Monthly Archives: February 2013

Behind every president there is a speechwriter

PBS NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan spoke with presidential speechwriters Don Baer and Michael Gerson. Cabinet secretaries prowling the halls looking for clues, White House staffers hatching secret policy – ​​it sounds straight out of the TV drama “The West Wing.” But it’s not fiction and took place on the eve …

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Jon Favreau, President Obama’s speechwriter, is leaving

WASHINGTON — Jon Favreau’s career took off when, at age 23, he interrupted U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama during a speech rehearsal to offer some suggestions for improvement. The brazen move led to a seven-year tour as Obama’s chief speechwriter, a stint that ends March 1 as Favreau plans to …

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