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Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Author, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Views expressed here are my own.

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Here’s hoping @EmmanuelMacron can succeed in persuading @POTUS to honor the Iran nuclear agreement. To abandon it… https://t.co/KBD9ZrVSVAFormer HHS Sec. Tom Price visits @UChiPolitics at 5:30 Thursday to discuss his stormy tenure and the future of heal… https://t.co/qWOU5c7xKF
4/24
2018
Thank you! https://t.co/z74apfWk9hApropos to my concern on Trump and Kim, this very smart piece by Jake Sullivan. https://t.co/uYaBNfqitB https://t.co/7new0O8fWDAnd has enough influence to guide him.Diplomacy is surely preferable to war but the big concern about North Korea is that the @POTUS may be too eager for… https://t.co/sUJYkXuAW7On the latest #AxeFiles, I talk with @mmurraypolitics about the very consequential upcoming Midterm elections and… https://t.co/uGK1g4CTVWLike everyone, I’m pulling for Danny Farquhar of the @whitesox. Nothing reminds us of the fragility of life more th… https://t.co/7zCjoC9MOa
4/23
2018
@CarrieMuskat If he remembers it after running into that wall!And finally, let us not forget the NRA, the hand maidens of the gun manufacturers, for the intimidation tactics tha… https://t.co/iu3B4zNhcBAnd let’s not forget the federal and state legislators who, despite continued tragedies, continue to allow military… https://t.co/xgngGmRTagWith yet another mass shooting today, let us give full recognition to Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15 semi-auto… https://t.co/jSGRpyFaiIDon't tell @Cubs, but we made a (probably temporary) @montrealexpos fan out of @davidaxelrod this weekend at… https://t.co/2chV0ndcLE
Retweeted by David AxelrodAnd in the evening...former Navy Sec and MS governor Ray Mabus! @UChiPoliticsLooking forward to chatting with Denis McDonough, my old WH colleague and former chief of staff to @BarackObama, Mo… https://t.co/MnjFxFOM1FScott Pruitt is a serial scammer, who, in large ways and small, has habitually profiteered off of his public positi… https://t.co/mrHP09fD0e
4/22
2018
So a @POTUS who has regularly exploited race for his own political benefit suddenly is a champion of Jack Johnson?!… https://t.co/vedGrrFZzxNice to see @drose contributing so much to a @Timberwolves playoff win.Preposterous, outrageous and unthinkable to suggest that @realDonaldTrump would assign pejorative nicknames to peop… https://t.co/2K7ccxwkxCOr called said target, while simultaneously, and unexpectedly, pardoning another person prosecuted by a special cou… https://t.co/A1lYStZDZ7 @RonBrownstein @RonaldKlain SThank you to the @liberal_party of Canada for a wonderful reception last night in Halifax. You are an inspiring cre… https://t.co/P77hP8LcPOLovely gesture. https://t.co/HTPxYeydpdAnd just as a point of reference, this comes from a guy who thinks @seanhannity is a first-rate reporter!Generally, being named a “third rate reporter” by @realDonaldTrump means you’ve done first rate work, which is cert… https://t.co/Atul66OSnt
4/21
2018
All of these sideshows—Comey’s flamboyant roll out; this @DNC lawsuit—seem spectacularly ill-timed and abet @POTUShttps://t.co/mkwoRcadFU
4/20
2018
Hick Up! My conversation with CO Gov and potential ‘20 hopeful @hickforco about the politics of health care, pot an… https://t.co/7q63R7wz29In a bold step backwards, the Senate strikes a blow for racial discrimination in lending. https://t.co/uV0H6aSULUIf @POTUS can talk Kim out of his nukes in a way that is REAL and VERIFIABLE, it would be historic. But the North K… https://t.co/7T07yrMb6MOn her visit to @UChiPolitics earlier this year, @NikkiHaley stoutly defended @POTUS actions on Russia. But when… https://t.co/VvgMfoT1sV
4/19
2018
I grew up in a vibrant, pulsating @ChicagoTribune newsroom. So much of who and what I am began there, under the tu… https://t.co/POpqZaM8iHWhat a way to live! These are American citizens. https://t.co/sXAo81BbLyLots of new swipes in this cab line!So keep ‘em coming. This string is a good vehicle for cab/Cohen puns. And, given the news, we all need a Lyft!#dadjokesruleDamn. I can’t believe I missed the most obvious pun: “Fare” to say! Big tip to those who flagged it for me! This… https://t.co/Jz7Tf7qVNMFair to say this cab stuff and Cohen is raising flags!I have no idea what this means but Chicago’s cab industry is notoriously odoriferous. Why is Cohen knee deep in it… https://t.co/mgDKOqcV5LThe nightmare scenario: “Mr. Trump, the officials said, wanted to be seen as backing up a series of bellicose tweet… https://t.co/uKNiVjJwQvIt’s not just the dignity and grace with which Barbara Bush lived that is to be admired. It’s also the dignity and… https://t.co/WLkaW0eQIw
4/18
2018
Barbara Bush has been a classy, gracious part of our national life for four decades. RIPThe view from the front lines: Prosecutors, physicians and victims discuss the burgeoning opioid crisis at… https://t.co/S4aIakwCqPKudos to Bank of America for its decision not to finance gun manufacturers who market military-style assault weapo… https://t.co/SOxJWqvj1MThis is so deflating. https://t.co/ZBPjj5MExyAs the @Cubs prepare for baseball on what promises to be another preposterously cold night at Wrigley, their leader… https://t.co/tcQhG7WD26Pretty remarkable that this would seem so incredible, isn’t it?#TaxDay surprise! @POTUS releases his tax returns for the first time! “Let’s put all questions to rest, once and fo… https://t.co/tet11uPSzMI’m certain that Haley’s Comment was no shooting star, but an authorized, considered announcement of a measure to… https://t.co/cSBWuy221m
4/17
2018
Aren’t you kind of tempted to map the Cohen Crime Family? https://t.co/MUrkf1QEaFThis may be a bigger scandal than the @seanhannity story. Trump puts the brakes on new Russian sanctions, reversi… https://t.co/tD8rNf3MkO
Retweeted by David AxelrodMemo to @POTUS: The greatest threat to jobs today isn’t coming from Mexico or China. It’s robots and computers. Gr… https://t.co/xZUGBsgQSPWhat is up with @POTUS and Putin? Consider this story in the context of Comey’s recollections and recent Tweets fro… https://t.co/Ci44B3g3TEPleased to welcome CO Gov. @hickforco to @UChiPolitics today at 5 p.m. Is he running for POTUS? With the intrepid… https://t.co/G9IogaIiJDWith apologies, here is the correct link https://t.co/vMTcu3jlnj https://t.co/0vBikturtaSearing commentary on what went wrong in Iraq, post-invasion, from former U.S. Ambassador Salmay Khalilzad. Born… https://t.co/AzmHs4U3GvI’ve questioned the timing of Comey’s rentry. His moral angst can be maddening. His personal jibes-hair; hands-we… https://t.co/MrvKyRPQGv
4/16
2018
I very much admire @GStephanopoulos for pressing Comey repeatedly. Comey received a prime time platform but he did… https://t.co/LGE6zd5wWDI question the timing of Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty, as a matter of the public interest, adding, as it does, to… https://t.co/aKkvOH5iXeIt’s a good thing @realDonaldTrump doesn’t read the @NewYorker, because just the title of this very sobering piece… https://t.co/ozG1JkS9Et @realDonaldTrump And let’s not forget that, as he rants about Comey, this @POTUS already is chewing on the NEW @FBIhttps://t.co/7NMy4W1Yt7My God, these schoolboy rants get tiresome, don’t they? https://t.co/4yFtwXtgQS
4/15
2018
Though the way this is written, the leak doesn’t appear to be from the special counsel.With this caveat: IF it is true! Mueller has been unusually unleaky.This seems like a big, big deal. https://t.co/1D84YSN8qZ
4/14
2018
It’s juvenile, I know, but I can’t help chucking each time I hear that the National Enquirer exec and Trump ally in… https://t.co/KGHoX4ffWIThank you, @ValerieJarrett, for being such an inspiring guest at @UChiPolitics! https://t.co/QZn8aeg57eEven the darkest, most sardonic novelist could not have imagined a news day like this. Makes House of Cards seem l… https://t.co/uSxblTFnGPOnce again, @PressSec sped through her briefing today as if she were double-parked. Given the news, can you blame her?One of the most disturbing legacies of this @POTUS will be his penchant to use his power and platform to punish ins… https://t.co/xgO3fF1DXt
4/13
2018
Well, this certainly should improve things around the WH! https://t.co/CMYWvv7VELI get why the timing of the Comey book works well for HIM. He’s going to make a mint and wants to have his say: B… https://t.co/S4tyFWRfaxIs whiplash too strong a word? https://t.co/DDcdwUHgqwFor five years, he led Britain’s Labour Party. Now, as a backbencher and podcaster (@CheerfulPodcast), he is openi… https://t.co/JsHMVKwbysBut @realDonaldTrump won the electoral college list. https://t.co/plsHoDOXjA @michaelirish211 @chicagobulls @NBA I agree!
4/12
2018
In fairness, it’s not the @chicagobulls. It’s the @NBA. Under league rules, teams that aren’t in the playoffs hav… https://t.co/AHY5JBJyHfTankers Away! @ChicagoBulls lose again in their final game, completing the season with a series of ugly losses to… https://t.co/xZ3qekeWj0Pretty clear that @POTUS launched a Twitter assault on the Russians promising in pretty specific terms an attack BE… https://t.co/VZzylZdHIqCongrats to @BallotReady, a start up launched by students at @UChiPolitics and this fall will offer voters in all 5… https://t.co/uHOcuBrSLe
4/11
2018

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