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Democrats Try The Impeachment Ploy

Published in Wall Street Journal on July 31, 2014

You have to give a tip of the hat to America's Cynic-in-Chief. Every time you think he has scraped bottom, he sinks still lower.

Take President Obama's most recent political gambit. Knowing Democrats cannot win the midterms on his record and having long ago foregone a positive agenda, Mr. Obama and his party are now claiming in every conceivable setting that Republicans will impeach him if the GOP wins this fall. First lady Michelle Obama led off this attack at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser last Thursday in Chicago, warning that if Democrats lose this November, there will be more "talk about impeachment."

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McConnell's Campaign Lesson For The GOP

Published in Wall Street Journal on July 24, 2014

In politics, candidates want to be on the offense, pressing their agenda and attacking opponents. But sometimes the best offense is a good defense that sets the record straight and flips the issue. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell did this superbly last week, showing why he is likely to win in Kentucky in November.

His Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, appeared in an ad sitting with a retired miner who wanted to know why Mr. McConnell "voted to raise my Medicare costs by $6,000. How are my wife and I supposed to afford that?" He and Ms. Grimes then stared at the camera for five seconds, before Ms. Grimes said, "I don't think he's going to answer that."

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Federal Court Strikes Down ObamaCare Subsidies Rule

Aired on Happening Now on July 22, 2014

A federal court dealt a major blow to the Affordable Care Act this week, striking down the ObamaCare subsides rule. Will the desision stand up? What does this mean for the future of the law? Karl Rove breaks down the latest development.

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Ordering The National Guard To The Border

Aired on The O'Reilly Factor on July 21, 2014

Texas Governor Rick Perry announces he plans to deploy 1,000 troops to the south Texas border to bolster security. How will this decision play out? Karl Rove enters the 'No Spin Zone' to discuss.

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By Karl Rove

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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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