Akin expresses remorse over rape comment
April 26th, 2013
10:01 AM ET
12 months ago

Akin expresses remorse over rape comment

(CNN) – Nearly six months after losing a Senate race and becoming a political punch line, former Rep. Todd Akin weighed in again on his controversial remarks about rape and pregnancy, saying in a recent interview he has "relived" the episode "too many times."

In an interview with CNN affiliate KSDK in St. Louis, the former Missouri congressman also hit back at Karl Rove, founder of the independent group American Crossroads, for his new group designed to recruit GOP candidates that won't make the same mistake as Akin.
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Karl Rove • Missouri • Senate • Todd Akin
Karl Rove snaps back at Sarah Palin
March 17th, 2013
02:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Karl Rove snaps back at Sarah Palin

(CNN) – Karl Rove wasted no time in hitting back at Sarah Palin after she criticized him for getting involved in Republican primaries last year.

"If she can play in primaries, other people can play in primaries," he said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: 2014 • American Crossroads • CPAC • Karl Rove • Sarah Palin
Bozell chastises Ryan, other prominent Republicans
March 16th, 2013
06:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Bozell chastises Ryan, other prominent Republicans

(CNN) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's latest Republican proposal to balance the federal budget and reform Medicare predictably drew sharp reviews from Democrats.

But at the Conservative Political Action Conference - which Ryan described Friday as a place where he could "catch up with friends" - he was slammed on Saturday by conservative activist Brent Bozell.
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • CPAC • Haley Barbour • Jeb Bush • John Boehner • Karl Rove • Paul Ryan
First on CNN: Tea party activists bomb list of Crossroads donors
March 14th, 2013
02:02 PM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Tea party activists bomb list of Crossroads donors

(CNN) - About 200 donors to Karl Rove's group "American Crossroads" may be receiving an interesting letter soon: Don't donate to American Crossroads.

Conservative activist Brent Bozell, chairman of the group ForAmerica, obtained the list and plans to send a letter blasting Crossroads' role in last year's election and the creation of its new independent group for the 2014 mid-term elections.
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Filed under: Fundraising • Karl Rove • Tea Party
Tea party group apologizes to Rove for Nazi photo
February 19th, 2013
04:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Tea party group apologizes to Rove for Nazi photo

(CNN) - As if the relationship between the tea party and veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove wasn't stained enough, the Tea Party Patriots apologized Tuesday for blasting out an email with an edited image of Rove wearing a Nazi uniform.

In the original fundraising message sent out Tuesday morning–with the subject line: "Wipe the Smirk Off Karl Rove's Face"–the group said "professional political cronies like Karl Rove are attacking the Tea Party movement."
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Filed under: Karl Rove • Tea Party
February 11th, 2013
07:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Rove and Trump 'all good Republicans,' says McDonnell

Washington (CNN) – Don’t look for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to choose between celebrity businessman Donald Trump and Karl Rove, the Bush adviser who’s been at the end of Trump’s ire on Twitter.

“I know both of them. They're all good Republicans. We have good disagreements, just like the other side. And when you lose after a presidential race, there's always this soul searching. I think it's healthy,” McDonnell said on Monday’s edition of CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront.”
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Filed under: Bob McDonnell • Donald Trump • Karl Rove
Steve King: Karl Rove 'launched a crusade against me'
February 7th, 2013
02:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Steve King: Karl Rove 'launched a crusade against me'

(CNN) - Rep. Steve King hasn't even declared whether or not he will run for the U.S. Senate.

But on Thursday the Iowa Republican sent a plea to supporters charging veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove was marshalling forces against him in a preemptive effort to push him out of the race.
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Filed under: Iowa • Karl Rove • Steve King
Rove on new group: 'I don't want a fight'
February 6th, 2013
08:43 AM ET
1 year ago

Rove on new group: 'I don't want a fight'

(CNN) – The new super PAC aimed at ensuring electable candidates emerge from Republican primaries isn't designed to further entrench establishment moderates, one of its founders said late Tuesday.

Karl Rove, the former top political adviser to President George W. Bush and co-founder of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, said his new group wasn't meant to protect incumbents, but instead to shepherd candidates with a shot at winning a general election through tough primaries.
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Filed under: Karl Rove
Rove at center of GOP family feud
February 5th, 2013
04:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Rove at center of GOP family feud

Washington (CNN) - Some Republicans see Karl Rove as a political genius, masterminding winning campaigns at every level on the ballot, including the White House. Others call him a "fake conservative" and a symbol of what's wrong with the party.

A Rove-affiliated super PAC's efforts to push what it believes will be more electable congressional candidates - and the backlash it has created - is symbolic of the battle for the soul of the GOP.

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Filed under: Karl Rove
New super PAC formed to help influence Republican primaries
February 3rd, 2013
01:07 PM ET
1 year ago

New super PAC formed to help influence Republican primaries

Washington (CNN) – The organizers of American Crossroads have formed a new super PAC called the "Conservative Victory Project," aiming to make sure Republican congressional primary victors can also win the general election.

As he does with other Crossroads groups, former Bush political adviser Karl Rove will advise this new organization, which will be led by Steven Law, the president of both American Crossroads and its advocacy sister Crossroads GPS.
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Filed under: Fundraising • Karl Rove • Republicans • Senate
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