Monthly Archives: January 2015

Obama’s State of the Union Speechwriter Draws on Various Inspirations

WASHINGTON — One night last week, Cody Keenan, the White House speechwriter whom President Obama dubbed “Hemingway,” knew he needed help. Mr. Keenan had spent 15 days locked in a hotel room in Honolulu while the president vacationed nearby, and seven more in a windowless office in the basement of …

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