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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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Government Shutdown As Self-Promotion

Published in Wall Street Journal on September 24, 2015

For the right reasons, congressional Republicans want to end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest abortion provider.

Horrific undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress show Planned Parenthood officials blithely talking about selling fetal organs. One video shows a former technician for StemExpress, a company that worked with Planned Parenthood, explaining how she used scissors to cut apart “the most gestated fetus and closest thing to a baby I’ve seen” to “procure a brain.”

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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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Can Fiorina Capitalize On Her Debate Performance?

Aired on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on September 17, 2015

Karl Rove goes ‘On the Record’ to discuss whether Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina can turn rave reviews on her latest debate performance into votes.  What are the long term effects of the 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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