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Obama’s campaign guru David Axelrod arrives in London to kickstart Labour Party campaign

US President Barack Obama’s campaign guru David Axelrod arrives in London to meet with Labour leader Ed Miliband later Thursday in a bid to kickstart the party’s stuttering general election campaign. Labour announced last month it had secured the services of the man behind Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election victories,…

Media critic David Zurawik: MSNBC spewing propaganda by hiring ex-Obama aide

TV critic David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun slammed MSNBC on Sunday for hiring former top Obama aide David Axelrod as a senior political analyst. “There is an advantage to having people who are in the room at key moments on this high level on your cable channel,” he said…

Axelrod: Romney is only an ‘economic heavyweight’ in a fun house mirror

David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s top campaign advisor, fired back at Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney Sunday morning for criticizing Obama’s cabinet over the rise in gas prices. Axelrod was asked by Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer about Romney advocating for the firing of Energy Secretary David Chu, Environmental Protection…

Axelrod: Limbaugh’s quasi-apology spread falsehoods

Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on Sunday accused conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh of continuing to spread lies even as he apologized to a Georgetown University law student that he called a “slut.” “I think what Rush Limbaugh said about that woman was not only vile and degrading to…

Axelrod suggests White House could back down on birth control

A top adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign suggested on Tuesday that the administration was open to working with Catholic hospitals and universities over their objections to providing birth control services to women. “I’m less concerned about the messaging of this than to find a resolution that makes sense,”…

Axelrod: GOP doesn’t understand Occupy Wall Street

President Obama’s top political adviser said Sunday that Republican presidential candidates who want to “roll back Wall Street reforms” obviously don’t understand the Occupy Wall Street movement. “I don’t think any American is impressed when they see Gov. Romney and all Republican candidates say the first thing they’ll do is…

Top Obama aide fires preemptive broadside at Perry

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama’s top reelection strategist charged Friday that Republican White House hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry had “very little to do” with his state’s economic success. “There’s a specific reason that Texas has done so well, and that’s because the oil industry has done so…

Obama administration explains that they give in if you even look at them funny

Update: Now they’re denying it. One of the ways the Republicans were able to regain power—besides the most important tactic, the traditional suppressed voter turnout at the midterms—was to be completely uncompromising. In fact, they were so uncompromising that it was ridiculous. If a liberal said the sky was blue,…

Obama reportedly agrees to allow rich bigger tax cut than middle class

Update at bottom: White House suggests that tax cuts for wealthy will not be permanent David Axelrod, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, says that the White House has conceded to Republicans in giving into tax cuts for the wealthy, a legacy of a Bush-era policy to reduce federal…

Post-election crack for political junkies

Newsweek has the first of a seven part series up on how Obama did what seems to be impossible on paper—win the Presidency while up against not one, but two of the most popular politicians in D.C. while being black in a country where racism is still quite commonplace. If…

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