David Axelrod

David Axelrod

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

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Happy for @CubsJoeMadd , who is returning to his original baseball home to manage the @Angels . LA got themselves a Hall of Fame manager and a Hall of Fame human being. Joe will always have a special place in the hearts of @Cubs  fans.

It would be interesting to see the transcript of the @realDonaldTrump  call with Erdoghan that led to this debacle and compare it to the bizarre letter the WH released today.

Saddened by the loss of @RepCummings , an admirable leader of passion and decency whose voice will be missed. RIP

I’m old enough to remember when @realDonaldTrump  displayed Gen. Mattis like a gaudy bauble on his charm bracelet. “Mad Dog,” he called him, probably to the general’s consternation. Now the president dismisses his highly respected former SecDef as “overrated.”

This is becoming an exercise in testing how many bricks the load can carry.

Wasn’t surprised to see @Barack Obama offer his support to @JustinTrudeau . They share values and worked closely on so many global issues-particularly climate action. Trudeau is a leader very much in the Obama tradition.

Predictable and shameful: “The Islamic State’s official ­media arm taunted the SDF on Thursday, calling it an abandoned American ally and warning that further attacks were coming.”

This is the @POTUS  on the Syria debacle: “Sometimes you have to let them fight like two kids. Then you pull them apart.” Reality check: Hundreds of Kurds killed. An ally betrayed. A victory for Russia, Assad, Iran and total capitulation to the Turks. And new life for ISIS.

Before the big public event at @UChiPolitics , @PeteButtigieg  huddles with a small group of students.

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95 straight months of job growth. 21 months of @realDonaldTrump . Do the math.

To state the obvious, denying federal workers a pay raise because you’ve lavished a trillion dollars of tax cuts on corporations and the wealthy, creating massive new deficits, is beyond outrageous.

I did 150 campaigns and did not accept “oppo” from ANY foreign government much less an adversary. Let’s not pretend this is normal. Or legal. Or right.

What a terrible legacy for @realDonaldTrump  if Joe Arpaio gets a pardon while 800,000 young people, who have done no wrong, get the boot!

Interesting to hear complain that the Mueller probe has “wasted millions of millions dollars.” This from a president who sent 5,000 troops to the border as a campaign stunt.

As assures Texans everything is going "very well," the EPA he's dismantling apparently is AWOL amid a looming environmental crisis.

Americans were treated to a profane, insult-laden, often inappropriate monologue last night. But enough about the . How about the White House Correspondents Dinner?

Strange principle is emerging: If you admit misconduct, you resign. But if you deny it, however compelling or voluminous the testimony against you, you continue in office-or on to office-with impunity?

. elicited what seemed to me to be a pretty astonishing admission from Barr that neither he nor Rosenstein or their staffs examined the underlying evidence gathered by the special counsel before deciding the president would not be charged for obstruction.

Memo to Gen. Kelly: Stormy Daniels reports that the became more compliant after been spanked. Desperate times demand desperate measures.