In an email released by the State Department, John Podesta blasts David Axelrod for totally caving "in to right wing economics." Podesta, who is currently chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, was speaking ill of Obama's top political adviser in private emails with Clinton aides.
"At least David has his principles in tact like he won't be for small things like school uniforms--only big things like totally caving in to right wing economics," Podesta wrote. "Unbelievable."
The message was sent to longtime adviser Neera Tanden, chief of staff Cheryl Mills, and Doug Band, President Bill Clinton's longtime body man.Read more
President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod, took some shots at Hillary Clinton in a Slate interview from over the weekend. Clinton, Axelrod said, is on "double secret, super probation" after flip-flopping and declining to support Obama's trade bill that she previously championed.Read more
The former top political adviser to Barack Obama, David Axelrod, has likened the Bernie Sanders surge to Howard Dean's in the 2004 election. Axelrod made the comments on Twitter.
"Bernie's huge crowds recall Howard Dean's in '04 when he rallied 'Democratic wing of Democratic Party,'" said Axelrod. "Dean was impactful, but Kerry won."
Bernie's huge crowds recall Howard Dean's in '04 when he rallied "Democratic wing of Democratic Party." Dean was impactful, but Kerry won.Read more
President Obama's former top political adviser David Axelrod revealed this morning that he did not know about Hillary Clinton's private email server:
Axelrod called the practice "unusual." He said that if he knew about it when he worked at the White House, "I might have asked a few questions about that."
Axelrod added, "I would have concerns about it."Read more
President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod, compared Martin O'Malley to Gary Hart in comments this morning on national television:
"David Axelrod, what does Martin O'Malley need to do to break through?"Read more
President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod, says that "It would be a terrible mistake" for Hillary Clinton not to take questions from the press. Axelrod also once worked for the Clintons.
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David Axelrod has some advice for Hillary Clinton: stop doing what you're doing. Of course, Axelrod, a political professional, put it a little more gently today in an interview with CNN.
But his message remains clear: Clinton should meet with voters (something she's hardly doing), be honest (a constant Clintonian struggle), and throw caution to the wind (something her month-long presidential campaign clearly hasn't even bothered to try).
Watch Axelrod's comments here:Read more
President Obama's former top political adviser, David Axelrod, told the Hillary Clinton campaign that they'd have to answer questions about the secretary of state's exclusive use of private email. Axelrod made the comments last night on MSNBC:
"There was a rigorous policy about using email" in the Obama administratoin, Axelrod said. "People had private email, but government business was to be conducted on government email."Read more
David Axelrod defended Rev. Jeremiah Wright and President Obama's relationship with Al Sharpton in an appearance on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News:Read more
On MSNBC, David Axelrod said that Hillary Clinton was in "danger" of getting "in front of any rationale for" her presidential candidacy:Read more
David Axelrod appears to be responding to Hillary Clinton's criticism of President Obama by reminding everyone of the future presidential candidate's support for the Iraq war. Obama, of course, was against the war from the beginning.
"Just to clarify," Axelrod said on Twitter, "'Don't do stupid stuff' means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision."
Just to clarify: "Don't do stupid stuff" means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision.Read more
David Axelrod, the former top political adviser to President Barack Obama, talks Russia on Twitter. "Crimea and Punishment. Putin riding high at home now, but hard to see how his county benefits in the long run if ruble is in rubble," writes Axelrod.Read more
The former top political advisor to President Barack Obama says that Chris Christie will live to "fight another day," if he's telling the truth. Axelrod made the comment in a tweet.
"Christie handled about as well as he could. Unless smoking gun turns up tying him to scheme, or others arise, he lives 2 fight another day," said Axelrod.
Christie handled about as well as he could. Unless smoking gun turns up tying him to scheme, or others arise, he lives 2 fight another day.Read more
George E. Condon Jr. at the National Journal delivers a piece of Beltway analysis that is sure to gladden the hearts of all those living and working (or looking for work) out beyond the Potomac. The insider news is that, while the Obama administration has been through a bit of a rough patch, there is a way to turn things around. David Axelrod, the ace insider, sees it like this:Read more
David Axelrod, a former top political adviser to Barack Obama, says it's "time for" Anthony Weiner "to go away":
"I haven't really commented on this because Huma is a friend of mine, his wife, and I deeply respect her," said Axelrod, of Anthony Weiner's wife, a top political adviser to Hillary Clinton.Read more
David Axelrod weighed in on the Obamacare delay for big business:
In explaining why President Obama didn't call the Boston bombings a "terrorist attack," former adviser David Axelrod said, "I'm sure what was going through the president's mind is -- we really don't know who did this -- it was tax day":
"The word has taken on a different meaning since 9/11," Axelrod said of the phrase "terrorist attack."Read more
David Axelrod was asked this morning on Fox News Sunday about the decision not to deploy military forces to Benghazi the evening of September 11.Read more
David Axelrod refused to say whether Barack Obama is winning independents in Ohio:
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"Do you think you're ahead amongst independents in Ohio today?" asked writer Mark Halperin.
Axelrod refused to answer the question, only saying that he "thinks we will win with independents in Ohio."Read more
Barack Obama senior adviser David Axelrod promised to shave off his mustache of 40 years is Mitt Romney wins Minnesota, Michigan, or Pennsylvania. He made the promise on MSNBC--and pledged to come back on Morning Joe for the shaving.Read more
David Axelrod has a message for those worried about debate moderators:
Enough already about moderators. POTUS is ready for a vigorous debate and Q's from all comers!— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 15, 2012
Axelrod's statement comes as tomorrow night's moderator, CNN's Candy Crowley, comes under scrutiny.Read more
With just about a month until Election Day, Vice President Joe Biden is in the middle of taking nearly a week off the campaign trail. He will return to doing campaign events on Thursday, when he will debate Rep. Paul Ryan in the vice presidential debate.Read more
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