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 ObamaDefense hawks gird for budget brawl Emanuel: Dreamers ‘part of the Chicago family’ Obama visits Prince Harry at Kensington Palace 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 McCainDefense hawks gird for budget brawl Trump got harsher GOP reception than Bush on budget Armed Services chairman unveils .1B Asia-Pacific security bill 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.