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By Jules Witcover | February 25, 2013
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how the politicians did what they did. Seldom did the two meet in public opinion forums Today, political operatives are regular commentators and analysts on radio, television and the Internet, and journalists of all political persuasions run for public office, sometimes getting elected.
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By Jules Witcover | May 19, 2014
Hillary Clinton hasn't even thrown her hat into the 2016 presidential ring yet, but Republican tremors over the very thought have already unleashed red flares about her age and health that question her qualifications for the office. It's an old partisan tactic, this time invoked by Karl Rove - the man who brought you George W. Bush, who with neither his age nor his health impeding his election arguably went on to be the worst American president to date with his Iraq invasion in 2003.
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By Jonah Goldberg | August 16, 2007
There's an old maxim that if Napoleon had been struck by a cannonball on his way to 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 historians. In this and other respects, Karl Rove strikes me as a Napoleonic figure. He won an impressive string of campaigns. He dreamed of erecting a new political order on the ashes of the old. He'd look awfully dashing in one of those bicorn hats.
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By Jules Witcover | August 16, 2013
The slow summer political season is inevitably leading to speculation about what may happen in next year's congressional elections, on which President Barack Obama's prospects for his final two years in the Oval Office may rest. It's widely assumed that if he doesn't somehow gain control of Congress in 2014, he'll wind up with a host of unrealized legislative ambitions, Not content with rehashing that story, the political community is advancing the speculation mill another two years to the 2016 presidential race, when Mr. Obama will watch leading fellow Democrats contest to replace him as the party's nominee.
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By Steve Chapman | September 24, 2004
TO: JOHN KERRY, Republican mole From: Karl Rove, White House political adviser I just wanted to let you know that the game plan is working perfectly. By all logic, the president should be packing boxes for his move back to Crawford by now. He's got a sluggish economy, Iraq is turning into such a disaster that even Republicans accuse the president of "incompetence," and Martha Stewart is going to jail while Osama bin Laden is free as a bird. Given all this, the Democrats had every reason to think they not only could defeat George W. Bush - again!
NEWS
September 1, 2008
Carmen Amedori, 52, is a resident of Westminster and was a state delegate representing Carroll County from 1998 until 2004, when she was appointed to serve on the Maryland Parole Commission during the Ehrlich administration. A Baltimore native and a graduate of Villa Julie College, Amedori worked as a paralegal and journalist while raising two daughters before entering the world of politics. She was one of the few elected officials in Maryland who supported John McCain when he ran for president in 2000 and was an alternate delegate at that year's convention.
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By Jules Witcover | August 16, 2013
The slow summer political season is inevitably leading to speculation about what may happen in next year's congressional elections, on which President Barack Obama's prospects for his final two years in the Oval Office may rest. It's widely assumed that if he doesn't somehow gain control of Congress in 2014, he'll wind up with a host of unrealized legislative ambitions, Not content with rehashing that story, the political community is advancing the speculation mill another two years to the 2016 presidential race, when Mr. Obama will watch leading fellow Democrats contest to replace him as the party's nominee.
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By RICHARD B. SCHMITT and RICHARD B. SCHMITT,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 14, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Political strategist Karl Rove, one of President Bush's most trusted aides, will not be charged in a federal probe of potential misconduct in the White House, ending a nearly three-year investigation. The decision by federal prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald - announced yesterday by Rove's lawyer - is a huge boost for the Bush administration. It comes as Republicans are gearing up for a midterm election fight in November in which an indictment of Rove, the mastermind of many of the president's political victories, would have helped fuel Democrats' drive to take control of the House and Senate.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | October 25, 2005
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is expected to announce his candidacy for U.S. Senate today as the national Republican Party that recruited him to the race faces scandals involving several top leaders. Later this week, a federal grand jury will decide whether presidential adviser Karl Rove and vice presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby will be indicted for their involvement in the leak of the name of a CIA agent. Steele, a Republican, has not been shy about his White House connections.
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By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 7, 2004
WASHINGTON - On a blustery night in the New Mexico desert, President Bush was giving the next-to-last stump speech of a grueling campaign. The next morning, voters would decide his fate. As he spoke, a man with nearly as much at stake was standing off to the side: Karl Rove. This was his show, too. He had spent nearly four years writing a re-election script, deciding where Bush would appear and how the campaign would woo voters. Bundled up in a "W '04 Road Crew" jacket, Rove was regaling a flock of reporters.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | February 25, 2013
There was a time when the lines between the practices of politics and journalism were clear-cut. Professional politicians did their thing, which was getting elected and getting others elected. Professional journalists did theirs, writing and telling how the politicians did what they did. Seldom did the two meet in public opinion forums Today, political operatives are regular commentators and analysts on radio, television and the Internet, and journalists of all political persuasions run for public office, sometimes getting elected.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2012
While much is being made of Karl Rove's post-election return to the air this week on Fox, I don't think that's really the news that matters these days at Rupert Murdoch's channel. Reflecting in a way the very post-election GOP malaise that they discussed, both Bill O'Reilly and Rove seemed off their games Wednesday night on "The O'Reilly Factor. " Two of the most self-confident blowhards in American media and political life seemed less confident, less energized, less animated than I have ever seen either when it comes to saying bad things about President Obama.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2012
It was fairly obvious by about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that most cable and network analysts thought President Obama was going to be re-elected. But they didn't have the data to make the call until 11:17. When that happened at NBC News and CNN, viewers were offered as clear a snapshot as I have seen of the difference between a news gathering operation like CNN and an ideologically driven enterprise like MSNBC. "We've got a really major projection to make right now," CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said.
NEWS
February 11, 2012
In a Chrysler advertisement aired during halftime of Sunday's Super Bowl, actor and director Clint Eastwood says, "I've seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of tough downturns in my life, times when we didn't understand each other. It seems we've lost our heart at times, and the fog of discord, division and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead. But after those trials, we all rallied around what was right and acted as one. " To judge from the reaction he got, we haven't achieved that last stage just yet. Mr. Eastwood was pilloried the next morning by Republican political strategist and Fox News commentator Karl Rove, among others, as a tool of President Barack Obama's re-election strategy.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2011
About 15 protesters were asked to leave a speech by Karl Rove at Johns Hopkins University after staging "organized disruption," a university official said. Some protesters were forcibly removed from the auditorium, said spokeswoman Tracey A. Reeves. The protesters were not believed to be Hopkins students, she said. They were affiliated with the Baltimore offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Shortly after 10 p.m. the group, which goes by the name Occupy Baltimore, shared via Twitter a six-minute YouTube video of the incident.
NEWS
February 23, 2010
Human events are intriguing. So many points of view of the same event demand tolerance if we are going to get along at all. Our guest Ahmed at Goucher College is an emotional reminder of this dilemma of life (" Iraqi student's education goes far beyond Goucher," Feb. 21). I can not imagine the tragedies the people of Iraq have endured since the U.S. led invasion of 2003. Confronting Karl Rove had to be a critical moment of Ahmed's life. In so doing, he joined the long American tradition of protesting war. We the people have always spoke out against war, dating back to the late 1700s during the quasi-war with France during President John Adams' administration.
NEWS
July 13, 2005
SO, WHAT Washington suspected all along turns out to be true. Karl Rove, political mastermind of the Bush administration, tried to squelch a report that undermined President Bush's rationale for going to war in Iraq by secretly discrediting the critic who wrote it. A nasty tactic in any circumstances. But one that could have been dangerous, even deadly, in this case because it resulted in the outing of a CIA undercover agent. Whether Mr. Rove can be charged with a crime has not yet been determined by the special prosecutor investigating the leak.
NEWS
May 30, 2008
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's new Bush administration expose, What Happened, has prompted a chorus of dismissive responses from Bush loyalists and critics. In the book, Mr. McClellan (above left, with the president in 2006) claims President Bush waged a "propaganda campaign" to sell the Iraq war, which he called unnecessary and a strategic blunder. He called the president stubborn and isolated and suggested that presidential adviser Karl Rove conspired with I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on the leak of a CIA official's name, among other revelations.
NEWS
September 1, 2008
Carmen Amedori, 52, is a resident of Westminster and was a state delegate representing Carroll County from 1998 until 2004, when she was appointed to serve on the Maryland Parole Commission during the Ehrlich administration. A Baltimore native and a graduate of Villa Julie College, Amedori worked as a paralegal and journalist while raising two daughters before entering the world of politics. She was one of the few elected officials in Maryland who supported John McCain when he ran for president in 2000 and was an alternate delegate at that year's convention.
NEWS
May 30, 2008
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's new Bush administration expose, What Happened, has prompted a chorus of dismissive responses from Bush loyalists and critics. In the book, Mr. McClellan (above left, with the president in 2006) claims President Bush waged a "propaganda campaign" to sell the Iraq war, which he called unnecessary and a strategic blunder. He called the president stubborn and isolated and suggested that presidential adviser Karl Rove conspired with I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on the leak of a CIA official's name, among other revelations.
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