David Axelrod
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David Axelrod was a senior strategist to Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and later a Senior Advisor to the President. Currently David is director of the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, co-host of the Hacks On Tap podcast and CNN’s senior political analyst. Axe and Plouffe have experience getting candidates ready for Presidential Debates and take a look at what Joe Biden needs to do.

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Politics War Room with James Carville & Al Hunt
Politicon
56: Sarah Silverman and Michael McDonald
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In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
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46 min
Words Matter
Words Matter
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49 min
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