Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Analyst, NBC News.
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.@ davidaxelrod: @cubs
doing right thing by making room for Maddon. But Renteria did fine job. Hope he lands a good gig.
The wild card in a 2014 election deck stacked in favor of GOP:
Anyone who loves cities and city politics had to love Tom Menino. Old school, he lived for his city. And Boston is better for it. RIP.From Reset to Relapse, a look at the state of U.S.-Russia relations with Fmr Ambassador @McFaul
on Friday @UChiPolitics
It was a great pleasure to meet your inspiring crew! Thanks for inviting me.
back at the controls, chicagobulls blast @nyknicks
in opener. @Cubs
about to lock up Joe Maddon. Great day for Chicago sports!
Looking forward to welcoming Elizabeth Wilner of @CookPolitical
, brilliant analyst of campaign ad trends. @UChiPolitics
today.Striking juxtaposition: Ebola fear rampant, despite negligible threat to Americans. But thousands fall victim to gun violence each year.
Casualty of IL gov race? One of state's leading political reporters.
Thanks, Bill! Grampahood is beyond great!!!.@seanspicer
Key is getting folks who ordinarily don't vote in midterms to vote early. Ds have big edge there. But, hey, we'll know soon!
Ben Bradlee will live forever, immortalized for the courage he showed at one of America's darkest hours. RIP.
.What could be more timely than a visit from fmr Sec. of State Madeleine Albright? Looking forward to welcoming her @UChiPolitics
Caustic mix: Public health issue, falling news ratings and pols in the final weeks of election = unconscionable hype and demagoguery.
New wrinkle in tight IL gov race. Did Rauner use his clout to try and muzzle a senior statehouse reporter?
How czar we've come! Old czar foes now demand, and get, one.
No doubt there is role for media to play. But fanning unwarranted fear is more about attracting viewers than informing public.Modern times: Having feverishly beaten the Ebola drum, the media is now turning to stories about unwarranted panic over the disease.
I remember the days when Obama was being criticized for naming too many "czars." Now the same folks are demanding one!!
Some say Scott Walker is viable '16 contender for GOP. But it looks like folks in Wisconsin could spoil the story.
Big News: Incoming chief of national retailers embracing higher min wage. http://t.co/hlcfJ71Pir
You want to know who paid for that nasty campaign ad you just saw on TV? Don't ask!
.Strong message from @HillaryClinton
in Philly. If this is a preview, the coming attraction will be formidable.
Great panel to discuss 2014 midterms with me and Steve Schmidt, tonight @UChiPolitics
looks as good as ever, scoring nine points in nine minutes for @chicagobulls
. Great to have him back!Proud to welcome U.S Agriculture Tom Vilsack @UChiPolitics
2nite to discuss food and energy policy.
.Looking forward to welcoming former Gov, DNC chair and presidential candidate Howard Dean to @UChiPolitics
tonight at 6.Yes, Mr. President you heard us right.
Corporate debt has fallen to the lowest level since at least 1990: http://t.co/rGdoXAT12U Retweeted by David Axelrod
I knew Joe Clancy when he led the presidential detail. You could not find a better person to repair the Secret Service.
Retooling America's community colleges for critical job training. A little story with big implications.
.With all the hitters @Cubs
have called up lately, too little's been made of lockdown young bullpen they've developed. #waittilnextyear
says "good riddance" to Eric Holder, calling him a "partisan hack." Probably nostalgic for the days when HE ran Justice Dept.Two-to-one early voting edge in Iowa and some signs elsewhere suggest superior targeting and organizing could help Ds tip senate odds.
For all the partisan shots, it is Holder's bipartisan efforts at badly-needed sentencing reforms for which he will be long remembered..Looking forward to @CEAChair
Jason Furman and a superb panel, led by @AnnieLowrey
, on state of middle class. @UChiPolitics
What Ray Rice did was egregious. If the @NFL
covered it up to keep him on the field, it's even worse. @espn
: The Program for Leadership in Public Service we developed w @UChiPolitics
” Needed in pub service Retweeted by David Axelrod
It seems impossible, but based on the endless flood of fundraising emails I'm getting, it appears that every race in the country is tied!.Looking forward to welcoming @RepPaulRyan
on Monday, a wonderful way to launch our fall schedule!
Wasn't intended as a joke. I think it's a profoundly serious matter. Someone swept it under the rug. And that is appalling.Who at the NFL will get the flag for intentional grounding of the Rice video? And who called the play?
.Proud of Obama alums @stevekerrigan
and my old right hand man @EricLesser
on big primary wins tonight!!!
Coach Ditka, an Alan Keyes Republican, straps on the shoulder pads for Rauner in Illinois. http://t.co/RaTbvlpkRE
Belonging to 100k wine club and calling for end to min wage? Bad week for Rauner in IL. http://t.co/9yD9RaKjcV
Should the gov have to shut down just so Marco Rubio can expiate the sin of once having been for immigration reform?
"Circumstances can change…"
With GOP field unsettled, could it be Romney redux?
Jackie Robinson West, fighters to the end. We love you guys!
Thanks for the memories!!
Go Jackie Robinson West, the Pride of Chicago!
Jackie Robinson is smiling down on his namesakes from Chicago tonight! Now let's beat Vegas!
Go Jackie Robinson West!
Win or lose tonight, Chicago is proud of you! (But win would be great.). #heartsofchampions
My first impressions notwithstanding, worth reading @WayneSlater
of Dallas Morning News on Perry indictment.
.Thanks to @MikeBloomberg
, for standing up to gun lobby bullying and devoting himself and his resources to the cause of safer communities.
That's implied by those who objected to my Tweet and would be a lot more serious. But then why haven't the prosecutors said it? 4/4Is the charge that Perry plotted to push her out so he could put his own person in and stifle ongoing corruption probes of his allies? 3/4I understand that if the DA had quit, as Perry demanded, the Governor would have had the authority to replace her. Correct? 2/4I've gotten lots of unhappy emails after my Tweet that Perry indictment looked "sketchy." So here are my questions: 1/4.Great luck to my old friend and partner @davidplouffe
. A real visionary, Plouffe will make @uber
Help us & @JFKLibrary
find leaders under 40 who are making exceptional contributions to our world. Nominate your choice at #NewFrontier
yesUnless he was demonstrably trying to scrap the ethics unit for other than his stated reason, Perry indictment seems pretty sketchy.
Just to clarify: "Don't do stupid stuff" means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision.
Such sad news about Robin Williams. Let us recognize depression as a life-threatening illness, not a deficiency of character. RIP
Cleveland in Love!
Can't wait for @chicagobulls
. Should be a hell of a row!
Sad to hear about Jim Brady's death. He was kind to me when I was a young reporter, and later became an inspiring voice for sane gun laws.Polishing Tea Party apple:
McConnell, who opposed Rand Paul for senate, now calls him "most credible" KY cand for POTUS "since Henry Clay!"
The perverse paradox:
"The suggestion that wages could finally be on the rise contributed to a market sell-off..." http://t.co/xERHh0saPk
But whether or not free-spending oligarchs impact on outcome of campaigns, they surely are driving up their cost. http://t.co/ILIrVt5Qx1
Welcome to new Gilded Age, where oligarchs supplant parties. Hope @markmackinnon
is right, & it's just "white noise."
10 yrs ago today, I stood w/Robert Gibbs, listening to Barack Obama give DNC keynote in Boston. Proud then and now.
I grew up reading Roger Angell's entrancing essays on baseball, and never stopped. Thanks for flagging!
, not just great for the @chicagobulls
, but an admirable leader against gun violence.
Good for Ryan & some in GOP for acknowledging issue of poverty. Left should welcome fresh ideas. But Rx can't just be Trojan Horse 4 cuts.
Another errant Cruz missile.
Could not agree more @davidaxelrod
. Putin has made several bad moves in eastern Ukraine that have damaged the Russian economy & image Retweeted by David Axelrod
Remember not long ago when some folks in DC were almost in awe of Putin's moxy and cunning? He's not looking so slick now.
Fun fact: Jobs growth FASTER in states that raised min wage.
Congress won't act on the border crisis. They won't act on the hwy fund crisis. There's no time! They need to go home & ask for reelection.
No, you're on a roll!.@jonlovett
Striking, isn't it? In wish they'd just spare us!Another case of gutter politics:
“Everybody says, ‘I don’t want to raise taxes,’ but they also don’t want to see their bridges fall in."
Gov. Bill Harlem, R-TN. #timetoact
Thrilled to welcome @paugasol
. We're Melo-er with Pau! Should be a fun year.
taking his talents back to the banks of Lake Erie!
The prodigal son returns to @cavs
to make things right. Hell of a yarn!'The Giver' to Screen in 250 Theaters Across the U.S. During Premiere (Exclusive) http://t.co/mVOxxBQyb8
via @THR Retweeted by David Axelrod
takes to Senate floor to unload on gun violence, push for action,
Congrats to @UChiPolitics
advisory board member @JulianCastro
on his confirmation as HUD secretary. We will miss him!
Shouldn't the Republican National Committee pick up the tab for this one?
The tragic events in the Middle East make peace between Israel and Palestinians seem even more remote and all the more urgent.
And while you're there, cast a ballot for @Cubs
Rizzo, too!! 17 homers. High on base percentage. Also worthy!.@MLB
Excited that Abreu and Ramirez of @whitesox
are All Stars. Well deserved. But how about Sale? 8-1, 2.16 ERA??? Vote him in!!!!! 1/2
As the grateful son of an immigrant who fled oppression & found freedom & opportunity in the USA, I wish you all a Happy 4th!
The road to ruin.
1.4 m jobs added in first six months, most robust period of job growth since the Clinton years.
These folks are only happy when SOMETHING'S exploding!
nice pickup for @chicagobulls
!Shouldn't it be taxpayers suing Congress for LACK of action, instead of Congress suing the President for doing too much?