Gen. John Allen turns down NATO post, set to retire

WASHINGTON — Gen. John Allen, who was top commander in Afghanistan until Feb. 10, announced Tuesday that he is retiring from the Marine Corps due to his wife’s chronic illness, turning down a White House offer to nominate him to be the supreme allied commander at NATO. Read more from the original source…

Obama advisor Axelrod joins NBC

David Axelrod, the longtime political advisor to President Obama, is joining NBC’s growing stable of Democratic commentators, the network announced Tuesday. Read more from the original source…