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The Democratic Bench

This piece is pretty pessimistic about downballot Democrats and its hard to disagree. “The bench is not apparent right now,” said David Axelrod, the chief strategist for Mr. Obama’s presidential campaigns. “There are some impressive young leaders, but who among them is the next presidential nominee I can’t answer. A lot of them are not […]

Trump’s Family Affair

New Yorker: “Rather than a Karl Rove or a David Axelrod, his true inner circle seems to be his family, especially his adult children… For all the goofy charms of Eric (the golf-course expert) and Donald, Jr. (the force behind [...]

David, You Missed The Point. D-Trump's The Maestro And We're Getting Played.

David Axelrod did a tight but thorough analysis on CNN of Trump's mishaps, but he misfired on the conclusion. As for the narrative, one would expect nothing less from a seasoned political veteran with a front row seat to the weirdest election in anyone's memory. Show More Summary

Senior Obama Campaign Advisor David Axelrod: Hillary's Speech....Wasn't Great

CNN analyst David Axelrod, who led President Obama to two White House victories as his senior campaign advisor, admitted last night that Democrat...

Ex-Obama Advisor Axelrod on Clinton: ‘She Didn’t Give a Great Speech’

last monthNews : Mediaite

David Axelrod, former advisor to President Obama, wasn't terribly impressed with Hillary CLinton's speech tonight.

Axelrod: Would Have Been a ‘Healing Moment’ If Dems Featured Widows of Murdered Cops Too

last monthNews : Mediaite

David Axelrod said that it was good to hear the mothers of victims of gun/police violence speaking tonight, but they should have heard from widows of slain cops too.

Late Night Open Thread: RNC Fustercluck, Night the Second

Day two. What could possibly go wrong? — David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) July 19, 2016 RNC Chair @Reince defends Trump's unpredictability: 'We tried the buttoned-down Boy Scout approach. It didn't work so well.' @bpolitics — Susan Page (@SusanPage) July 19, 2016 The first day of Mitt Romney's convention had better ratings than the first day of […]

Clinton and Lynch—Corruption, Not 'Optics': New at Reason

2 months agoNews : Reason

Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton, whose wife, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is under FBI investigation. No big deal, right? David Harsanyi writes: David Axelrod, Obama's chief political advisor, tweeted: "I take (Loretta Lynch) & (Bill Clinton) at their word that their convo in Phoenix didn't touch on probe. Show More Summary

Can Clinton Do to Trump What Obama Did to Romney?

Byron York: “In post mortems of the 2012 presidential race, President Obama’s team gave much credit for their victory to early ad campaigns portraying Mitt Romney as an uncaring, out-of-touch rich guy.” Said David Axelrod to the Harvard Political Review [...]

If, As Eric Holder Now Admits, Snowden Did 'A Public Service,' Why Does He Still Want Him In Jail?

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, over the weekend, former Attorney General Eric Holder appeared on a podcast with his former administration colleague, David Axelrod, for a podcast. The ~1 hour discussion is pretty wide-ranging, but right towards...Show More Summary

How Gun Violence Prevention (Finally) Became A Winning Political Platform

A David Axelrod tweet now carries the same authority as white smoke emanating from a Sistine Chapel Papal conclave. Last month Axelrod authoritatively declared a new piece of political conventional wisdom; Gun Violence Prevention isShow More Summary

Jon Stewart Expertly Deflects Question About His Pal Louis C.K.’s Alleged Sexual Harassment

Speaking at the University of Chicago's live taping of David Axelrod's podcast "The Axe Files," former Daily Show host and everyone's favorite political pundit Jon Stewart got a little spicy when asked directly about the various whispers of sexual harassment allegations against comedian and pal Louis C.K., most of which have been circulating since 2012.  Most recently,…

Jon Stewart: Hillary Clinton Has No Convictions — ‘I’m Not Even Sure What They Are’

Jon Stewart called Hillary Clinton “a woman without the courage of her convictions” in a wide-ranging interview with former Barack Obama surrogate David Axelrod for his podcast, The Axe, which is distributed by CNN. “What I think about Hillary Clinton, is, you know, I imagine her to be a very bright woman without the courage... Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Rips ‘Crack Dealer’ News Media For Rise Of Donald Trump

Jon Stewart took on the news media in an interview with David Axelrod distributed by CNN, blaming them for setting up Donald Trump’s shocking rise to the GOP nomination. The former Daily Show host’s commentary has been missing from this year’s presidential race having left the show in August last year. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Doesn't Like Being Asked About Louis C.K.'s Alleged Sexual Harassment of Female Comics

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Participating in a University of Chicago live taping of David Axelrod’s podcast The Axe Files, former Daily Show host Jon Stewart got a bit rankled when an audience member asked about frequent Daily Show guest Louis C.K. and what thought goes into booking someone with an alleged history of sexual harassment. Read more...

Jon Stewart rips network executives for their role in Donald Trump's rise, compares them to 'crack dealers'

Jon Stewart lambasted television executives for what he believes is a role in contributing to Donald Trump's rise to his status as the Republican presidential nominee. Speaking to former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod during a taping...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart’s Attack On Donald Trump Is Making Us All Miss The Late-Night Host

It’s been nine months and four days since Jon Stewart took his love away. During a recent interview with David Axelrod, Stewart graced us with his familiar wit and went off on Republican presumed nominee, Donald Trump.  …

Jon Stewart compares Hillary Clinton's 'inauthenticity' to the 'weird lag' of playing a PC game on a Mac

Jon Stewart on Monday weighed in on what he termed Hillary Clinton's "inauthenticity" during an interview with David Axelrod, comparing it to the "weird lag" of playing a PC game on a Mac computer.  The former host of "The Daily Show"...Show More Summary

Sneering Jon Stewart Mocks: ‘When Was America Great?'

A sneering Jon Stewart on Monday wondered, “When was America great?” The former Daily Show host appeared with David Axelrod at the University of Chicago and mocked conservatives. Connecting Donald Trump to the right, the comedian lectured, “He makes sense if you view it through the prism of talk radio.... Show More Summary

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