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Axelrod: Giuliani ‘Lighting Himself on Fire’ over Obama Comments

11 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former Obama advisor David Axelrod talked on HuffPost Live today about Rudy Giuliani saying President Obama doesn't love America and how he thinks it's about a politician desperately clinging to the limelight to stay relevant.

David Axelrod: Rudy Giuliani Is A 'Fading Politician Lighting Himself On Fire'

11 months agoNews : Huffington Post

David Axelrod dismissed Rudy Giuliani's assertion that President Obama doesn't love America during a HuffPost Live interview on Monday, but that doesn't mean the comments didn't rile Axelrod up. When the former top advisor to Obama spoke...Show More Summary

David Axelrod's Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

David Axelrod at February 2008 Cleveland debate Before I can write about David Axelrod's memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, it is important that you know that I am a big Aaron Sorkin fan. I own one of those really neat sets of the entire West Wing series on DVD and even watch it every few years. Show More Summary

CNN’s Smerconish Grills Axelrod: ‘Dishonest’ for Obama to Avoid Radical Islam

11 months agoNews : Mediaite

CNN's Michael Smerconish put David Axelrod on the spot this morning about why President Obama continues to avoid discussing radical Islam when it comes to identifying the threat from terrorist groups.

The IRS Scandal, Day 653

The Maddow Blog, GOP’s Gowdy Eyes New Conspiracy Theory Panel: [T]he notion that the Obama presidency has featured “six years of scandal” seems bizarre. David Axelrod boasted this week, accurately, “I’m proud of the fact that basically you have had an administration in this place for six years in which...

The IRS Scandal, Day 652

The Daily Mail, Longtime Presidential Adviser David Axelrod Claims 'There Hasn't Been a Major Scandal' in the Obama White House – And Draws a Mix of Applause and Laughter: Longtime Obama administration political insider David Axelrod claimed on Monday that the Obama administration hasn't been tainted by a smidgen of...

Ted Cruz Just Brought to Light Another Crime Committed by Obama; And It’s a Whopper [Video]

Comedian David Axelrod just claimed that this Administration has been scandal free… So, after I spit out my coffee and picked myself up from the floor from laughing uncontrollably, I

Barack Obama wants you to know that he reads all the mean things you write about him

President Barack Obama apparently reads articles about him — and he's often not happy about them. Longtime Obama adviser David Axelrod discussed how the president reads about himself in an interview with The New York Times published last Thursday. Show More Summary

David Axelrod: No ‘Major Scandal’ Under Obama

In what is sure to be news for conservatives, former White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Tuesday that there hasn’t been a “major scandal” during Obama’s tenure as president.

A 'Believer' and a cynic discuss the Obama era

Reading David Axelrod's new 488-page autobiography caused me to relive the roller coaster ride of the Barack Obama era to date, from the euphoric sense that a post-partisan age of reasonable politics had truly arrived to the despair of watching the president give in to congressional Republicans...

Axelrod: Obama Administration Has Never Had a ‘Major Scandal’

12 months agoNews : Mediaite

While speaking at a forum at the University of Chicago, former Obama Administration senior adviser David Axelrod said he is proud of the fact that the President Barack Obama has never really been involved in a "major scandal" throughout his six years in office.

Top Obama adviser reveals what happens when the president loses his temper

Barack Obama stunned David Axelrod, one of his top campaign advisers, during the 2012 election when the president allegedly cussed at him and walked out of their debate prep session. Axelrod told the story in his new book, "Believer:...Show More Summary

‘Yes We Can’ almost didn’t make the cut

No three words in the English language better summed up President Obama’s Senate, and later presidential, campaign than “Yes We Can!” Exclamation not ours. So readers of former Obama adviser David Axelrod’s new book, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics,” might be surprised to learn that arguably one of the most famous political catchphrases was almost nixed entirely by the […]

"Who's the Republican Hillary Clinton should want to face — Bush or Walker — if she had to pick between those two?"

Chuck Todd asked David Axelrod on yesterday's "Meet the Press" (which I have to transcribe myself from the video, at about 24:20). A good question, but Axelrod said: "The thing about Walker is we haven't seen him yet. We don't know how he's going to deal with the pressures of running for President. Show More Summary

Political consultant David Axelrod delivers in revealing 'Believer'

12 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

As President Obama's political consultant, David Axelrod was guarded and disciplined when he appeared on the weekend talk shows. He stayed on message, with little hint of humor or personality. But the Axelrod we meet in his autobiography, "Believer," is a different creature altogether.

When Bush was bullsting Americans on limiting carbon dioxide emissions

12 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Among the supposed revelations in the new book by former Obama adviser David Axelrod is the claim that the 44th president was "bulls--ting" about his past opposition to marriage equality. While President Obama today claimed otherwise, his deference to political expediency was no mystery to his supporters. Show More Summary

Barack Obama thought 'Yes We Can' was 'too corny' — but Michelle did not

12 months agoNews : The Newsroom

During his 2004 run for U.S. Senate, Barack Obama wondered if the campaign slogan "Yes We Can" was too corny. According to David Axelrod, Obama's media consultant at the time, it took Michelle Obama to convince the then-Illinois state senator that it wasn't.

Five Reasons Why Knowing Obama Lied About His Opposition To Marriage Equality Matters

12 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

So it turns out that Barack Obama is a liar when it comes to marriage equality. According to a new book by Obama’s trusted aide and friend David Axelrod, Obama deliberately reversed his public stand on same-sex marriage when during his 2008 presidential campaign, entirely for reasons of political expediency. “[A]s he ran for higher […]

Tony Perkins Slams Obama On Marriage Evolution Story Told By David Axelrod

12 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"It's a good thing President Obama doesn't work for NBC -- or else he might have been suspended for lying too! Like the NBC's Brian Williams, voters would have a difficult time narrowing down all the untruths to one. This President has...Show More Summary

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