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Countdown To Kicking Out Harry Reid

Published in Wall Street Journal on August 28, 2014

Labor Day is the unofficial start of the fall campaign season, so it's a good time to assess the GOP's chances of winning the U.S. Senate. 

Republicans have two advantages. Many Senate races are in red-leaning states, and the GOP has put its A-Team on the field. In every primary the more electable Republican won the nomination, and that's likely to hold true in New Hampshire on Sept. 9 when Scott Brown is heavily favored. 

The GOP candidates also survived Democratic attempts to essentially disqualify them with a summer bombardment of negative television ads. 

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A Texas-Size Abuse Of Power

Published in Wall Street Journal on August 21, 2014

The indictment on Friday of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he abused his powers is an outrageous—but not unprecedented—abuse of prosecutorial power. And it may come back to haunt those responsible.

The indictment itself caused a storm of denunciation, including by liberals. Former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod dismissed it as "pretty sketchy." Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said this is "what happens in totalitarian societies." The Washington Post, Boston Globe and New York Times were critical.

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Eric Holder's Trip To Ferguson

Aired on The O'Reilly Factor on August 27, 2014

Did Attorney General Eric Holder do the right thing by visiting Ferguson, Missouri following the chaos there? Karl Rove enters the 'No Spin Zone' to discuss the Obama Administration's overall response and if the situation could affect the fall elections across the country.

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Rove Talks National Security On Fox News Sunday

Aired on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on August 24, 2014

What is President Barack Obama's ISIS strategy? What challenges will there be if the U.S. engages in Syria? Will Democrats support more military action? Karl Rove joins the Fox News Sunday panel to discuss U.S. foreign policy and national security threats.

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What Karl's Reading

By Karl Rove

My reading for pleasure has virtually come to a halt as I work feverishly to finish a manuscript for an American history book due to Simon and Schuster this spring, hence the slow pace of updates to this list.  In the meantime, I hope you will sign up to receive my weekly email for the latest news on my upcoming book and other updates. Visit

By Doris Kearns Goodwin

In a particularly vivid work, Doris Kearns Goodwin tells a rollicking tale about two presidents - their friendship, its destruction, and their subsequent rivalry - in a rapidly changing country with even more rapidly evolving media and politics.  Goodwin has a gifted eye for detail and insight.  

By Rich Lowry

In his new book, 'Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream -- and How We Can Do It Again,' National Review Editor Rich Lowry provides a masterful account of Abraham Lincoln's climb to the presidency from humble frontier beginnings.  It is a fantastic take on the sixteenth president's convictions, discipline, and ambition which allowed him to live the American Dream and be in a position where he was able to make it possible for others to do so as well.  

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