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Axelrod on Clinton: ‘Humility Is the Order of the Day’

last weekNews : Mediaite

Former Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod said Wednesday that Hillary Clinton needed to emphasize "humility" in her 2016 run, and create a marked contrast from her 2008 behemoth of a campaign -- which Axelrod (narrowly) defeate...

The American Spin Doctors Battling It Out in the British Election

last weekNews : Vice News

Two of the US's leading political strategists, David Axelrod and Jim Messina, who worked side by side on Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns, are now shaping the rival bids of the UK's Labour and Conservatives.

Axelrod Says Authenticity Is Clinton’s Biggest Challenge

Former Obama strategist David Axelrod told the Des Moines Register that Hillary Clinton’s greatest challenge in her presidential bid will be “demonstrating authenticity and an understanding of Americans’ concerns.” Said Axelrod: “In 2007, her campaign was this juggernaut of inevitability [...]

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“Humility is the order of the day. Last time, they launched as a big juggernaut cloaked in the veil of inevitability and at 20,000 feet. There was a tremendous backlash to that.” — David Axelrod, quoted by the Washington Post, [...]

Word on the Street: Obama Advisor David Axelrod Sued By Fellow Political Advisor Over Claim In Book

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is a bizarre legal tiff between political operatives in Philadelphia over who came up with an attack strategy to save the career of Democratic Mayor John Street in 2003. Street was implicated in a “pay-to-play” scandal. While he was not charged, a slew of his associates and fundraisers were. Now, Philadelphia campaign consultant Frank […]

Obama Allies, Including David Axelrod Firm, Have Been Working To Elect Sharia-Favoring Populist In Nigeria

You would think that if a US President was going to get involved in a foreign election, it would be because he thinks the candidate he supports would make the

Romney: No, I Didn’t Make Racial Remark in Concession Call to Obama

last monthNews : Mediaite

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was the spotlight last month of a controversial part of President Barack Obama's former senior adviser David Axelrod's memoir that claimed Romney "irritated"...Show More Summary

Israel, “the world’s most vibrant democracy”

(Paul Mirengoff) Like the American left, Palestinians aren’t pleased about Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory. But some Palestinian opinion leaders are taking the news more graciously than David Axelrod and, I would argue, President Obama....Show More Summary

The left’s angry response to Netanyahu’s victory

(Paul Mirengoff) As a bonus to Benjamin Netanyahu’s unexpected victory in Israel’s election, we are treated to the public gnashing of teeth by the American left. For example, David Axelrod tweeted: “Tightness of exits in Israel suggests Bibi’s shameful 11th hour demagoguery may have swayed enough votes to save him. Show More Summary

Obama Campaign Manager Accuses Netanyahu of “Shameful 11th Hour Demagoguery”

The man behind the faux “War on Women” accuses Netanyahu of “11th hour demogoguery.” David Axelrod attacked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after his stunning victory tonight. Via Weasel Zippers: Tightness of exits in Israel suggests Bibi's shameful 11th hour … Continue reading ?

Hillary Clinton allies 'outraged' by former Obama adviser's comments

A group of anonymous Hillary Clinton allies were not too happy with comments made by David Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama. Former Obama...

Bill O’Reilly seems unbothered by Bill Maher calling him a liar, but rants at David Axelrod

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

As questions continue to swirl around his reporting, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly painted himself and his network as the target of a conspiracy on Monday. “If FNC did not exist, America’d be a far different place, and the far-left ideology would have a far easier time. But we do...

What Democrats are missing about Hillary Clinton

A few, but not many, Democrats are willing to admit the obvious: Hillary Clinton has to come clean on her e-mails. David Axelrod, who knows something about beating her in an election, implored her “to get out there and answer these questions, why did she use a separate email? How did she secure that email? Was there […]

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'

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

2 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'

2 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

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