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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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Looking forward to welcoming @JohnKasich to @UChiPolitics on 5/1. #AxeFiles to follow! https://t.co/8zrKQZmeRmAll that time when he was railing against CHINA on trade he apparently meant CANADA! Both start with C, anyway.
4/26
2017
Watching the spectacle in DC this week reminds me of my last quarter in college, which I spent frantically trying to finish my incompletes.Man oh man, does this make those "lock her up" chants General Flynn led ironic! No wonder he was asking 4 immunity! https://t.co/dTOdPYxRvD.@POTUS to @AP: "Somebody put out the concept of a 100-day plan...It's not very meaningful." Somebody?!? See below. https://t.co/BAvHzLjQHGOn one vow, swamp-draining, @POTUS has been spectacular fraud. Blatant conflicts; less transparency; special interests as powerful as ever.This is no small point. The least experienced POTUS supported by the least experienced staff in modern history. Not… https://t.co/Hx2crMDU8H
4/25
2017
Thank you @BarackObama & @davidaxelrod for teeing up tomorrow's @HarvardIOP poll release. We've got civic engagemen… https://t.co/ZbyFmTRViE
Retweeted by David AxelrodMany thanks to @BarackObama for spending time with students from @UChiPolitics today! https://t.co/jL3EMBbRjTIn IL, state doesn't deny that it shorts Chicago schools of $. Instead, it claims exemption from civil rights law. https://t.co/rmhfPhI2KjIf you're worried about the future, this panel of young people who chatted with @BatackObama today @UChicago would… https://t.co/2hFJBldBpU.@BarackObama on 1st Sen race: "I was a lawyer from liberal district with an Arab sounding-name. But I'd show up. T… https://t.co/S7M3KH5DQ5.@UChiPolitics and campus @GOP leader Max Friedman makes a moving plea for civility and respectful discourse. https://t.co/93bX7KLAiM.@BarackObama: "When you talk to people one on one there's a lot more that people have in common than what divides… https://t.co/ddGXvl0pB8.@BarackObama: "What's the most important thing I can do for my next job?...Prepare the next generation of leadersh… https://t.co/e9oW2MYlTU.@BarackObama with young people at @UChicago: "So what's been going on while I was gone?" https://t.co/Mny1OX4KRKDan Shapiro was Amb. to Israel under @BarackObama. Hear his surprising views on early Trump moves there. #AxeFiles.… https://t.co/rAb6KGldWS
4/24
2017
Is it just me, or do the coaches-Hoiberg of @chicagobulls & Stevens of @celtics-look like cast members from that '60s My Three Sons show?The runoff between Macron & Putin-backed Le Pen in France holds huge implications for future of the Western alliance & liberal democracy.It would be shameful if @POTUS interfered in the internal politics of Colombia & complicated laudable effort 2 end… https://t.co/KOIenecolCAfter 100 days, Base holding. Center cratering. https://t.co/YtoMkPMKVy
4/23
2017
WH announces @POTUS rally on 100th day of administration, I guess to underscore what a "ridiculous standard" it is. https://t.co/JozyD9dF87Only if they raise the table. Dude's big. https://t.co/cxxeQS0SgyI wonder if there was anything that Hillary or staff did - or didn't do - to blow the election... https://t.co/a3tzE2Qk5h
Retweeted by David AxelrodAn erroneous assumption that qualifies him as a bonafide Washington political pundit. https://t.co/S3Ex2g1UZxScience can help solve our greatest challenges--or destroy mankind. We can harness it for good, or ignore it at our peril. #MarchForScience
4/22
2017
So for those of you already spending your "massive" tax cuts, may be prudent to slow down! https://t.co/7gW7qtTecTInterestingly, @POTUS weighs in for Putin-back Le Pen, one day after @BarackObama called her chief opponent, Macron. https://t.co/lSrHJCwm8r.@POTUS uses Paris attack to not-so-subtly put his finger on scale for the ultra-right's Marine Le Pen, Putin's can… https://t.co/qtGGc3IeL7Will @POTUS saber-rattling on North Korea expose him as a "paper tiger?" @RepAdamSchiff. #AxeFiles https://t.co/8iSW6c1FjU.@UChiPolitics is proud to welcome @BarackObama home Monday to help inspire student civic engagement!And they face the same knotty problem: the more they accommodate the Freedom Caucus the more they'll lose @GOP mod… https://t.co/p7D6thj3MFJamming a bad health bill thru Congress this week so @POTUS can beef up his anemic 100 day scorecard would be a tragically bad decision.Inoculation in advance for next week's 100 day report card. "Mom, I'm just saying. I did good work. That teacher j… https://t.co/UK0yoeYaxe
4/21
2017
Congrats to splendid '17 @UChiPolitics Fellow @costareports on assuming one of the most storied seats in Washington… https://t.co/LxRrwLz7paGreat to be with my old friend and colleague, @AMLwhere, and her inspiring Nieman Fellows! https://t.co/1NK6MCaEyfAlso, if you're an #AxeFiles follower, please take a second and vote for us. Webby award balloting ends at midnight… https://t.co/aptHKsfuEyOnce he prosecuted an FBI agent turned Russian spy. Now he's top D on Russia hacking probe. @AdamSchiffCAhttps://t.co/ddTiZ6CmKs
4/20
2017
Maybe Chaffetz decision was made before Tuesday but my guess is there are other Rs who looked at GA and ahead to '18 who will say "See ya'"Last fall, Tom Price won THIS SEAT by 23 points, which is the 🍎 to 🍎 comparison. It's true that @realDonaldTrump on… https://t.co/4mnJP9YF7VRs spent 5 mil to hold a D newbie just under 50 for a @GOP seat Rs carried by 23 last fall. You'd be smart to note… https://t.co/uAT5OlhzLWThe closest @GOP candidate ran thirty points behind a D in a @GOP district. This is what counts as a "win" for… https://t.co/JOOlrkDDAI
4/19
2017
Killing O'Reilly? https://t.co/bYlrPIf5IVMulti-tasking. https://t.co/3fNscO9ZnLWhoever thought the @ChicagoBulls would be up 2 zip in their series and the @NHLBlackhawks would be down oh-and-three?Imagine how much @realDonaldTrump spent on Inauguration if you compute by cost per attendee! https://t.co/JqvxqGSTNv NYTimes:Top experts debate impact of @POTUS moves on climate change. Brian Deese, ex-Obama climate aide on hand. @UChiPolitics 2nite! It'll be hot!One more challenge for Zika babies: epilepsy. Let's prevent Zika AND @cureepilepsy! https://t.co/or9jG6YuKKWhen @realDonaldTrump ran for POTUS promising to shake up D.C, he didn't say shredding of disclosure & ethics rules was what he had in mind.It has to asked: What is so damning in those returns that @POTUS steadfastly refuses to release them? https://t.co/tWpUjAwW31 NYTimes:.@realDonaldTrump calls to congratulate Erdogan even as @statedeptspox sends warning on human rights and election monitors cite poss fraud
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4/18
2017
A Cuban missile. https://t.co/VdzQGWn1Ph"I would like to see us do our work as much as possible publicly."-@AdamSchiffCA on committee probe of Russia and '… https://t.co/icCl06EA1pWith @GOP divided and in peril on eve of special for Price seat, @POTUS has Georgia on his mind! https://t.co/MPVUwDqem7And may today's #BostonMarathon be the greatest, and safest, ever! https://t.co/7zBFiWxzyUShe led WH response to Boston Marathon bombing-even as her family members were among missing. Lisa Monaco.… https://t.co/xYOjOKudw9I admire Prince Harry 4 talking about his trials after his mom's death & decision as an adult to finally seek help. https://t.co/XBioYNOXmw
4/17
2017
The late MIke Royko was one of the great local columnists of all time. These excerpts offer a small hint of why. https://t.co/LReVDvPGFu.@chicagobulls just took the air out of the top seeded @celtics and the @tdgarden. Huge game one win!!Don't rub it in, @GlobeMoskowitz! Mired in the middle. But now that we're here, Go @chicagobulls!! https://t.co/y1iFDFF9eyCorrection. Ohio Street! Can't speak to Oak. https://t.co/nqscbZmgimNote to @ChicagoParks. The Oak Street beach is a garbage strewn mess! https://t.co/qiye5noki1Looking forward to welcoming @AdamSchiffCA to @UChiPolitics tomorrow. Much to discuss!In less than 100 days, @POTUS has MADE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN--for corporate lobbyists now running agencies. https://t.co/a3a1u682bC NYTimes:
4/16
2017
.@POTUS was free to golf today, which means he probably got his taxes done for filing and release on Monday. 😜Justice Brandeis said, "Sunlight is...the best disinfectant." Getting kind of shady in D.C. https://t.co/W5XIbYcDcq NYTimes:Whatever your political or religious convictions, this is very much worth your time. https://t.co/tYkjj5jxdV
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4/15
2017
Other than high cholesterol. https://t.co/H3FWaT917VFeel better? https://t.co/GrfMgOgfwsAgreed. Base is not large enough in long run. Overall stuck around 40. Indys slipped. But Rs have held up for him,… https://t.co/yhkOVqVUJp.@POTUS threatens to drop a different kind of "Mother of All Bombs" on millions of Americans insured under ACA. https://t.co/1qeRhTn7hYNote to purveyors of conventional wisdom: Despite rocky, lurching, sometimes bizarre start, base sticking w/@POTUS. https://t.co/Q1kelHJntK
4/14
2017
Stayed tuned to @CNN! https://t.co/f5DCvfOMACIn denial and attack on Syria, Putin takes a page from Trump's book. My cut on presidential prevarication. https://t.co/JjmfEyF7SdI feel fortunate to have met Dan Rooney, fine ambassador to Ireland under @BarackObama and Pittsburgh's greatest champion. Lovely man. RIPReally interesting story about the Sikh community's campaign to combat rise of bigotry. https://t.co/VTXeYrqne8Obviously, should have been "thrust." Which rhymes with "trust." Which may be dwindling. https://t.co/8JIWM53YyeOne lesson of Bannon saga: Supporting actors should never step out in front of the star. Or allow themselves to be thrusted there!And it will go just about as well! https://t.co/HX0w0rUtnF
4/13
2017

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