David Axelrod

David Axelrod

Axelrod: Race A Factor In Some Criticism Of President Obama

The political strategist who coined the “Yes We Can” slogan for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign says he thinks race plays a role in some of the harsh criticism the president receives, even now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Former Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore gives a speech during Abu Dhabi Ascent event, a ministerial meeting to prepare for a September 2014 climate change summit in New York. (Photo credit: MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Gore Accuses GOP Of ‘Enforced Orthodoxy’ To Deny Climate Change

Former Vice President Al Gore implored a local crowd to get involved in efforts to address climate change in a speech at the University of Chicago on Monday.


Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Axelrod: Lisa Madigan’s Dad A ‘Genuine Problem’ If She Runs For Governor

David Axelrod, the architect behind President Barack Obama’s political ascent, said if he were advising Lisa Madigan, he would tell her that her father’s position is an “issue” she needs to resolve if she wants to be governor.


Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics 'brutal.' (CBS)

Will Name Hurt Bill Daley In Potential Run For Governor?

As Bill Daley considers a run for governor, does the Daley name still carry its same old clout? CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley talked to some insiders to find out.


Court Generic

Abortion Rights Supporters, Opponents Mark 40th Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade

Nearly 1,000 people attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser Wednesday marking the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Protesters hoisting graphic six-foot-tall photographs of aborted fetuses greeted those who attended the fundraiser.

WBBM Newsradio–01/24/2013

David Axelrod (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

David Alexrod Shaves Trademark Mustache For Charity

President Barack Obama’s strategist David Axelrod might be feeling a little naked this morning.


President Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod, in an interview with CBS 2's Jay Levine. (CBS)

President Obama’s Campaign Advisor Talks Hurricane Sandy, Upcoming Election

After 2 days off, the Presidential candidates are officially heading back to the campaign trail. You probably couldn’t tell that President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stopped campaigning. That’s because they didn’t.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

Steve Edwards

Chicago Radio Veteran Steve Edwards Headed To U Of C Institute Of Politics

Longtime Chicago radio host Steve Edwards is set to move into the world of academia, taking a position at the new Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, according to multiple reports.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

David Axelrod

Axelrod: Paul Ryan Is A ‘Hard-Right Ideologue,’ ‘Concerning Pick’

Chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday called U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a “far-right ideologue,” and said his selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate will be a “concerning pick” for voters who do not share his values.

CBS 2–08/13/2012

David Axelrod (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Axelrod To Head U of C Political Institute After Election

Political strategist and former presidential adviser David Axelrod will launch a political institute at his alma mater, the University of Chicago, after the 2012 election.


Dick Durbin

Durbin: Facing Re-Election Struggle, Obama Can Win

President Barack Obama is facing a serious struggle for re-election, according to his own political guru. But Obama ally Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the race is winnable.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Vice President Joe Biden

Biden Coming To Chicago For Epilepsy Benefit

Vice President Joseph Biden is visiting Chicago Tuesday night for a worthy cause.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

David Axelrod, Sarah Palin

Axelrod: Palin Reflects ‘Why We Can’t Abandon Education’

Top Obama adviser David Axelrod said today that Republican superstar Sarah Palin is “a good reflection of why we can’t abandon education.”

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011