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Rove to Cain: You Knew for 10 Days This Was Coming

So why in the world was his campaign so poorly prepared?

(Newser) - When it comes to Herman Cain's sexual harassment mess, many conservatives are crying racism . Not so, Karl Rove. In an appearance on Fox News last night spotted by the Hill , Monica Crowley asked the Republican if Cain "should be prepared for more of this because he is a...

Rove, Kochs Square Off for Heart of GOP in 2012

Two big groups may be working at cross purposes

(Newser) - Two of the most powerful and moneyed groups in conservative politics could be working at odds with each other during the 2012 election, leading some Republicans to worry about the GOP’s chances to take both the Senate and the White House. On one side is Karl Rove’s network,...

Karl Rove's Tips for Tonight's GOP Debaters

Perry must stop getting beaten up, Romney needs to light a fire

(Newser) - It’s debate time yet again tonight, and Karl Rove offers four of the 2012 presidential contenders some advice in the Wall Street Journal :
  • Rick Perry: Instead of focusing on turning Social Security over to the states, he should continue making the “compelling case” for reform that he started

Karl Rove: Palin Has 'Enormous Thin Skin'

If she doesn't like speculation, she can end it, he points out

(Newser) - The Karl Rove-Sarah Palin feud continues: Last night on Fox News, Rove called Palin “thin-skinned” a grand total of four times before being abruptly cut off for a breaking news update. Greta van Susteren repeatedly tried to get Rove onto a different track—she wanted to know why the...

Palin's Camp to Rove: You Know Nothing

...about Sarah Palin's 2012 intentions, at least

(Newser) - Karl Rove has said it and said it again in recent days: Sarah Palin will run. Apparently, that wasn't inside information gleaned from his BFF, Sarah Palin. Politico spotted another "Setting the Record Straight" post on the SarahPAC website that doesn't name Rove, but clearly takes a...

Karl Rove: I'm Serious, Sarah Palin Is Running

It's do or die for the 'teaser,' he warns

(Newser) - Karl Rove predicted again that Sarah Palin will run for president—and that she'll announce soon. The GOP strategist pointed to upcoming Palin events in Iowa and a new campaign-styled video as strong indications that the former Alaska governor will jump in . But she's got to speak up...

McCain: Gadhafi Has &#39;Days or Hours&#39;
 Has 'Days 
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McCain: Gadhafi Has 'Days or Hours'

And Jon Huntsman isn't sure Michele Bachmann's ideas originate on planet Earth

(Newser) - Moammar Gadhafi's gig is up, according to John McCain , who today told Face the Nation that Libyan rebels' victory is "a matter of hours, if not days." "I believe that it's nearing the end," McCain said, who cautioned about the difficulties in transitioning to...

Karl Rove Thinks Sarah Palin Will Enter Presidential Race Around Labor Day
 Rove: Sarah Palin Will Run 

Rove: Sarah Palin Will Run

He expects her announcement around Labor Day

(Newser) - Add Karl Rove to the Sarah-Palin-will-run camp. Palin has a new video out about her recent trip to Iowa and a big speech planned in the state early next month, he notes. "This is her last chance," Rove told Fox News today, according to the Washington Examiner . "...

GOP Needs &#39;Political War College&#39; on Medicare
GOP Needs 'Political War College' on Medicare
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GOP Needs 'Political War College' on Medicare

But the issue is not why Republicans lost NY-26 seat: Karl Rove

(Newser) - Democrats are downright gleeful over their upset victory in the Buffalo-area congressional race, but they're also misguided about what happened, writes Karl Rove. The common narrative is that Kathy Hochul clobbered Jane Corwin by linking her to Paul Ryan's Medicare overhaul and that Democrats now have a lethal...

Rove Group Unveils GOP Version of WikiLeaks

Wikicountability will spotlight White House transparency

(Newser) - Inspired by WikiLeaks, a Karl Rove-linked conservative group has started its own online home for government dirt: Wikicountability.org . The site, which aims to gather Obama administration documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, allows its creators to “crowd-source both the information and analysis of the information,”...

The Republican Strategy: Be the Party of 'Hell No'

Inside the GOP's 2-year plan to harass and unseat Democrats

(Newser) - In January 2009, when Democrats were high on hope and change, House Republicans held a strategy meeting. “If the goal of the majority is to govern, what is the purpose of the minority?” John Boehner and Eric Cantor asked. “The purpose of the minority, is to become the...

Rove: Voter Standards Too High for 'President Palin'

Reality show demonstrates Alaskan lacks 'gravitas' for run at presidency

(Newser) - Karl Rove apparently doesn't think Sarah Palin has what it takes to run for president in 2012. While the Alaskan did a "terrific job” as a vice-presidential candidate in 2008, voters are unlikely to view a reality show star as presidential material, snorts the Republican strategist. "There are...

Obama's Dumb Strategy Is Hurting Democrats

He's running an awful midterm campaign, Karl Rove writes

(Newser) - President Obama is “overseeing one of the worst White House midterm strategies in American history,” writes Karl Rove in the Wall Street Journal . Even though the economy is foremost on voters’ minds, Obama continues to focus on immigration reform, the “Ground Zero mosque,” and “an...

Obama's Just Blowing Smoke on Foreign Cash

Karl Rove: Baseless attacks are the best the Dems can do?

(Newser) - Karl Rove might know a thing or two about smear campaigns, and he takes to the pages of the Wall Street Journal to dismantle the one he says Dems are mounting against him by alleging that he and Ed Gillespie "take in secret foreign money to influence our elections....

Stewart Blasts Rove's 'Foreign Donor' Hypocrisy

Conservatives are not above fear-mongering, he says

(Newser) - Karl Rove and Fox News are outraged— outraged! —that the Democrats are running ads suggesting that GOP-backed groups take "secret foreign money." "Have these people no shame?" Rove asks. Right, jokes Jon Stewart on the Daily Show , because conservatives would never spread rumors about shadowy...

Obama Points Finger, GOP Denies Using Foreign Funds

GOP counterattacks after Obama targets Chamber funding

(Newser) - The GOP is rejecting accusations from President Obama and the Democratic National Committee that its allies are using funds from foreign donors to underwrite election campaigns. The White House is urging the Republican-allied US Chamber of Commerce to open its books to prove that foreign money isn't illegally being used...

Move Over PACs, Here Come Super PACs

New weapon allows virtually unlimited spending on campaigns

(Newser) - Expect to hear the term "Super PAC" a lot between now and the midterms. As the Washington Post explains today, these fundraising committees are quickly becoming the norm in how modern campaigns are financed by interest groups. Thanks in part to the Citizens United court ruling, Super PACs are...

Dems Get Nasty; Karl Rove's Baaaack
 Dems Get Nasty; 
 Karl Rove's Baaaack 

Dems Get Nasty; Karl Rove's Baaaack

Twin NYT reports on both sides' strategy for the midterms

(Newser) - As Republicans eye the keys to both houses, Democrats are taking the gloves off: Candidates around the country are opening an earlier-than-ever round of attack ads assailing opponents as anything from a "dishonest used-car salesman" to a "predatory real estate speculator." Starting with five weeks to go...

Jon Stewart: GOP Is the Tea Party

Battle for party's soul is won, says Daily Show host

(Newser) - With Karl Rove having fallen into line after some pressure from Sarah Palin and endorsed Christine O'Donnell , it's time to stop talking about the Tea Party movement as "a battle for the Republican Party's soul," argues Jon Stewart. The Tea Partiers are, at heart, conservative Republicans and they've...

GOP Bluebloods Should Stop Bashing Tea Party

Classim isn't helping their case, Glenn Greenwald says

(Newser) - The Republican Old Guard should stop dissing less pedigreed newcomers who share their far-right views, argues Glenn Greenwald on Salon . The radical "commonsense conservatism" espoused by the likes of Sarah Palin and Christine O'Donnell is not much different than the Bush doctrine, yet Karl Rove feels it necessary to...

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