David Axelrod

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Trump's statement today on the search of his home was a shrill anti-government, anti-FBI, "I'm a victim" dog whistle like we've heard from him before. Only more urgent. And judging from the early response on the Right, the message was received.
For sure, the fact that, as president, Trump made a habit of destroying documents influenced both the DOJ and the judge to act now.
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.
This is why Trump is going to run. He wants to portray any criminal probe or prosecution as a plot to prevent him from once again becoming POTUS. Many of his followers will believe it--as they did his lies about the LAST election. twitter.com/maggienyt/stat…
On #AxeFiles, @johnlegend speaks about the "reckoning" that took place after George Floyd's murder-& the backlash to it. "We had a lot of conversations around this nation's history of racism, then a lot of folks were upset that conversation happened." Pod�link.chtbl.com/LQb3lrYiVl
If sustained, this obviously has big political implications. axios.com/newsletters/ax…
As schools reopen, the shortage of teachers is a national crisis. fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-t…
With less than a month to go, I got some good advice from an old friend. Thank you @BarackObama for hosting me on Martha’s Vineyard!
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"We have to seize this opportunity to deal with the radical left socialists and fascists," Trump says at CPAC. And I guess if you have to stage a coup and override a free and fair election to ovecome "facists," so be it?!?
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. nytimes.com/2021/12/28/opi…
Beyond his music, @johnlegend has raised his voice for criminal justice reform. "We are already the most incarcerated country in the world. If that were the key to us being the safest country in the world, then we would already be that." #AxeFiles podcast: link.chtbl.com/LQb3lrYi
Trump is proving he's still the Big Dog in @GOP primaries. But it's telling that Republicans are begging him NOT to announce before midterms. Because they know he's an albatross in general elections. What does that say about '24?
Ok, you have to check out this ⁦@foxheadlines⁩ caption on Friday, after a robust jobs report. #Onionesque.
On #AxeFiles, @johnlegend talks about the power of white evangelicals. "That's a political movement as much as a religious movement...I don't believe they should be able to use their faith as a way of imposing their beliefs on the rest of the country." link.chtbl.com/LQb3lrYi
You can't pick your neighbors. Nearly half the guns on the streets of Chicago come from Indiana, where laws are lax. Now women in need of abortions will be forced to cross the Indiana-Illinois state line, too. nytimes.com/2022/08/05/us/…
100 percent correct. You have to wonder if @RonJohnsonWI even WANTS to return to the Senate because, if so, his Social Security and Medicare proposal is truly crazy. twitter.com/thehill/status…
Would have been a hell of a lot cheaper if Jones acknowledged [email protected] start that his charges about Sandy Hook were fake and that HE's the actor--not a journalist. apple.news/AKgP__62WTSKCn…
As a young musician, @johnlegend teamed up w/a rising @kanyewest. They remained close for years--but no more. "Because we publicly disagreed on his running for office, his supporting Trump, it became too much for us to sustain our friendship." #AxeFileslink.chtbl.com/LQb3lrYilV
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.
Politics is a fickle business. Two months ago, the buzz on @JoeBiden was universally bad. Now he's riding a string of major legislative wins, the elimination of the AQ leader & continued strong hiring picture. Will poll numbers follow?
On #AxeFiles, @johnlegend talks about his childhood & the emotional breakdown that led his mother to leave the family. "There's no substitute for a mom & it was tough for us...I think part of the way I coped with it, honestly, was through music." Pod�link.chtbl.com/LQb3lrYiVS
"To have the government decide whether or not the life of the mother was sufficiently in danger for them to make this intimate decision that they make between themselves and their doctor. To have the government involved in that conversation in any way is so offensive to me." twitter.com/davidaxelrod/s…
When @chrissyteigen and @johnlegend lost a child to miscarriage, they were shattered. On #AxeFiles, he talks about that horrific experience, new abortion laws & government intrusion in the most painful, intimate decisions: "It's nasty. It's evil." Pod�link.chtbl.com/LQb3lrYiVO
.@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.
Big thanks to @brikeilarcnn and @JohnAvlon for a great conversation on @NewDay marking the 500th episode of the #AxeFiles!! cnn.com/videos/media/2…
His award-winning music is familiar and sublime. But his extraordinary personal story, depth of thought and commitment to social justice--well, that's worthy of episode #500! My #AxeFiles conversation with the great @johnlegend: link.chtbl.com/LQb3lrYi
Tomorrow we celebrate a significant milestone: 500 episodes of The #AxeFiles! @davidaxelrod's interviews with guests from @SenSanders (in the 1st episode) to @tomhanks & @jacindaardern, have provided insight into the lives of some of the most fascinating people in public life.🧵twitter.com/davidaxelrod/s…c
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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
Tomorrow marks the 500th episode of The #AxeFiles. Many thanks to the faithful listeners who have downloaded these conversations tens of millions of times. It's been fun to take these journeys of discovery with you. More to come! …saging-custom-newsletters.nytimes.com/template/oakv2…
Give the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee credit for helping to lift a Trump-backed election-denier over one of few House Rs who had the courage to impeach Trump for the 1/6 insurrection. #sad twitter.com/redistrict/sta…
SecState in KS comfortably survives challenge from elextion-denying opponent. I wonder if heightened turnout from abortion issue on ballot played a role in this race?
My grandson says he's big on "DONALD." I can't tell whether he means Duck or Trump! cbsnews.com/news/trump-eri…
Man, abandoning veterans out of apparent political spite seems like horrific politics for the @GOP. nytimes.com/2022/08/01/us/…
Exiled Afghan journalists living in Toronto launch Amu TV | The Star thestar.com/news/world/202…
Trump will likely claim a bunch of pelts tomorrow but when the smoke clears, the question will be whether the @GOP will be better off for his interventions in the fall. In deep red America, it won't matter. In swing states and districts, it will.
To those who disagree with @RepMeijer on other issues, by all means take them up in a general election between candidates who are BOTH willing to hold an insurrectionist POTUS accountable. Vote for the Democrat, if you choose. But don't backdoor fund an election-denier. twitter.com/davidaxelrod/s…
The ⁦@ChicagoBears⁩ are valued at $5 billion, proving the old adage that you CAN fail upward. espn.com/nfl/story/_/id…
I said it before. This decision by the DCCC to try and sink @RepMeijer--one of the few Rs to vote for impeachment--and lift his election-denying MAGA opponent in tomorrow's @GOP primary makes them an instrument of Trump's vengeance. It's wrong. twitter.com/jaketapper/sta…
For decades, Bill endured insults and vandalism, but never let it stop him from speaking up for what’s right. I learned so much from the way he played, the way he coached, and the way he lived his life. Michelle and I send our love to Bill’s family, and everyone who admired him.
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.⁦@Sen_JoeManchin⁩ is up for re-election in '24 in a state Trump won over @JoeBiden by 39 points in '20. Just guessing but this may have something to do with Manchin's reticence. washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/…
The South Bend Cubs defeat the Lake County Captains 9-8 on a walkoff in the bottom of the ninth! #GoCubsGo!!
Bill Russell wasn't just one of the greatest athletes of all time. He also is a major figure in our social history, as a barrier-beeaking coach & outspoken advocate. I had the honor of meeting him & he was riveting--by turns profound and hilarious. RIP bleacherreport.com/articles/10017…
This is always the gun industry's Rx for gun violence. More guns. nytimes.com/2022/07/31/us/…
This may be the most important bellwether on Tuesday's ballot. Rs were already energized to vote. The Dobbs decision by SCOTUS, oveturning Roe, could be the great turnout equalizer. nytimes.com/2022/07/31/us/…
On the 1st #AxeFiles, @SenSanders recalled the exodus of his beloved @Dodgers for LA. "In Brooklyn, they'd talk about some of the most hated figures of the period. They would talk about Hitler, Stalin & Walter O'Malley--but not necessarily in that order!" link.chtbl.com/ATCAGFrp
Perhaps taking the Secret thing too far?!? washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/07…
In '73, Bruce Sagan's Hyde Park Herald newspaper entrusted an 18-year-old @UChicago kid as a political columnist. I'll always appreciate that leap of faith, which helped set my life's course. Bruce, one of Chicago's greatest citizens, retired today at 93! blockclubchicago.org/2022/07/28/bru…
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