Tag: David Axelrod

Obama To Deliver Farewell Address Tonight

President Obama is scheduled to deliver a farewell address Tuesday night at McCormick Place, a lakefront convention center in his adopted hometown of Chicago. Aides said the speech would be a call to action for a new generation of leaders. “It’s a passing of the baton,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Senior adviser Valerie…

Obama’s Exit Interview With David Axelrod – FULL TRANSCRIPT

In his exit interview for the “The Axe Files” podcast, produced by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN with former senior adviser David Axelrod, President Obama talks of how he could have succeeded in this year’s election if he was eligible to run. “I am confident in this vision because I’m confident…

Eric Holder: Snowden ‘Performed a Public Service’ [VIDEO]

Former Attorney General Eric Holder said NSA leaker Edward Snowden “performed a public service” by setting off an international debate over governments’ surveillance capabilities. “We can certainly argue about the way in which Snowden did what he did, but I think that he actually performed a public service by raising the debate that we engaged…

David Axelrod Joins NBC News, MSNBC As Analyst

Former White House aide and Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst, NBC announced on Tuesday. Former White House spokesman and campaign adviser Robert Gibbs has also joined the network as a contributor. TPM