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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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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

Two Republican Dark Money Groups Spent $311 Million Last Year

Updated at 12:55 pm EST The two largest Republican-aligned nonprofits, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategy and Americans for Prosperity, spent $311 million last year as they worked to defeat President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. The figures — $189 million for...

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A still from the "ObamaCareNado" ad by Crossroads GPS, with sources from Fox News quoted

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A still from the "ObamaCareNado" ad by Crossroads GPS, with sources from Fox News quoted

SharkNado Inspires Crossroads GPS Anti-Obamacare Ad

What’s scarier: A tornado full of sharks or a tornado full of politicians? Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies might soon find out. The nonprofit group backed by Karl Rove equates the two “perfect storm” scenarios in its new ad, “ObamaCareNado.” The...

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A Chinese immigrant is fingerprinted during her "biometrics" appointment to receive a green card at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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A Chinese immigrant is fingerprinted during her "biometrics" appointment to receive a green card at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Crossroads GPS, $100,000 on Immigration: Bill Needs ‘Makeover’

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the nonprofit founded with the help of Republican strategist Karl Rove, is spending $100,000 on print ads to get its points across while the Senate debates immigration legislation. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, chairman of the...

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Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Blaine, Minn.

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Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Blaine, Minn.

Bachmann Out-Foxing Democrats

Michele Bachmann says she is imposing term limits on herself. “Eight is enough,” the saying of congressional term-limit proponents goes. And if it’s good enough for the president, the Minnesota Republican says in her campaign website video today announcing her...

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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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