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Ban on Cannabis Sales Hurts Blacks MostóNYT

Tue, Apr. 24, 2018

By O'Dwyer's Editorial Staff

CannabisThe arrest rate for marijuana possession in New York is four times greater for blacks than whites, said a 4/20 op-ed in the New York Times.

Dept. of Agriculture Alum Joins Edelman

Tue, Apr. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Darci VetterDarci Vetter, who was Deputy Secretary at the Dept. of Agriculture, has joined Edelman in DC as general manager of PA.

Levi Strauss Enters NAFTA Fight

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Levi Strauss & Company Levi Strauss & Co. has hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to advocate U.S. trade matters on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration attempts to close a tentative new NAFTA pact in the coming weeks. (1 reader comment)

Glover Park Finds Foote

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gina FooteGlover Park Group has hired Gina Foote as a vice president in the agency’s government relations practice.

Team Obama Alum Takes Pandora PA Slot

Fri, Mar. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Parita ShahParita Shah, who was chief of staff at the Millennium Challenge Corp, US foreign aid agency, has joined Pandora streaming services as PA head.

Lake Jumps into Nahigian Strategies

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jim LakeVeteran PA executive Jim Lake has joined Nahigian Strategies as principal at the Washington-based full-service strategic communications firm.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

MLK Jr. DayToday is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, a Federal holiday that was first celebrated in 1986. (1 reader comment)

GOP Politico Votes for APCO

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dan MeyersDan Meyers, who spent nearly a decade at DCI Group and served as Rudy Giuliani's personal aide during his presidential run, has joined APCO Worldwide as head of advocacy in the firm’s PA practice.    


Rosy Economic Stats, Sniping at Trump, Perplex Americans

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018

By Jack O'Dwyer

David HarsanyiSince unemployment is the lowest since 2000, the stock market is setting records, and businesses talk of expanding, Americans are perplexed at the continued sniping at President Trump. (1 reader comment)

Podesta Alum Joins GSG

Thu, Jan. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Erin BillingsErin Billings, who was principal at the now defunct Podesta Group, is now at Global Strategy Group in the senior VP position.

Podesta Alums Launch PA Shop

Tue, Dec. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Izzy KleinTwo Podesta Group alums have joined forces to launch Klein/Johnson Group in DC, boasting of their close ties to leaders of both parties in the Senate. (1 reader comment)

PA Trio Launches InSight

Tue, Dec. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Oscar RamirezPodesta Group and BGR veterans with deep roots in Democratic politics have launched InSight Public Affairs to offer one-stop-shop advocacy services for companies, non-profits, causes and coalitions.

Jeavons Joins B-Mís Direct Impact Unit

Thu, Nov. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kathy JeavonsKathy Jeavons, who has White House and PR firm experience, has joined Burson-Marsteller’s Direct Impact grassroots communications unit as executive VP. (1 reader comment)

Emilyís List Votes for Reynolds

Mon, Nov. 13, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Christina ReynoldsChristina Reynolds, most recently senior VP at Global Strategy Group, has joined Emily’s List, which funds political campaigns for pro-choice Democratic women, as VP-Communications.

Ex-Rep. Garcia Goes to Mercury

Thu, Oct. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Joe GarciaFormer Florida Congressman Joe Garcia has joined Mercury as co-chairman of the Omnicom PA firm in Miami.

Knowles Joins Cornerstone

Wed, Sep. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Camila KnowlesCamila Knowles, Georgia's commissioner of community affairs, will move to Cornerstone Government Affairs Oct. 1 as senior VP in Atlanta.

Signal Signs Pelosi's CoS

Thu, Sep. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Nadeam ElshamiNadeam Elshami, chief of staff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, will join Signal Group Oct. 16 as executive VP focused on the DC firm’s government relations practice.

New York Times Ducks Brain Cancer/Radar Guns Issue

Thu, Aug. 31, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Ellen MarksA letter-to-the-editor of The New York Times, asking for a probe into the incidence of brain cancer in baseball and tennis players, is posted on this website after NYT failed to run it. (1 reader comment)

Orthodox Jewish Boundary Is Battled in New Jersey

Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Eruv on telephone pole in Mahway, NJMahwah, N.J., on Aug. 24 voted to spend up to $250K to fight placement of white piping running the length of 120 or so utility poles to symbolize an eruv, which turns outdoors into indoors for believers. (3 reader comments)

Civil War Also Had Economic Causes

Wed, Aug. 23, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

Lincoln movie posterProf. Jim Kuypers and others have pointed out the economic causes of the Civil War topped by a 47% tax on imports. North's 500 ships blocked exports of cotton to England, France. (1 reader comment)

Naple Joins STG

Mon, Jul. 24, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Mike NapleMike Naple, an Obama Administration alum, has joined STG, the public affairs shop founded by Democratic operatives Julianna Smoot and Paul Tewes.

Trump's Most Vulgar Message

Tue, Jul. 18, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickDonald Trump outdid himself today, tweeting that Republicans should just let ObamaCare fail, which would strip millions of Americans of healthcare insurance.