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Harry Reid Tries To Pick GOP Candidates

Published in Wall Street Journal on April 24, 2014

To understand how Democrats plan to hold the Senate, consider President Obama's claim about the Affordable Care Act: "If you like your plan, you can keep your plan." Why did he so often say something that wasn't true?

In 2009 and early 2010, he made this false promise to pass the Affordable Care Act. It's unlikely every congressional Democrat would have voted for it if their constituents knew the truth. And from March 2010 through November 2012, he said it to get re-elected. If voters knew what was coming, more Democrats would have lost, and perhaps even the president himself.

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The Political Payoff Behind 'Paycheck Fairness'

Published in Wall Street Journal on April 17, 2014

To understand President Obama's legislative agenda, follow the money. At a Houston fundraising dinner last week, Mr. Obama criticized Senate Republicans for opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which he called "common sense" legislation "to meaningfully enforce the simple concept of equal pay for equal work."

Here's what the president didn't say. It's been illegal since the 1963 Equal Pay Act to pay men and women with equal years of service a different wage for the same work. No matter. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a political twofer.

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On the Air

How The Government Is Running Wild

Aired on Hannity on April 23, 2014

Karl Rove weighs in on the latest developments with the Bureau of Land Management eyeing land in northern Texas. Karl explains the concerns over the federal government possibly claiming 90,000 acres of Texas land as public domain.

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Unions Slam President Obama Over 'Gutless' Keystone Delay

Aired on America's News HQ on April 22, 2014

Is the Obama Administration playing politics with the Keystone pipeline? It looks that way. Karl Rove joins America's News HQ to discuss the latest delay which some of even President Barack Obama's closest allies have described as 'gutless.'

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By Karl Rove

My reading for pleasure has virtually come to a halt as I work feverishly to finish a manuscript for an American history book due to Simon and Schuster this spring, hence the slow pace of updates to this list.  In the meantime, I hope you will sign up to receive my weekly email for the latest news on my upcoming book and other updates. Visit

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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