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Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS Is Back — in New Hampshire

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the nonprofit issue-advocacy group founded with help from Republican strategist Karl Rove, is making its television debut in the 2014 election. Its targets: President Barack Obama’s health care law and Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New...

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Billionaire Simmons’ Passing: Major Republican Donor Gone

  Harold Simmons gave money to Republicans, and he gave money to issue-oriented groups seeking to defeat President Barack Obama. And he gave big. The reach of the Texas billionaire’s multimillion-dollar political donations in the past election cycle placed him...

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention,  in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

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Republican strategist Karl Rove at the California Republican Party convention, in Sacramento, Calif., on March 2, 2013.

Karl Rove’s Scandal-Making Machinery

Of all the so-called scandals that have beset the Obama administration in recent months, the one that can truly be dubbed with the S-word is rolling on: Karl Rove, architect of George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns and fall-guy for the...

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Sen. Tim Scott speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md, on March 14, 2013.

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Sen. Tim Scott speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md, on March 14, 2013.

Law at CPAC: Party Kingmaking Gone

Steven Law, who leads several outside groups that help finance Republican candidates, argued today at the Conservative Political Action Conference that political parties are no longer the force they once were. Speaking at a panel about who should pick candidates,...

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A Tea Party protester in San Francisco, California.

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A Tea Party protester in San Francisco, California.

Rove: ‘I Don’t Want a (Tea Party) Fight’ — with Fighting Words

Karl Rove says he isn’t at war with the Tea Party. Then he blasts the Tea Party groups complaining about his new venture into Republican primary races. Rove was speaking with fellow Fox News employee Sean Hannity last night to...

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

Rove and ‘Fake Conservatives:’ ‘Go Away,’ Bozell Says

A new Karl Rove plan to spend money in Republican primary races has stoked anger among Republicans who think the party needs to track right rather than to the center, Bloomberg News reports. “Their idea of the most electable presidential...

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2012 Elections Cost Will Hit $7 Billion, FEC Chair Weintraub Says

The 2012 elections will be more expensive than originally thought, according to new Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub. Her estimate: $7 billion. That’s higher than the $6 billion estimate from the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group...

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A man walks through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with balloons where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak on Nov. 6, 2012.

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A man walks through the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with balloons where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak on Nov. 6, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $97.7 Million

That’s how much outside groups spent in the final week of the Nov. 6 election campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The big late spenders included American Crossroads ($23 million), a super-political action committee founded with help from...

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama following a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado, on Oct. 3, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $2.23 Bln

That’s how much President Barack Obama, Republican Mitt Romney and five groups active in the presidential election raised from Jan. 1, 2011 through Nov. 26, 2012. Obama and two Democratic groups together raised $1.10 billion, compared with $1.13 billion raised...

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