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Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
PR Veteran Dach to HHS
By Greg Hazley
 
leslie dachLeslie Dach, the Edelman, Wal-Mart and Clinton White House veteran, has been named to a new senior post at the Dept. of Health and Human Services to advise Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
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Thu., Jul. 24, 2014
White House Snatches Purse for Media Post
By Greg Hazley
 

andrea purseAndrea Purse, VP of communications for the Center for American Progress, has moved to the White House as director of broadcast media.

Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 23, 2014
Glover Park Jumps into Corporate Tax Dodge Mess
By Kevin McCauley
 
azGlover Park is handling communications for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals regarding the controversial "inversion" tax dodge issue that has received great play of late due to the wave of European acquisition plays by US companies Pfizer, Walgreen's, Mylan, AbbVie and others.
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Wed., Jul. 23, 2014
Honick: Jon Stewart, Gaza Body Counts and Sad Realities of War
By Joe Honick
 

israelNo less than TV star Jon Stewart took to the airwaves a couple of nights ago to make a point about how we can finally feel sorry for Palestinians.

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Tue., Jul. 22, 2014
Blog: Rick Perry's Costly PR Stunt
By Kevin McCauley
 
rick perryEverything's big in Texas. That truism applies to PR stunts. By dispatching 1,000 National Guard troops to the Mexico border, Governor Rick Perry is committing a whopper of a PR stunt.
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Fri., Jul. 18, 2014
World Health Org PR Pro Among Dead in Malaysian Airlines Crash
By Greg Hazley
 
glenn thomasGlenn Thomas, a former BBC journalist working as a media officer for the Geneva-based World Health Organization, is among the 298 who died aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
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Tue., Jul. 15, 2014
Blog: Elizabeth Warren Offers Lesson for PR People
By Kevin McCauley
 
elizabeth warrenABC News and the Washington Post today reported about the popularity of Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is the Senate's most liberal member after Vermont's Bernie Sanders, in both blue and red states.
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Thu., Jul. 10, 2014
Blog: Thank you, Sarah Palin, USA's Great Uniter
By Kevin McCauley
 
palinAmericans are divided on a raft of issues but one core truth unites the country from east to west and north and south -- Sarah Palin should just go away.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Big Biz Enlist Gephardt for Ex-Im Survival
By Kevin McCauley
 
NAMNational Association of Manufacturers has enlisted former House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt to fend off Republican threats to kill the US Export-Import Bank, which they claim provides corporate welfare to giant companies such as Boeing, General Electric and Caterpillar.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Nelson Tapped to Lead Influential ALEC
By Greg Hazley
 
lisa nelsonVeteran public affairs exec with posts at Visa, AOL Time Warner and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is named CEO of the American Legislative Exchange Council, the controversial yet influential conservative advocacy group.
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Wed., Jul. 9, 2014
Frustrated Journo Groups Tell Obama PA Officers Stymie Reporting
By Greg Hazley
 
podiumThe Obama administration is a major source of frustration for journalists stymied by politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies, a coalition of journalism groups wrote in a letter to the president on July 8.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jul. 1, 2014
Pinnacle to Pitch Effects of Tobacco Waste
By Greg Hazley
 
mdPinnacle Communications Resource Co. has won a competitive RFP process to develop a health communications campaign highlighting the impact of tobacco litter on the environment.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014
Blog: Plutocrat Warns of Pitchforks
By Kevin McCauley
 
nick hanauer"If we don't do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us," wrote Nick Hanauer, who calls himself a proud and unapologetic member of the .01 percent crowd.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 30, 2014
Mercury Makes Mottola Move
By Kevin McCauley
 
chris mottolaMercury Public Affairs has acquired Chris Mottola Consulting, the home of former media adviser to Sen. Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania, the Republican turncoat.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 25, 2014
Obama PR Alums Target Teachers Unions
By Greg Hazley
 
ed justiceThe Incite Agency, the firm of former Obama administration communications staffers Robert Gibbs and Ben LaBolt, has signed on to a national PR push aimed to challenge teacher tenure laws.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
Comeback for Burson-Marsteller's Chalabi
By Kevin McCauley
 
chalabiThe Wall Street Journal today added momentum to reports that disgraced Iraqi politico Ahmed Chalabi may emerge as the guy to succeed Iraqi's prime minister Nouri Maliki.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jun. 24, 2014
Congressman Moves Vs Egypt for Jailed Journos
By Kevin McCauley
 
schiffCalifornia Congressman Adam Schiff wants to cut and revamp aid to Egypt as a retaliatory move for what he calls the country's "absolutely unacceptable" decision to jail three Al-Jazeera English journalists.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 23, 2014
DeBlasio Gets Bigger PR Bullhorn
By Kevin McCauley
 
deblasioNew York Mayor Bill deBlasio, who rose to power largely due to his "tale of two cities" inequality theme, is now taking his message on the road.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Jun. 20, 2014
Quagmires, Chaos and Dick Cheney's Legacy
By Kevin Foley
 

cheneyDoes anybody other than cranky old men watching Fox News really care what Dick Cheney thinks anymore? His former boss, George Bush sure doesn't.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jun. 19, 2014
Blair and Gore: Perfect Together
By Kevin McCauley
 
al gore, tony blairFormer British Prime Minister Tony Blair wants people to know he's not responsible for tossing Iraq into chaos, even though he eagerly signed on for George W. Bush's crusade against Saddam Hussein and fellow evil-doers, who apparently hoarded weapons of mass destruction and somehow were involved in the 9/11 terror attacks.
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