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Obama Manufactures a Crisis

Published in Wall Street Journal on October 8, 2015

Of all Barack Obama’s qualities, among the most striking is his combination of self-righteousness and lack of self-awareness. Consider his news conference Friday. Mr. Obama attempted again to shift responsibility for the weakest recovery in recorded U.S. economic history onto Republicans. “We would be doing even better,” the president said, “if we didn’t have to keep on dealing with unnecessary crises in Congress every few months.”

Yet Mr. Obama now threatens to veto the annual defense-authorization bill unless Congress increases nondefense spending and allows the transfer of terrorists from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which the president has pledged to close. 

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Boehner's Conservative Legacy

Published in Wall Street Journal on October 1, 2015

John Boehner is a decent, honorable man who displayed his deep commitment to country and party last week, announcing that he will resign from the House of Representatives in October and relinquish the speaker’s gavel.

Mr. Boehner would have easily beaten any challenge to his leadership. But having decided some time ago that a quarter-century in Congress was enough, he chose to spare his Republican colleagues and the institution he loves a bruising fight.

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Clinton's Email Defense Is 'Complete Baloney’

Aired on America's Newsroom on October 01, 2015

Karl Rove reacts to Hillary Clinton’s 'reckless' use of personal email to conduct classified business.  He also discusses the growing number of voters who say Clinton is untrustworthy and that she lied about the emails.

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Clinton Claims Outsider Status As Fiorina Rises In Polls

Aired on America's Newsroom on September 21, 2015

Karl Rove joins America’s Newsroom to discuss Hilary Clinton’s failed, inauthentic attempt to prove she is a real person and an outsider candidate.  As Clinton’s numbers go down, who is doing well on the Republican side following the second primary debate?

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What Karl's Reading

By Greg Steinmetz

You may be impressed with Bill Gates who has a net worth of nearly $80 billion and is Forbes’ richest man in the world, but Gates has a smaller share of the world’s wealth today than Jacob Fugger had at the end of the 15th century and the start of the 16th.  'The Richest Man Who Ever Lived' is a fascinating tale of the man who helped provoke Martin Luther into rebellion.  

By Andrea Mays

After a long stretch of reading plenty about the Gilded Age in preparing my forth-coming book, The Triumph of William McKinley: Why The Election of 1896 Matters, I just finished a delightful book on how Shakespeare’s plays were rescued from oblivion by the playwrights, friends, and fellow actors who collected what scripts they could find and published them seven years after the Bard’s death. 

By Karl Rove

I hope you'll add my next book, The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters, to your reading list. 

It will be publshed by Simon & Schuster in November 2015. In the meantime, sign up to receive my weekly email for the updates on the book release, autographed bookplates, book tour stops, 1896 trivia and more. Visit

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