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December 3, 2002 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
With publication of a sharply critical attack on the influence of President Bush's chief political advisor, Karl Rove found himself on Monday once again in the public eye he so carefully tries to avoid. John J. DiIulio Jr., a Democrat and university professor whom Bush brought to Washington to run the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives -- and who left seven months later -- was quoted in a magazine interview as saying the administration's policy was run by the political operatives.
July 17, 2005 | Doyle McManus, Times Staff Writer
If Karl Rove was source No. 2, who was source No. 1? Rove, President Bush's top political advisor, has survived a bruising week of controversy over his role in the unmasking of a CIA officer. But White House officials and their Republican allies acknowledge that they may face more revelations in the weeks and months to come.
June 14, 2006 | Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writers
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 | Doyle McManus and Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writers
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).
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.
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.
July 21, 2001 | From Associated Press
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 26, 2008 | Richard B. Schmitt, Times Staff Writer
Former presidential advisor Karl Rove on Sunday brushed off suggestions that he attempted to influence a Justice Department investigation and prosecution of a popular former Democratic governor of Alabama. Rove has been linked to the federal bribery case against former Gov. Don Siegelman through the sworn account of an Alabama lawyer who claims to have heard during a 2002 conference call with state Republican Party officials that Rove was attempting to intervene.
May 15, 2009 | Washington Post
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.
February 9, 2005 | Peter Wallsten, Times Staff Writer
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.
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