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Karl Rove to speak to U of M College Republicans April 22

Karl Rove, top aide and adviser to President George W.

Karl Rove, top aide and adviser to President George W. Bush, will speak in the Twin Cities April 22 to the University of Minnesota College Republicans.

He’ll be signing his book — “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” — after the noon speech in Smith Hall on the university’s East Bank.

Rove was in Minnesota last fall, speaking at Concordia College in Moorhead and St. Olaf College in Northfield.

But at recent Rove book speeches, he’s been heckled by protesters. On March 29 in Beverly Hills, news reports say the co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink declared Rove a “war criminal,” before approaching him with handcuffs, saying she was making a citizen’s arrest. Rove had to leave the stage.