Barack Obama has announced he will bring his speechwriter Jon Favreau with him to the White House as his director of speechwriting, writes the New York Times.

“Mr. Favreau, 27, has had a hand in practically every speech that the president-elect has delivered over the last four years, following Mr. Obama from his Senate office to the presidential campaign.

“While legend has it that Mr. Obama writes his own speeches longhand on a legal pad, a better historical account will show that he offers input and Mr. Favreau crafts them.”

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Peter Fray

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