does not impair the defendant's right to a fair...
  • School for Scoundrels: NYT Teaches Reporters How to Destroy Records

    09/17/2006 6:36:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 55 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 16 | Al Brown
    The Fitzpatrick Plame investigation has spurred the New York Times into examining how their reporters conduct themselves. Apparently, the Gray Lady wants her staff to act more like terrorists and drug dealers. Reporters are being told to delete emails, destroy notes, and use disposable cell phones in order to stymie future investigations.
  • Novak: Armitage Did Not Tell All

    09/13/2006 6:05:41 AM PDT · by Stingray51 · 315 replies · 11,834+ views
    Drudge ^ | Wed Sep 13 2006 08:37:07 ET | Drudge
    "When Richard Armitage finally acknowledged last week he was my source three years ago in revealing Valerie Plame Wilson as a CIA employee, the former deputy secretary of state's interviews obscured what he really did," Bob Novak claims in a column set for Thursday release. Novak, attempting to set the reocrd straight writes: "First, Armitage did not, as he now indicates, merely pass on something he had heard and that he 'thought' might be so. Rather, he identified to me the CIA division where Mrs. Wilson worked, and said flatly that she recommended the mission to Niger by her husband,...
  • Other 'i' word in politics; plus a CIA leak postscript (Plamegate)

    09/07/2006 1:37:44 PM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 928+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 5, 2006, 7:52PM | By CRAGG HINES
    (Ignoring the blather on Immigration and Impeachment, I proceeded to the Idiotorial remarks on the CIA leak postscript from the Houston Comical - weegee): -------------------- With the latest developments in the CIA leak case, some Bush apologists insist that it's time for a correction or contrition from those of us who spoke out about the White House's involvement. At least as far as my commentary has gone, I see no required rollback. Bush has not taken the "appropriate action" that he promised in October 2003, as Karl Rove remains on the White House payroll. Disclosure that Richard L. Armitage, when...
  • Some of us media folks owe Karl Rove an apology (NO KIDDING!, DAVE)

    09/07/2006 6:06:11 AM PDT · by RKV · 33 replies · 1,558+ views ^ | 6 Sep 2006 | David Broder
    <p>Conspiracy theories flourish in politics, and most of them have no more basis than spring training hopes for the Chicago Cubs.</p> <p>For much of the past five years, dark suspicions have been voiced about the Bush White House undermining its critics, and Karl Rove has been fingered as the chief culprit in this supposed plot to suppress the opposition.</p>
  • End of an Affair [Plame]

    08/31/2006 10:08:00 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 317 replies · 7,530+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2006
    <p>WE'RE RELUCTANT to return to the subject of former CIA employee Valerie Plame because of our oft-stated belief that far too much attention and debate in Washington has been devoted to her story and that of her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, over the past three years. But all those who have opined on this affair ought to take note of the not-so-surprising disclosure that the primary source of the newspaper column in which Ms. Plame's cover as an agent was purportedly blown in 2003 was former deputy secretary of state Richard L. Armitage.</p>
  • Sources: State Department official source of Plame leak

    08/30/2006 11:49:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies · 2,178+ views
    CNN ^ | August 30, 2006
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage was the source who revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame to syndicated columnist Robert Novak in 2003, touching off a federal investigation, two sources familiar with Armitage's role tell CNN. The sources said Armitage revealed Plame's role at the CIA almost inadvertently in a casual conversation with Novak, and it is not clear if he knew her identity was classified at the time. Armitage was not indicted by the federal grand jury that investigated the disclosure of Plame's name to Novak and other journalists. Deliberately revealing the identify...
  • The truth destroys CIA leak fantasy

    08/30/2006 10:50:23 AM PDT · by Laverne · 28 replies · 1,633+ views
    The Australian ^ | August 31, 2006 | Greg Sheridan, Foreign editor
    AND so we learn it was former US deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage - Australia's best friend in the US - not the Bush White House who was the first to out Valerie Plame as a CIA employee. With this knowledge is demolished yet another left-liberal fantasy about George W. Bush. The ironies of the situation are endless, exquisite and, for some, extremely painful. Ms Plame is the wife of Joseph Wilson, a former US diplomat who went to Niger before the Iraq war to examine allegations that Iraq had sought uranium there. From Mr Wilson's own account, his...
  • The CIA-Leak Fiasco. Back where it started, after three years of investigation.

    08/28/2006 2:38:02 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 237 replies · 4,334+ views
    NRO ^ | August 28, 2006, 0:31 a.m. | By Byron York
    On October 3, 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell talked to reporters after meeting with Laszlo Kovacs, the foreign minister of Hungary. The meeting went well, with nothing controversial to discuss. It went so well, in fact, that a reporter said to Powell, “Mr. Secretary, things are so smooth I thought I’d ask you about something else. The State Department is offering to help in the search for the person who leaked the CIA official’s name. Can you say something about that situation? How might the State Department help?” “We have been asked by the Justice Department, those who are...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 08-21-06 (TruthOut Announces Impending Arrival Of The Great Pumpkin)

    08/21/2006 1:19:35 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 92 replies · 1,962+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | August 21, 2006 | Jason Leopold, Marc Ash, DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The Great Pumpkin is finally going to be appearing! No, really! It's TRUE. TRUTHOUT just made this grand announcement in the form of saying that Karl Rove was really REALLY indicted last May 12. Oh, and the only reason why we don't know about it is that his indictment has been sealed all this time. You can read the TruthOut Great Pumpkin announcement in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Jason Leopold and Marc Ash|Indictment Still Sealed, Fitzgerald Still Busy." Yeah, now there are two reliable sources, a degenerate drug-addicted liar and a former fashion editor. And where is Sonny Crockett?...
  • Howard Dean Statement: Karl Rove Does Not Belong In White House (Drudge)

    06/13/2006 4:55:48 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 43 replies · 1,368+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 6/13/06
    DNC Chair Howard Dean: "If Karl Rove had been indicted it would have been for perjury. That does not excuse his real sin which is leaking the name of an intelligence operative during the time of war. He doesn't belong in the White House. If the President valued America more than he valued his connection to Karl Rove then Karl Rove would have been fired a long time ago. So I think this is probably good news for the White House, but its not very good news for America."
  • No Indictment of Rove in CIA-Leak Case!

    06/13/2006 3:57:53 AM PDT · by The G Man · 377 replies · 14,979+ views
    NRO ^ | 6/13/06 | Byron York
    June 13, 2006, 6:44 a.m. No Indictment of Rove in CIA-Leak CaseProsecutor Patrick Fitzgerald makes a decision. By Byron York Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has informed top White House adviser Karl Rove that Rove will not face indictment in the CIA-leak investigation, National Review Online has learned. The word came yesterday, when Fitzgerald told Rove lawyer Robert Luskin that he, Fitzgerald, did not plan to seek charges against Rove. This morning, Luskin released a brief statement:  On June 12, 2006, Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald formally advised us that he does not anticipate seeking charges against Karl Rove. In deference to...
  • From Truthout, an apology, of sorts, for reporting Rove's indictment (Marc Ash Interviewed By Salon)

    05/21/2006 4:11:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 56 replies · 1,163+ views
    Salon.Com ^ | May 20, 2006 | Tim Grieve
    A week after proclaiming that Karl Rove has already been indicted on charges of perjury and lying to federal investigators, Truthout has issued a rather inscrutable partial apology. "The time has now come. . . to issue a partial apology to our readership for this story," Truthout Executive Director Marc Ash said in a post on the site Friday. "While we paid very careful attention to the sourcing on this story, we erred in getting too far out in front of the news cycle. In moving as quickly as we did, we caused more confusion than clarity. And that was...
  • Second Reporter Asked to Testify on Leak

    11/27/2005 10:48:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 95 replies · 3,880+ views
    AP ^ | 11/27/5
    WASHINGTON -- A second Time magazine reporter has been asked to testify in the CIA leak case, this time about her discussions with Karl Rove's attorney, a sign that prosecutors are still exploring charges against the White House aide. Viveca Novak, a reporter in Time's Washington bureau, is cooperating with Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald, who is investigating the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity in 2003, the magazine reported in its Dec. 5 issue. Novak specifically has been asked to testify under oath about conversations she had with Rove attorney Robert Luskin starting in May 2004, the magazine reported....
  • Andrea Mitchell: I 'Misspoke' on Plame ID

    11/10/2005 6:32:51 AM PST · by Carl/NewsMax · 248 replies · 7,816+ views ^ | Nov. 10, 2003 | Carl Limbacher
    NBC's senior diplomatic correspondent Andrea Mitchell is claiming that her comments have been deliberately distorted in reports covering a 2003 interview where she said Valerie Plame's identity had been "widely known" before her name appeared in a Robert Novak column. "The fact is that I did not know did not know [Plame's identity] before the Novak column," she told radio host Don Imus on Thursday. "I said it was widely known that an envoy had gone [to Niger]," she insisted. "I said we did not know who the envoy was until the Novak column." But the actual exchange in question...
  • Fitzgerald will "give direction" on the investigation (UPDATE: Fitzgerald Press Conference at 2pm )

    10/28/2005 5:00:46 AM PDT · by kcvl · 3,205 replies · 108,347+ views
    Per Fox News...
  • How the Media Created Rovegate

    07/29/2005 6:48:04 AM PDT · by AliVeritas · 26 replies · 1,611+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | July 28, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a July 17 story, Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen of the Washington Post had to admit, in recapping White House statements about the Valerie Plame case, that White House spokesman Scott McClellan was usually careful to disavow involvement "in any illegal leak, though his public statements clearly left an impression of a White House aloof to the affair." This is the key to understanding White House statements about the case and the reported White House role. If you read the transcripts of McClellan's briefings, it is clear that McClellan had denied a White House role in a criminal disclosure...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-27-05 ("Did one of our own knock us off the Rovegate stride?")

    07/27/2005 5:22:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 114 replies · 1,835+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 27, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    The non-existent Karl Rove “scandal” is like heroin for the DUmmies. They need it so badly that they can’t stand to be away from it for long. Too bad that revealing the name of a CIA employee who is NOT covert is NOT a crime. My source for that tidbit is the author of the law making it a crime to reveal the name of a COVERT CIA agent. Additionally, the law’s author specifically said that Rove broke NO law. Of course, the DUmmies could care less about the CIA. All they know is that they think this is...