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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-M’s 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)

Emily’s 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.

Snap Snaps Up Woodworth

Tue, Jun. 27, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Gina WoodworthGina Woodworth is joining Snap Inc. as U.S. public policy director in DC, exiting her senior VP-public policy & government affairs slot at the Internet Assn.

Cassidy Recruits Sydnor

Tue, Jun. 20, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Chad SydnorCassidy & Assocs. has recruited Chad Sydnor, a senior defense policy aide to Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), to bolster its defense and infrastructure businesses.

Trump’s Climate Pull-Out Irks CSR Players

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

3BL MediaPresident Trump’s pull-back from efforts to fight global warming has irked corporate social responsibility website 3BL Media and its recent acquisition, TriplePundit.

Childhood 'Enders' Videos Shock, Educate

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017

By John O'Dwyer

Save the Children videoWeber Shandwick and Save the Children have released a series of “unboxing” videos featuring kids opening what they think are toys, but turn out to be hard reminders of the events that “end” childhood for one in four children worldwide.

Hammelman Promoted to Hawthorn Pres. & COO

Tue, May 23, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Suzanne HammelmanSuzanne Hammelman, one of the original partners that established Alexandria, Virginia-based The Hawthorn Group, takes over day-to-day operations of the PR firm.

Reynolds Joins GSG's D.C. Office

Tue, May 23, 2017

By Editorial Staff

Christina ReynoldsChristina Reynolds, former deputy communications director at Hillary for America, signs on as senior VP with Global Strategy Group.

APCO Appoints Valdés

Tue, May 9, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Jordan ValdésJordan Valdés, an Obama appointee who served in the Small Business Administration, has moved to APCO Worldwide, where she’s been named a senior director.