First Word: Open season on Karl Rove

Updated
Karl Rove at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on  Aug. 28, 2012.
Karl Rove at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012.
File photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Conservative critics continued to pounce on Karl Rove and his controversial new super PAC aimed at supporting more electable candidates in primaries – Todd “legitimate rape” Akins of the GOP need not apply. Now, Rove is on the defense. Tonight at 10pm ET, we’ll have Politico’s Maggie Habberman to on the show to discuss her new article.

Here’s a look at more stories shaping Thursday’s rundown:

First Word: Open season on Karl Rove

Updated