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Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Host, The Axe Files, Views expressed here are my own.

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My cut on the irresistible @Cubs. on @realDonaldTrump, the exploitation of race & pitfalls of the Right. #AxeFiles COULDN'T have been on the TelePrompTer!
Polls are so numerous at this point that results vary greatly and everyone can find one they like. Yet all are covered as if they're right!New polls notwithstanding, structure of race still favors @hillaryclinton. Debate could slam door or crack it open a little wider.Uh, @seanhannity? beat @Cardinals. Magic number: 1!.@KrisBryant_23 triples in run in 9th. @ARizzo44 follows with 2d homer of day; 100th RBI. @JLester34, 8 shutout inning. @Cubs en fuego!!Pull back the curtain, the @realDonaldTrump team says he WON'T disclose results of physical when he visits Land of (Dr.) Oz today.Potential global conflicts of interest 4 @realDonaldTrump have been overlooked, including sources of his vast debt.
The real skinny from @DavidPlouffe? as to why @mike_pence believes calling a white supremacist leader deplorable is "uncivil."How will @realDonaldTrump reveal HIS health records? Here comes the Blizzard of Oz! to watch @realDonaldTrump surrogate Rep. Collins on @CNNSitRoom differentiate between dictators and a "strong leader" like Putin.What @hillaryclinton has to do to close the deal. @WSJ @NBCNews pollster Peter Hart on #AxeFiles. class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year is the most important-and heartening-news of the day! NYTimesIn @realDonaldTrump world, everything's rigged, every institution is crooked & he is the only antidote.
Veteran pollster Peter Hart talks paths to victory on the #AxeFiles
Retweeted by David AxelrodThis one flu by me. works BOTH ways, @KellyannePolls! Where r @realDonaldTrump tax returns? Health records? Secret plans? can take care of pneumonia. What's the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?Pollster Peter Hart on why @HillaryClinton SHOULD win & how @realDonaldTrump CAN. #AxeFiles.
Horrible, horrible news. Paul Green was a Chicago original, and a civic institution. He will be sorely missed. RIP. of the victims, the heroes and their families on this day of remembrance. #NeverForget
.@realDonaldTrump personally chose a guy whose style he says he "never liked" to ghost write his autobiography!?!?
Fundraiser remarks are treacherous things. have included @SenSanders folk., and I thought he was pretty blunt WITHOUT marijuana! Asia matters. Ambassador @CarolineKennedy on #AxeFiles.
Maybe a good spot to play the "Sorry, I was high" card. doc on @realDonaldTrump is really worthwhile investment of time. Enlightening, well-done profile. Replaying Sat on @CNN.Had he lived, would JFK have averted Vietnam quagmire? @CarolineKennedy says yes. #AxeFiles had valid reason 2 be irritated last night, but she allowed herself 2 SEEM irritated throughout. Cautionary note 4 debates.Little noted was when @realDonaldTrump told Lauer Mexican trip was a success because the official who arranged it was forced to resign! Huh?.@mlauer forum performance could aid @HillaryClinton in debate. If @LesterHoltNBC reads critiques, he won't give @realDonaldTrump same pass.Just watched the #CommanderInChiefForum replay. Wasn't it odd that Matt Lauer was the only one who actually thanked vets for their service?
.@realDonaldTrump on Putin: "Well, he does have an 82% approval rating." That's the measure? So how does he feel about his own 37% fave?.@GovMikeHuckabee Nice to see you. And yes, your daughter does a better job of explaining @realDonaldTrump than he sometimes does himself!Is it just me, or did this scene between @POTUS & Putin remind you of the pre-fight staredown from Rocky 4?
Really admirable gift from retired Senator Herb Kohl to the teachers and children of Wisconsin. painful memory is of the @GOP chair who led his party to 63-seat House pickup in '10. Didn't seem so Left to me! course, what could be more germane to Zika debate than provision authorizing Confederate flags at Vet cemeteries? to include his @MichaelSteele handle! SOLD OUT for live #AxeFiles with Michael Steele, former @GOP chair & @UChiPolitics fellow, 9/20 at @CityWineryCHI. Should be fun!After an August lull during which he declared polls "rigged," @realDonaldTrump is back to displaying them like baubles on a charm bracelet.Looking forward to being back at @ColoradoCollege, where my family has deep ties. Wonderful place! See you soon.!! can @realDonaldTrump boast on one hand about his years working system yet plead that $$ to FL AG in midst of TrumpU probe was benign?Dunno. Will check right away. It was a great conversation. @MrGrahamMoore is a brilliant guy with compelling story. Oscar speech among most powerful ever. Author, screenwriter @MrGrahamMoore.#AxeFiles.
Basic immigration message of Team @realDonaldTrump today: We'll deport criminals; punt on the rest. via @nuzzelI thought @realDonaldTrump LOVED tacos? via @nuzzel so many casting grudging votes, why give people an excuse to flake by telling them that the race is over?
Congratulations to National League Pitcher of the Month for August, @kylehendricks28!
Retweeted by David AxelrodCongratulations to National League Player of the Month for August, @KrisBryant_23!
Retweeted by David AxelrodThis seems like a recurring story. What are the odds that it is going to change?
Fantastic 2-1 win for @JLester34 and @cubs on beautiful day at Wrigley in what could be playoff preview w/@SFGiants! agree on socks. Offensive to vast majority of law enforcement men & women who do valiant work. Still his right. my father and his family fled tyranny and oppression FOR the freedoms the flag represents. out Putin is an advocate for full transparency and disclosure--in the U.S., if not for Russia. an immigrant's son, I revere our flag & values for which it stands-including the right to protest injustice, even if it angers NFL fans.
Hovering around zero % among black voters, @realDonaldTrump doesn't want to blow it in visit to Detroit church. good to see @JasonHeyward coming back at the plate. He's already won games for the @Cubs with his glove!Doesn't sound like @SenJohnMcCain is placing a bet on his party's nominee becoming POTUS. confident. Seems imperative for him to do them to show he's up to job. If he ducks, he loses for sure. campaign has about three weeks to run before debates consume the story.Lost in hubbub of @realDonaldTrump speech was his pledge to withhold Fed $$ to "sanctuary cities." That includes 5 largest cities in U.S.Definitely!! I want to have him!!! Brilliant, interesting guy. is an unbelievable play for @Cubs by @Addison_Russell tonight!
Remarkable contrast between the Diplomatic Donald we saw today and Thumpin' Trump we saw tonight. Can't help w/concerns about temperament.Missing from this hail of red meat: The mass deportation he promised for a year.Take your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and shove 'em!Weird that @realDonaldTrump recites lines and says stuff like "so true," as if he's reading someone else's speech.In his ebullience, @realDonaldTrump even adlibs a gratuitous "lock her up" type shot in on @HillaryClinton.Will number four or five be the mass deportation he promised during primaries?That "wonderful, wonderful" president of Mexico has pretty much called @realDonaldTrump a liar, albeit not to his face.With TRUMP emblazoned on it?Shouted barrage of @HillaryClinton bashing, to delight of crowd, is meant to grease way for any modifications in mass deportation plan.