White House speechwriter David Sorensen resigns over domestic violence allegations

Another Trump administration official resigns amid domestic violence charges, just days after White House Personnel Secretary Rob Porter resigned amid similar allegations. Elise Viebeck of the Washington Post reports that David Sorensen, speechwriter, is resigning. His ex-wife, Jessica Corbett, accused Sorensen of physical and psychological abuse during their two-and-a-half-year marriage. …

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White House speechwriter resigns amid abuse accusations

WASHINGTON – David Sorensen, a White House speechwriter, resigned Friday after detailed reporting of accusations from a former wife who said he abused her during their marriage. His resignation came two days after Rob Porter, the secretary of personnel at the White House, submitted his own resignation after his two …

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Ex-Bush speechwriter: Trump’s tweets are a ‘direct attack’ on journalists’ safety

A speechwriter for former President George W. Bush said President Trump’s attacks on CNN’s international bureau put journalists at risk. David Frum, former Bush speechwriter and editor of The Atlantic, tweeted on Saturday that US-affiliated journalists operating internationally depend on the US government to protect them and their reporting, and …

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Ex-Obama speechwriter says Trump’s communications strategy ‘never seems real’

Former Barack Obama speechwriters met last week for lunch in DC and wondered: Has anyone served in the White House? President Donald Trump certainly makes formal remarks and solemn speeches, but many of his public comments seem off the cuff. “What we’ve decided is that there are speechwriters, based on …

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Former speechwriter looks back on years of ‘hope and change’ with Obama: NPR

President Barack Obama speaks at the 2014 White House Correspondents‘ Association Dinner in Washington. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Olivier Douliery/Getty Images President Barack Obama speaks at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington. Olivier Douliery/Getty Images David Litt was 24 and just a few years …

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This AI Thinks Steve Jobs and Tim Cook Have the Same Speechwriter

Apple has done its best to channel Steve Jobs’ showmanship in its recent presentations, as seen with the company’s recent iPhone X launch. But maybe it goes deeper than that: an AI-based speech analyzer thinks Steve Jobs and Tim Cook actually have the same speechwriter. There are many reasons to …

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Obama’s Speechwriter on Trump’s White House Chaos

As Barack Obama’s speechwriter, Cody Keenan helped write Trump’s now infamous public skewer in 2011, a humiliation some see as motivating Mr Trump to enter politics. “Do I feel responsible? No. And besides, he deserved it. He’s yet another guy who started his political career with racist innuendo that the …

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The mystery of the Voynich manuscript solved? It’s a guide to female gynecology, according to experts

The recording was a success!Please follow the link in the email sent to Send again https://sputniknews.com/20700908/voynich-manuscript-solved-healing-1057220426.html The mystery of the Voynich manuscript solved? It’s a guide to female gynecology, says expert The mystery of the Voynich manuscript solved? It’s a guide to female gynecology, says expert Since 1912, researchers have …

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What It Really Looked Like To Be A Speechwriter For Barack Obama | The independent

Washington is filled with political agents who inflate their importance and take credit for themselves, often where it isn’t. David Litt, who landed a dream job as a speechwriter for the Obama administration at just 24, is not that kind of agent. His new book, Thank you Obama: my hope, …

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David Litt, an Obama speechwriter who wants no credit

Washington is filled with political operatives who inflate their importance and take credit for themselves, often where it may not be. David Litt, who landed a dream job as a speechwriter for the Obama administration at just 24, is not that kind of agent. His new book, “Thanks Obama: My …

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Former Carter Speechwriter Reflects on How Presidents Speak Abroad: NPR

President Trump’s speech in Poland this week brought back memories for James Fallows. The current national correspondent of Atlantic was a 20-something speechwriter for President Jimmy Carter. And the tone of Carter’s speech in Poland in 1977 was very different from Trump’s. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: President Trump’s speech in Warsaw …

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Reagan speechwriter thinks Trump is making big speeches – foreign policy

Thirty years ago today, at the Brandenburg Gate in divided Berlin, President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the most iconic lines in a lifetime of speech. “Sir. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! Peter Robinson, then Reagan’s 30-year-old special assistant, wrote this speech. In it, Reagan expressed his solidarity with the …

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Michelle Obama’s speechwriter on words and leadership

Back at the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, Michelle Obama introduced herself to the American people. She told the crowd the moving story of her upbringing and spoke about some of her and her husband’s values. “That your word is your bond, that you do what you say you are …

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Former presidential speechwriter says friction is part of American democracy

Colleen Carroll Campbell was one of the keynote speakers at the Redeemed Women’s Conference held in Fargo on Saturday. In addition to being an accomplished author and journalist, Campbell has written speeches for President George W. Bush. Campbell said that in today’s political climate that has become extremely polarized, it’s …

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Harry Middleton, former speechwriter who ran the LBJ library, dies at 95

Harry J. Middleton, who spent the last two years of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency as a speechwriter but had a more lasting impact on Johnson’s legacy as director of his presidential library for more than three decades, died Jan. 20 in Austin, Texas. He was 95 years old. The death, …

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Former Obama Jewish speechwriter Jon Lovett creates anti-Trump company – the forward

Three former staff of President Barack Obama have started a business to counter Donald Trump with a podcast and updates that bypass mainstream media to reach their audiences directly. Their site is called “Crooked Media,” a nod to Trump’s slander of the press. One of the founders is former Obama …

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Ex-Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau wants to put Hillary’s anxious ‘bedwetting’ at ease – The Hollywood Reporter

Hillary can’t lose this thing, can she? Not a chance, insists Jon favreau. Not this Jon favreau. This one is the prodigy president obama speech writer which since May has reinvented itself with the hottest political podcast of the season, keep to‘ He 1600which he records twice a week with …

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The art of political speechwriting – from a former White House speechwriter – News @ Northeastern

West wing describes speech writing as a distinctive skill that requires Herculean effort at breakneck speed. But, as the TV show suggests, the position can also be particularly rewarding, giving the writer a front row seat in history. Alan Stone, who worked on President Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign in …

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Former Obama speechwriter to Ari Fleischer: Stop lying

Former President Barack Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau took to Twitter to voice his concerns. | AP Photo By BRENT GRIFFITHS 9/16/2016 12:25 PM EDT Update 9/16/2016 3:17 PM EDT 2016-09-16T03: 17-0400 Former President Barack Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau on Friday accused Ari Fleischer of knowingly lying about Hillary Clinton’s role …

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Confessions of a presidential speechwriter – POLITICO

Just over five years ago, I gave up my job as a British civil servant and a place in the British immigration line to accept a position as a speechwriter for José Manuel Barroso, then President of the European Commission . It was an honor to join the President’s team …

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Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau on Trump, Hillary and becoming a podcast star

There was a lot of speculation, when this controversy persisted, that this would be its downfall. Do you think this is the case?It certainly affected his ranking in the race, probably more than any other comment he made. It was not an attack on Hillary Clinton. It was an attack …

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publisher secures rights to Voynich Manuscript, a book no one can read | Spain

It is one of the most mysterious books in the world, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one has deciphered. Scholars have spent their lives wondering about the Voynich Manuscript, whose intriguing mix of elegant handwriting and drawings of strange plants and naked women …

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The journalist and the voyeur

It should hardly be necessary to point out that Talese’s credibility should be less important than the rights and lives of Foos motel guests. The question is not only whether he reported accurately, but the nature of the event he was reporting. Journalistic ethics are less important than ethics. You …

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John McLaughlin, television expert and Nixon speechwriter, deceased at 89

John McLaughlin, the conservative talk show host and pop culture lightning rod who ran the longtime Roundtable TV show The McLaughlin Group, is dead. He was 89 years old. The McLaughlin Group The Facebook page reported the news. “Earlier this morning, a beloved friend and mentor Dr. John McLaughlin passed …

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David Litt, former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, explains how speeches are written at the Democratic National Convention

On September 4, 2012, Stacey Lihn walked across the stage at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her husband, Caleb, followed her along with their two young daughters, including 2-year-old Zoe. “Like so many moms with sick children, I shed tears and could breathe easier knowing that we …

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Who is Meredith McIver? The Trump speechwriter who took the blame has a long history with the candidate

The Trump Organization staffer who took responsibility for the failed speech that was supposed to be one of the most important at the RNC is a former ballerina and longtime trusted colleague of the GOP nominee. Meredith McIver is listed as a co-author with Donald Trump on several of the …

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The speechwriter behind Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican Convention

Donald Trump is due to deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican nomination Thursday night in Cleveland. Behind his words hides political advisor Stephen Miller, 30, responsible for writing the speech of his life. If it wasn’t difficult enough to produce a successful speech for the most unpredictable Republican candidate …

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Melania Trump’s speechwriter comes forward to apologize

CLEVELAND— — An inside writer and longtime friend of the Trump family has issued an apology for his involvement in preparing Melania Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention on Monday night, which bore similarities to a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama. Staffer Meredith McIver said she submitted her resignation …

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Trump speechwriter apologizes for copying part of Michelle Obama’s remarks – The Hollywood Reporter

CLEVELAND, Ohio—A speech writer on Donald Trump’s staff accepted responsibility Wednesday morning for using portions of a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama in a speech given by Melanie Trump Monday at the Republican National Convention. Meredith Mclveran in-house writer for the Trump Organization, said in a statement shared by the …

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Donald Trump attacks his wife’s speechwriter

CLEVELAND – Donald J. Trump on Wednesday congratulated the long-time company employee who took responsibility for two passages of Melania Trump’s convention speech that were withdrawn from Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention of 2008, but he conceded that the public admission should have taken place a day …

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Melania Trump’s speechwriter made a common mistake. Here’s how to avoid it. – Poynter

One of the most common excuses for plagiarism is “I have mixed up my notes.” This was indeed the rationale that surfaced today in the apology from longtime Trump ghost writer Meredith McIver. When his name appeared, I recognized him right away. For months now I’ve had a book by …

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What is Michelle Obama thinking? Meet the speechwriter who puts it into words.

Speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz with Michelle Obama on a flight from Joint Base Andrews, Md. To Santa Fe, NM, where the First Lady gave an opening speech last month. (Chuck Kennedy / The White House) When Sarah Hurwitz sits down in front of her laptop, she puts on her noise-canceling headphones …

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Shafik Rehman: Growing concerns for elderly journalist hospitalized after being held in solitary confinement | The independent

An elderly Anglo-Bangladeshi journalist has been hospitalized after being held in solitary confinement and denied medical treatment in prison, his family said. Shafik Rehman, 81, is a prominent journalist with dual British and Bangladeshi nationality. He has supported pro-opposition groups in the country and was arrested on April 16 on …

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Student speechwriter finds her own voice

Shannon Beckham Shannon Beckham spent the past summer as an intern on the White House speechwriting team, digging up facts, anecdotes and historical references to sprinkle into speeches President Obama gave in the whole world. Eight steps to the White House A look at how Duke senior Shannon Beckham got …

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Can Ben Rhodes, a 38-year-old White House speechwriter, be the second most powerful voice in American foreign policy? -Quartz

One of the hottest topics in Washington right now is the hot water the New York Times Magazine finds itself in. The cauldron involves a May 5 profile of an Obama administration official. He got fundamental facts wrong and cast ethical slanders against prominent journalists and political consultants, who were …

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Funny Or Die Hires Former President Obama Speechwriter To Lead DC Staff

Funny Or Die has hired former Obama administration senior presidential speechwriter David Litt to spearhead its Washington, DC shenanigans. Litt, who also served as special assistant to President Barack Obama, is now the editor of the Political City Office. “We are thrilled to have David join the Funny Or Die …

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Former President Obama Speechwriter Joins Funny or Die

LOS ANGELES — David Litt, known as President Obama’s chief joke writer, is joining humor website and studio Funny or Die as he seeks to poke fun even more at American politics. Mr. Litt, who quit his previous job last month, will become head writer and producer for Operation Funny …

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Beatrix Potter manuscript on a cat with a double life is found

“Once upon a time there was a serious, well-behaved young black cat.” Beatrix Potter wrote these words in a notebook over 100 years ago when she began work on “The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots,” about a well-behaved cat who leads a double life. Although Potter wrote at least three drafts of …

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Marshal Pétain’s Jewish Speechwriter – The Forward

French Jewish author Henri Raczymow, born in 1948, wrote books combining a fascination with family, literature and history. From “Heinz”, about his uncle who was murdered at the Majdanek concentration camp, to “Swan’s Way”, about Marcel Proust’s character, Charles Swann, Raczymow offers a personal insight into the expressions of Judaism. …

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‘The Speechwriter’ tells the story of a disgraced governor’s former scribe

There are 8,000,000 mischiefs perpetrated in the halls of government each year, none naked, all gassy. In the clear and resounding words of Barton Swaim The Speech Writer: “The trick was to use as many words as possible with as many interpretations as possible,” whether it was a piece of …

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Speechwriter will make you love Mark Sanford and hate the author

When I was hired to write speeches for a senator a few years ago, I knew a former White House speechwriter Reagan. His only advice: “You’ll think you were hired for your talent with words. That’s not what you’re here for, it’s a management job. You have to keep all …

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Review: In ‘The Speechwriter,’ Barton Swaim shares stories of working for Mark Sanford

As an unwitting entrant in America’s Crazyest Governor contest of 2009, Mark Sanford of South Carolina gave many gifts to the American people, some of them linguistic. There was the phrase “hiking the Appalachian Trail”, which actually meant “meeting my lover in Buenos Aires”. There was the surreal effluence of …

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Death of William B. Ewald Jr., speechwriter and Eisenhower biographer

William B. Ewald Jr., who used his experience as an aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower to write several books that highlighted his leadership and determination, died March 16 at his home in Greenwich, Wash. Connecticut. He was 89 years old. The cause was respiratory failure, his son William B. …

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William Ewald, Eisenhower speechwriter, biographer, dies

Greenwich resident and author William B. Ewald Jr., speechwriter for Dwight D. Eisenhower during his presidency, died at his home Monday at age 89. According to his son William B. Ewald III, he died peacefully of respiratory failure. According to information from the Eisenhower Library in Kansas, William Bragg Ewald …

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Ex-Reagan speechwriter Dana Rohrabacher a big proponent of legal pot

The politicians aren’t much more conservative than Orange County Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. He was Ronald Reagan’s speechwriter, an inspiration behind California’s anti-immigration Proposition 187, a Cold War hardliner, and a self-deprecating man as a “Neanderthal Republican.” . But now, Rohrabacher has emerged as a national leader in a not-so-conservative area: …

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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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Joseph Persico, Rockefeller speechwriter and best-selling author, dies at 84

Joseph E. Persico, popular biographer and historian and former editor of Nelson A. Rockefeller, died Saturday in Albany. He was 84 years old. His wife, Sylvia, confirmed his death. Mr. Persico began writing speeches for Mr. Rockefeller in 1966, when Mr. Rockefeller was Governor of New York, and continued in …

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Frank M. Robinson dies at age 87; Harvey Milk author and speechwriter

Frank M. Robinson, a thriller and science fiction writer who also helped murdered San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk write some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87 years old. Robinson’s death on June 30 while in hospice care at his San Francisco home was confirmed by Daniel …

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Hillary Clinton and Lissa Muscatine: From First Lady and Speechwriter to Author and Bookseller

Their relationship has always been made up of words: written, spoken, unspoken. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Lissa Muscatine have spent the past 20 years in the meticulous and infuriating quest to find exactly the right words at exactly the right time. As the first lady’s speechwriter, Muscatine voiced Clinton’s hopes …

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Mexico Editor: García Márquez left the manuscript

Novelist Gabriel García Márquez left an unpublished manuscript he chose not to print during his lifetime, a publisher said this week as the writer’s compatriots paid him musical tribute in his native Colombia. Cristobal Pera, editorial director of Penguin Random House Mexico, said on Tuesday that García Márquez’s family had …

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Garcia Marquez left an unpublished manuscript

MEXICO CITY — Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript he chose not to print during his lifetime, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the writer’s compatriots paid their respects music in his native Colombia. Cristobal Pera, editorial director of Penguin Random House Mexico, said …

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez left an unpublished manuscript

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print during his lifetime, a publisher told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Fans say goodbye to Garcia Marquez 13 pictures Cristobal Pera, editorial director of Penguin Random House Mexico, said Garcia Marquez’s family has yet …

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Quiñones named President Eisgruber’s speechwriter

Eric Quiñones, associate vice president for communications at Franklin & Marshall College and former editor of the Office of Communications at Princeton University, has been named speechwriter to Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber. Quiñones will assume his new role on August 21. “I’m thrilled that Eric Quiñones is returning to …

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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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Reproduction of Charles Dickens’ manuscript brought the writer’s art back to life

Greatest of Expectations: How a Reproduction of Charles Dickens’ Manuscript Brought the Writer’s Artback to life All 195,500 words by the author can be viewed in his own handwriting By Daily Mail Reporter Update: 2:09 p.m. EDT, December 9, 2011 This wandering spider’s handwriting on an unlined page marred by …

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Obama Speechwriter-Turned Show Scribe Reveals ‘1600 Penn’ Details (Q&A) – The Hollywood Reporter

Earlier this fall, Jon Lovett ditched his three-year gig as President Obama’s speechwriter to try to make it big on TV. Lovett, 29, raised in New York, wasted no time. He marries the two worlds with the red-hot 1600 Pennsa White House comedy that Lovett sold to NBC with The …

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Former Obama speechwriter now NBC sitcom writer

Former Obama Speechwriter Creates Dysfunctional White House Family Sitcom Called ‘1600 Penn’ By Daily Mail Reporter Update: 3:52 p.m. EDT, October 25, 2011 A former speechwriter for President Obama quit his job in September to sell and narrate a comedy sitcom about a dysfunctional White House family — with no …

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Journalist, Nixon Speechwriter William Safire: NPR

William Safire on NBC Meet the press in 2007. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images William Safire on NBC Meet the press in 2007. Alex Wong/Getty Images William Safire, the savvy speech stylist who turned phrases for President Nixon and later conjured Pulitzer Prize-winning contrarian columns …

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Profile: Obama’s Speechwriter | FinancialTimes

Tuesday’s inaugural address marks another stunning moment for Jon Favreau, the 27-year-old “genius boy” speechwriter who helped craft Barack Obama’s address to the nation. Their partnership began with a chance meeting at the Democratic convention in 2004 when Mr. Favreau – then a junior member of Sen. John Kerry, the …

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