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Wed., Mar. 11, 2015
Hampton Bays Library Rejects Eruv Materials
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

meetingThe board of the public library of Hampton Bays, one of the 16 communities in Southampton, has decided not to stock any of the materials on the eruv dispute that have been assembled by odwyerpr.com.

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Mon., Mar. 9, 2015
Campbell Joins Ferraro Group
By Kevin McCauley
 
Barbara Smith Campbell has merged her Consensus LLC shop into Nevada's Ferraro Group PR/PA shop.
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Mon., Mar. 9, 2015
CofC Fights Law Abuse with $49 Million Budget
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

upMany Groups fight lawsuit abuse including Faces of Lawsuit Abuse and the Anti-Lawyer Party. Biggest by far is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a special $49M budget.

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Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
'Reasonable Observer' No Longer Fooled by Eruv
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
oconnorThe "reasonable observer," lynchpin of legal decisions that allow an eruv Orthodox Jewish boundary, is a concept from 1971. Supreme Court Justice Sandra O'Connor gave the modern definition.
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Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
FTI Adds Two Energy Comms Pros
By Greg Hazley
 
ftiKristina Moore, senior counsel for the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Brian Grove, a public and private sector energy advisor, have joined FTI Consulting as a managing directors in its energy & natural resources unit.
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Thu., Mar. 5, 2015
Greenwich Cross Came Down; So Should Eruv
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

greenwichA federal court ruled in 1985 that a cross of lights on a Greenwich firehouse during Christmas time had to come down because it was too "religious." Same principle should apply to eruvim in Westhampton Beach and elsewhere.

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Wed., Mar. 4, 2015
Grayling's Gay to Levick
By Greg Hazley
 
gayTim Gay, a senior VP at Grayling, author and former Capitol Hill press secretary, has moved to Levick in Washington.
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Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
Author to Lobby for National Anthem Day
By Marc Ferris
 
Star-Spangled Banner bookThough Americans may revere the The Star-Spangled Banner for its official status, most don't praise the tune and say they prefer America, the Beautiful.
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Mon., Mar. 2, 2015
Spunky Libraries Host 'Hot' Topics (But Not in Hamptons)
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

alaSpunky libraries, spurred by the American Library Assn., are hosting public discussions of topics such as the Muslim culture. Hampton libraries are ducking such a role so far.

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Thu., Feb. 26, 2015
DSCC Messaging Guru Canter to GSG
By Greg Hazley
 
matt canterMatt Canter, deputy executive director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has moved to Global Strategy Group as a senior VP in its Washington office.
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Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Samborn Leads Chicago Push for Levick
By Greg Hazley
 
sambornRandall Samborn, a journalist, assistant US attorney and chief public information officer, has joined Levick to lead a Chicago office of the Washington firm.
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Wed., Feb. 25, 2015
Waxman Joins Son in PR
By Greg Hazley
 
waxmanRetired Rep. Henry Waxman, who stepped down after 40 years as a prominent liberal voice in Congress in 2015, has joined his son's PR firm, Waxman Strategies, as chairman.
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Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
Koch Bros. Take Crossroads Counsel
By Kevin McCauley
 
kochKoch Companies Public Sector LLC has retained Crossroads Strategies for input on issues related to derivative regulation.
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Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Horde of Lawyers Chips Away at American Freedoms
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

justiceThe legal assault on three Hampton towns by the East End Eruv Assn. aided by Verizon, LPEG/LIPA and two huge law firms, is an example of lawyers running amok, robbing Americans of two freedoms—free speech and freedom of religion as well as freedom from religion.

 
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Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
Blog: America Doesn't Love Rudy
By Kevin McCauley
 
giulianiRudy Giuliani tells world President Obama doesn't love America in a move that truly validates his role as Mayor of CrazyTown.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Feb. 19, 2015
Pentagon Considers Replacing Spokesman with Civilian
By Greg Hazley
 
kirbyNewly minted US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is mulling whether to install a civilian spokesman to replace the departing Rear Adm. John Kirby, who has been the uniform-clad PR face of the Pentagon since late 2013.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
WHB Kills Twin Police Chiefs; Library Pitched Eruv Story
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

Eruv lawsuitWesthampton Beach trustees, faced with overwhelming opposition, killed their proposal to have “twin police chiefs” costing $350K. It was a ploy to distract from WHB’s real problem—an eruv Jewish religious boundary.

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Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Podesta Promotes Kenya
By Kevin McCauley
 

kenyaPodesta Group is working for Kenya to strengthen its ties with the US government, media, non-governmental organizations and targeted institutions in the policy community. 

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Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Westhampton Library Mulls O'Dwyer Eruv Materials
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

eruvThe Westhampton Beach Library board yesterday took copies of legal filings and other papers on the eruv dispute from odwyerpr.com but may or may not make them available to library users.

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Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Philadelphia Wins Pitch for DNC
By Greg Hazley
 
dncPhiladelphia has won a three-way pitch to host the 2016 Democratic convention, where the party will nominate a candidate to succeed President Barack Obama.
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