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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.
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OPINION
May 7, 2007
Re "Justice Dept. probing prosecutor hirings," May 3 Come on, Karl Rove, testify already. All you have to say is, "I don't recall." PHYLLIS LANDIS Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2013
Dozens of young troublemakers -- many of them involved in George Zimmerman-related protests earlier in the week -- descended on Hollywood late Tuesday, roaming along Hollywood Boulevard and robbing people. Though the crimes did not appear to be related to the protests over George Zimmerman's acquittal in the slaying of  Trayvon Martin , police said they believe many involved were responsible for trouble at protests on Sunday night. Join Times reporters Joel Rubin and Ruben Vives for an L.A. Now Live discussion at 9 a.m. to discuss the latest on the Hollywood robbery pack and Zimmerman protests.
OPINION
January 5, 2005
Re "The Year of Karl Rove," editorial, Dec. 31: The reason there is such a large chasm in the American electorate has little to do with Karl Rove or any member of the Bush administration. It's because the mainstream media (yes, that means The Times) continue to see issues like defending the institution of marriage as a union between one man and one woman as "extreme." The American people spoke loud and clear about this issue at the ballot box, which is how democracy is supposed to work.
OPINION
July 18, 2005
Re "Keep on talking, Mr. Rove," editorial, July 15 Isn't it about time for Americans to stop screaming at each other in traffic and direct their anguish at the White House, where it might actually do some good? [Karl] Rove rage, that's what we need. Let 'em hear it! Jonathan Schwartz Marina del Rey Here's the issue I don't see anyone questioning: The Bush administration's smear attempt on former Ambassador Joe Wilson -- saying that his findings lacked credibility because his wife sent him to Niger -- doesn't make sense.
OPINION
February 12, 2009
Re "Rove versus leakers," Feb. 10 I want to thank Karl Rove for giving us all a good laugh during these dark times. The idea that no one in the world knew that the U.S. intercepted e-mails and cellphone calls before the New York Times ran an article about it was really funny, though I suppose he might have made it more laughable if he'd admitted that the twist was that the government was intercepting the e-mails and phone calls of its own citizens....
OPINION
June 27, 2005
Re "Rove Draws a Hard Line Between Conservatives, Liberals Over 9/11," June 24: No, Karl Rove, we liberals did not want therapy and understanding for the 9/11 terrorists. We joined with conservatives and moderates in unified support for the war in Afghanistan. We set aside partisan rhetoric and rallied behind our president. Then, suddenly, Osama bin Laden's name vanished from the president's lips. It was all about Iraq. It had always been about Iraq. You and this administration falsely claimed ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2009 | Tom Hamburger and David G. Savage
Karl Rove and other officials in George W. Bush's White House played an active role in the firing of the top federal prosecutor in New Mexico, according to documents released Tuesday that also show Bush political aides tried to influence Justice Department officials on other matters. The e-mails and interview transcripts made public by the House Judiciary Committee show Rove and other White House aides paying particular attention to complaints from Republican officials in New Mexico that U.S. Atty.
NATIONAL
May 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed President Bush's former chief political advisor, Karl Rove, to testify about whether the White House improperly meddled with the Justice Department. Accusations of politics influencing decisions at the department -- including the firing of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006 -- led to the resignation last year of Bush's attorney general, Alberto Gonzales. It's unclear if Rove will testify; the White House cites executive privilege.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Joseph Serna
A band of robbers that tore through Hollywood Boulevard on Tuesday night appear to be some of the same youths who were attacking people and vandalizing stores in the Crenshaw district earlier this week where demonstrators were protesting the George Zimmerman murder trial verdict, police said. The thieves moved fast and swarmed their victims, mirroring the activity seen in Crenshaw the previous evening. “I think this specific group came up to riot and cause problems in Hollywood,” LAPD Sgt. John Barkley said.
OPINION
March 10, 2013 | Doyle McManus
President Obama owes Karl Rove a thank-you note. During last year's election campaign, Rove and other Republicans showed how federal tax law could be stretched to turn a political committee into a "social welfare" organization. These nonprofit organizations, known as 501(c)(4)s, are defined by the Internal Revenue Code as "primarily engaged in promoting in some way the common good and general welfare. " This year, with the president's blessing, former Obama campaign aides have followed in Rove's muddy path and launched a social welfare organization of their own, called Organizing for Action (with, happily, the same initials as Obama for America)
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.
NEWS
March 2, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
SACRAMENTO - GOP operative Karl  Rove had blunt words Saturday for California Republicans, who are trying to claw their way back to political relevancy in the state. “My message is this: get off your ass,"  Rove told nearly 500 Republicans gathered for a convention luncheon at a downtown hotel. “Get back in the game and fight. Don't give in to what the other side wants.” The gathering is taking place as the state GOP is at a crossroads. A Republican politician has not been elected to statewide office in seven years, GOP voter registration has plummeted, and the party is mired in debt.
WORLD
December 22, 2012 | By Vincent Bevins, Los Angeles Times
SAO PAULO, Brazil - Between the high-rises in the dark center of this megacity, a swarm of people covers an entire block. They are in constant, aimless motion, glazed eyes and dirty faces illuminated repeatedly by small flashes of fire. This is cracolandia , or crack land, and the horde is one of many moving settlements of homeless drug addicts that dominate this part of town. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, live here, sleeping and sometimes dying on the streets as other Paulistanos, residents of the fast-moving and gritty city, step past and over them on the way to work or Christmas shopping.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting a better agent. The Skinny: I've been watching the old movie "The Music of Chance. " Man, James Spader killed it in that flick. Anyway, Wednesday's headlines include Disney's big deal with Netflix, Ryan Seacrest buys a marketing firm and the New York Post's subway death photo causes a stir. Daily Dose: RLTV, the network aimed at the over-50 demographic is officially on Time Warner Cable. In Los Angeles, RLTV can be found on Channel 200. Fear not, that doesn't mean you have to be 200 to watch.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A House panel voted to cite Karl Rove, formerly President Bush's top aide, for contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena to testify on allegations of improper White House influence over the Justice Department. Rove has denied any involvement, and the White House has said Congress has no authority to compel testimony from current and former advisors. The House Judiciary Committee's 20-14 vote along party lines is only a recommendation. A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco)
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)
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