Karl Rove -- Counselor to the President
Rove, once labeled 'Bush's brain,' anounced Aug. 13 that he will resign from his post as White House deputy chief of staff.
Karl Rove
PHOTOS | Karl Rove's departure from the White House at the end of the month caps the latest phase of his long career as President Bush's chief political strategist. Rove rose to power as longtime aide to the Bush family. His controversial brand of attack politics frustrated Democrats and, until the 2006 midterm elections, was celebrated in GOP circles. (Win McNamee - Getty Images)
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  • Timeline of Rove's Career
  • The CIA Leak - Rove testified five times before the grand jury investigating the leaking of Valerie Plame's name to the media.
  • The U.S. Attorney Firings - The White House is refusing to let Rove testify before Congress about the eight prosecutors who were dismissed in 2006.
  • The 2004 Election - Rove's political strategy helped give President Bush a second term.
  • The First Term - From the start, Rove was a key player in the White House.
  • Texas - Rove was an insider in Gov. Bush's administration.
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Thirteen months before President Bush was reelected, chief strategist Karl Rove summoned political appointees from around the government to the Old Executive Office Building. The subject of the Oct. 1, 2003, meeting was "asset deployment," and the message was clear:
 
VIDEO | Calling his time serving President Bush 'the joy and honor of a lifetime,' Karl Rove announced Aug. 13 that he will leave the White House at the end of August. (AP)
LEFT TURN AHEAD: Permanent Republican Majority? Think Again. (By Andrew Kohut and Carroll Doherty, August 19, 2007, Page B01)
 
As Rove Departs, President Again Turns to Gillespie (Post, August 16, 2007, Page A02)
 
STRATEGISTS: Who Will Be the Karl Rove Of the 2008 Campaign? (Post, August 15, 2007, Page A03)
 
The Rove Legacy (Post, August 15, 2007, Page A03)
 
Rove's 'Mob' Remark: An Age-Old Social Slur (Post, August 15, 2007, Page C07)
 
Is There a (Tell-All) Book in Him?: Publishers Ask How Rove Would Balance Loyalty, Candor (Post, August 15, 2007, Page C01)
 
A MIXED LEGACY: 'Architect' Envisioned GOP Supremacy (Post, August 14, 2007, Page A01)
 
Rove to Leave White House Post: Transition Continues Among Bush Aides (Post, August 14, 2007, Page A01)
 
Graphic: An Exodus Continues (washingtonpost.com, August 14, 2007; 2:55 AM)
 
Rove: Departure Unrelated to Investigations (Post, August 13, 2007; 4:38 PM)
 
IMMUNITY CLAIM IN QUESTION: Democrats Continue to Seek Testimony From Rove (Post, August 14, 2007, Page A07)
 
Rove Leaves White House: Chief Architect of the Bush Presidency (washingtonpost.com, August 13, 2007; 1:00 PM)
 
President Bush Announces Karl Rove's Resignation: Top Aide to Step Down Aug. 31 (washingtonpost.com, August 13, 2007; 11:53 AM)
 
March 9, 2007: Rove Doing His Part to Help Shape a Positive Legacy for Bush (Post, March 9, 2007, Page A05)
 
Four More Years Attributed to Rove's Strategy: Despite Moments of Doubt, Adviser's Planning Paid Off (Post, November 7, 2004, Page A01)
 
White House's Roving Eye for Politics: President's Most Powerful Adviser May Also Be the Most Connected (Post, March 10, 2003, Page A01)
 
GOP Touts War as Campaign Issue: Bush Adviser Infuriates Democrats With Strategy Outlined at RNC Meeting (Post, January 19, 2002, Page A02)
 
Bush Names Rove Political Strategist: Choice Completes Troika Of White House Advisers (Post, January 5, 2001)
 
July 23, 1999: The Governor's 'Iron Triangle' Points the Way to Washington (Post, July 23, 1999, Page C01)
 

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