Feb 19, 2013 — Two more senators have announced their retirement. One was totally expected: the decision by 89-year old Frank Lautenberg of N.J. But the decision by Nebraska's Mike Johanns surprised everyone. Plus: latest update in Illinois 02.
Feb 11, 2013 — The Republican Party, having lost its second consecutive presidential election, is struggling for an answer. In the past, the divisions were about ideology. This time, it's about tactics — and who decides which are the correct tactics to take. And that has created more division.
Nov 7, 2012 — This presidential election attracted $1.5 billion in outside spending — TV ads, robocalls and other political activity by groups created to take advantage of the new rules of campaign finance law. But on the day after the voting, their track record is open to question.
Sep 12, 2012 — Crossroads GPS, an anti-Obama group co-founded by GOP political strategist Karl Rove, is shifting its ad strategy. It's going from so-called issue ads that purportedly educated voters on why the president was wrong on issues to directly urging for voters to vote against him.
Aug 31, 2012 — The Republican master strategist made the joke during a fundraiser with influential donors.
Jul 7, 2012 — Some of the heaviest advertisers are groups financed by anonymous donors. They're not organized as political committees, but as "social welfare" organizations. One of those groups, led by GOP strategist Karl Rove, is rivaling the campaigns themselves for ad money spent so far in the election.
Dec 5, 2011 — Appearing on Meet The Press Sunday, Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus said it was up to the GOP presidential candidates themselves to decide whether they should participate at a Dec. 27 debate to be moderated by Donald Trump, the real estate developer, reality show star and world-class egotist. Karl Rove, the big dog among Republican political strategists, disagrees.
Oct 7, 2010 — As campaign finance experts tell Fresh Air's Terry Gross, the Supreme Court's lifting of restrictions has led many interest groups to dramatically increase the number of ads they're airing.
Oct 5, 2010 — Some interest groups use their tax-exempt spinoffs to sponsor political ads, and that means donors don't have to be identified. Some watchdogs want the IRS to investigate the practice.
Sep 18, 2010 — Sarah Palin appeared to take a playful shot at Karl Rove in her Iowa speech, telling him where to go. Palin and Rove have sparred over the Tea Party movement with Palin backing a candidate in Delaware Rove has publicly raised doubts about.