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Obama Gives Up on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal; Blames Netanyahu

President Obama told Israeli TV in an interview broadcast Tuesday that a Palestinian-Israeli peace deal is not going to happen under his watch. Secretary of State John Kerry, you may remember, wasted two years trying to arrange a Nobel Peace Prize for himself by seeking to force the two sides together into an agreement neither was particularly interested in reaching at the moment. Fortunately, with

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Obama Campaign Shifts Into Extreme Attack Mode

With its candidate having been swamped in the debate by an aggressive and articulate Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign is switching fully into attack mode, moving beyond earlier assaults on Romney’s business record and wealth toward a new drive to destroy his character. Casting completely aside the Obama 2008 brand of a hopeful unifier, Obama’s operatives Thursday dived straight the jugular, working on multiple

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Report: DOJ Gallup Suit Followed Axelrod Complaint

I wanted to alert you to this investigative piece in The Daily Caller that shows a possible correlation between a Justice Department lawsuit against Gallup and the failure of Gallup to come up with poll numbers satisfactory to the White House. From the piece: Internal emails between senior officials at The Gallup Organization, obtained by The Daily Caller, show senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod attempting to

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Axelrod Blames GOP for Obama’s Negative Campaigning

As I suspected, Obama’s recent turn toward positive, friendly sounding campaign ads is probably a reaction to polling suggesting Americans get that he’s gone Chicago on us. This is a pretty amusing video of Axelrod trying to explain why twice as many people think Obama has the more negative campaign than Mitt Romney.

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Axelrod’s Obamacare Rebate

The hiring of Obama political guru David Axelrod’s “former” PR firm to promote Obamacare just got fishier. As is already known, the firm Axelrod left to take a job in the White House, AKPD Message and Media, made millions after it was hired in 2009 by the “outside” coalition of pro-Obamacare health and labor groups to run ads supporting the initiative. It was not such

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Gallup || Obama Approval at 50 Percent

President Obama has been at 50 percent approval in the Gallup daily tracking poll for the past two days, a sign that his popularity has genuinely increased since its lows last summer when he had creeped down to 38 percent. In addition, Gallup finds that Obama leads Romney by seven points, 49-42 percent, with the president’s position improving lately among independents. That half the country

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A Grim Encounter for Michelle

The scene is the first lady’s office in the East Wing of the White House. Two of President Obama’s top political advisers, David Axelrod and David Plouffe, have stopped by for a chat about Michelle’s spending habits. ************ Axelrod: Mrs. Obama, we want to talk to you about, you know, um . . . Michelle: No, I don’t know. Plouffe: Your spending. Your over-spending, to

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While Cairo Burns, Obama Parties

The Washington A-List was out in force Saturday night at the farewell party for senior adviser David Axelrod, with a roster of guests featuring Cabinet secretaries, big shot journos and – President Obama. As revolution threatened to sweep Egypt and possibly other allies – with the horrifying prospect of Islamism replacing reliable friends – the president was on view partying with the IN crowd. The

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Obama Bids Bye Bye to Axe

Obama flies out of the White House tonight to a farewell party for departing senior adviser David Axelrod. Mrs. Obama passed on it. Axelrood will serve as an outside adviser to the reelection campaign. From the pool report: Motorcade is rolling at 8:27 p.m. en route to Linda Douglass’ house (spokeswoman for the White House during the campaign and a health care spokeswoman during the

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White House Won’t Discose Donors to Axelrod Charity

Gawker reports that David Axelrod, President Obama’s senior political adviser, is refusing to divulge donors to his wife’s epilepsy charity. The Sunshine Administration won’t tell Gawker who contributed to the charity, donations to which soared after Axelrod’s boss became president, according to the website. And lest anyone wonder whether wealthy donors would really view an organization like CURE as a way to gain an ear

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Axelrod Leaving Sooner Than Expected

Senior White House adviser David Axelrod, who had been expected to leave in the spring, will now return to Chicago in January or February, according to POLITICO. His replacement, former Obama campaign chief David Plouffe, is arriving at the White House months ahead of schedule, in January. The reason being given is that Axelrod needs time to rest before starting on the Obama reelect campaign.

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David Axelrod Discusses His Daughter’s Epilepsy

Thought you might be interested in this Fox News piece on the struggle waged for many years by Obama’s top adviser, his wife and their daughter. An unimaginable trauma and torture. A reader comments on his own experience with epilepsy. You can read his story, which is quite poignant, here. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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