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New Hampshire Republicans still welcome Gov. Perry

New Hampshire Republicans still welcome Gov. Perry

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 (UPI) --Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be given a summons to appear with a court date negotiated with his lawyer, a special prosecutor said Monday.
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Pfeiffer: Obama was assured website would run fine

Pfeiffer: Obama was assured website would run fine

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- President Obama was assured the U.S. health insurance website would have a stunningly smooth start and didn't know it failed early testing, an adviser said.
Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

Budgetary ping-pong game drags on past shutdown deadline

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress Monday failed to reach a budget agreement by the midnight deadline, effectively shutting down the federal government.

Diplomatic options opening for U.S. in Syria and Iran

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The United States has more room for diplomacy with Iran and Syria as Syria faces deadlines to account for and surrender its chemical weapons, U.S. advisers say.

Herb Graham, Chicago radio announcer who did Obama spots, dies at 87

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Herb Graham, a Chicago radio announcer who voiced ads for Barack Obama's 2004 Senate campaign, has died. He was 87.

Democratic strategist says Weiner needs to 'go away'

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- Democratic strategist David Axelrod said Sunday former U.S. representative and current New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner needs to "go away."
Ray LaHood joins Axelrod's politics institute

Ray LaHood joins Axelrod's politics institute

CHICAGO, July 8 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined former Obama adviser David Axelrod's Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.
Book: Bill Clinton called Obama 'incompetent'

Book: Bill Clinton called Obama 'incompetent'

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Clinton called President Obama "incompetent" and "an amateur," a new book out this week alleges.

Republican rips into Holder

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- A Republican congresswoman said Sunday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has "lost the trust of the American people."

Romney's biggest Obama disappointment: No agenda

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 31 (UPI) -- Losing U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said his biggest disappointment with President Obama's second term is its lack of clear "agenda."

Ex-Obama aide 'disturbed' by naming of journalist in leak

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department's naming of a journalist as a co-conspirator in a leak of national secrets is "disturbing," a former Obama campaign adviser says.
GOP out to bully Clinton from White House run, Axelrod says

GOP out to bully Clinton from White House run, Axelrod says

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- David Axelrod said Wednesday Republicans are attempting to bully Hillary Clinton out of running for president by attacking her on the Benghazi incident.
Axelrod signs deal for autobiography

Axelrod signs deal for autobiography

CHICAGO, April 9 (UPI) -- David Axelrod, the political strategist who helped propel U.S. President Barack Obama to the White House, is writing a memoir, his publisher said.
Bob Woodward: I did not say 'threatened'

Bob Woodward: I did not say 'threatened'

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Famed Washington reporter Bob Woodward denied Friday he said an Obama adviser had threatened him.

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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama's designated Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (R) and senior advisor David Axelrod (L) listen to reporters questions to Obama about the Illinois Governor scandal at a news conference in Chicago on December 15, 2008. (UPI Photo/ Jeff Haynes/ Pool)
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David M. Axelrod (born February 22, 1955) is an American political consultant based in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known as the top political advisor to President Barack Obama, first in Obama's 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Illinois and later as chief strategist for Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Following the 2008 election, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to Obama.

Axelrod is the founder of AKP&D Message and Media, was a political writer for the Chicago Tribune, and operated ASK Public Strategies, now called ASGK Public Strategies. He is also a supporter of Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool, who helped Axelrod begin his firm (under the name Axelrod and Associates).

Born in New York's Lower East Side, Axelrod grew up in a middle class Jewish-American household, attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School and showed a passion for politics early on. He graduated from University of Chicago, where he studied Political Science.All mention of Axelrod's parents were removed from this biography. Axelrod grew up in Stuyvesant Town on the east side of Manhattan.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "David Axelrod."
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