September 12, 2012 Crossroads GPS, an anti-Obama group co-founded by GOP political strategist Karl Rove, is shifting its ad strategy. It's going from so-called issue ads that purportedly educated voters on why the president was wrong on issues to directly urging for voters to vote against him.
Karl Rove talks on his mobile phone as he walks across the floor before the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Tuesday.
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August 31, 2012 The Republican master strategist made the joke during a fundraiser with influential donors.
July 7, 2012 Some of the heaviest advertisers are groups financed by anonymous donors. They're not organized as political committees, but as "social welfare" organizations. One of those groups, led by GOP strategist Karl Rove, is rivaling the campaigns themselves for ad money spent so far in the election.
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December 5, 2011 Appearing on Meet The Press Sunday, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said it was up to the GOP presidential candidates themselves to decide whether they should participate at a Dec. 27 debate to be moderated by Donald Trump, the real estate developer, reality show star and world-class egotist. Karl Rove, the big dog among Republican political strategists, disagrees.
October 7, 2010 As campaign finance experts tell Fresh Air's Terry Gross, the Supreme Court's lifting of restrictions has led many interest groups to dramatically increase the number of ads they're airing.
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October 5, 2010 Some interest groups use their tax-exempt spinoffs to sponsor political ads, and that means donors don't have to be identified. Some watchdogs want the IRS to investigate the practice.
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September 18, 2010 Sarah Palin appeared to take a playful shot at Karl Rove in her Iowa speech, telling him where to go. Palin and Rove have sparred over the Tea Party movement with Palin backing a candidate in Delaware Rove has publicly raised doubts about.
September 15, 2010 Karl Rove continued to provide Democrats with ammunition to use against Christine O'Donnell, the GOP nominee for a Senate seat from Delaware.
Sept. 27, 1994: Then-House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich and other Republicans unveil their "Contract with America" at a Capitol Hill rally.
September 7, 2010 Every time power shifts between the major parties in Washington, pundits and prognosticators say there's been a sea change. But in truth, voters can and often do change their minds quickly about who should be in charge.
Mehlman, on NBC's "Meet the Press" in August 2006, makes a point to host David Gregory.
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August 26, 2010 On NPR tonight, host Melissa Block interviews The Atlantic's Mark Ambinder. Ambinder has a new article about Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the RNC and campaign manager for President Bush in 2004, who has announced he is gay.
September 30, 2009 Some listeners think Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon makes too much money. Simon replies and he also apologizes for laughing inappropriately when novelist Lorrie Moore read from her new book, A Gate at the Stairs. One of her characters f...
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