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Karl Rove

  1. frank rich
    Frank Rich on Piers Morgan: Obama’s CoolnessThey look like “old fogies.”
  2. the national interest
    The 2000 Cheney-Rove Creep-OffSpoiler alert: Cheney won.
  3. ad wars
    Obama the Celebrity, Round TwoKarl Rove’s super PAC tells young voters that Obama’s coolness hasn’t done anything for them.
  4. all the president’s moves
    Watch Sixteen Politicians and Dignitaries Get Their Groove OnWho’s got the moves?
  5. the national interest
    Karl Rove’s Blueprint for Stopping a Jobs BillPeople don’t like firing police officers and teachers? Fine, just call them “union workers.”
  6. the national interest
    The Agony of the GOP EstablishmentThe GOP Establishment is acting like parents warning their daughter not to marry the no-good boyfriend.
  7. america’s sweetheart
    Inside the Palin Industrial Complex: The People Who Thrive on Speculating About Her Presidential IntentionsPlus, confessions of a former Palinologist.
  8. stall tactics
    Sarah Palin Continues to Take Her Time With Campaign AnnouncementIt doesn’t seem to be endearing her to anyone.
  9. perry in the crosshairs
    Rick Perry in the Front-runner Hot SeatBarely weeks into the race, Perry’s already everyone’s favorite target.
  10. bon mots
    Karl Rove Thinks Palin Will RunBut that if she doesn’t announce by next week, people are going to get fed up fast with all this maybe-she-will, maybe-she-won’t business.
  11. rick perry
    Will Rick Perry’s Prayerpalooza Backfire?This weekend is Prayerpalooza, Perry’s prom and wedding day and Super Bowl, all wrapped up into one.
  12. we feel like we’re taking crazy pills
    Michele Bachmann Toes the Birther Line, AgainIt’s very hard to get a definitive answer out of this woman.
  13. 2012
    Did Karl Rove Accidentally Reveal That He Expects Obama to Win in 2012?He sure sounded pretty sure about it.
  14. early and often
    Karl Rove Thinks Sarah Palin Lacks the ‘Gravitas’ to Be PresidentReally? What gave it away?
  15. early and often
    Karl Rove Is Pissed at Barack Obama“Even the truth doesn’t restrain him when it comes to assaulting his enemies list.”
  16. equal rites
    Former Bush Campaign Chief and RNC Chair Ken Mehlman Comes Out of the ClosetFour years ago this reporter asked Mehlman if he was gay. The answer has changed.
  17. dubya
    Rove: Not Defending Bush Against Accusations of Lying Was My ‘Biggest Mistake in the White House’Bush’s former senior adviser sticks up for him six years later.
  18. census sensibility
    Karl Rove Assures a Skittish Nation Not to Be Afraid of the CensusFor liberals, this is like the clown from ‘It’ telling you it’s okay to go to the circus.
  19. turd blossom
    Young Karl Rove Understood the Power of ‘Babes,’ Color-Coded Index CardsBringing elaborate color schemes to bear on his debate-team index cards, Rove decimated his opponents.
  20. turd blossom
    Karl Rove Was Once Beaten Up by a GirlTurd Blossom’s new memoir isn’t all about politics.
  21. endorsements
    Karl Rove Thinks Harold Ford Jr. Is ‘Attractive’This is an endorsement he might want to give back.
  22. karl rove
    Karl Rove: The GOP’s New Most-Eligible BachelorFormer Bush adviser granted quiet divorce last week.
  23. the bush years
    More Funny Things From Inside the Bush Administration!A book by George W. Bush’s former speechwriter is just a bottomless pit of entertainment anecdotes.
  24. early and often
    New Documents: Rove Point Man in ’06 DismissalDespite years of denials, new evidence indicates that the Bush strategist was behind at least one of the firings of a federal prosecutor.
  25. important things
    Obama Somehow Too Busy to Read for PleasureSo how did George W. Bush read 100 books a year?
  26. early and often
    Maddow, Rove Raise Stakes for Obama, Cheney National-Security SpeechesShe’s dissing Obama on national security and he’s praising him? What’s going on in the world today?
  27. early and often
    Federal Prosecutors to Interview Hot KarlYou know he’s going to get all “you can’t handle the truth!”
  28. the bush years
    Who Defends ‘Torture’?The political commentators and former Bush officials who don’t have a problem with the interrogation techniques that many think constitute torture.
  29. mavericks
    Meghan McCain Just As Surprised by Her Notoriety As Everyone ElseAfter months of striving for attention, McCain doesn’t altogether like it.
  30. early and often
    A Brief History of the Bushite-Obaman FeudChronicling the entertaining squabbles among Rove, Biden, Cheney, Gibbs, Card, Axelrod, and Obama.
  31. early and after
    So What Happened to Bush Yesterday Afternoon?He played cards and then went home.
  32. early and often
    Happy Election Day! America Has Gone BonkersSnapshots of what’s going on around the country on this momentous day.
  33. the greatest depression
    Protester Ruins Mortgage-Banker Convention With Unfunny Attempt to Kidnap Karl RoveAttendants mourn the good old days, when the protesters they got were joyful and naked.
  34. gossipmonger
    Billy Joel Self-Pops Cherry for ObamaDid he REALLY have to put it that way? Plus, Tom and Gisele are probs getting married — awesome, you guys! In Monday’s gaggle o’ gossip.
  35. early and often
    Rove, Sebelius Urge Palin to Refrain From Chicken-CountingRove says the Republican V.P. nominee has tough times ahead, and Sebelius does her best to kick them off.
  36. early and often
    John Kerry Finds His Voice in Time to Share Dem Spotlight With Bill ClintonWith effective, incendiary speeches, Clinton and Kerry stoke the Dem flames and warm up the convention for Obama’s address tonight.
  37. company town
    Does the Ability to Comment Anonymously on Blogs Turn Us Into Monsters?Or are we monsters to begin with? Comment on that and the other media, finance, real-estate, and law news in our daily roundup.
  38. in other news
    Clinton Strategist Howard Wolfson Heads to Fox NewsThe former communications director will take on a permanent role as strategist for the cable network.
  39. early and often
    McCain Shakes Up Campaign, Running for Real NowSo with all of his problems definitely behind us, what can we expect from the new and improved McCain campaign?
  40. early and often
    Heilemann on Obama’s V.P. ConundrumWhere exactly does one find a running mate untainted by Old Politics who also happens to be ready from day one to be commander-in-chief?
  41. early and often
    ‘WSJ’/Quinnipiac Poll: Obama Leads McCain in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and ColoradoAnd suddenly, McCain begins to play the underdog role that Obama himself performed so well in the primary.
  42. early and often
    The Highlights of Scott McClellan’s Bush BroadsideEven better than the Katrina and Iraq-war criticisms, there are revelations about President Bush himself.
  43. early and often
    Karl Rove Gives John McCain the Reverse ‘Swift Boat’ TreatmentRove writes an editorial pointing out the problem in McCain’s presidential strategy: not enough people know how awesome he is!
  44. gossipmonger
    A-Poe Is a Smash in HarlemPlus, Bill Clinton and Rachael Ray, together again? And Helen Hunt is reacquainted with Matthew Broderick’s goods!
  45. early and often
    Heilemann: Rove and Poppy Back Romney’s Pushy Campaign for VP SlotBut McCain would be wise to think twice before running with a guy whom he kind of hates.
  46. gossipmonger
    Robin Williams Bounces Back QuicklyWho is Robin Williams new girlfriend? Which socialite is shipping out of town? And which actress-singer’s voice “doesn’t match her face” according to a Grammy-winning artist? Find out in our daily rundown of the juiciest bits from New York’s gossip columns.
  47. company town
    Angelo Mozilo Just Wants to Help PeopleLAW • After testifying in front of the House Committee on Government and Oversight Reform last week about the gargantuan pay package he picked up while his company hemorrhaged money, Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo made Congress a nice little offer: “Mr. Mozilo said he had left a card in each Congressional office with a help line for constituents having problems with their loans. He added that if the number didn’t work, “call me— I take this very seriously.’” [NYT] • Since the federal death-penalty statute was revived in 1998, New York federal juries have been reluctant to impose the death sentence. [NYT] • You know those ads for legal firms in the Metro? Yeah, they’re really not all that effective. [Legal Blog Watch]
  48. company town
    Just in Time for ‘Times’ McCain Scuffle, ‘Time’ Editor Says Papers Shouldn’t Endorse CandidatesMEDIA • What is the New York Police Department’s policy for awarding press credentials? Journalists wonder the same thing. [NYT] • Time managing editor Rick Stengel ponders why newspapers endorse political candidates at a time when news consumers doubt the objectivity of the media. [Time] • Details of the deal that Newsweek struck with George W. Bush’s former brain have emerged: It’s a two-year, sixteen-column contract. [NYO]
  49. company town
    Semel Out at Yahoo, Microsoft In?FINANCE • Courtenay Semel’s dad, Terry, is out at Yahoo. And Microsoft’s $44.6 billion bid for the company might just be déjà vu. [NYT, Deal Journal/WSJ] • Recession-has-already-started watch: The economy lost 17,000 jobs in January, the first time since the lovely tech-crash days of 2003 that total payrolls have shrunk. [Reuters via NYT] • One of the few lucky bankers with a bonus burning a hole in your pocket? Try London restaurant Vivat Bacchus’ new “Bonus Tasting Menu” for a mere £1,000. [DealBook/NYT]
  50. intel
    Karl Rove Is a Sparkling, Multifaceted CreatureYou don’t usually get much insight into people from their Vanity Fair Proust Questionaire; usually it sounds like they’re just trying to show off. But not Karl Rove, whose answers in the latest issue are so interesting and thoughtful, we found ourselves, well, not hating him. Indeed, the Questionaire seemed to have brought out a new side of the former chief of staff, as the sunlight brings out the rainbows in a prism. For instance, could you have imagined that the earnest Texan is a fan of high-society satirist Evelyn Waugh? Or that his most overused phrase is “Fabulous!”? (How could that have worked at the White House? “Let’s start a war with Iraq.” “Fabulous!” “Let’s start a warrantless wiretapping program.” “Faaaaaaabulous!”) Also, he says his most deplored trait in others is not being authentic. Okay, now he’s just fucking with us. Proust Questionaire: Karl Rove [Vanity Fair] UPDATE!: Someone just pointed out to us that VF editor Graydon Carter was not as enchanted by Karl Rove’s Proust Questionaire as we were. In fact, he devoted half of his editor’s letter to making fun of Rove’s answers and the man himself!
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