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Author, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. http://t.co/3Etx6gsJa4. Views expressed here are my own.

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Shailagh Murray will be HUGE asset on POTUS team. Insights she gleaned as top journalist, Hill reporter and Biden aide will serve him well.
@chicagobulls fans, begin the drumbeat: Niko Mirotic should be the Rookie of the Year! Another 28 tonight! #superstarinthemakingHow much ink will be spilled between now and the IA Caucus by the press trying to explain that Common Core is not a law that can be repealed
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Novel plan: Employees refuse to carry concealed weapons to work? Just pay them more! http://t.co/YgAYrJVmZQ
Thanks to Gene Warner @TheBuffaloNews for the kind words about BELIEVER! http://t.co/TJlIXVvfrqBibi Will Make History, via @nytimes. Brilliant and disturbing take by @tomfriedman http://t.co/E1VZlcL4Ke
Tightness of exits in Israel suggests Bibi's shameful 11th hour demagoguery may have swayed enough votes to save him. But at what cost?.@twowone Get a map, my friend.Has anyone had a more meteoric rise and fall than Aaron Schock? Filled with promise and hubris, the one succumbed to the other today.
Will Bibi's 11th hour reversal on a two-state solution carry the day? Or will it simply add to sense of him as all politics, all the time?Great to see IOP Student Executive Board member & @uchicagogate leader @AnastasiaKaiser asking a question at the #Chicago mayoral debate!
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Offering a Choice to the Terminally Ill , via @nytimes. Yes, terminally ill deserve right to die on their own terms. http://t.co/azSS3ogOo4
Dropped by spring training to check in on @cubs and say hello to great new manager, Joe Maddon. Good things ahead! http://t.co/Szxsqs8nqKThe Pope: In the financing of electoral campaigns, many interests get into the mix, and then they send you the bill. http://t.co/ajAUqKswkv
.@BCozatt Thanks, Betty!Thanks to Daniel Ruth of @TB_Times for his thoughtful review of BELIEVER. http://t.co/Lxgj04WFiy
The email trap: If the Rs make HRC email an obsessive fixation, to the exclusion of larger concerns of people, they will pay a price. Again.
To Cotton-sticking Senate GOP: If Ds had done under a Republican POTUS what you did today, you would have been the first to cry "treason!"Can anyone out there think of a precedent for the letter the Senate GOP just sent to Iran to try and scuttle the nuke talks?More evidence debunks early, doomsday forecasts about ACA. Very positive news. http://t.co/hYglMY8ZEJ.Don't watch presidential polling _ Americans aren't tuned in (from @AP). Good advice. It's barely spring training! http://t.co/O1WLZfh26kCubs Embracing the Pressure of 2015 Expectations (via http://t.co/NQzQaY3ceb) http://t.co/smPCLCV4OQ
POTUS Selma speech today one of his very best. http://t.co/LGfIdqzWzXI thought I saw death. I thought I was going to die. #Selma50 http://t.co/AhM8ujpsYi
Retweeted by David AxelrodI was hit in the head by a state trooper with a nightstick. My legs went out from under me. #Selma50 http://t.co/AOhJkaUvjz
Retweeted by David AxelrodThey came toward us beating us with nightsticks, bullwhips, trampling us with horses, releasing the teargas. #Selma50 http://t.co/s9Ey2ZavZA
Retweeted by David AxelrodThe Major paused for a minute and then he said, "Troopers advance!" And you saw these men putting on their gas masks. http://t.co/NDAkngX9kE
Retweeted by David AxelrodThe man walking beside me - co-leader of the march Hosea Williams - said "Major, give us a moment to kneel and pray." http://t.co/3fvecGNnq3
Retweeted by David Axelrod"I'll give you three minutes to disperse and return to your homes or to your church." #Selma50 http://t.co/83ccHA99ef
Retweeted by David AxelrodHe said, "This is an unlawful march. It will not be allowed to continue." #Selma50 http://t.co/pW46cdL5zn
Retweeted by David AxelrodWhen we came within hearing distance, a trooper identified himself and said, "I'm Major John Cloud of the Alabama State Troopers" #Selma50
Retweeted by David Axelrod... Alabama State Troopers #Selma50 http://t.co/BuPxSRAOOx
Retweeted by David AxelrodWhen we got to the apex of the bridge, down below we saw a sea of blue... #Selma50 http://t.co/pI8rIB9K0f
Retweeted by David AxelrodAbout 600 of us left Brown Chapel AME to walk in an orderly, peaceful, nonviolent fashion. #Selma50
Retweeted by David AxelrodBefore we left a little church called Brown Chapel AME, we knelt and joined together in prayer. #Selma50 http://t.co/lNuu8VU6bg
Retweeted by David Axelrod50 yrs ago today, we set out to march from Selma to Montgomery to dramatize to the nation that people of color were denied the right to vote
Retweeted by David AxelrodBibi, deconstructed. Netanyahu’s Iran Thing, via @nytimes http://t.co/jtqqPAqqvAWhat a treat to wake up to an elegant piece by Gay Talese! Still masterful. Assignment America: Selma, via @nytimes. http://t.co/n93t5jrUhv.Enjoyed my stint tonight on @RealTimers!
Thinking of my friend @mwlippert, a great public servant, attacked while speaking in South Korea yesterday. Wishing him a speedy recovery.Thrilled to see that @ChrisVanHollen has jumped into the Senate race in MD. He was one of the most impressive people I dealt with in DC.
Sad to learn of the passing of Deedee Corradini, fmr mayor of Salt Lake City, a great public servant and one of my favorite clients. R.I.P..@davidaxelrod joins #ChicagoTonight to discuss his new memoir and 40 years of advising @BarackObama, @RahmEmanuel: http://t.co/ATWQN2983o
Retweeted by David AxelrodSmart of Boehner to bury retreat on Homeland Security bill on the day when Bibi's visit will dominate the news.Speech broke no new ground nor offered realistic path short of war. But apocalyptic language & GOP cheerleading tailor-made for his base.Not a plan.Eager for Bibi to make the turn and share his plan for preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. What's Plan B?Iran is a grave issue. But make no mistake: Bibi's speech is more about an "existential threat" to his own electoral prospects in 2 weeks.
@hughhewitt The power you ascribe to me!!Before he was a Pulitzer-winning columnist, he was my editor @chicagotribune. Talking BELIEVER w/@cptime tomorrow. http://t.co/0g52RbLfph
@cathleendecker Actually, here's a little known fact: The ET character was based on me!
Boris Nemtsov’s murder is another dark sign for Russia http://t.co/gSrn77obmR
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.Every @chicagobulls fan is feeling for @drose and team after yet another serious knee injury. Great athlete. Great person. So unfair.
“@thomascbowen: @davidaxelrod we gonna see you at @mannysdeli at noon?” Coming in from the road. Won't be in in time. Good luck today!Looking forward to visiting with @SirottMurciano on @WGNRadio this afternoon to talk BELIEVER and today's election in Chicago. #Believer
.@AlyonaMink @HuffPostLive Thanks, Alyona! I very much enjoyed the convo."If DC were a rational place, a major measure 2 rebuild roads, bridges, ports & airports would be a slam-dunk." http://t.co/7bRnJknL3fWhat a brave, moving acceptance speech by Graham Moore!!! Chicago is proud of you!
Watching @ScottWalker punt on Rudy's rant, Obama's faith-even evolution-it strikes me he may do better in the NFL draft than the GOP race.Looking forward to talking politics and BELIEVER w/@bobschieffer later this morning on @FaceTheNation!
Looking forward to sitting down with Steve Scher to talk about BELIEVER, tonight @THSEA.One of the many reasons I love America is that in our country anyone can say whatever they please, however shameless or offensive. #RudyJen Psaki, or @statedeptspox, is an extraordinary talent and even greater person. POTUS is lucky to have her back as comms director.
Looking forward to sitting down with @RBReich to talk BELIEVER tonight at the 1st Congregational Church in Berkeley.
Headed to L.A. to talk BELIEVER with @MichelMcQMartin of @NPR 2nite @ Wallis Theater. Appreciated review in @latimes: http://t.co/PEcwUPgiDF
@Phil_DIBartolo Philadephia Free Library.Arrived in Philly to talk about BELIEVER as news arrived that the City Of Brotherly Love will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention!
Just had the honor of being the great Jon Stewart's guest on @TheDailyShow, where he announced he's leaving. Emotional night. #jonstewart“@elizabethforma: @davidaxelrod’s new book is a terrific story of why we fight for what we believe in. Try it: http://t.co/0ikqDnmEMP” Thx!!“.@jmartNYT: Some thought this day would never come.... @davidaxelrod http://t.co/IbIEMPcTU7”. On many days, I was one of them! :).@OFA 8 yrs ago today, on an icy day in Springfield, @BarackObama announced his long shot candidacy for POTUS. Great day! Historic journey.
Ran into this guy at Fox. He didn't exactly say, but I've a hunch he can't wait for BELIEVER to hit shelves tomorrow! http://t.co/c4jDEOH3Xq
@hughhewitt I want to say roast beef.@hughhewitt One of the greatest characters I have ever known..@hughhewitt Thanks Hugh!! Looking forward to your show!So I'm in hotel. Sat down to watch CBS Sunday Morning on my new book, BELIEVER, and cable went out. If anyone sees it, give me a report!
@carlquintanilla @JimAxelrod Happy to be the instrument for your reunion, you guys!Had a great conversation w/@JimAxelrod (no relation) about my new book BELIEVER, my life and journey in politics. Tomorrow on @CBSSunday.Netanyahu is running clever ad about "Bibi-sitting" in Israel while engaging in not-so-clever "Bibi-SPLITTING" in U.S. Trip is ill-advised.
Can't WAIT to answer Qs about BELIEVER! Book tour opens 2/10. Check the sked below, and come on out to see me! http://t.co/dk2aEuUSfzReal talk about SCOTUS: Here's how Roberts and Kennedy could end up gutting Obamacare: http://t.co/msxB0SXa22
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Here's a money-maker for some pharmaceutical company: How about a vaccine to keep politicians from saying silly, ill-informed things?@Mom_with2boys What a nice note! Thank you.
@jpodhoretz @EliAttie Let's talk! :)“@EliAttie: @davidaxelrod if I pre-order three, will you run?” Yikes!In 40 yrs, I've worked w/many unforgettable characters & been part of history. Now I've written my story...1/2...BELIEVER debuts 2/10. Preorder a copy, and I'll sign it for you. http://t.co/zfy8iuYvGT. (Pre-order two, and I may run your campaign!)Needling of GOP candidates on vaccinations underscores prickly nature of presidential politics. Every day brings a new test. It ain't easy!
Today @UChiPolitics, @TimPhillipsAFP, one of the most impactful organizers in U.S. politics, talks about building indy political movements.
Both these quarterbacks clearly have fully-inflated balls!.@AmbShapiro @patrickgaspard I mean, quiet as it is there, it's not like you have anything else to do! :).@patrickgaspard And by the way, what are you doing READING my Tweets during the big game? No coverage in Cape Town?.@patrickgaspard It's called multi-tasking, my friend!Blizzard be damned! Big day at @UChiPolitics on Monday, with visits from Justice Elena Kagan; and @TimPhillipsAFP, a winter Fellow!
@kateejersey @UChiPolitics @UChicago Yes!In 1960, JFK spoke in NYC's Stuy Town & I heard call. Coming home 2/10 @92Y to talk BELIEVER! http://t.co/vQR6ycbPgQ http://t.co/yChgbzEijgWith correct date! Looking forward to welcoming @MittRomney to @UChiPolitics on 4/9. Tons of interest. Thrilled he's coming!
Bad enough we have to worry about LOBBYISTS in Washington. Now we have to worry about HOBBYISTS, too! http://t.co/qQbFokzicq
Brunt of storm misses NYC by 20 miles and now city pols are being criticized for being prepared??? Man, you can't win.Incredible win by short-handed chicagobulls, busting @warriors in overtime on their home court! @drose with 30!
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