David Axelrod Shaves Off His 40-Year-Old Stache for Charity

Neetzan Zimmerman · 12/07/12 11:05AM

Though he won his bet with Morning Joe co-cost Joe Scarborough that President Obama would win Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania in the presidential election, campaign adviser David Axelrod lost his bet that Scarborough wouldn't be able to raise over $1 million toward epilepsy research.

Nancy Pelosi Was a Fox, John Boehner Looked Like Lurch, and Other Revelations from Politicos' Yearbook Photos

Max Read · 07/02/12 09:33AM

Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski has done us all the great and noble service of collecting the yearbook photos of 69 different politicians and political figures. Did you know that Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren were high-school foxes? That John Boehner looked like Jonah Hill playing Lurch? That Mike Huckabee, in flannel jacket and big headphones, looked like an L-train rider? That Harry Reid was way ahead of the contrast-shirt craze? That David Axelrod was, based on his photo, an honorary member of the Choom Gang? [Buzzfeed]

Tea Partiers Celebrating U.S. Credit Rating Downgrade

Lauri Apple · 08/07/11 10:33PM

Obama adviser David Axelrod has started calling Standard & Poor's major diss of America's credit rating the "Tea Party downgrade," which certainly sounds like an insult against the Tea Party. Yet the Partiers themselves seem to be embracing Axelrod's wannabe-pejorative as a compliment.

Axelrod is Having a Bad Day. Do Not Cross Him

Ravi Somaiya · 03/14/10 03:18PM

Recently Presidential Special Advisor David Axelrod has been painted as a beleaguered figure, upset at the world he sees around him. Today he told the Republicans to "make my day" and the Israelis a new policy announcement was an "insult."

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 02/20/09 07:27AM

Ivana Trump turns 60 today. Anderson Cooper's mother, heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, is 85. Cindy Crawford is 43. Sidney Poitier turns 82. Coach president Reed Krakoff is 45. Grace Hightower De Niro is turning 56. Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is 32. Patty Hearst is turning 55. Architect Deborah Berke is turning 55. Charles Barkley is 46. Senator Mitch McConnell is turning 67. Actress Lauren Ambrose is 31. And poor Rihanna turns 21 today. Weekend birthdays after the jump!

Axelrod Zings Rove, For Old Time's Sake

Pareene · 02/13/09 10:35AM

After the friendly transfer of power from the worst president ever to our Hope King, Bush folk fell back into the old habits, telling reporters that Obama hates America and will cause all the terrorism.