President Barack Obama’s longtime strategy guru David Axelrod has signed on for a post-campaign gig as a “senior political analyst” for NBC News and MSNBC. Mr. Axelrod previously served as a senior strategist for President Obama in the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. During the president’s first term, he was on the White House staff as a senior advisor.
golden state guffawing
With less than two weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama took time out of his schedule to visit the Los Angeles set of The Tonight Show and crack a few jokes with host Jay Leno. The appearance comes on the heels of Mr. Obama’s The Daily Show interview with Jon Stewart, showing an apparent electoral interest in the late night comedy crowd.
Comings and Goings
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new communications director is Allison Gollust, a former chief spokesperson for NBC Universal. Ms. Gollust replaces Mr. Cuomo’s longtime communications director, Rich Bamberger, is departing the administration for an as-yet-unspecified job in the private sector.
“The opportunity to join the Governor and his team to build on the tremendous success they have already achieved in transforming the state is one that I truly could not pass up,” Ms. Gollust said in a press release announcing the move this morning. “Communication in this day and age moves at a lightning pace and serves a critical role in informing the public.”
Critics were not wowed by Chelsea Clinton’s NBC debut.
Congressman Paul Tonko waxed poetic about his opposition to tying an extension of a payroll tax credit to approval of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
New York’s congressional delegation talks about Israel more than any other in D.C.