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David Axelrod

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

Joined January 2011
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David Axelrod
3 hours ago
I spoke with Pence COS Marc Short about the events of 1/6 on a new #AxeFiles! Pod here👉 “The president received awful advice,” he told me. “And, in many cases, some of those people were provided unfettered access.”
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David Axelrod
12 hours ago
“Donald Trump came closer than anyone thought he could to toppling a free election a year ago. He is preparing in plain view to do it again.” This is a MUST READ piece!
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David Axelrod
21 hours ago
Sitting up late working with ESPN on in the background, I just caught an infomercial with Mike Huckabee pitching a sleep aid he swears has changed his life. Maybe it’s time to go to bed.
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David Axelrod
a day ago
It apparently irritates some people that I have conversations on my #AxeFiles podcast from time-to-time with people with whom I disagree-or THEY disagree-about politics. I believe that’s actually part of what’s WRONG with our politics right now.
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David Axelrod
a day ago
One byproduct of this prolonged pandemic is the brutal physical and emotional toll it’s taken on health care workers. Many are leaving. Fewer are entering. It’s a crisis now and, unless things change, it will be for years to come.
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David Axelrod
a day ago
On #AxeFiles, Marc Short says he’d hoped his boss, Mike Pence, might avoid leading the COVID task force in ‘19. “It was a treacherous assignment for the VP to take on. When you bring in the White House, it politicizes things, whether you want it to or not.”
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David Axelrod
a day ago
Today was a miserable slog on an awful day for the @ChicagoBears against the @AZCardinals, a perfect reflection of the Bears season. Any way to forfeit the next four and get right to the off season?
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David Axelrod
2 days ago
A decade ago, the right-wing conspiracy-mongers pitched the lie that the ACA would create “death panels” to ration care. Now, because the same crowd has fueled COVID vaccine resistance, hospitals actually are being forced to create panels to ration care.
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David Axelrod
2 days ago
As Pence’s COS, Marc Short was in the crosshairs. “I was anxious for the campaign to provide specific evidence to suggest they'd found fraud. There’s a lot of theories; a lot of allegations; a lot of conspiracies. I didn't hear evidence.” #AxeFiles Pod👉
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David Axelrod
3 days ago
On #AxeFiles, Pence COS Marc Short, described the 1/6 scene at the Capitol. The VP, he said, repeatedly refused pleas of the Secret Service to evacuate. “He didn’t want our adversaries across the globe to see a 15-car motorcade fleeing the Capitol.” Pod👉
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David Axelrod
3 days ago
Noteworthy that many of the same pols who have vigorously opposed mask and vaccine requirements-who have spread disinformation and cheered vaccine resistance-are the first to blame the @POTUS for failing to completely subdue the virus.
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David Axelrod
4 days ago
In the end, wouldn’t it be less costly to ensure that the whole world is vaccinated than to periodically grapple with new variants like Omicron that develop in places where people are not?
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David Axelrod
4 days ago
On new #AxeFiles, Marc Short, COS to former VP @Mike_Pence, blasts Trump’s version of 1/6. “It’s hard to hear, ‘Those people were just expressing their 1st Amendment rights.’ Or are somehow ‘patriots.’ Those people were rioters. That was a mob.” Pod👉
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David Axelrod
5 days ago
What about THIS uniquely AMERICAN epidemic? Kids armed with guns blowing other kids away. It’s sickening, whether it happens at a suburban high school or on the streets of our cities.
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Mike Murphy
6 days ago
We’re baaaack! A rollicking new @HacksOnTap pod is up! This was a spirited one and lots of fun. Check it out, with @davidaxelrod and Special Guest Hack @jheil. We talk omicron, kitten swipes and Democratic panic. On #ApplePodcasts, #Spotify or
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David Axelrod
6 days ago
On the #AxeFiles, @ChrisChristie says he’d welcome a debate with his erstwhile ally Trump if the two wind up on the same stage, running for POTUS in ‘24 “This much I guarantee you: If he turns out to be there, and I’m there, he’ll KNOW I’m there!” Pod👉
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