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Departing Obama Speechwriter: 'I Leave This Job Actually More Hopeful'

NPR | March 7, 2013 4:09 p.m. | Updated: March 7, 2013 6:34 p.m.

Jon Favreau reflects with Audie Cornish on his time as head speechwriter for President Barack Obama. In 2009, at age 27, he became the second youngest chief presidential speech writer in White House history. Despite his youth, he seemed to have the utter trust of a president who called him his “mind reader.” He left his post earlier this month, and now has his sights set on Hollywood.

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