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City Club of Chicago: David Axelrod

David Axelrod speaks at the City Club of Chicago, January 9, 2017 (City Club of Chicago)

January 9, 2017

David Axelrod

David Axelrod

David Axelrod is a veteran of American politics and journalism and the former Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. He currently serves as Director of the University of Chicago’s non-partisan Institute of Politics; Senior Political Commentator for CNN; and host of The Axe Files, a top-rated podcast jointly produced by CNN and his institute. Axelrod, a former political writer for the Chicago Tribune and, later, media strategist for 150 state, local, and national political campaigns, is also the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.