2004 - Engineers George W. Bush's reelection campaign.
2004-2007 - Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W Bush.
October 16, 2004 - Testifies before a grand jury pertaining to the CIA leak of Plame's identity.
February 8, 2005 - Is promoted to deputy White House chief of staff in charge of policy, national security, and homeland security.
June 12, 2006 - Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald faxes a letter to Rove's attorney, Robert Luskin, informing him that Rove will not be charged in the CIA leak case.
July 13, 2006 - Rove is named in a federal civil lawsuit, along with Vice President Dick Cheney, Scooter Libby, and a number of unnamed defendants, by Valerie Plame and Joseph Wilson. The suit contends Plame was the victim of intentional and malicious exposure and that both she and Wilson "suffered a violation of rights guaranteed them under the United States Constitution and the laws of the District of Columbia."
August 13, 2007 - Resigns as deputy chief of staff and senior adviser to President George W. Bush, effective August 31st.
December 13, 2007 - A Senate panel finds Karl Rove in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify and release documents in the investigation into the firings of nine U.S. attorneys.
May 22, 2008 - The House Judiciary Committee subpoenas Rove, ordering him to testify regarding allegations he was a key player in pressing the Department of Justice to dismiss some U.S. attorneys and to prosecute Democrats. He does not appear at the July 10th hearing.
May 2009 - Rove is questioned by special prosecutor Nora Dannehy about his role in the firings of U.S. attorneys in 2006.
July 2009 - Rove testifies for two days in a closed session before the House Judiciary Committee about the firings of U.S. attorneys.
March 9, 2010 - Rove's book, "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight," is released.
April 2010 - Co-founds, with Ed Gillespie, pro-GOP PAC American Crossroads.