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Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Blog: Journal Blames Public Unions for Ferguson Riots
By Kevin McCauley
 
fergusonThe Wall Street Journal ran an editorial for the ages on Aug. 14 in which it blamed the chasm between the almost all-white Ferguson, Mo., police force with the town's majority black population partly on benefits of public employee unions.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Cantor Communications Director Lands at Purple
By Greg Hazley
 
rory cooperRory Cooper, communications director for ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, has landed at Purple Strategies in Alexandria, Va., as a managing director.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
Blog: And Now a Word from the Commander-in-Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
obamaWhat is President Obama doing in Iraq? America deserves to know what the Commander-in-Chief's intentions are in returning our soldiers to combat.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
Blog: Is Rush Ready?
By Kevin McCauley
 
rush limbaughJust as Hillary Clinton moves from the long shadow of President Obama by throwing his foreign policy -- which she helped implement -- under the bus and then driving over it, compliments of The Atlantic, comes worrisome news (for her) that the DraftRush2016 political action committee has filed required paperwork in Washington's bureaucracy.
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Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
Ecuador Admits Its PR Firms Target Chevron
By Kevin McCauley
 
Flag of EcuadorThe leftist president of Ecuador admits the South American nation is using PR as a weapon targeted at its long-time legal combatant, Chevron, over pollution in its Amazon region.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
FH Vet Enlists at Direct Impact
By Kevin McCauley
 

Ralph PosnerRalph Posner, senior VP at FleishmanHillard/Washington, has departed to Direct Impact, which is part of Burson-Marsteller.

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Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Maine Lottery Ad, PR Account in Review
By Greg Hazley
 
lotteryThe State of Maine has launched a review of the seven-figure Maine Lottery integrated marketing account with an RFP process to handle advertising, PR and marketing.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Aruba Banks on CLS
By Kevin McCauley
 
arubaCLS Strategies is handling Aruba's international communications push to manage the financial reputation of the Dutch-ruled Caribbean island and position it as a "serious partner in business," according to the DC firm's engagement letter.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
NSA Seeks PR Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
nsaThe National Security Agency, rocked by ongoing revelations of Edward Snowden, is looking to hire a strategic communications director to distribute its positions, messages, and policies to staffers, reporters and the general public.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
PR at Its Finest: Mideast is Battle of Ideas, Images
By Jack ODwyer
 

mideastThere is a "MidEast Propaganda War" as well as a battle of rockets and bombs, and PR is performing as it should: principals debating in the open.

Category: Public Affairs
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.
Category: Public Affairs
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.
Category: Public Affairs
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.

Category: Public Affairs
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.
Category: Public Affairs
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.
Category: Public Affairs
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.
Category: Public Affairs
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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