04/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Axelrod On Jon Favreau: "I Call Him Mozart"

The new president's first address to Congress loomed and Barack Obama had convened a few trusted advisers in the Oval Office.

Seated in a chair beside the fireplace, Obama turned his attention to a 27-year-old with close-cropped hair among the aides perched on the office couch. His instructions were familiar.

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