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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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Plus the @chicagobulls beat the @cavs! Cherry on the cake!9 these calls w/foreign leaders, I don't know which is more worrisome: that @realDonaldTrump KNEW what he was doing or that he DIDN'T.Sweet!!! @KingJames pays off his bet to @DwyaneWade, and wears the jersey of the world champion @Cubs at the… his alarming calls w/leaders of Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Phillipines & Taiwan, is this a plan or is @realDonaldTrump just ad-libbing?So the PEOTUS continues his fawning telephone tour of dictators and strongmen. Anybody advising this guy? inherits Obama boom to media: Get out of your bubble - took over with an economy in crisis. He is ceding to @realDonaldTrump a much stronger hand. the Dictators, new reality show concept from @realDonaldTrump! This should concern any SecState candidate.
Great perspective from @samsteinhp on enormous econ benefits IN derived from Recovery Act of '09 v. Trump one off.'ve been a consistent critic on style and substance, but in a democracy, tactics & optics actually matter which, l… and commentator @alexwagner w/incisive thoughts on why and how the media fell short in 2016. #AxeFiles knowing details of what was promised, any fair reading is that the Carrier intervention is a good early win for @realDonaldTrump.
So far, give @realDonaldTrump credit for assembling a diverse Cabinet, mixing billionaires with just plain multi-millionaires.Some things are so stunningly ironic that they speak for themselves. #AxeFiles, I asked @NancyPelosi what she'd learned from her dad, a famed Baltimore pol. She said, "I learned how to count." Apparently!Complete separation is essential. How to do it, if his kids still run the biz & the branding of his name is still t…
Rather than chasing Tweets down rabbit holes, more heed should be paid to the radical @realDonaldTrump picked 4 HHS. time on #GivingTuesday. Help cure epilepsy and save lives!!! (And go caroling w/cast of @HamiltonMusicalo.)…, @jonathanalter, but isn't that exactly reaction he knew he'd draw? Real story are his appts. This is just a f… cloak of reform, I fear orthopedist @realDonaldTrump tapped 4 HHS will cost Americans an arm & leg. Or worse! we disagree on many issues, I'm sure, I've worked with @ElaineChao on the board of the @HarvardIOP & respect her greatly.Hear one famous dad's heartfelt plea and help @cureepilepsy w/cast of @HamiltonMusical. great loss, not "winning," has shaped temperaments of our greatest presidents. Doris Kearns Goodwin. #AxeFiles. issue of the day? Best to ignore, unless & until it becomes something more than an AM red meat serving fro… senior aide publicly trashes potential appointment as betrayal to base and that's cool with the boss? Ok, I tot…
Planning the menu for the @mittromney dinner tomorrow? Perhaps Mitt should bring a taster! are cathartic. May help bring closure. But I can't think of a race with these spreads that have been overturned in recount..@seanspicer had to cancel 4 2nite @UChiPolitics, so it will be a convo w/@benensonj, @HillaryClinton strategist, w/Spicer another nite.What was jarring about yesterday's @realDonaldTrump Tweetstorm, apart from nutty content, was how easily provoked he continues to be.“Champion for schoolchildren” or “fox in the henhouse”? @LoriAHiggins on Trump’s choice of @BetsyDeVos: #Voices4Ed
Retweeted by David AxelrodIt's our 100th #AxeFiles ! The great Doris Kearns Goodwin, puts the stunning '16 race in historical perspective.…
Either he should report this massive fraud to the appropriate authorities or acknowledge how nutty and irresponsibl… forward to welcoming @HillaryClinton strategist and pollster @benensonj tomorrow night @UChiPolitics to review campaign!Middle East Studies scholars compete to win the dissertation award named after his father Malcolm Kerr. @EhabZ
Retweeted by David AxelrodThis is the alternative theory: @KellyannePolls was ASSIGNED the role of trashing @MittRomney. Otherwise, it's an u… meant "to" box the boss in. Either way, it's remarkable. I wonder if @realDonaldTrump appreciates being manipulat… have never, EVER, seen any aide to a POTUS or PEOTUS publicly try and box the boss in like this. Extraordinary.
Either this is a news flash or just the kind of considered statement you'd expect from our next POTUS.
However it turns out for the country, the @realDonaldTrump presidency already is paying off for his businesses.
.@SteveKerr speak out and it is well worth a listen! #AxeFiles, family and friendship is what matters so, today, pardon the turkeys in YOUR life. Happy Thanksgiving to all! 🦃
In for a schooling? The obstacles @realDonaldTrump Ed Secy-designate @BetsyDeVos faces in imposing vouchers on U.S. you!!!🦃Day #AxeFiles special: @warriors coach @SteveKerr. Amazing story. Remarkable guy-even if you're not an @NBA fan!… at U.N. is a far better choice than others @realDonaldTrump might have made. How she'll mesh in Trumpland is another Q..@noamscheiber Seems more like a body blow to millions of American workers!
As the grandfather of Jewish children, if not as POTUS-elect, why wouldn't @realDonaldTrump denounce the neo-Nazis who claim his mantle?You can be appalled by @realDonaldTrump media harangues but you can't be surprised. That's how he got here. Why would he change now?Former Treasury Sec @LHSummers: Trump's tax plan could cripple government for a generation. #AxeFiles
.@LHSummers calls @RepHensarling a "scary" choice for Treasury due to his fierce opposition to Fin reform. #AxeFiles for having me, @davidgregory! I really enjoyed the exchange @TischCollege @TuftsUniversity news for Cabinet hopefuls who don't make it is they each get pool spray w/POTUS-elect & Celebrity Apprentice board game as memento.Plenty of concerns about @realDonaldTrump but I find criticism I've read of Trumps for not moving son from NYC mid-year absurd & unfair.At an absolute minimum. What are the odds of this Congress passing such a requirement, @davidfrum? me clean this up to say other federal appointees & members of the Cabinet. So LESS powerful officials have MORE… should conflict of interest rules that apply to every other elected official in DC not apply to the POTUS? It makes no sense..@LHSummers warns that @realDonaldTrump repeal of Dodd-Frank could be "catastrophic;" inviting new crisis.#AxeFiles state oversight of group homes put developmentally disabled Illinoisans at risk."He railed against Jews and, with a smile, quoted Nazi propaganda in the original German."
In a way, I feel for @jaycutler6, who again was running for his life. But I'm relieved. Only 6 games left in Cutler era. @chicagobears.John McCain: “I don’t give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do. We will not waterboard.”
Retweeted by David AxelrodStirring, well deserved tribute to @VanJones68 in NYT. On CNN he has risen to be leading advocate for social justice
Retweeted by David AxelrodStriking how different-& appropriate-was @mike_pence reaction just now on Fox 2 @HamiltonMusical cast statement. Plus he said he loved show!At long last he uses the word "apologize" in one of his Tweets and, of course, it's to demand one of others.
.@realDonaldTrump demands an apology from cast of @HamiltonMusical. Better he should hear their plea. new hip & hackneyed cliche is "normalize," as in "Don't normalize @realDonaldTrump!" Isn't enough to call him out when he's wrong?If Russians had hacked the RNC & email of @realDonaldTrump advisers, wouldn't Rs in Congress have launch probes? Not a peep from them now.Congressional courtesy notwithstanding, the Sessions hearings should be quite something. He may get confirmed. It w…
Who said @realDonaldTrump couldn't change? Now he's settling lawsuits! to go caroling w/Chicago cast of @HamiltonMusical? Show's star raising $$ to help his child & CURE epilepsy! for listening! is sticking with those who brought him to the dance but to many Americans, it will seem a Monster's Ball..@realDonaldTrump appt. of Rep. Pompeo will alarm both civil libertarians and intelligence pros, putting a right-wing pol at helm of CIA.3/3.@realDonaldTrump appointment of Gen. Flynn at NSC may cheer Putin and Erdogan but adds a volcanic mix to the national security stew.2/3.@realDonaldTrump is dancing w/crowd that brought him. @SenSessions as AG will send chills to advocates of civil and immigrant rights.1/3
.@Cubs KrisBryant_23 College Player of Year, 2013; Minor League Player of Year, 2014; NL Rookie of the Year, 2015; NL MVP, 2016. #thenaturalI get the post-election stirrings but in my DC experience there wasn't a cannier or more effective legislative leader than @NancyPelosi.