National 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.
Veteran 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.
The 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.
"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.
California 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.
Former 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.
The 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.
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