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.
June 26, 2007 |
As Don Siegelman, the former Democratic governor of Alabama, goes before a federal judge today to fight a recommended 30-year prison sentence, he's telling anyone who'll listen that his prosecution was engineered by White House strategist Karl Rove. It may be a long shot as a legal argument, but at least one influential Republican and a number of Democrats are questioning whether politics may have played a role in the case.
June 2, 2007 |
As George W. Bush underwent a seven-year metamorphosis from gubernatorial candidate to president, and then through the six years, four months and 12 days of his White House tenure so far, Dan Bartlett was always at his side. On Friday, Bartlett announced that he was heading out the door. His departure leaves only political advisor Karl Rove among the Texans who arrived in Washington with Bush and worked closely with him in the White House West Wing.
May 5, 2007 |
Top White House political aide Karl Rove helped prepare a high-ranking Justice Department official for testimony about the controversial firings of eight U.S. attorneys, congressional investigators have been told. William Moschella, associate deputy attorney general, told the investigators that Rove was among a group of White House and Justice aides who weighed in at a March meeting about testimony Moschella was to give the next day to a House panel.
April 25, 2007 |
Even as Special Counsel Scott J. Bloch moved forward with plans for a sweeping probe of the Bush administration, several advocacy groups complained that his ties to the administration and to conservative groups, as well as his record on gay rights and whistle-blowers, made him the wrong man for the job.
March 23, 2007 |
CONGRESS WANTS TO hear from Karl Rove, and members want him sworn in. Rather than accept a politically expedient deal from the White House -- a no-oath interview -- Senate and House committees have approved subpoenas for Rove and others. Lawmakers hope to figure out whether Rove hatched the plan to fire U.S. attorneys who were not hewing to the Republican Party's political playbook. Whether Rove chats or testifies, Congress will surely be frustrated.
March 22, 2007 |
A congressional subcommittee on Wednesday put itself on a collision course with the White House over the firing of U.S. attorneys, while Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales -- under siege for his handling of the dismissals -- took steps to repair his image. Over Republican objections, the House judiciary subcommittee on commercial and administrative law authorized subpoenas for documents and testimony from top Justice Department and White House aides, including political strategist Karl Rove.
March 22, 2007
PRESIDENT BUSH'S combative response to a congressional investigation of the firing of eight U.S. attorneys might have made sense when Republicans controlled Congress and Alberto R. Gonzales had a secure hold on the job of attorney general.
March 16, 2007 |
White House political advisor Karl Rove more than two years ago began seeking input from the Department of Justice into how many U.S. attorneys should be fired in the second Bush administration, according to e-mails released Thursday that show a deeper White House involvement in the dismissal of federal prosecutors last year. The e-mails also show that the Justice Department was willing to defer to Rove on the matter.