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2 Obama Vets Have Advice for Joe Biden
2 Obama Vets Have
Advice for Joe Biden

2 Obama Vets Have Advice for Joe Biden

Alexrod, Plouffe say he must outdo Trump in digital campaigning

(Newser) - At a crucial time in American history, the presumptive Democratic nominee is stuck in his basement, write Obama campaign veterans David Axelrod and David Plouffe in a New York Times op-ed. And if Joe Biden hopes to defeat Donald Trump in November, he's going to have to get aggressive...

David Plouffe: Immigration Reform Will Happen
 David Plouffe: 
 Will Happen 

David Plouffe: Immigration Reform Will Happen

But gun control will be a 'hard battle'

(Newser) - David Plouffe today sounded bullish on immigration reform, saying "there's no reason" that "it shouldn't pass," and adding, "this is the moment." He was less sure on gun control, Politico reports, saying "it is going to be a hard battle," but...

Iran-Linked Firm Paid Top Obama Aide $100K

Subsidiary of telecom firm MTN hired Plouffe for speeches

(Newser) - A potential embarrassment for Obama 2012: The guy who ran Obama 2008 was paid $100,000 for two speeches he made to a subsidiary of a telecom firm that does business with the Iranian regime, reports the Washington Post . David Plouffe, Obama's 2008 campaign manager and now a senior...

David Plouffe Lambastes GOP 'Clown Show'
 David Plouffe 
 Lambastes GOP 
 'Clown Show' 


David Plouffe Lambastes GOP 'Clown Show'

Targets 'reckless' Gingrich comments on Trayvon Martin murder

(Newser) - David Plouffe is making the talk-show rounds this morning, and CNN reports that he's wasting zero time in bashing Newt Gingrich for accusing President Obama of politicizing the Trayvon Martin killing , and dismissing the GOP nomination race at large as a "clown show." Gingrich "is clearly...

Obama to Dems: No Cash for You
 Obama to Dems: 
 No Cash for You 


Obama to Dems: No Cash for You

In face of Super PACs, Obama cuts off committees

(Newser) - For Democrats who President Obama showered with cash in 2008 and 2010, well, they'd better get ready to raise their own darn money this time around. As in the last two election cycles, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi recently asked the Obama for America campaign and the Democratic National...

DC's 50 Most Powerful People

Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell top the list

(Newser) - Who are the real power brokers in Washington? GQ names the top 50 in its biennial list of the most powerful people in DC—although, the magazine notes, "People with the last names Obama and Biden not included." The top five:
  • Eric Cantor: The House majority leader is

Mitch Daniels: Lay Off of Rick Perry
 Mitch Daniels: 
 Lay Off of 
 Rick Perry 

Mitch Daniels: Lay Off of Rick Perry

Fat lady ain't singing down in Texas, Indiana governor says

(Newser) - Mitch Daniels has some advice for those who are writing Rick Perry's political eulogy : Hold your horses. "It's way too early to know, or to issue, to pronounce last rites over one performance," Daniels said today. "There's still many of these (debates), too many...

Sunday Talk Shows: Eric Cantor Says President Obama Had to Be Dragged 'Kicking and Screaming to the Table to Cut Spending'
Cantor: We Dragged Obama 'Kicking and Screaming'
talk show roundup

Cantor: We Dragged Obama 'Kicking and Screaming'

He claims the president was not leading talks on spending cuts

(Newser) - According to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, President Obama had to be dragged “kicking and screaming to the table to cut spending,” he said on Fox News Sunday. Cantor says White House senior adviser David Plouffe is being dishonest in his claim that Obama was the one leading...

Obama Begins Staff Overhaul with Eye to Reelection
White House Begins
Staff Overhaul

White House Begins Staff Overhaul

New economic team, defense chief as Obama eyes reelection

(Newser) - President Obama is readying a reorganization of his staff, altering his economic team and choosing new defense and press secretaries, among other changes. The aims: an executive branch operating at its full potential, progress with a Republican Congress, and an eye on reelection, the New York Times reports. “This...

Obama Planning Sweeping Staff Shakeup

White House to look different with Plouffe in, Axelrod and Emanuel out

(Newser) - President Obama has pushed back his staff shakeup until January, but it may be bigger than expected when it actually comes, Politico reports. The biggest addition will be David Plouffe, who, alongside interim chief of staff Pete Rouse, is expected to tighten up what had been a chaotic organization revolving...

Plouffe: Dems Can Hang On
 Plouffe: Dems Can Hang On 

Plouffe: Dems Can Hang On

Kaine slams skittish Dems for being 'foolish'

(Newser) - With their party in a full-blown November panic, two top Democrats went on the offensive today, with David Plouffe telling Meet the Press that Dems "can maintain control in both chambers if we make this a choice between" his party's candidates and a "crave and crass" GOP. Plouffe...

Reps Get Last Health Reform Jabs In
 Reps Get Last 
 Health Reform Jabs In 

Reps Get Last Health Reform Jabs In

House members debate whether Dems have the votes

(Newser) - If you hadn't heard, the House votes on a little thing some like to call health care reform today—and the debate got an early start on the Sunday shows with Democrats signaling they had the votes, and Republicans digging in their heels. David Plouffe and Karl Rove also went...

Obama Team Already Planning for 2012

Plouffe, Axelrod, Messina lay groundwork for reelection campaign

(Newser) - President Obama’s inner circle is already privately laying the groundwork for his 2012 reelection campaign. The planning so far consists mostly of informal private conversations, in between more rigorous 2010 planning, but insiders tell Politico that the consensus is that the campaign will be run out of Chicago, managed...

Prez Must Get Tough, Not Just Talk Tough
 Prez Must Get  
 Tough, Not 
 Just Talk Tough 

Prez Must Get Tough, Not Just Talk Tough

Obama will never make a great populist, writes Eugene Robinson

(Newser) - President Obama is going to have to recapture the political initiative with substance instead of style, writes Eugene Robinson. Obama—despite his modest upbringing—is never going to have the guy-next-door touch George W. Bush had, so he should focus on making his actions match his words instead of trying...

Obama Calls In His Calvary for 2010 Elections

Plouffe, other top campaign aides will guide Democrats

(Newser) - It's no coincidence that David Plouffe has an essay in tomorrow's Washington Post advising Democrats about the 2010 elections. President Obama has summoned Plouffe and other key members of the team that won him the 2008 election to guide the party in the upcoming elections. In addition to Plouffe, who...

Plouffe's Advice to Dems: 'No Bed-Wetting'
Plouffe's Advice to Dems:
'No Bed-Wetting'

Plouffe's Advice to Dems: 'No Bed-Wetting'

Party can do fine in November if it sticks to its principles

(Newser) - Democrats are surely in for a "white-knuckled" ride in the November elections, but it doesn't have to be the doomsday everyone's predicting, writes David Plouffe. Obama's former campaign manager lays out his advice in a Washington Post op-ed, with "no bed-wetting" among his suggestions. "Instead of fearing...

Clinton: Karzai on the Hot Seat
 Clinton: Karzai on the Hot Seat 

Clinton: Karzai on the Hot Seat

White House 'will expect more,' focused on defeating 'those who attacked us'

(Newser) - It's time for Afghan President Hamid Karzai to put up or shut up, Hillary Clinton said today, underscoring the White House's heightened expectations of Kabul. "We are expecting there to be a major crimes tribunal, an anti-corruption commission," she told This Week, adding that the original Afghan mission...

White House Warns Dems to Avoid Fox
 White House 
 Warns Dems 
 to Avoid Fox 
feud? what feud?

White House Warns Dems to Avoid Fox

Strategist reports intimidating phone call after appearance

(Newser) - The Obama administration has toned down its war of words against Fox News, but behind the scenes, it's warning Democratic strategists not to appear on the network. One consultant who made a recent appearance says he received a call afterward from a White House official who told him, "We...

Hey, Barack: Yes, You Still Can
 Hey, Barack: Yes, You Still Can 
Arianna Huffington

Hey, Barack: Yes, You Still Can

Plouffe book recalls a historic campaign that got lost in transition

(Newser) - 'Yes, we can" was the rallying cry of a game-changing campaign that swept Obama to victory on the shoulders of a grass-roots tidal wave one year ago—and President Obama would do well to remember Candidate Obama, writes Arianna Huffington in a lengthy look at David Plouffe's new campaign memoir....

Rush: Obama Doesn't Care About War in Afghanistan

Furthermore, prez is intentionally killing economy, says Limbaugh

(Newser) - Ever-reticent talking head Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves today, telling Fox News Sunday that President Obama "doesn't care much about" the war in Afghanistan, and his recent salute of slain soldiers "was a photo op precisely because he’s having big time trouble on this Afghanistan dithering...

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