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August 7, 2005 | John Kenney, John Kenney's work has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker. He just completed his first novel.
Why a mezzanine? What does that even mean? Why not just "second floor?" * Who is the man in the mirror? Where did the little boy go? Who is the fish-belly-white man with the protruding stomach and hairless calves, naked as the day he was born? I'll tell you who he is; he's the most powerful man in the world. I'm chuckling. I'm chuckling and watching my belly move. * McCain said something against Arabs. He didn't, of course, but I can make it seem like he did. Yes. I can see it.
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September 23, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
When Karl Rove starts truth-squadding fellow Texas Republicans over the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, you know there are some tall tales floating around. On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Chris Wallace of Fox News: “You know what's interesting? Last week, the Wall Street Journal, for the first time in years, found Republicans are leading on healthcare. Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats on healthcare.” A few minutes later, Rove, a Fox analyst, called him out. “I do want to correct one small thing that Sen. Cruz said,” Rove said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
When Karl Rove starts truth-squadding fellow Texas Republicans over the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, you know there are some tall tales floating around. On Sunday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Chris Wallace of Fox News: “You know what's interesting? Last week, the Wall Street Journal, for the first time in years, found Republicans are leading on healthcare. Americans trust Republicans more than Democrats on healthcare.” A few minutes later, Rove, a Fox analyst, called him out. “I do want to correct one small thing that Sen. Cruz said,” Rove said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2013 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - As California Republicans gathered here for their weekend convention, it was difficult to recall when the group that produced Ronald Reagan had slumped so low. The party hasn't elected a statewide candidate in seven years. It is awash in debt. GOP voter registration in the state is at less than 30% - a historic dip. GOP strategist Karl Rove had some blunt advice as the group debated how to claw its way back to political relevance. "My message is this: Get off your ass," Rove told nearly 500 delegates and guests at a sold-out convention luncheon in a hotel ballroom Saturday.
NATIONAL
December 22, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
GOP strategist Karl Rove has agreed to write about his years as an advisor to President Bush in a deal worth more than $1.5 million. He is to publish with former colleague Mary Matalin's conservative imprint at Simon & Schuster. Rove, the architect of Bush's 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns, said in a statement that the memoir would offer "a candid, careful look" at Bush's presidency and his role in it.
OPINION
May 7, 2003 | James C. Moore, James C. Moore is the co-author of "Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential" (John Wiley and Sons Inc., 2003).
Karl Rove led the nation to war to improve the political prospects of George W. Bush. I know how surreal that sounds. But I also know it is true. As the president's chief political advisor, Rove is involved in every decision coming out of the Oval Office. In fact, he flat out makes some of them. He is co-president of the United States, just as he was co-candidate for that office and co-governor of Texas.
OPINION
October 24, 2004 | Neal Gabler, Neal Gabler, a senior fellow at the Norman Lear Center at USC Annenberg, is author of "Life the Movie: How Entertainment Conquered Reality."
Even now, after Sen. John F. Kerry handily won his three debates with President Bush and after most polls show a dead heat, his supporters seem downbeat. Why? They believe that Karl Rove, Bush's top political operative, cannot be beaten. Rove the Impaler will do whatever it takes -- anything -- to make certain that Bush wins. This isn't just typical Democratic pessimism. It has been the master narrative of the 2004 presidential campaign in the mainstream media.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2004 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
The thesis of "Bush's Brain" is evident in its title: that Karl Rove, the president's key political advisor, is the power behind the throne, the devious man whose fine Machiavellian hand can be found directing every move the chief executive makes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2001 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN and MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan met with White House aides about a potential race for governor of California on Tuesday, even as the two declared GOP candidates struggled against the perception that Riordan is the candidate favored by President Bush. Riordan's White House meetings included President Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove, and others. Riordan declined to say what they discussed--or even to acknowledge that Rove was in the room. "It was a private meeting," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 2007 | Christopher Hawthorne, Times Staff Writer
Karl Rove, the canny and controversial presidential advisor who will be leaving the White House at the end of the week, may have more enemies than anybody in Washington. He also may have more nicknames. George Bush calls him "boy genius." Critics of the administration have often described him as "Bush's brain." But the name that has really stuck with Rove over the years is "the architect."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
You remember Karl Rove: He's the Republican strategist and Fox News contributor who made television history last month when he refused to accept that President Obama had won the state of Ohio and effectively clinched the entire election, leading to a showdown between Megyn Kelly and the behind-the-scenes statisticians on the network's “Decision Desk.” If a report out Wednesday from Gabriel Sherman at New York magazine is to be believed,...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Karl Rove: Fox News commentator, conservative who caused consternation on election night , major Republican strategist. And fan of metafictional writer Jorge Luis Borges. Yes, really. The news comes from Rove's own website ( via Twitter ). Since 2010, Rove has been posting his recently read books on his website, Rove.com ; Borges' "Everything and Nothing," published by New Directions, is No. 65, read by Rove this year. He writes, "I don't read much fiction but the stories, tales and essays of the Argentinan fabulist, Jorge Luis Borges, are worth reading and re-reading, as I did when I picked up a new collection of his work EVERYTHING AND NOTHING (NEW DIRECTIONS PEARLS)
NATIONAL
November 14, 2012 | By David Horsey
After what the Obama campaign accomplished with a backroom filled with 20-something math geeks, American presidential politics will never be the same. For decades, candidates have put their faith in political consultants whose gut instincts, ability to read polls and track records of victories made them look like magicians with an astounding array of tricks up their sleeves. Mitt Romney had one such man at his side throughout the 2012 campaign, a guy named Stuart Stevens who could claim to have helped elect more Republican governors and senators than any contemporary media consultant.
NEWS
November 8, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
Karl Rove went on Fox News on Thursday to explain why Mitt Romney didn't win. Yes, that would be the same Karl Rove who, practically right up until the -- for Republicans -- bitter end Tuesday night was predicting a Romney victory. And the same Karl Rove who founded two “super PACs” that poured millions of dollars into Romney's losing presidential race. Which, and I'm just spit-balling here, raises the question: Why on Earth would anyone turn to a guy who was dead wrong before the election and ask him to come back and explain that same election?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
For viewers with a taste for schadenfreude, Fox News was the only place to be on election night. From Karl Rove's refusal to believe the network's own projection that Mitt Romney had lost Ohio , to Bill O'Reilly's assertion that the  “white establishment is now the minority,” to Sarah Palin's enormous new Joan Collins hairdo, there was a panicked and slightly unhinged quality to the evening's proceedings. Not surprisingly, Jon Stewart had a field day with the material on Wednesday's “Daily Show.”  He was especially delighted by the fact that it was left to co-anchor Megyn Kelly to force Rove to face the music, via a long walk through the bowels of the Fox News offices and a meeting with their in-house nerds.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Every election night has at least one standout television moment,  and  -- with all due respect to John King and his magical fingertips -- the clear winner Tuesday was Republican strategist Karl Rove, who staged a civil war on the air after Fox News called Ohio -- and therefore the entire election -- for President Obama. Technically speaking, it was Chris Wallace who fired the first shot. Shortly after Fox projected Obama as the winner, Wallace explained that he had received an email from the Romney campaign contesting the network's decision.
NATIONAL
October 29, 2006 | Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writers
During a whirlwind five-hour trip to bolster an endangered GOP congressman's reelection prospects, White House political guru Karl Rove last week delivered a fiery speech to 500 party activists, then shook every available hand and posed for snapshots like a rock star. He toured suburbs recently trashed by a snowstorm. He also found time to huddle with local strategists. But the most significant element of Rove's effort to help four-term Rep. Thomas M.
NATIONAL
July 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Columnist Robert Novak said publicly for the first time Tuesday that White House political advisor Karl Rove was a source for his story outing the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame. In a column, Novak also says his recollection of his conversation with Rove differs from what the Rove camp has said. "I have revealed Rove's name because his attorney has divulged the substance of our conversation, though in a form different from my recollection," Novak wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 4 - 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show Presidential election: John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post; Joy Reid, SNBC; and Gloria Borger, CNN. (N) 4:30 a.m. KNBC Today Reports from Ohio. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
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