July 11, 2005 |
Top White House advisor Karl Rove was one of the secret sources who spoke to reporters about a covert CIA operative whose identity was leaked to the media, Newsweek magazine reported in its latest edition. The magazine said Rove's lawyer, Robert Luskin, confirmed that Rove talked to a Time magazine reporter about former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV and his wife, CIA agent Valerie Plame.
February 18, 2005 |
Karl Rove, President Bush's top political strategist, pronounced conservatism the "dominant political creed in America" on Thursday and coached fellow conservatives on how to support his boss. "The next time one of your smarty-pants liberal friends says to you, 'Well, he didn't have a mandate,' you tell him of this delicious fact: This president got a higher percentage of the vote than any Democratic candidate for president since 1964," Rove said.
December 3, 2002 |
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.
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.
July 17, 2005 |
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 |
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.
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 |
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.