David Axelrod, political strategist and former senior adviser to President Obama, is writing a memoir, Penguin announced today. Publication is set for the fall of 2014. “Over the past 30 years as a journalist, political consultant and senior advisor to the President, David Axelrod...
Ezra Klein has an even more interesting than usual column on feverish demand for the services of Obama campaign data wonks. After Obama’s reelection, former adviser David Axelrod recalls that “one of the first calls I got was, ‘Who are...Show More Summary
Written by Doug Powers “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a question.” – Patches O’Houlihan, life coach to David Axelrod, Jay Carney and now Dick Durbin Last week, President Obama v2.013 said there is no immediate crisis in terms of debt. A few years ago, Obama v2.008 called $9 trillion worth [...]
Tonight's guests include: David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Obama and now an NBC and MSNBC senior political strategist, and the Director of the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics Ezra Klein, columnist for the Washington Post and Bloomberg News and MSNBC …
David Axelrod makes the case for Florida to establish a four-year, renewable position as state poet laureate. With any luck, the program could begin by June 1. Florida has been absent a state poet since Edmund Skellings passed away in...Show More Summary
Former White House and Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod challenged Bob Woodward over the recent flap between him and White House adviser Gene Sperling, repeatedly questioning Woodward on whether he really felt "threatened." Over the past 15 hours, Woodward has backed off his claim that the White House threatened him. Show More Summary
Immediately after Bob Woodward appeared on Morning Joe today, MSNBC's David Axelrod mocked the longtime journalist's sequester dust-up, downplaying the ability of someone like Obama aide Gene Sperling to "intimidate" someone as legendary as Woodward.
David Axelrod has written Gene Sperling off as a political lightweight lacking the tonnage to have intimidated Bob Woodward in their dust-up over the sequester. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Axelrod sarcastically asked "what is Gene Sperling going to do to Bob Woodward? Bob Woodward, who faced down H.R. Show More Summary
MSNBC's decision to hire former top Obama advisers Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod has resulted in more pearl-clutching than a Polaner All-Fruit audition, but the network's treatment of Gibbs, thus far, belies the most common criticism. Show More Summary
On a regular basis, there's no shortage of criticism directed at Fox News for being consistently and unfairly biased. But Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik argues that MSNBC, having hired ex-Obama advisers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, is worse.
David Zurawik: MSNBC has long been as bad as Fox News when it comes to ideological bias. But with the hiring of longtime Team Obama loyalists David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs, it's official: MSNBC is worse. The cable channel that flies...Show More Summary
According to TV critic David Zurawik, MSNBC's hiring of ex-Obama officials David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs makes the so-callend news network almost "a bona fide organ of state propaganda." Hours after this was published Monday, Hardball's...Show More Summary
The Baltimore Sun's David Zurawik rips NBC News, especially Andrea Mitchell, over the hiring of Obama confidantes Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod: The cable channel that flies under the banner of NBC News is now all but a bona fide organ...Show More Summary
Here’s a strange pairing. It’s MSNBC’s newest contributor, David Axelrod, former top political advisor to President Obama, and Joe Flores, a self-proclaimed “media hack” covering the oppressed in East L.A. In another pairing, we also think he weirdly looks like he came out of the same womb as Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.). New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
Former Obama campaign advisers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs told CNN’s Howard Kurtz that they have no intentions of being cheerleaders for the President in their new roles as MSNBC commentators. Gibbs, who was Obama’s first press secretary and a senior adviser to his 2012 presidential campaign, told Kurtz that he sees his role as a [...]
CNN’s Howard Kurtz talks to new MSNBC contributors and former Obama staffers Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod for CNN.com. Despite their partisan pasts, both men say that they will not be acting as Obama surrogates, but as fair observers,...Show More Summary
MSNBC's hiring of former high-ranking Obama staffers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs once again puts the network in the position of having to defend itself against allegations of being decidedly "pro-Obama" in its reporting and analysis. Show More Summary
David Axelrod, the long-time adviser to President Barack Obama, turned to Twitter on Wednesday morning to fume about the state of money in politics today. In doing so, Axelrod revealed himself to be of the same mind on how to fix our...Show More Summary
Glenn Greenwald eases MSNBC because he doesn't love MSNBC, on two of its new hires, former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and former Obama advisor and senior strategist David Axelrod: I wonder: does someone who goes from being...Show More Summary
Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod took to Twitter on Wednesday to call for an end to the "SuperPac and faux SuperPac game," and proposing a campaign finance system where fully-disclosed funds go straight to candidates as an alternative.