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Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Host, The Axe Files, https://t.co/ywGSG0Wsi8. Views expressed here are my own.

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Wonder what Rs trying to get comfortable with @realDonaldTrump felt about his shot at a Latina @GOP star governor? https://t.co/zNUrB2LEbsIG report will churn waters, but for @HillaryClinton, probably better now than in the fall.
5/25
2016
Wonderful event tonight with Ret. @SenatorHarkin on his long career in the Senate & his thoughts on 2016 election. https://t.co/KppvF15a14
Retweeted by David AxelrodThank YOU! https://t.co/rLN3bnz3ZKPredicting how race will end 5 mos out is nuts. Many plot twists ahead. What you CAN rely on, based on early returns: Ain't gunna be pretty!You ruined a good Tweet w/correction! Main point is: it's going to be challenging process for WHOMEVER to navigate. https://t.co/rjg60n1o7N.@SenSanders appts assure feisty DNC platform debate. Managing it may make @BarneyFrank think of fin reform as good old days! #messy
5/24
2016
If khalid sheikh mohammed had been tried in Article III court he'd be on death row today. Eric Holder @UChiPolitics. https://t.co/BUtT6WS6KSThanks @samteinhp & @jasoncherkis for making my miserable defeat sound like a progressive win. https://t.co/mUjAXgE9pa
Retweeted by David AxelrodMoving talk w/katiecouric about her losses & battle to save others from cancer. #cancerawareness https://t.co/t2Er3cVqnwTrailing in pledged dels & pop vote, @SenSanders making @JohnKasich case: stronger in general. However misleading, new polls will fire that.Katie Couric tells @davidaxelrod on the #AxeFiles that the media enabled Donald Trump https://t.co/4RFBhUaqBD https://t.co/W88R285y93
Retweeted by David Axelrod.@realDonaldTrump: "I'm always right." So I guess climate change IS a real threat! https://t.co/wm1GSfIvCXDonald the Infallible!@realDonaldTrump to @WSJ: "I’m turning out to be right. I’m always right…you’ll see, you’ll see. I’m always right.”.@katiecouric, on media's role in "enabling" @realDonaldTrump, and lots more! New Axe Files. https://t.co/t2Er3cVqnw https://t.co/A4bgiQzdV7
5/23
2016
.@alexburnsNYT & I reached out to the top 50+ GOP donors We found a wall of opposition to Trump&revealing silence https://t.co/Z2dFPuAPkN
Retweeted by David AxelrodFun to chat w/@smerconish & @JohnKingCNN about the honor and challenge of giving commencement speeches, this AM on the Smerconish @CNN show.Rising @POTUS #s will be factor in fall campaign and position him to play role as major @HillaryClinton surrogate. https://t.co/C73u8IGg0DIf @realDonaldTrump fired a gun the way he casually sprays a room with errant "facts," no one would be safe! https://t.co/qt1NXlD854
5/21
2016
I agree w/@Eugene_Robinson. By delegitimating process, @SenSanders is burning bridges that will be hard to repair. https://t.co/xHadm8Vl1r
5/20
2016
Hot rumor: New chair for Dems? https://t.co/tSL6sO8mWT.@AmbassadorPower on Libya, Syria and her own amazing journey. New Axe Files. https://t.co/e1IyQIrcVr https://t.co/NxrHlKppmE
5/19
2016
With serial flip-flops and big $$ fundraising agreement, @realDonaldTrump runs risk of becoming the politicians he condemned.Unaddressed, the toxic relationship between DNC @ @SenSanders campaign, so evident last night, could cast dark cloud over Philly convention.
5/18
2016
Voice in large, raucous CA crowd shouts "Bernie or bust!" And @SenSanders says "to beat @realDonaldTrump we have to beat @HillaryClinton."As practical matter, it's not true that @SenSanders has realistic chance to win majority of pledged delegates. How will he land this plane?.@BernieSanders should speak out more forcefully against the threats & histrionics in NV, which were unworthy of inspiring race he's run.Strong as @billclinton's record was, @HillaryClinton was ill-advised to pitch him as Econ czar. Folks will be looking to HER for that!
5/17
2016
Fmr Philly Mayor Michael Nutter talks HRC, Trump, urban violence & policing. New Axe Files. https://t.co/ufNCplTxRk https://t.co/m9pv94aGpr
5/16
2016
Not if that they already had demonstrated proclivities in front of 25 m viewers & after already extensive reporting. https://t.co/RWO0kb9UfQBut did it warrant the length and play? That's all I'm raising. I saw it and expected blockbuster new revelations. https://t.co/ABePKCwr2bNope. Given what I'd already seen and read. Given the @megynkelly exchange. Not all that surprising. https://t.co/WmfLQoPMXRI hear you, my friend, but news is called news for a reason. Little new ground broken here. Q of play, that's all. https://t.co/NrasRRSg12.@nytimes on @realDonaldTrump's boorish behavior 2 women is troubling,but did not-so-surprising findings live up 2 big, over-the-fold play?Alt candidate vision of Never @realDonaldTrump folks is fantastic--but "fantastic" in that ain't gunna happen way. https://t.co/s9z4a5CAkQ
5/15
2016
Thanks 2 @EurekaCollege, where I spoke at commencement today. Founded by abolitionists, it has long, proud history. Ronald Reagan was alum.Capacity 4 growth? Once @realDonaldTrump posed as PR man to boast about himself. Now he does it under his own name! https://t.co/IBIQv0Qi8L
5/14
2016
Story that @realDonaldTrump once posed as his own PR guy speaks to the kind of efficiencies he could bring to government!.@JenniferReeder I remember your brilliant tattoos!The Day After: Seems as if @GOP establishment is measuring @realDonaldTrump as a moldable vessel. And he's eying them as pliable marks.
5/13
2016
How Travon Martin's parents must wish George Zimmmerman had auctioned off his gun BEFORE he used it to kill their son!!! #disgustingThanks, Ben. We'll do our best! https://t.co/9uqWpwiw3KWatch @Snowden in conversation with Prof. Geoffrey Stone earlier today at the IOP: https://t.co/TH7ODbIvdz #IOPSnowden
Retweeted by David AxelrodQ arose today during session w/@Snowden as to whether he was paid for convo w/Prof Geoff Stone. @UChiPolitics does not pay its speakers.Trump & Ryan saying they're "totally committed to working together" is like me saying I'm totally committed to losing 10 lbs. We'll see. @DanComand Exception, though we're exploring options.Two very different people; two great conversations w/Jon Stewart and @andersoncooper. This week's Axe Files. https://t.co/smdpmF99ZUThe problem for #PaulRyan & other Republicans: How do they support #Trump & still claim to be principled? My column: https://t.co/9oBbrEzzjQ
Retweeted by David AxelrodIn honor of 2d amendment, @realDonaldTrump & @GOP leaders in Congress will stage a shotgun wedding today. #awkward https://t.co/2wlEix7SGGThank you! https://t.co/uscDuPIVR5Seeking to reassure those who suspected that they weren't human after a 24-6 start, the @cubs strategically lost a double-header yesterday.
5/12
2016
.@realDonaldTrump is making a bet that withholding his returns is less damaging than whatever's in them. So what do you think that is?On his way to the finish line of his presidency, @POTUS shares some reflections worth pondering. https://t.co/C4sqVYTDpx
5/11
2016
Largest ovation from raucous @SenSanders crowd in Salem, OR was when he declares that "we must defeat Donald Trump." #WVPrimary.@realDonaldTrump narrows his VP list to five. Will @THEGaryBusey vet?Jon Stewart returns! (For an hour, at least, on The Axe Files.) Our conversation here: https://t.co/dUR6yYQLNe https://t.co/JYkUdjLEyzLooks like @realDonaldTrump's London bridge is falling down. https://t.co/Mihk08F9ONI worked for years with @rhodes44--one of the best, smartest and most committed people I know. @POTUS and country are lucky to have him!.@realDonaldTrump is now necessarily in fundraising biz. But how much does an earned media machine actually need? https://t.co/Db8JyVfVwq
5/10
2016
This is what both conservative and Democratic strategists fear: That Trump may etch-a-sketch his way to the middle. https://t.co/ytyK0juYOGIf you miss Jon Stewart this campaign season, fret not. He's coming soon to The Axe Files! https://t.co/fFa3OFsX5JIsn't this how Dick Cheney would up as VP? https://t.co/7HPeuBNO6pThanks so much! https://t.co/0axxVPQyz9You thought you KNEW @andersoncooper? Take a listen to this candid new episode of Axe Files! https://t.co/O2VXRLgPct https://t.co/yohaJdArSN.@GOP nod assured, @realDonaldTrump is eagerly shedding burdensome primary positions like a space capsule separating from a booster rocket.
5/9
2016
@Cubs win! Walk off in the 14th. Four game sweep of @Nationals. 24-6 to start the season; best in more than four decades. And @sox? 22-10!Watching a @realDonaldTrump interview this AM, striking that he can be colloquial, seemingly candid and utterly political all at once.Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, without whom-let's face it-none of this would be possible!
5/8
2016
Guess there won't be any Sister CIty visits under President Trump! https://t.co/AmRulDSuEJ
5/6
2016
Cubs are on pace to win 126 games. https://t.co/z1m5aOfdm9
Retweeted by David AxelrodThe power of positive thinking. https://t.co/EHhiieQdjmHoly smokes. https://t.co/AzQPScPNmOLoved having you. Thanks for the great conversation! https://t.co/9pN8FFrSOMTerrific meal last night at Chicago's @NicoOsteria. I highly recommend grilled asparagus, lobster spaghetti, fried rabbit. Killer desserts.
Retweeted by David AxelrodMy friend Barbara Leavitt Brown died today. Loving wife & mom; devoted teacher & public servant. Mentor to women in politics across IL. RIPWill @realDonaldTrump's words catch up with him? @FrankBruni of @nytimes on The AxeFiles. https://t.co/aNbCsw7D9u https://t.co/vEu3LVKoGGThis is what makes @realDonaldTrump an elusive target. He believes in himself. Everything else is fungible. https://t.co/aNbCswpey4
5/5
2016
Biggest political development of last 24 hours was @elizabethforma Twitter blitzkrieg on @realDonaldTrump. Big signal to progressives.Thoughtful piece by @Nate_Cohn, #s guy for @nytimes, on what he (like many of us) got wrong about @realDonaldTrump. https://t.co/ghwJcgBtH6.@realDonaldTrump is quoting @SenSanders on @HillaryClinton. Wonder if The Donald has heard what Bernie has had to say about HIM??How will @realDonaldTrump, who's made being a "self-funder," make the transition to fundraiser in the general, as he almost surely will?Wasn't the year for it. Not the @GOP he envisioned. But @johnkasich ran a positive, aspirational campaign of which he can proud.Don't know what it means, but workmen arrived in early AM to affix giant, gold-plated letters on @RNC building: T-R-U-M-P #hostiletakeoverWell, that whole "presidential" thing didn't last too long. https://t.co/Z1on83LzrrOk. https://t.co/6l8Bv7IFdxSure, @StephenCurry30 is incomparable. But @Money23Green is indispensable 4 @warriors. Amazingly versatile, motivated & motivating player.
5/4
2016
per @reince: @realDonaldJTrump will be presumptive @gop nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @hillaryclinton #NeverClinton
Retweeted by David AxelrodWithdrawal of @tedcruz gives @johnkasich a splendid chance to bypass @marcorubio for third place in the closing primaries. #IndianaPrimaryWhy does @tedcruz whisper "America" when he says, "Only in America"?Bill Grimshaw was a wry, smart, genial presence on progressive scene for as long as I've lived in Chicago. RIP. https://t.co/jiRc1BHXaD.@tedcruz calls @realDonaldTrump a "pathological liar," which may come up if and when he makes a post-convention endorsement.On the day he's poised to deal a mortal blow to @Tedcruz, @realDonaldTrump surfaces this??? https://t.co/h6l0RgkpvSAnd when things are going badly, everything becomes a metaphor. Look out below, @CarlyFiorina! https://t.co/zoY9oME9Rb
5/3
2016
Maybe Indiana will revive @tedcruz, but the clips make this final stretch feel like more of a death march.This conversation with @PJK4brainhealth about his family and personal battles really moved me. #mentalhealthparity https://t.co/DyC1OP5f52.@marcorubio in Jan: "We're not going to fix America with senators & congressmen." Rubio today: I want to "focus on my work in the senate."Ex-Rep. Patrick Kennedy on battle w/drugs, depression & FOR mental health parity. Axe Files https://t.co/a8XSMPaONB https://t.co/sKMDcGkpsfRefreshing reminder that reality doesn't exactly match downbeat campaign. https://t.co/il9GQVF34a NYTimes: Ignoring the Politics of Bad NewsThis remains study in how a powerful industry, acting through a tough, canny political arm, can thwart majority. https://t.co/QDnN6UFPTv
5/2
2016
Watching @HillaryClinton on @CNNSotu, laughing about attending @realDonaldTrump's wedding made me wonder: Can she get her wedding gift back?
5/1
2016

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