As the 2012 Obama reelection campaign geared up, there was open warfare with two of his closest aides, David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs. An inside look at the messy drama at the heart of the campaign in an exclusive excerpt from Richard Wolffe’s The Message.
Richard Wolffe is a Daily Beast columnist and an award-winning journalist. He covered the entire length of Barack Obama's presidential campaign for Newsweek magazine. His book about the election, Renegade: The Making of a President, was a New York Times bestseller in 2009. His new book, Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, is published in November.
From Obama’s fake temper tantrum to the president’s respect for Republicans, The Daily Beast’s Richard Wolffe’s new inside the White House book, Revival, gets a speed read for the 10 most revealing parts.
Hillary just gave Barack a boost, nudging Israel to halt West Bank settlements. But as Richard Wolffe's new book, Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, reports, their bond took time to build, and among top aides, resentments linger.
As they assess Tuesday’s disaster, some Obama advisers are singling out the recently departed chief of staff. Richard Wolffe on the clash between Emanuel’s personal ambition and his party loyalty.
With the GOP riding high, the White House seeks solace in tight Senate races and the undecided vote. Richard Wolffe on Team Obama's final midterm moves—and the wedge issues they'll push next year.
Will bashing the GOP for supposedly funneling foreign money into campaigns help save the House? Richard Wolffe talks to the White House about their risky home-stretch strategy.
The official story is that National Security Adviser James Jones agreed to leave early. But a senior White House aide tells Richard Wolffe, "the time was right to bring forward his departure."
Amid reports Obama’s chief of staff may leave any day now, national-security star Tom Donilon is high on the short list. Richard Wolffe on his Biden roots, workaholic ways—and what Woodward got wrong.
With Chicago’s mayor stepping down, White House enforcer Rahm Emanuel became the leading contender for the job. Richard Wolffe on his chances of leaving—and whether other key aides might follow him out the door.
The summit generated some positive PR for an embattled White House. But the president's team remains skeptical about the chances for a peace deal. Richard Wolffe reports.