David Axelrod

David Axelrod

Director, @UChiPolitics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Author, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Host of The Axe Files podcast.

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It will be interesting, and telling, if Trump's lawyers oppose the public release of the warrant and receipt of items the FBI removed from Mar-a-Lago.

1) @LeaderMcConnell  abuses rules to deny Garland nomination a hearing or vote for much of 2016. (And then speeds Barrett thru in '20.) 2) As a result, Trump gets to shape a SCOTUS that scuttles abortion rights. 3) Now backlash may deny @GOP  senate majority. #karma 

@brittneygriner  is trapped in a whole different game--geopolitics--over which she has no control. And Putin has the ball. It must be unbelievably frightening.

You have to wonder if @Sen_JoeManchin  and @SenSchumer  put the carried interest provision in their draft just so @SenatorSinema  could shoot something down before signing on to the bill.

Ok, you have to check out this @foxheadlines ⁩ caption on Friday, after a robust jobs report. #Onionesque .

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In late December, I wrote that despite all the crepe-hanging over the collapse of Build Back Better, @POTUS  could wind up defying the naysayers by winning a smaller, yet still significant plan. With senate approval today, that victory is close at hand.

One thing is very clear. Garland would not have authorized this raid, and no federal judge would have signed off on it, if there weren't significant evidence to warrant it.

Garland is as measured a character as there is in public life. But that shoudn't be mistaken for lack of strength or fortitude. Today's extraordinary move and the resolve with which he presented it, reflects that.

@RepLizCheney  reportedly is not able to campaign for re-election at open, public events in Wyoming because of threats to her safety. This, in the United States of America, folks. Think about that.


A kid buys two assault weapons, days apart, and 375 rounds of ammunition. Is that alone not a warning sign?

A friend took his kids to July 4th Parade in Highland Park today. His son has special needs. When shots rang out, they ran for their lives, the dad pushing his grown son's wheelchair--which at one point tumbled over. On America's day, what has become a sickeningly American story.

The stunning conclusion from the briefing today is that the @POTUS  knew he had COVID-19 at least 3 days ago, did not disclose it, went to events and risked infecting others. They thought they could hide this until the media outed Hope Hicks and the POTUS developed symptoms.

@BarackObama  didn’t mention @realDonaldTrump . Yet when Obama referenced adults with fancy titles who act like children and do only what feels good, the president’s supporters immediately read it as a dastardly attack on HIM. Why is that??

I've been taking an RX for a chronic condition for years. This week, I learned my insurance no longer covers it. Now the cost is $639-a-month! How many people can afford that? "Your money or your life" is a hell of choice that people shouldn't have to face.

This is a pretty stunning mashup.

Before @JoeBiden  was selected VP by @BarackObama , vetters for the campaign scoured every aspect of his record, career and life. Tara Reade or complaints of sexual harassment or assault never came up. I know. I was there. Here are my recollections:

The most interesting factoid is that the Proud Boys headed to the Capitol long before Trump spoke on the Ellipse. They didn't come for a rally. They came for an insurrection.