Former senior adviser to President Obama David Axelrod sat down with PBS's Jeff Greenfield on April 28, 2013. In this clip, Axelrod gave his thoughts ...
WASHINGTON -- Tracy Schmaler, a top aide to Attorney General Eric Holder who has been working in the Justice Department's public affairs shop since 20...
The liberal -- sorry, "progressive" -- elites love to talk about the fictional death of the Republican Party. But the Republican Party's future is as bright as ever.
We don't want to hear about how other things take precedence over our basic civil and human rights. Give us full legal equality and give it to us now. Put the ERA up for a vote and end the greatest injustice ever swept under the American carpet.
The outcome of the 2012 presidential was not a fait accompli, as many are now arguing -- not by a long shot. This election could have gone either way. Anyone who thinks the Obama victory was inevitable or predetermined is in a worse state of denial than the hucksters at Fox News.
The unknowns as we head down to the wire are significant. If the ground game is not accurately taken into account, as Obama advisor David Axelrod suggests, no doubt polling firms are struggling to account for the air war as well.
In 2012, the Chicago Boys will not let their Democratic colleagues go soft. In the homestretch of the presidential race, Obama, Axelrod, Emanuel and Messina will try to bring back their 2008 formula of success: money, message and get out the vote.
In the wake of Mitt Romney's griping that 47 percent of the country is mooching off rich folks like him, Charles and David Koch are now suggesting that they, too, are victims.
Of the challenges President Obama's re-election campaign is facing, Axelrod highlighted his concern about the unprecedented amount of money being spent this election year, calling it a serious issue not just for Barack Obama, but for the country.
Where does the president go from here as he prepares for the next two debates? The first debate experience had to be a wakeup call.
You don't make hundreds of millions of dollars buying and selling companies without being a slick salesman. Saying whatever you have to say to make "the sale". Fact-checkers be damned. The salesman doesn't care after he has your money... (Or vote.)
Candidates' debates have since 1960 become indispensable media elements in a presidential campaign. Some politicians can be well-prepped for these high-visibility bouts... and others simply cannot.
Only in the past week, instead of staring down and psyching out their opponents, as boxers usually do at weigh-ins and press conferences, these two politicians, and their surrogates, have so effusively praised the other guy to the point of it being more over-the-top than a Lady Gaga concert.
Are American citizens really expected to feel guilty about not paying enough tax? When we see such incredible government waste, should we be eager to fork over more money to see it so much of it squandered?
Eliot Spitzer and Kellyanne Conway are asked: a) why did Obama got a 5 point "bounce" after both Conventions -- personality? policy? Michelle-Bill?; b) was Romney's attack on Obama during a foreign crisis a blip or blunder? Then: Are we "better off?" Are Chicago teachers and kids?
Columnist Clarence Page was voluble in his musings about Campaign 2012. He felt the magic of four years ago was long gone and the Democrats are simply in hunker-down, re-elect the president mode.