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Axelrod on losing the narrative

The Globe scored a bit of coup, and got former Barack Obama (and former Dalton McGuinty!) advisor David Axelrod to talk to them over the weekend.  He provided some fascinating insights, among them: “We turned him into kind of an announcer for the government rather than a narrator of where we, as a country, were […]

David Axelrod Throws Reid and Pelosi Under Immigration Bus

Obama spinmaster David Axelrod recently went on (Univision sister network) Fusion’s America with Jorge Ramos and discussed immigration policy, among other things. In the process of rendering his accustomed Obama apologia, this time on immigration, Axelrod made quite the interesting revelation.

Unlike Former Boss CBS, Katie Couric Asks Axelrod About Romney Smear

On Monday, Katie Couric, former CBS Evening News anchor and current Yahoo Global News anchor, sat down with David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Obama, to discuss his memoir Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.

David Axelrod: Working On Bill Clinton's Campaign Would've 'Destroyed My Family'

Despite being offered the opportunity of his dreams, President Barack Obama’s former top adviser David Axelrod says he turned down working on Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign because he “knew it would destroy [his] family.” While...Show More Summary

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

last weekNews : 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'

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

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

last weekNews : 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’

2 weeks 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'

2 weeks 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.

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