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O'Donnell Laughs Off Witchcraft Comment

Wishes she could put a spell on Karl Rove

(Newser) - Karl Rove thinks she's going to have to to address it seriously (see his comments today ), but Christine O'Donnell is apparently hoping a more lighthearted approach will make the fuss over her old witchcraft dabbling go away. "I was in high school," she said at a public...

Karl Rove: Hey, Palin, Go to Delaware
 Karl Rove: 
 Hey, Palin, 
 Go to Delaware 

Karl Rove: Hey, Palin, Go to Delaware

GOP adviser calls out Palin, O'Donnell, Murkowski, Tea Party

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's not the only one who can go rogue: Karl Rove today called out the former Alaska governor, Lisa Murkowski, Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party in general, and possibly the literacy of Alaskans in particular, reports Politico. Let the games begin:
  • Murkowski's write-in effort is “sad and sorry,

Rove Heeds Palin's Orders, Flip-Flops on O'Donnell

He wakes up and smells the tea, despite 'nutty' candidate

(Newser) - Karl Rove has apparently heard his master's voice and flip-flopped on his support for anti-masturbation candidate Christine O'Donnell. He now endorses the Delaware candidate without hesitation, even though he was very concerned just two days ago about her "nutty" ideas, iffy character, tax dodging, and misrepresentations. Rove apparently saw...

Palin Orders Rove: Buck Up on O'Donnell

Shut up about 'nutty' O'Donnell, climb on Tea Party express, she warns

(Newser) - Sarah Palin warned Karl Rove yesterday to "buck up" and get with the Tea Party program after he lashed Delaware Senate primary winner Christine O'Donnell and her "nutty" ideas. "To those who say that the GOP nominee is not electable and that they're not even going to...

Rove Group's Only Donors: Billionaires

American Crossroads says it's a 'grassroots' organization

(Newser) - Need proof that the term “grassroots” has become a meaningless political buzzword? Karl Rove’s American Crossroads group, which has occasionally used the term, is funded almost exclusively by four billionaires, according to Salon . And two of the four made their money in the oil and gas industry. It’...

Republicans Are 'Addicted to Bush'
Republicans Are
'Addicted to Bush'
Paul Krugman

Republicans Are 'Addicted to Bush'

GOP is trying to return to 43rd president's policies

(Newser) - Given his approval ratings, Republicans had no choice but to distance themselves from George W. Bush in 2008. But make no mistake, writes Paul Krugman: They still loved him and his policies, so much so that GOP leaders have now "come out for a complete return to the Bush...

Bush Didn't Lie About Iraq
 Bush Didn't Lie About Iraq 
Karl Rove

Bush Didn't Lie About Iraq

Rove says he should have told president to fight

(Newser) - When Democrats accused George W. Bush of falsifying evidence to start the war in Iraq, Karl Rove advised him not to re-litigate the past—and now he thinks it was his biggest mistake in the White House. The Democrats’ assault “was a monument to hypocrisy and cynicism,” Rove...

Rove's Fundraising Group Pulls In Just $200

No, we're not missing any zeros

(Newser) - Remember that big scary “shadow RNC” Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie cooked up to lure the big GOP donors scared off by Michael Steele? It’s not going so well. The group, dubbed American Crossroads, raised just $200 last month, according to a report filed with the IRS—and...

Elton John Sings at Limbaugh's 4th Wedding

Talking head, 59, takes 33-year-old bride

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh was married last night in Palm Beach—to his fourth wife—and gay marriage advocate Elton John pulled down a cool $1 million for performing at the reception. The conservative talking head, 59, and 33-year-old Kathryn Rogers wed at The Breakers with 400 of their nearest and dearest...

Karl Rove: This Is Obama's Katrina
 Karl Rove: This Is 
 Obama's Katrina 

Karl Rove: This Is Obama's Katrina

In fact, it may be worse

(Newser) - Take it from Karl Rove: The Gulf oil spill is not only President Obama's Katrina, it "could be even worse." The "lethargic" response is bad enough, but he points out in the Wall Street Journal that this is happening in federal waters. On Katrina, he says President...

Rove Constructs 'Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy'

...by imitating Democrats

(Newser) - The Republican party's top operatives are quietly building a massive fundraising and organizing machine inspired by the one the Democrats used to sieze Congress and the White House. Headed up by Karl Rove and former party chair Ed Gillespie, the network of five connected groups is modeled after the "...

Republicans Fear Census Undercounting

Tea partiers' push for noncompliance may backfire, GOP warns

(Newser) - The GOP is worried that an anti-government backlash could lead to underrepresentation of conservatives in the census and shrink the number of Republican lawmakers. Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul have urged supporters not to provide anything to census workers except the number of people in their household. "The census...

What Tea Partiers Need to Do Next
 What Tea Partiers 
 Need to Do Next 

What Tea Partiers Need to Do Next

Rove suggests 'citizen's pledge' to strengthen movement

(Newser) - Democratic attacks on the Tea Party movement show they're scared, and with good reason, writes Karl Rove. With public opinion still against ObamaCare, the movement needs to keep its momentum going, Rove urges in the Wall Street Journal . He suggests tea partiers sign a "citizen's pledge" demanding to know...

Rove: Strip Club RNC Staffer a 'Pervert'

Elsewhere, hecklers shout him down at book signing

(Newser) - Karl Rove is aghast at RNC spending at a Los Angeles bondage-themed strip club. “Somebody ought to lose their credit card,” he told Jay Leno last night on the Tonight Show. “Find that pervert, and get his card.” Elsewhere, Rove commented on health care reform—“...

'Repeal, Replace, Reform' Should Be GOP's Rallying Cry

Dems' morale boost will be short-lived, predicts Karl Rove

(Newser) - The Democrats may be in good spirits now, but passing health care reform won't help them politically any more than the stimulus package helped them in New Jersey's 2009 gubernatorial elections, argues Karl Rove. The public remains mostly opposed to "ObamaCare," and Republicans can ride that sentiment to...

Reps Get Last Health Reform Jabs In
 Reps Get Last 
 Health Reform Jabs In 

Reps Get Last Health Reform Jabs In

House members debate whether Dems have the votes

(Newser) - If you hadn't heard, the House votes on a little thing some like to call health care reform today—and the debate got an early start on the Sunday shows with Democrats signaling they had the votes, and Republicans digging in their heels. David Plouffe and Karl Rove also went...

Obama Education Plan Abandons Accountability

President is weakening No Child Left Behind, writes Karl Rove

(Newser) - President Obama's education plan will gut one of the few parts of the Bush legacy that this administration claims to respect, writes Karl Rove. Obama's plan would destroy No Child Left Behind's accountability system by requiring that only the lowest-performing 5% of schools take action to improve test scores, Rove...

Rove: Obama 'Detached,' 'Aloof' on Health Care

 Rove: Obama 
 'Aloof' on 
 Health Care 

Rove: Obama 'Detached,' 'Aloof' on Health Care

President 'outsourced' leadership to Congress

(Newser) - Never a fan of change you can believe in, Karl Rove lit into Barack Obama today, calling the president's lead on health reform "outsourced to Congress," making him appear "aloof and disengaged." And not to put too fine a point on it, but asking the House...

Rove, Cheney Just Making History Up
 Rove, Cheney 
 Just Making 
 History Up 

Rove, Cheney Just Making History Up

Bushies' conjurings 'know few bounds'

(Newser) - The simultaneous arrival of Karl Rove's memoir and Liz Cheney's "right-wing noise machine" means the "revisionist floodgates have opened," writes Frank Rich for the New York Times , a "rewriting of history that knows few bounds." And while Rove's book better passes for fiction and Cheney's...

Rove: 'I'm Proud' of Waterboarding

Technique helped break terrorists' will, 'Bush's brain' says

(Newser) - Karl Rove is proud of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques used under the Bush administration, he said in an interview. He is "proud we used techniques that broke the will of these terrorists," the memoir-touting Bush adviser told a BBC reporter, boasting that harsh interrogation tactics had...

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