David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to President Obama spoke at Webster University Friday, speaking on a variety of topics, including the Affordable Care Act.
Axelrod was a key advisor to the president during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.Axelrod used his time to take a swipe at states (like Missouri) doing their best to not implement parts of the law.
“There are still many snipers on rooftops trying to make it not work, in the form of Governors and Congressmen," Axelrod said. "But I think it’s important for the country that it succeeds.”
This was an earlier live event. Thanks for joining us, the event has now concluded. Updated 10:45 a.m.
President Obama took questions from reporters this morning and touched on a variety of topics including Syria, immigration, the Boston bombings and health care. For more details, check out NPR's live blog.
Updated 10:04 p.m. following address and response.
President Obama's delivery of the annual State of the Union address has concluded. For a full breakdown of his remarks, and those of the Republican response, given by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, check out this post from NPR.
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