Tag Archives: barack obama

Former Obama speechwriter talks about a book

Ben Rhodes discussed democracy, authoritarianism and his book with Center for the Political Future co-directors Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy on the “Bully Pulpit” podcast. (Kellie Chen | Daily Trojan) Ben Rhodes, former speechwriter and deputy national security adviser to former President Barack Obama, spoke on Tuesday about threats to …

Read More »

Former Obama SpeechWriter Host Podcast in 32 Markets

A podcast hosted by former President Barack Obama’s speechwriter will air in 32 markets and on an award-winning channel on the Audacy app, the company said on Monday. Lovett or let him hosted by Jon Lovett will feature comedians, actors, journalists, activists and politicians talking about the biggest news of …

Read More »

Sandra Ochola: the editor of the president’s speech

Profiles Sandra Ochola: the editor of the president’s speech Friday, March 19, 2021 Sandra Ochola, Deputy Director, Speech Research and Writing, Presidential Strategic Communication Unit (PSCU). PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG By JACKSON BIKOMore from this author Summary A lawyer at the High Court of Kenya with a bachelor’s …

Read More »

Obama ‘Grace’ speechwriter memoir to be released in 2022 Charleston speechwriter Barack Obama speechwriter Cody Keean

The White House speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama work on his response to the Charleston church massacre in June 2015 has a book deal. Cody Keenan’s memoir is set around the time a white supremacist murdered nine black parishioners in South Carolina. “Grace: A President, His Speechwriter, and Ten …

Read More »

Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan writes ‘Grace’ memoir

The speechwriter who helped President Barack Obama write his moving speech in memory of the victims of the Charleston Church massacre will publish a memoir on his work in the White House. Sugar23 Books, a brand of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books & Media, has acquired “Grace: A President, His Speechwriter, …

Read More »

Obama speechwriter criticizes Biden’s calls for unity: “There’s a whole party blocking him”

Cody Keenan, who spent 14 years writing speeches for former President Barack Obama, said he was “preemptively frustrated” by President Joe Biden’s calls for unity because he doesn’t believe the Party Republican will never be ready to work with Democrats. Mr Keenan told Axios that Biden’s White House message had …

Read More »

Who is Joe Biden’s speechwriter Vinay Reddy?

New US President Joe Biden will deliver his inaugural address on Wednesday outlining his administration’s agenda. The speech-writing team that is helping shape the project is led by an American Indian, Vinay Reddy, who served as a speechwriter for the Biden-Harris campaign and who was previously a speechwriter when Biden …

Read More »

U.S. coronavirus crisis ‘failure of democracy’: Obama’s former speechwriter – Xinhua English.news.cn

A screenshot of David Litt’s Twitter account from May 23, 2020 shows then-US President Barack Obama’s former speechwriter tweeting his post “Coronavirus crisis in the United States is a failure of democracy” with a cover photo. (Xinhua) “The American republic is a government of fewer people, by fewer people, for …

Read More »

Obama biographer comes to WJ Conversations

Former Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendell made history by writing the first biography of President Barack Obama, Obama: From Promise to Power. Mendell, who moved to Oak Park nearly 20 years ago, will meet Chicago Public Square’s Charlie Meyerson on Nov. 20 for Wednesday Newspaper Conversations at the Dominican University …

Read More »

Obama’s speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz sets out on a Jewish journey in new book

When Sarah Hurwitz worked as a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama, and later as editor-in-chief for Michelle Obama, she was often considered a good source of knowledge about Judaism. Except Hurwitz wasn’t. She had grown up nominally reformed. And after his bat mitzvah, Hurwitz felt his relationship with Judaism …

Read More »

Michelle Obama’s speechwriter shares her advice

As wedding season approaches, many bridesmaids and groomsmen find themselves polishing their speeches – and who better than a former White House speechwriter to tell them how to pronounce an address flawless ? Sarah Hurwitz, 40, worked in the White House from 2009 to 2017, first as a speechwriter for …

Read More »

Former White House speechwriter to visit campus as Poynter Fellow

David Litt, former White House speechwriter and best-selling author, will speak at Yale on Thursday, April 5 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Litt’s talk, co-sponsored by the Yale College Office of Student Affairs’ Traphagen Alumni Speaker Series, will take place at 6 p.m. in the Branford College Common Room, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »