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July 22, 2010

July 22, 2010 | News Releases on

Rove Headliner for ‘Rule of Law’ Event in Dallas

Washington, D.C., July 22, 2010 Former top White House strategist Karl Rove will speak about 21st-century challenges to American greatness Thursday, July 29, at a lunch event in Dallas sponsored by local supporters of The Heritage Foundation.

The program at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 Stemmons Freeway, will open at 9:30 a.m. with a panel discussion on the rule of law featuring two legal fellows from Heritage, the leading Washington think tank. Robert Alt and Brian Walsh are slated to address the trend toward overcriminalization, new faces on the Supreme Court and other developments on the legal horizon.

A reception at 11 will be followed by lunch and Rove’s remarks.

The event’s sponsor is the Dallas-Fort Worth Committee for Heritage, a group of local business and civic leaders who support the think tank’s conservative public policy solutions.

About 10,000 of Heritage’s more than 671,000 members reside in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Danny Wettreich, head of Churchill Venture Capital L.P., chairs the committee. Originally from London, Wettreich has been a Dallas resident for 27 years and a U.S. citizen for 22 years.

Rove , a contributor to Fox News Channel and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, was President George W. Bush’s deputy chief of staff and senior adviser from 2001-2007. Author of the new memoir “Courage and Consequence,” he is credited as the architect of Bush’s successful races for the White House in 2000 and 2004.

In a recent column on next fall’s midterm elections, Rove writes: “To maximize their gains, Republicans must go beyond promising to slash Democratic spending and reverse the Obama agenda (as important as these are). They also need to offer a competing agenda for increasing jobs and prosperity, and outline the concrete steps they will take to get back on the track for economic growth.”

Tickets to the event are $100 for Heritage members, $110 for non-members and $20 for students with proper ID. Online registration is at For details, call Roger Whyte at 202-608-1524 or e-mail

The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 671,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Founded in February 1973, it has a staff of 255 and an annual expense budget of $75.3 million.

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