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The ObamaCare Debate Is Far From Over

Published in Wall Street Journal on April 10, 2014

With the announcement earlier this month that 7.1 million Americans signed up for health insurance through ObamaCare, Democrats think they are over the hump. House Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Candy Crowley that congressional Democrats "are happy to not run away from what we have done. We're very proud of what we have accomplished."

Democrats at risk in Republican states this November agree. Louisiana's Sen. Mary Landrieu says ObamaCare "holds great promise and is getting stronger every day." Alaska's Sen. Mark Begich proclaims "seven million people have access to quality, affordable care and are in control of their own health-care choices."

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Why The Senate Races Will Soon Get Ugly

Published in Wall Street Journal on April 3, 2014

With seven months until the midterm election, there's little for Democrats to cheer in the growing number of polls on this year's Senate contests.

The next benchmark for these races is the April 15 Federal Election Commission fundraising reports for the first quarter. All three Republican candidates had a commanding financial advantage at the end of 2013. If they maintain the money edge for 2014's first and second quarters, Democratic donors may start cutting their losses and shifting funds elsewhere.

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Did Lerner Help Direct IRS Targeting Of Conservative Groups?

Aired on Happening Now on April 09, 2014

Karl Rove joins Happening Now to weigh in on reports of potential new evidence that may reveal Lois Lerner helped direct other IRS officials to target conservative groups applying for tax exempt status. 

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Obama Admin Hoping Benghazi Just Fades Away?

Aired on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on April 03, 2014

Is the Obama Administration hoping the lingering questions over Benghazi will just go away? Karl Rove sounds off on former acting CIA Chief Michael Morell's testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.

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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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