David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, smiles during a signing ceremony where President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on stem cells and a Presidential Memorandum on scientific integrity, Monday, March 9, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Not Everything Is Political With David Axelrod

David Axelrod, the son of immigrants, rose to be an advisor to a President of the United States. In fact, his office was next to the President’s. Before working with President Obama, David Axelrod helped Illinois Senator Paul Simon win his election to the Senate. But he got his start, after college, by working the night beat for the Chicago Tribune.

Today, I talked to David Axelrod about life, family, and nothing political.

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