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Trump's Campaign is Dead (and Alive?)

Ryan Casey | Posted 10.18.2016 | Politics
Ryan Casey

Of course, as Trump's poll numbers crater and new sexual assault allegations emerge, he may yet end his state of quantum superposition and quit the race in a fit of sour grapes.

Former Obama Aide David Plouffe Calls Donald Trump A 'Psychopath'

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.29.2016 | Politics

A former top adviser to President Barack Obama on Sunday labeled Donald Trump a “psychopath”, saying the Republican presidential nominee met the c...

David Plouffe Probably Jumping The Gun Predicting A Huge Clinton Win

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

David Plouffe, the architect behind President Barack Obama’s successful 2008 campaign, thinks Hillary Clinton will sail to victory in November. But ...

Plouffe: Trump More Dangerous To Clinton Than Cruz

Politico | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.16.2016 | Politics

Democrats should not underestimate Donald Trump, David Plouffe warned Tuesday night....

An Impossible Dream -- Reflections on My Campaign for President

Fred Karger | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Fred Karger

I returned home to Los Angeles exactly six years ago this month to prepare for a February exploratory trip to Washington, DC, New York and then a week in New Hampshire to "test the waters" for a possible run.

The Battle in Seattle for the Soul of the Democratic Party  --  Over Uber

Steven Hill | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Steven Hill

I returned from Seattle not that long ago where there was a great deal of buzz over an impending vote at the city council. Legislation had been introduced that would allow Uber and other ridesharing drivers a quasi-right to form a union, if they so chose.

David Plouffe Gets Hired By Uber; Is It the Rand Paulization of Barack Obama's Campaign Brain?

Adam Hanft | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Hanft

If Plouffe's move is a canary in a generational cage, it could be that the Millennials will be far harder for our conventional business and political structures to handle than anyone has fully realized.

Top Obama Advisors Now Working Against Unions | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Now that they’re not working at the White House, some of the biggest names from the Obama campaigns — Plouffe, Messina, Gibbs, LaBolt — are work...

Uber Hires Ex-Obama Adviser To Take On The 'Taxi Industry Cartel'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

David Plouffe, one of the key players in President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, is headed to on-demand car service Uber to help with the startup's po...

Future Looks Bright From Silicon Valley

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Maybe embracing the future is an occupational hazard of working for a Silicon Valley high-tech enterprise. Or maybe it's inherent in our times -- times when the pace of change and stunning innovation seems to accelerate hourly.

Former Obama Adviser: Hillary Clinton's 2016 Prospects Are Looking Good

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

David Plouffe, the one-time Hillary Clinton critic who served as President Barack Obama's campaign manager in 2008 and later as a senior adviser in th...

Top Dem Strategist: Any Potential Clinton Challenger Would Just Be Campaigning For An MSNBC Show

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A top Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to President Barack Obama thinks that any Democrat weighing a primary challenge to former Secret...

Obama Should End Deportations in State of Union Speech

Randy Shaw | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Randy Shaw

President Obama can do something memorable in his January 28, 2014 State of the Union speech: issue an Executive Order ending the deportation of law-abiding undocumented immigrants. The time for action is now.

Obama: 'No Way' I Would Have Run In 2012 Without Biden

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to lay to rest the suggestion that his administration considered replacing Vice President Joe B...

The Good Leadership Gap in Honduras

Marco Cáceres | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Marco Cáceres

I think that one of the problems is that our traditional image of leaders is extremely narrow, confined to those relatively few "above" us rather than encompassing many of those around us as well.

Obama Aide SLAMS Issa

Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics

Former senior Obama aide David Plouffe took a pointed shot at House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R- Calif.) on Twitter Sunday, invo...

Jon Ward

Ex-Obama Aides Start Political Consulting Firm | Jon Ward | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three former top campaign aides to President Barack Obama are starting consulting firm, continuing an ongoing trend of former Obama staf...

David Plouffe Joining Bloomberg TV As Contributor

Posted 04.25.2013 | Media

David Plouffe will be Bloomberg TV's newest contributor, the network announced in a statement on Thursday. Politico reported that the former White...

David Plouffe on First Debate: "We Had Better Second and Third Debates Because of the Catastrophe"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Obama campaign manager and senior adviser David Plouffe spoke with PBS's Jeff Greenfield on March 17, 2013 at 92Y. In this clip, Plouffe respon...

David Plouffe On Potentially Running Hillary 2016: "I'll Accept the Call...Even If It's At 3 AM"

92nd Street Y | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Former Obama campaign manager and senior adviser David Plouffe spoke with PBS's Jeff Greenfield on March 17, 2013 at 92Y. In this clip, Plouffe answer...

Top Obama Strategist Counts Himself Out Of Hillary Bid

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

David Plouffe, who ran Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, ruled out running a potential 2016 bid for Hillary Clinton on Sunday. PBS's Jeff Greenfield po...

Jason Linkins

NYT Magazine Publishes Must-Read On GOP's Failures | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Much has been written about the woeful campaign run by Mitt Romney and the now-widely lambasted gaggle of ancient consultants who've grifted and graft...

White House Confident On Gun Control Push

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - A White House adviser on Sunday said he was optimistic Congress will approve at least part of President Barack Obama'...

Dave Jamieson

More Revenues Must Be Part Of Deficit Deal: Obama Adviser | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics

A top adviser to President Barack Obama said Sunday that more revenue must be part of any long-term deficit deal that the administration strikes with ...

Obama Wins, But Can the People Still Lose?

Danny Schechter | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Danny Schechter

Welcome to term two, Mr. President, where you will be expected to be more of a magician than a mechanic. What rabbits can you pull out of your hat?