Former White House adviser Karl Rove issued a written denial that he had any involvement in the prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman (D) to the House Judiciary Committee and liberal bloggers are not buying it. Michigan Democrats are taking a preemptive strike against possible veep Mitt Romney and conservatives are mocking Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE for claiming the Senate Banking Committee as his own.


Rove offered a written response to committee inquiry because he is refusing to testify, and he didn't provide a whole lot of new information, TPM reports. Firedoglake's emptywheel points out Rove's responses are carefully parsed, although many of the questions are not specific enough to warrant real answers.


Anticipating that John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRubio asks Army to kick out West Point grad with pro-communist posts The VA's woes cannot be pinned on any singular administration Overnight Defense: Mattis offers support for Iran deal | McCain blocks nominees over Afghanistan strategy | Trump, Tillerson spilt raises new questions about N. Korea policy MORE will pick the former Massachusetts governor to be his VP, Michigan Democrats have put out a web ad painting Romney as a robber baron who profited by cutting blue collar jobs, Marc Ambinder writes. The Swamp says that the ad flies in the face of conventional wisdom in Washington, that Romney's business experience would help for McCain on the economy.