April 19, 2006

Rove gives up White House policy role

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Karl Rove, one of President George
W. Bush's most trusted political advisers, is giving up his
policy role as part of a White House shake-up, administration
officials said on Wednesday.

Rove has been deputy White House chief of staff for policy
development and Bush's top political adviser. His policy role
will be taken over by Joel Kaplan, currently the deputy White
House budget director, two administration officials said.