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BONUS EPISODE: How I Set Off an International Crisis as a Junior Speechwriter for President Obama
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BONUS EPISODE: How I Set Off an International Crisis as a Junior Speechwriter for President Obama

This week, Michele and Igor speak with David Litt, a former speechwriter for then-President Barack Obama, who discusses his experiences at the White House.

Michele and Igor chat with David Litt, a former speechwriter for then-President Barack Obama and author of Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years, released today. Litt discusses his experience as the go-to joke writer for the president, how he embarrassed himself more than once, and a pro tip about sending angry emails.

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Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center.

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Authors

Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

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