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David Axelrod: Democrats Need a Coherent Economic Message

Democrats must develop a coherent economic message ahead of the 2016 elections if they hope to retain the White House and win back the Senate, Democratic strategist David Axelrod warned at Thursday’s Capital Journal breakfast.

Axelrod: If Obama Is Smart He Will Embrace GOP Ideas to Improve Health Care

Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," former Obama administration senior adviser and current Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago David Axelrod said the president would be smart to compromise with Republicans on changes to his signature legislation the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary

Axelrod: Republicans Need to Show That They Can Work with This President

On MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily" on Wednesday, former top Obama adviser David Axelrod argued that now the Republicans are in the majority of both chambers of Congress on Capitol Hill, the onus was on the GOP to prove to President Barack Obama they would be willing to work with him. Show More Summary

David Axelrod to Obama: 'Shelve' Executive Amnesty

The man who may be most responsible for President Barack Obama's rise and eventual ascendancy to the White House is urging him not to enact executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. On Wednesday, after Republicans shellacked...Show More Summary

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Chris Christie, Republican's lack of vision and more

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Another day, another incident where Republican governor Chris Christie shows off his personality, this time by telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up" at a campaign event. David Axelrod gives his take: “This has always been the fatal flaw of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign,” Axelrod said after seeing the video. Show More Summary

David Axelrod: Gun Violence More of a Threat Than Ebola

Former senior political advisor for President Obama David Axelrod woke up this morning dismayed by the amount of anxiety in America about Ebola. "Striking juxtaposition: Ebola fear rampant, despite negligible threat to Americans. But thousands fall victim to gun violence each year," he wrote on Twitter this morning. Show More Summary

FREE MP3 DL: Passion of the Weiss Mix, Volume XII: Captain Supernova – “The World Has Just Begun”

With tracks by Dorothy Ashby, Crown Heights Affair, Hubert Laws, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, and the almighty David Axelrod, this is a mix that had taken a good amount of time and determination to put together, so thank Captain Supernova for it and listen to this 48 collage of some fine music from start to […]

David Axelrod’s bogus excuse for Obama’s poor crisis-management skills

President Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod is quoted as explaining Obama’s chronic emergency-response failure thusly: “There’s no doubt that there’s a theatrical nature to the presidency that he resists. Sometimes he can be negligent in the symbolism.”  I don’t buy it. The candidate who modeled his presidency on Abraham Lincoln, who accepted the Democratic nomination […]

Axelrod: ‘Very Tough’ for Democrats to Keep Senate

David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said, “It’s going to be very tough” for Democrats to keep control of the Senate during an appearance on MSNBC’s “NOW w/Alex Wagner” on Tuesday. Axelrod stated, “I do believe...Show More Summary

Former defense secretary Panetta: Obama's military strategy is 'damaging'

Former Obama administration advisers Hillary Clinton, David Axelrod, and Robert Gates have already spoken out against the president's handling of foreign policy. Now former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has added himself to the list...Show More Summary

DAVID AXELROD: Say, maybe Obama shouldn’t have characterized next month’s elections as a referendum…

DAVID AXELROD: Say, maybe Obama shouldn’t have characterized next month’s elections as a referendum on his policies.

David Axelrod mocks ‘Dr. Joe Scarborough’ for exaggerating Ebola ‘fire from hell’ in America

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Sunday suggested that problems in the Secret Service, the IRS scandal, and the ISIS threat have convinced Americans that the government cannot keep them safe from an Ebola “fire from hell” in the United States. “I don’t feel better, and I...

DAVID AXELROD: Obama Made A 'Mistake' While Trying To Help Out Democratic Candidates

One of President Barack Obama's former senior advisers said Sunday that Obama made a "mistake" last week when making a pitch to turn out voters for Democratic candidates in November. David Axelrod, Obama's former senior adviser, said...Show More Summary

Axelrod: Obama Made a Mistake Saying His Policies Are On The Ballot

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” former White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod said it was a "mistake" for President Barack Obama to say that his polices are on the ballot this fall in a speech on Thursday. The Obama line, “I’m not on the ballot this fall... Show More Summary

David Axelrod And Joe Scarborough Battle Over Ebola

Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Joe Scarborough and David Axelrod got into a heated exchange over President Obama's handling the Ebola outbreak. Scarborough said "A lot of Americans are seeing what happened in Dallas, what happened...Show More Summary

Axelrod, Scarborough Erupt over Ebola Panic: ‘Don’t Want to Disagree with Dr. Scarborough, But…’

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

On Meet the Press Sunday morning, Former White House senior advisor David Axelrod and Weekend Joe Scarborough clashed over the government response to ebola in the United States, with Axelrod arguing that Scarborough was overplaying the panic and denigrating medical health professionals all in the name of punditry. Shocking, I know.

Big Girl Debbie Wasserman Schultz Doing What She Has to Do: Just Like the Big Boys Do

I've never met Debbie Wasserman Schultz, though I hope to when she visits David Axelrod's Institute of Politics next month. Nevertheless, I feel like I know her. That's because she's been everywhere for candidates and issues I care about for many years. Show More Summary

On MSNBC: Rick Perry Indictment Creates an 'Error for a Guy Who Had No Margin for Error'

Liberals from David Axelrod to Alan Dershowitz have decried the grand jury indictment of Rick Perry as a hatchet job, but to NBC senior political news editor Mark Murray it’s still a political “error” for the Republican Governor of Texas. Appearing...Show More Summary

Getting a brief chuckle out of Rick Perry’s indictment

Jonathan Chait at New York magazine blasted the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-Tex.) as “unbelievably ridiculous.” Ari Melber of MSNBC deemed the Friday legal action as “very weak on paper.” Big Democrat David Axelrod called it “pretty sketchy.” So, I’ll let them speak for me on the serious issues involved in Perry’s political […]

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