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  • RYMB Romney you magnificent bastard, tear 'em up!(Vanity)

    10/21/2012 7:14:48 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 18 replies
    Good bottle of wine has me in a mood tonight! Let's go Ronmey, chew the fraud up!!
  • American Crossroads: "Intelligence" (video re: Obama's responsibility for Benghazi)

    10/09/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | 10/9/2012
    This situation can end the president's reign of terror. Video Link
  • Karl Rove predicts historic loss for Todd Akin

    08/27/2012 10:04:11 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 144 replies
    Politico ^ | August. 27, 2012 | JENNIFER HABERKORN
    TAMPA, Fla.— Karl Rove on Monday predicted Rep. Todd Akin will lose by the widest margin of any Republican candidate in modern history if he remains in his Missouri Senate race against Sen. Claire McCaskill. “What he said was indefensible and the way he handled it made it worse,” Rove told POLITICO’s Mike Allen at the first POLITICO Playbook Breakfast at the Republican National Convention. “This is a program that he taped and obviously he saw nothing wrong with it in his tape,” Rove said, pointing out that Akin didn’t respond to the taped interview until two days later. Rove...
  • Political Predictions for 2012 (per Karl Rove.........)

    12/28/2011 5:28:47 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies
    Political Predictions for 2012 Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid or both will leave the Democratic leadership by year's end. By KARL ROVE As New Year's approaches, here are a baker's dozen predictions for 2012. • Republicans will keep the U.S. House, albeit with their 25-seat majority slightly reduced. In the 10 presidential re-elections since 1936, the party in control of the White House has added House seats in seven contests and lost them in three. The average gain has been 12 seats. The largest pickup was 24 seats in 1944—but President Barack Obama is no FDR, despite what he said in...
  • Karl Rove-related group launching Solyndra ads at Obama

    12/11/2011 10:08:19 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 12/11/11 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    The Karl Rove-related conservative PAC is about to launch $500,000 worth of cable TV ads against President Obama that features Fremont’s most famous bankrupt solar company, Solyndra. Just a guess: The three ads won’t be positive. Indeed.They paint as Obama as feeding the beast that is “crony capitalism” — exemplified by Solyndra, the high-tech solar panel manufacturer that incinerated $528 million in taxpayer-funded federal loan guarantees when it declared bankruptcy. H/T to the AP for getting the jump on this one. Says the A-to-the-P: “The nationwide ad by Crossroads GPS is aimed at ‘exposing this ugly underbelly of Obama’s vision,’...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Gold's Gym franchise exiting over funds to Rove

    10/27/2010 8:15:55 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/27/10 | Andrew Ross
    Pumping money, for sure, but one doesn't normally associate Karl Rove with pumping iron. That was before the owner of Gold's Gym International Inc. kicked in $2 million to a Rove operation very much involved in Tuesday's election.That the operation is financing candidates avowedly opposed to all manner of gay rights issues - adoption, marriage, job discrimination, serving in the military - has proved too much for the chain's Bay Area franchise. "Our member base made us aware of this, and we decided on a course of action," Don Dickerson, the franchise's director of operations, said in an interview. After...
  • Karl Rove's Courage and Consequence Autographed & Numbered Limited-Edition Pre-order today!

    02/23/2010 1:14:48 PM PST · by seanmerc · 9 replies · 394+ views e-mail | 23 Feb 10 | Karl Rove
    Limited-edition autographed and numbered hardcover copies of Karl Rove's forthcoming book Courage and Consequence are available for pre-order now! Collector's leather gift boxes for Courage and Consequence are available as an upgrade. Available exclusively through
  • Karl Rove in San Francisco: "Behind enemy lines"

    09/25/2009 11:11:58 PM PDT · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1,740+ views
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 9/25/9 | Joe Garofoli
    (Sorry all. Meant to post this last night but had some technical difficulties.) Karl Rove in San Francisco? Even he seemed a bit...awed? Bewildered? Bemused? Nonetheless, Bush's Brain was the rock star attraction at a dinner Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton to kick off the debut of the Heritage Foundation's new San Francisco Bay branch. (For the past couple of years, the premier conservative thinktank has been establishing outposts around the country to stoke the grassroots brush fires all year-round. And anybody who lives in the Bay Area knows that there's a lot of closeted conservatives here. Why do you...
  • Rove Slams Maureen Dowd

    06/10/2009 12:00:08 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies · 2,566+ views
    Hope For America ^ | 6-10-2009 | Fox News
    Karl Rove takes on Maureen Dowd.
  • Court upholds most charges against ex-Ala. gov

    03/06/2009 11:49:54 AM PST · by CWW · 35 replies · 3,792+ views ^ | 03-06-00 | WSFA TV
    <p>MONTGOMERY, AL., (WSFA) -- WSFA 12 News is on top of some breaking news at this hour. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has returned a verdict in the appeals of former Governor Don Siegelman and former Health South CEO Richard Scrushy.</p>
  • Rove: Obama's Competence Questionable

    02/19/2009 1:10:54 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 35 replies · 1,627+ views
    Karl Rove, that evil conservative strategist and professional boogeyman to the left, has gone on record asserting that Obama is winging it, and suggesting that our newly minted Dear Leader may be incompetent. In an article for the Wall Street Journal today, Rove takes the point in demonstrating the many many signs that our nation is currently being led by an empty suit with a head full of leftist dogma.....
  • Protestor tries to arrest Rove in SF

    10/21/2008 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 30 replies · 1,490+ views
    ABC ^ | Tuesday, October 21, 2008 | Terry McSweeney
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- There was major political theater involving President Bush's former chief of staff Karl Rove. A protestor tried to arrest Rove for treason Tuesday morning while he was speaking at the Mortgage Bankers Association Convention, continuing in San Francisco. There were three protests during a very lively back and forth between former senate majority leader George Mitchell and Karl Rove. Rove blamed the Democrats for everything wrong with the economy. A protestor tried to smack handcuffs on Karl Rove, but Rove slapped back, and the woman was taken off stage.
  • Obama's bundler Soros has lost between 120 and 450 million in Leahman.

    09/16/2008 2:24:09 PM PDT · by sunmars · 81 replies · 553+ views
    Billionaire George Soros's hedge fund may have lost at least $120 million on its stake in Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., mostly acquired in the second quarter, as the investment bank suffered its worst financial result. Maybe he wants his money back from Obama, maybe thats why Bambi needs donation. Couldnt happen to a nicer guy......
  • Rove ignores committee's subpoena, refuses to testify

    07/10/2008 8:39:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 99+ views
    CNN ^ | July 10, 2008
    Karl Rove, President Bush's longtime political guru, refused to obey an order to testify before a House Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday. Rove's lawyer asserted that Rove was "immune" from the subpoena the committee had issued, arguing that the committee could not compel him to testify due to "executive privilege." The panel is investigating allegations that Rove and his White House allies dismissed U.S. attorneys and prosecuted officials who they saw as political opponents. The panel subpoenaed Rove in May after his lawyer, Robert D. Luskin, made clear the former White House deputy chief of staff would not appear voluntarily. Luskin...
  • Rove: Courts will have to decide his subpoena

    05/25/2008 3:04:13 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 21 replies · 560+ views
    KXMC ^ | May 25 2008 | Associated Press
    Washington (AP) Karl Rove says he didn't interfere with the Justice Department's prosecution of a former Alabama governor. President Bush's former chief political adviser told ABC's "This Week" program today that he only learned about the investigation and indictment of Don Siegelman "by reading about it in the newspaper." Siegelman was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a 2006 bribery conviction. He was released in March thanks to a federal appeals court ruling. He has accused Republican operatives of pushing his prosecution. Rove also told ABC today that it will be up to the courts to decide...
  • House subpoenas Karl Rove in Justice Dept. probe

    05/22/2008 11:39:31 AM PDT · by SmithL · 39 replies · 120+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/22/8 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House adviser Karl Rove as part of its inquiry into whether the Bush administration politically meddled at the Justice Department. Accusations of politics governing decisions at the agency led to the resignation of former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The subpoena issued Thursday orders Rove to testify before the House panel on July 10. He is expected to face questions about the White House's role in firing nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 and the prosecution of former Gov. Don Siegelman of Alabama, a Democrat.
  • House committee threatens Rove with subpoena

    05/01/2008 3:27:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 96+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/1/8 | BEN EVANS, Associated Press Writer
    The House Judiciary Committee threatened Thursday to subpoena former White House adviser Karl Rove if he does not agree by May 12 to testify about former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman's corruption case. In a letter to Rove's attorney, committee Democrats called it "completely unacceptable" that the Republican political strategist has rejected the panel's request for sworn testimony even as he discusses the matter publicly through the media. "We can see no justification for his refusal to speak on the record to the committee," the letter states. "We urge you and your client to reconsider ... or we will have no...
  • The Latest Proof that the Karl Rove Playbook Has Become the MSM's Bible

    04/22/2008 1:49:18 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 49 replies · 98+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 22nd, 2008 | Arianna Huffington
    One of the main themes of my new book, Right Is Wrong, is the role the media have played in allowing the lunatic fringe now in control of the Republican Party -- the people who believe in torture but don't believe in evolution -- to hijack our democracy. I document how the real problem comes not from Fox News or the likes of Limbaugh and O'Reilly, but from a mainstream media that has so internalized the Right's framing and messages they have now become a part of its DNA. And the media seem intent on confirming this point again and...
  • House committee asks Rove to testify about Alabama governor

    04/17/2008 10:51:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 110+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- The House Judiciary Committee is taking Karl Rove up on an offer to testify about claims that he influenced a federal corruption case against former Democratic Gov. Don Siegelman of Alabama. The committee on Thursday asked former White House adviser Rove to appear under oath soon. The panel also wants the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate allegations that political motivations drove the Siegelman case and several other . . .
  • Karl Rove & the youth vote

    03/04/2008 9:52:28 AM PST · by Salena Zito · 26 replies · 177+ views
    Tribune-Review ^ | Salena Zito
    Rove a big draw with youth By Salena Zito TRIBUNE-REVIEW Monday, March 3, 2008 Karl Rove suspects some members of the sold-out crowd coming to see him tonight at the University of Pittsburgh might only be interested in seeing if he has horns and a tail. "I always get the occasional lunatic ranting and raving, but most people want to hear what I have to say and want to ask questions," the former deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush said Sunday. "That is when we get engaged in a dialogue about things they want...
  • Stephen Elliott's 'Sex for America'

    01/31/2008 8:02:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 43+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/31/8 | Violet Blue
    Will American politics ever be sexy? Violet Blue thinks Elliott's new book might make it so - Local writer Stephen Elliott has never been the kind of boy to hold back. That is, unless he's all tied up, literally. The New York Times Book Review called his book "Happy Baby," "surely the most intelligent and beautiful book ever written about juvenile detention centers, sadomasochism and drugs." In 2003, Elliott went all gonzo on us and went on the road with John Kerry's presidential campaign, detailing every angry inch in "Looking Forward to It: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying...
  • Karl Rove Drops Prep School Speech

    01/28/2008 1:06:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 282+ views
    Wallingford, Conn. (AP) -- Following protests from students, former presidential adviser Karl Rove has withdrawn as this year's commencement speaker at a prestigious prep school, the school's headmaster said Monday. The choice of Rove as speaker for the June commencement at Choate Rosemary Hall had led some students to plan to walk out of the ceremony. Others had sought to bring comedian Stephen Colbert to campus for an alternate speech. Instead of commencement, Rove now will speak at the school on Feb. 11, headmaster Edward J. Shanahan said. Shanahan said he will deliver the commencement address at the school, the...
  • Bush still a factor, Rove warns

    12/04/2007 9:18:11 AM PST · by seanmerc · 19 replies · 99+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4 Dec 07 | Joseph Curl
    President Bush, down and all but counted out by friend and foe alike just three months ago, is rising like a bloodied but unbowed prizefighter, and Karl Rove predicts peril for Republicans and their presidential nominee if they shun the lame-duck president on the campaign trail. The president had been pummeled ever since Democrats retook control of Congress in January, but he has pushed ahead with his second-term agenda on issues ranging from opposing federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, pushing for peace in the Middle East and establishing security in Iraq. Some in his own party broke with him...
  • Rove to Write for Newsweek

    11/15/2007 3:15:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 191+ views
    NewsMax ^ | November 15, 2007 | Staff
    Less than three months after he left his post as the White House’s deputy chief of staff, Karl Rove has agreed to become a Newsweek contributor and will pen opinion pieces for the magazine and its Web site. Rove will turn out several columns on the 2008 campaign up until inauguration day, according to the Washington Post. In a statement, Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham said: “Newsweek has a long tradition of asking practitioners and opinion-makers to offer our readers the benefits of their experience in occasional opinion essays. “Whether one agrees or disagrees with Karl, there is no arguing that...
  • Groups: Bin Laden Plans Video on 9/11

    09/06/2007 2:55:53 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 131 replies · 7,431+ views
    AP ^ | 6 Sep 07 | Unknown
    Egypt (AP) - Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden plans a new video addressing the American people regarding the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, terror monitoring groups said Thursday. SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaida leader from the upcoming video—his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.
  • Rove Keeps Up Heat on Clinton

    08/19/2007 1:50:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,451+ views
    AP via SFGate. ^ | 8/19/7 | DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer
    Crawford, Texas (AP) -- Master GOP strategist Karl Rove won't let up in his attacks on Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton, but the intriguing question is why. Is it a sign that Rove, who masterminded Bush's two presidential victories, is worried about Clinton? Or a calculation that the GOP attacks will get Democrats to rally to her side because the GOP would prefer not to take on Democrats John Edwards or Barack Obama? "The Democrats are going to choose a nominee. I believe it's going to be her," President Bush's departing political adviser said Sunday, noting her negative rating...
  • 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,...
  • Rove - Decider or divider?

    08/14/2007 8:01:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies · 820+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/14/7 | Debra J. Saunders
    GEORGE W. Bush ran for president promising to be a "uniter, not a divider." That didn't happen. I asked top Bush adviser Karl Rove - the man who didn't deliver national unity and has announced he is leaving the White House - over the phone Monday: Why? "I think a number of Democrats never accepted (Bush) as legitimate and instead adopted a strategy of blind obstructionism," he answered. Moreover, some Democrats "hated" Bush, and they were joined by a group of Democrats who "for tactical reasons, said that we can never give (Bush) a political victory, and anything that passes...
  • "The Incredible Shrinking White House"

    08/13/2007 11:53:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 33 replies · 1,329+ views
    SFGate: The Ross Report ^ | 8/13/7 | Andrew S. Ross
    Thus The Economist sums up what it calls "a new blow to an increasingly isolated White House," although, it adds, he "may have outlived his usefulness" (especially after the 2006 GOP drubbing) Despite the pledge of undying friendship from a "grim-faced" President Bush, "Rove leaves the White House in anything but victory," opines Adam Nagourney at the New York Times. His legendary reputation was seriously diminished by the Republican defeat in the 2006 midterm elections, and has been eroded almost every day since then, . . .
  • Reaction to Karl Rove Resignation

    08/13/2007 9:37:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 35 replies · 1,774+ views
    Reaction to Karl Rove's announcement Monday that he is resigning as President Bush's top political strategist: ___ Karl Rove was an architect of a political strategy that has left the country more divided, the special interests more powerful, and the American people more shut out from their government than any time in memory. — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. ___ We worked together so we could be in a position to serve this country. And so I thank my friend. I'll be on the road behind you here in a little bit. — President Bush. ___ Mr. Roves apparent attempts...
  • NWS: F2 Tornado Confirmed In Brooklyn (first ever)

    08/08/2007 3:03:16 PM PDT · by RDTF · 45 replies · 4,283+ views
    wcbs via Drudge Report ^ | August 8, 2007 | Not specified
    CBS) NEW YORK What was thought to be a violently windy thunderstorm that plowed through Brooklyn Wednesday morning turned out to be a weather event of historical proportions. The National Weather Service confirmed that the storm brought with it Brooklyn's first ever tornado since such weather events were recorded. Officials measured it to be an EF2 twister, characterized by winds of anywhere from 111 to 135 miles per hour.
  • Party Unfaithful

    05/29/2007 11:14:36 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 22 replies · 1,053+ views
    The New Yorker | June 4, 2007 | Jeffrey Goldberg
    NewYorker article. Only link allowed by Excerpt and Link rules. Interesting material inside.
  • MORFORD: Al Qaeda Hates Your Commute!

    05/04/2007 8:15:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 178+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/4/7 | Mark Morford
    Did terrorists cause SF's freeway meltdown? How about your lousy haircut? Spilled coffee? Sure! This is how it works: Random accidents happen all across America, every single minute. Water mains burst, light bulbs pop, smoke alarms wail, bad haircuts resound, you run out of hot water in the shower and the evil coldness rains down upon your humble flesh and your nipples are like oh my God someone please make it stop. It gets worse. Traffic accidents wreak havoc, fires erupt in old buildings, trees fall and sinkholes collapse and birds die and Britney shows the world far too much...
  • DemocRATS aim to push out Rove

    05/01/2007 5:33:15 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 17 replies · 656+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 Apr 07 | Jon Ward
    The flap over the firing of eight federal prosecutors last year may be the Democrats' best chance to get White House political adviser Karl Rove out of their way before the 2008 elections. [SNIP] "He beats Democrats, and they hate it. He outthinks them, outflanks them and outworks them," said Mr. Barton, who once was a client of Mr. Rove's direct-mail company back in Texas during the 1980s. Democrats beg to differ. In their view, Mr. Rove succeeded in the 2000, 2002 and 2004 elections by dirty tricks along with smart tactics, and has continued to ignore ethics, and even...
  • Political activity by White House probed [including a White House office led by Karl Rove.......]

    04/24/2007 2:02:32 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 1,030+ views
    Political activity by White House probed By DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer 22 minutes ago A little-known federal investigative unit has launched a probe into allegations of illegal political activity within the executive branch, including a White House office led by President Bush's close adviser, Karl Rove. The new investigation, which began several weeks ago, grew out of two other investigations still under way at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel: the firing of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias from New Mexico and a presentation by Rove aide J. Scott Jennings to political appointees at the General Services Administration on how...
  • Gore campaign team assembles in secret

    04/21/2007 5:38:13 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 51 replies · 1,190+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/22/07 | Tim Shipman
    Friends of Al Gore have secretly started assembling a campaign team in preparation for the former American vice-president to make a fresh bid for the White House. Two members of Mr Gore's staff from his unsuccessful attempt in 2000 say they have been approached to see if they would be available to work with him again. Mr Gore, President Bill Clinton's deputy, has said he wants to concentrate on publicising the need to combat climate change, a case made in his film, An Inconvenient Truth, which won him an Oscar this year. But, aware that he may step into the...
  • Harry Reid Must Resign; Sign the Petition at

    04/20/2007 3:01:19 PM PDT · by · 19 replies · 2,271+ views ^ | 4/20/7 | RedFox
    Harry Reid is Wrong, the War on Terror is Right. Senator Harry Reid must be forced to resign for telegraphing U.S. defeat to our enemy before the fact. Vietnam was a defeat because we quit. Iwo Jima would have been a Vietnam, except we didn't quit. Normandy would have been a Vietnam, except we didn't quit. South Korea would have been a Vietnam, except we didn't quit. Iraq is not a Vietnam until we quit. Every battle that the U.S. has fought and not quit has become a mark of honor to our nation. The war in Vietnam is a...
  • WSJ: Bush Makes 3 Recess Appointments, Overriding Democrats

    04/04/2007 5:47:22 PM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 78 replies · 1,768+ views
    The Wall Street Journal via ^ | April 4, 2007 | John McKinnon
    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- President George W. Bush used his recess-appointment power to override Democrats' objections and install three significant appointees in office. The three were Susan Dudley, a conservative academic nominated to be the White House regulatory czar; Republican fundraiser Sam Fox, a contributor to the controversial Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, whom Bush had chosen to be ambassador to Belgium; and Andrew Biggs, an advocate of private accounts for Social Security, whom Bush had picked as deputy commissioner at the Social Security Administration. (This story and related background material will be available on The Wall Street Journal Web site,...
  • Karl Rove Is the Father of Anna Nicole's Baby

    03/29/2007 6:36:28 AM PDT · by SunSetSam · 31 replies · 246+ views
    New Media Journal ^ | 3/29/2007 | Brian Cherry
    Karl Rove fathered Anna Nicole Smith’s baby. In an unforgettable night fueled by alcohol, lust, a lion tamer outfit, a failed attempt to freebase "Sweettarts", an Al Franken blow-up doll and some crimes against nature with a very confused puffer fish, Karl fathered her child. I think we should all be ashamed of Mr. Rove (how much is she worth again?). Now, admittedly, there is no crime in having sex with Anna Nicole Smith. If that were illegal most of the Western Hemisphere’s male population would be perp walked into a future of Federal incarceration that includes forced labor, strained...
  • MC Rove - Embarrassing White People Everywhere

    03/28/2007 8:29:03 PM PDT · by Outraged At FLA · 55 replies · 194+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/28/2007 | Self
    Ok, eminem he is not: Rich old white people should take notice: DO NOT RAP!
  • White House Says No, Conyers Says Yes to Subpoenas (of Karl Rove)

    03/18/2007 1:46:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 407+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 16, 2007
    The House Judiciary Committee could vote as early as Tuesday to subpoena Karl Rove, White House deputy chief of staff, and Harriet Miers, former White House counsel, as part of the panel's probe into their role in the recent firing of eight U.S. attorneys. E-mails released this week show that Rove was aware of January 2005 discussions within the White House to fire all 93 U.S. attorneys, contradicting earlier White House statements about when and how much Rove was involved in the issue. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) was told by White House Counsel Fred Fielding on Friday...
  • Rove responds to 2000 South Carolina campaign allegation

    03/16/2007 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 12 replies · 501+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | March 16, 2007 | Alexander Mooney
    White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove sharply dismissed an allegation Thursday that he was behind a 2000 rumor that Sen. John McCain was the father of an illegitimate African-American child. "That is absolutely not true, and I take offense," Rove said in response to a question during an appearance at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. "If you have any bit of evidence that anybody connected with the Bush campaign was involved in that, you bring it forward, because it is a reckless charge." Watch Video:
  • E-mails show Rove role on prosecutors’ future (Rats making something illegal absent a crime)

    03/15/2007 5:32:18 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 742+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3/15/2007 | MSNBC
    WASHINGTON - White House political adviser Karl Rove raised questions in early 2005 about replacing some federal prosecutors but allowing others to stay, an e-mail exchange released Thursday shows. "Karl Rove stopped by to ask you (roughly quoting) 'how we planned to proceed regarding US Attorneys, whether we were going to allow all to stay, request resignations from all and accept only some of them, or selectively replace them, etc.,'" Colin Newman, a staffer in the office of counsel to the president, wrote to a colleague. The one-page document, which spans e-mails between the White House and the Justice Department...
  • E-mail indicates Rove role in firings

    03/15/2007 4:31:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,099+ views
    E-mail indicates Rove role in firings By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago White House political adviser Karl Rove raised questions in early 2005 about replacing some federal prosecutors but allowing others to stay, an e-mail released Thursday shows. The one-page document, which spans e-mails between the White House and the Justice Department in January 2005, also indicates Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was considering a range of options in dismissing U.S. attorneys early in President Bush's second term. But it concludes with Gonzales' top aide warning that an across-the-board housecleaning "would certainly send ripples through the U.S....
  • Rove: 2008 Race Is Already Too Much, Too Soon

    02/12/2007 8:42:01 PM PST · by woofie · 56 replies · 1,367+ views
    The Politico/Drudge ^ | 2/12/07 | Mike Allen and John Harris
    White House senior adviser Karl Rove says that the 2008 presidential candidates have been pushed into such an early focus on tactics, fundraising and publicity that they risk a backlash from voters long before the first primary ballots are cast. "I think it is going to mean that people develop a persona earlier and wear out their welcome earlier than they would," he told The Politico in an interview. "I think there's going to come some point this year where people are going to basically be saying: 'I'm largely disinterested in the contest.' '' But Rove doubts that will slow...
  • Will Rove Testify?

    01/26/2007 9:27:34 PM PST · by woofie · 40 replies · 1,167+ views
    Drudge/Newsweek ^ | Jan 26, 2007 | Michael Isikoff
    The president's political guru—and counselor Dan Bartlett—have been subpoenaed by Scooter Libby's lawyers. What it means for the most-watched trial in Washington—and who's next on the witness stand. - White House anxiety is mounting over the prospect that top officials—including deputy chief of staff Karl Rove and counselor Dan Bartlett-may be forced to provide potentially awkward testimony in the perjury and obstruction trial of Lewis (Scooter) Libby. Both Rove and Bartlett have already received trial subpoenas from Libby’s defense lawyers, according to lawyers close to the case who asked not to be identified talking about sensitive matters. While that is...
  • Happy Birthday Karl Christian Rove!!! (born December 25, 1950)

    12/22/2006 11:15:19 AM PST · by lowbridge · 16 replies · 526+ views
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY KARL CHRISTIAN ROVE!!! Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American political consultant, and (as of 2005) U.S. President George W. Bush's senior advisor, chief political strategist, and Deputy White House Chief of Staff in charge of policy.
  • The Republicans Really Won (CBS News: Dem victory all part of Rove's greater accountability scheme)

    11/16/2006 9:14:22 AM PST · by presidio9 · 102 replies · 3,228+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 15, 2006 | Lloyd Garver
    Democrats stop celebrating, and Republicans, don't despair. I know the Democrats won the recent election on paper, but in the long run the Republicans just might be the big winners of Election 2006. In fact, I think the Republicans set the whole thing up so the Democrats could fail over the next two years, which will bring about a big Republican presidential win in 2008. What other explanation is there? I mean, do you think that Karl Rove and the rest of the Republican brain trust suddenly got stupid? I don't think so. Iraq Iraq looks like a no-win situation....
  • Rove Sells Election Spin; Some in GOP Aren't Buying

    11/15/2006 11:39:25 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 133 replies · 3,404+ views
    Rove Sells Election Spin; Some in GOP Aren't Buying By Kenneth T. Walsh 25 minutes ago White House political architect Karl Rove is back on the offensive, offering an aggressively positive spin on last Tuesday's elections. He is telling GOP operatives and organizers that things weren't as bad as they seemed and that the news media have been exaggerating the extent of GOP losses. "There was a rush to say there was a huge wave against the Republican Party," says a Republican strategist who is close to Rove. "That was premature." For example, Rove says many races went down to...
  • Don't Blame Rove (Semi-Barf Alert!)

    11/11/2006 11:05:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 921+ views
    Slate ^ | November 10, 2006 | John Dickerson
    In the wake of their Tuesday catastrophe, angry conservatives are pointing fingers in every direction. They blame corrupt congressmen, terrible Donald Rumsfeld, the stumbling president, their disaffected rank and file. They blame social conservatives, neoconservatives, moderate conservatives, and big-government conservatives. But are they blaming "the architect"? I wondered how Karl Rove's reputation withstood the Tuesday thumping. Are Republicans holding their top political strategist responsible for the midterm fiasco? It turns out there are plenty of reasons to blame Rove if you're of a mind to. Here are a few: 1. After the national horror of 9/11, Rove chose to please...