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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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Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Praise for Dubya
By Kevin McCauley
 
bushWhat would President George W. Bush do about the mess in Iraq? To his credit, Bush graciously is silent about the deteriorating situation in Iraq.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Labor Re-Builds Buzz
By Kevin McCauley
 
deepwateroneDespite woeful membership numbers, organized labor is far from dead. The so-called Blue-Green alliance of organized labor and environmental organizations is its chance to thrive.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
NY Mayor DeBlasio Names PR Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
andrea hagelgansNew York City Mayor Bill deBlasio has named Andrea Hagelgans director of agency communications to handle his ties with various municipal units and his cabinet.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
Shameful Bluster Over Rescued Soldier
By Joe Honick
 
joe honickFew things have been spoken more shamefully of political leadership by the Republicans than the combination of responses to the release of Sgt. Bergdahl and the rampant terrorism in Iraq by the ISIS.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014
Franchise Industry Hires PR Help in $15 Minimum Wage Fight
By Greg Hazley
 
seattleThe Washington, D.C.-based trade group for the franchising sector has engaged PR help on the ground in Seattle as it fights a legal and public affairs battle over the city's newly passed $15 minimum wage.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014
Ex-Senator Speaks for Koch Bros
By Kevin McCauley
 
don nicklesFormer Oklahoma Republican Senator Don Nickles is working for the Koch Brothers' family business, tackling issues regarding campaign finance and repeal of the wind energy production tax credit.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014
Obama's Real Bergdahl Problem: Tone Deaf PR
By Fraser Seitel
 
bergdahlPresident Obama is in hot water for his prisoner swap to secure the freedom of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jun. 4, 2014
PR Firm Lines Up Critics of POW Bergdahl
By Greg Hazley
 
bergdahlsCapitol Media Partners, the Los Angeles firm of GOP PR strategist Richard Grenell, has been lining up media appearances for military critics of released prisoner of war Sgt. Boew Bergdahl.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Steven Colbert: America's Civics Professor
By Kevin McCauley
 
colbertAmerica's understanding of the political scene and mysterious ways of Washington will be less so when Comedy Central's Steven Colbert takes over for David Letterman at CBS, according to a study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Jun. 3, 2014
Democrats Fumble Chances
By Joe Honick
 
joe honickOne of my favorite quotes by the easily quotable Israeli statesman Abba Eban was his reference to PLO chief Yasser Arafat. Eban summed up so much with: "Arafat never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity!"
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