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Who's Winning The GOP 'Money Primary'

Published in Wall Street Journal on July 23, 2015

In the ever-important Money Primary, the GOP presidential field has divided into Haves and Have-Nots.

The Haves are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who has raised $114 million; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at $52 million; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, at $45 million; and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, at $26 million. These figures include the funds raised directly by the campaigns as well as the candidates’ associated super PACs through June 30.

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Hillary’s ‘Cares About People Like You’ Problem

Published in Wall Street Journal on July 16, 2015

When is traveling on a Lear jet an indignity? When there’s a Gulfstream available and your last name is Clinton. One of the more revealing emails involving then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently released by the State Department came from top aide Huma Abedin on July 2, 2009. “The g3 is delayed till 5pm wheels up,” reported Ms. Abedin. “There is a lear available at 2pm with 6 seats. Do u want to just leave at 5?”

For ordinary folks: A “g3” is a Gulfstream III private jet that costs $40 million new and is roomier and fancier than a Lear jet, which probably sold for only $10 million. 

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On the Air

Karl Joins The Fox News Sunday Panel

Aired on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on July 12, 2015

Karl Rove joins the Fox News Sunday panel to weigh in on the latest updates on the Iran negotiations, news on the Greek economy, new candidates in the 2016 primaries, and how all of these will affect the race for the White House.

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Cuba Deal Sends Very Bad Signal To US Adversaries

Aired on Happening Now on July 01, 2015

Karl Rove joins Happening Now to weigh in on President Barack Obama's handling of U.S. relations with Cuba, explaining why the latest deal is a bad one for the U.S. and a very bad signal to our adversaries.

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What Karl's Reading

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 www.rove.com/signup.


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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