June 14, 2006 |
Top Republicans exulted Tuesday at the news that Karl Rove had escaped a criminal charge. But even without an indictment of President Bush's chief political advisor, the 3-year-old CIA leak investigation has dealt serious political damage to the president and some of his most trusted associates and friends. The White House still must try to overcome that damage as Republicans strive to retain control of Congress in the November elections.
October 29, 2005 |
At first, there were almost audible sighs of relief among White House aides and Republican leaders in Congress: Karl Rove, President Bush's closest political advisor, was not indicted. Instead, the prosecutor's target Friday was a far more obscure figure: Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. "Most people who have commented on this thought it was very good news for Karl Rove," said influential Rep. David Dreier (R-San Dimas).
January 5, 2001 |
The incoming Bush administration Thursday denounced efforts to defeat the president-elect's nomination of former Sen. John Ashcroft for attorney general, saying that such attempts smack of partisan posturing designed to elicit campaign contributions. "It's unfortunate that there are still some in Washington that want to play the old game of tearing opponents down," Dan Bartlett, a spokesman for George W. Bush, told reporters here.
July 21, 2001 |
Presidential advisor Karl Rove met with two lobbyists from the pharmaceutical industry last month while he owned nearly $250,000 worth of stock in two drug companies, the White House acknowledged Friday. Rove had what the White House described as an introductory meeting June 5 with Alan F. Holmer, president of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.), a lobbyist whose clients include the pharmaceutical trade group.
May 15, 2009 |
Karl Rove will be interviewed today as part of a criminal investigation into the firing of U.S. attorneys under President George W. Bush, two sources say. Rove, a former senior aide to Bush, will be questioned by Connecticut prosecutor Nora Dannehy, who in September was named to examine whether former Justice Department and White House officials lied or obstructed justice in connection with the dismissal of federal prosecutors in 2006. Robert Luskin, a lawyer for Rove, declined to comment.
August 23, 2007
Re "Clinton may be a target of Rove's reverse psychology," Aug. 19 This headline should have read perverse psychology. Karen Wiechman Los Angeles -- Karl Rove has not resigned. He's as much at the tiller of the Republican smear machine as ever, and his latest potshot aimed at Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is proof. That tearful exhibition of leave-taking from his official role as advisor, complete with encomiums from George Bush, was an egregious sham -- we all know Rove isn't going anywhere.
February 9, 2005 |
White House advisor Karl Rove, described by President Bush as the architect of his reelection last year, will have an expanded second-term role in policymaking as he seeks to build a lasting Republican majority. The White House announced Tuesday that, in addition to his job as Bush's chief political strategist, Rove will become deputy chief of staff -- giving him new power over policy councils that advise Bush on national security, economics and the environment.
October 24, 2005 |
SOME NATURAL disasters -- especially earthquakes -- strike without warning. As we have seen in Kashmir, they are the ones that do the worst damage. Other disasters, however, can be foreseen, such as the hurricanes that have pummeled the United States in recent months. The disaster about to engulf Washington, D.C., is more like a hurricane than an earthquake. That is to say, you can see it coming. The first intimations of its approach are small squalls. A succession of these struck lately.
June 24, 2005 |
A partisan furor erupted Thursday as Democrats assailed President Bush's top political strategist, Karl Rove, for criticizing liberals over what he described as a tepid response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 in the attacks and prepared for war.
August 14, 2007 |
There's an old maxim that if Napoleon had been struck by a cannon ball on his way toward Moscow, he would be remembered as an unrivaled military genius and liberator. But Napoleon overstayed history's welcome and was treated harshly for it, first by the Russians and Mother Nature, then by his own people and, ultimately, by the historians. In this and other respects, Karl Rove strikes me as a Napoleonic figure. He won an impressive string of campaigns.