Obama Inner Circle

July 19, 2012 - 4:40 PM
FILE - This Jan. 28, 2011, file photo shows David Axelrod, outgoing senior White House adviser to President Barack Obama, during an interview with the Associated Press at the White House. Axelrod, who is a former political reporter for The Chicago Tribune, has known the president since the early 1990s and was a driving force behind Obama's message of change during the 2008 campaign. He is a calming influence on the Obama 2012 campaign team and has helped focus on middle-class voters. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)