September 27, 2011 |
President Obama faces a “titanic struggle” to win reelection, his top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, said Tuesday, given high unemployment and the poisonous partisan atmosphere in Washington. "In 2008, we had the wind at our backs," Axelrod said, according to MSNBC. "Now, we don't have the wind at our back. We have the wind in our faces, because the American people have the wind in their faces. " Speaking at forum at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Axelrod had harsh words for Republicans, who, he said, had blocked the president from achieving major policy goals.
July 25, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In the nation's capital, fighting about leaking information to the media is a bit like fighting about talking on cellphones in public. Everybody says they don't like it, but everybody does it. Tuesday's volley over alleged leaks of classified information from the Obama administration was a classic example. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used a major foreign policy speech to suggest that the White House leaked classified information about covert operations for political gain.
October 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show Next presidential debate; Bill Clinton's role: Andrew Sullivan, Newsweek; John Heilemann, New York Magazine; Nia-Malika Henderson, the Washington Post; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor. (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today Betsey Johnson.
February 19, 2013 |
David Axelrod, former White House advisor and senior strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 election campaigns, is joining MSNBC and NBC News as a senior political analyst, the networks announced today. It marks a return to the world of journalism for the formerly mustachioed politico. He was the City Hall bureau chief at the Chicago Tribune for eight years before launching his own media and political consulting firm. His move is the latest in a post-election reshuffling at the cable news networks.
June 3, 2007 |
David Axelrod doesn't do encores, as a rule. That's a boldfaced and underscored imperative. There are other rules--"codes in life"--in his hip pocket that he'll pull out when the time is right: Don't welsh on a bet. Can't fink--ever. Always take the offensive. Those are also imperatives. But the no encores rule doesn't preclude a "second set," in jazz parlance--when the personnel are warmed up, when things are getting good, when the magic can really happen.
February 15, 2008 |
Sen. Barack Obama strode into a hotel ballroom filled with expectation one recent Tuesday and declared that his quest for the Oval Office, which "began as a whisper in Springfield, has swelled to a chorus of millions calling for change. " That's the essence of the Illinois senator's message: Obama equals change; Hillary Rodham Clinton equals status quo. All else cascades from there. In this contest -- where the candidates are but a micron apart on most policy matters -- message is everything.