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Thu., May 29, 2014
Patton Boggs Defections Begin
By Kevin McCauley
 
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced today leaders of Patton Bogg’s healthcare practice have joined the firm, making its group "one of the nation's very largest" health law and policy practices in the country.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 29, 2014
H+K Launches Global Do-Good Campaign
By Kevin McCauley
 

peacejamHill+Knowlton Strategies today launched the "One Billion Acts of Peace" drive during the social innovation summit at the United Nations to participate in programs designed to tackle global development issues, such as climate change, sustainability, human rights, access to water and extreme poverty.

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Thu., May 29, 2014
Pope, Dalai Lama are Only Leaders Seen Favorably by Majority of US - Harris
By Greg Hazley
 
pope francisPope Francis and the Dalai Lama are the only leaders among 16 global figures seen favorably by a majority of Americans, according to a recent Harris Poll.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 28, 2014
Piketty Faces Predictable PR Attack by One-Percenters
By Kevin McCauley
 

pikettyThere’s a growing PR counter-attack on French professor Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which says the chasm between the one-percent and the rest of all is approaching the “glory days” of the French autocracy before the country’s Revolution.

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Wed., May 28, 2014
'Operation American Delusion' Leads to PR Flop in DC
By Kevin Foley
 
foleyA rally planned for 10 million "patriots" in Washington falls well short of its goal in a PR disaster. 
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Fri., May 23, 2014
Honick: Physical Disability Discrimination Flies Under the Radar
By Joe Honick
 

Might it not be time for the very industry intended to communicate the best for its clients to demonstrate the importance of recognizing and retaining talent regardless of what, for some, might be physical disablities.

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Wed., May 21, 2014
Budget Shortfall, Not Politics is Nub of VA Scandal
By Kevin McCauley
 
gopThe Dept. of Veterans Affairs scandal is a violation of the sacred commitment the government has to provide care for the small slice of the population that fights this country’s wars.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 15, 2014
Rove Fires Cheap Shot to Regain Relevancy
By Kevin McCauley
 
karl roveKarl Rove, whose supposed political acumen was shattered by President Obama’s successful re-election, fired a cheap shot at Hillary Clinton, alleging she suffers from “traumatic brain injury” stemming from her tumble of last year, according to a May 12 report in Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post.
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Thu., May 15, 2014
Patton Boggs Reps Venezuela's Citgo
By Kevin McCauley
 
citgoPatton Boggs is repping Citgo Petroleum, a unit of Venezuela's national oil company, on the potential impact of U.S. energy policy matters on its operation.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 15, 2014
Edelman Teams with Chertoff
By Kevin McCauley
 
michael chertoffEdelman has teamed with the firm of former Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to offer PR/risk management services designed to help clients bolster security in the wake of the fast-moving dynamic threat environment
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 13, 2014
Top Perry Aide Returns to McGuire Woods
By Greg Hazley
 
mark minerMark Miner, a top PR aide to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, has moved back to the Austin office of public affairs shop McGuire Woods Consulting as a senior VP.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., May 13, 2014
US Secret Service Eyes PR Help
By Greg Hazley
 
us secret serviceThe US Secret Service, the presidential protectorate that has suffered from high profile gaffes among its elite agents, is on the hunt for media relations counsel.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 7, 2014
Benghazi Circus Rolls into Washington
By Kevin McCauley
 
boehnerHouse Speaker John Boehner said today that his special Congressional panel to investigate the 2012 deaths of former US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi is not going to be a "circus." The veteran politico knows better.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., May 7, 2014
Elmore Flies to Airport Trade Group in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
scott elmoreScott Elmore, who directed communications and marketing for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, has departed for the Airports Council International – North America, the Washington trade group for government-owned airports and suppliers.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 1, 2014
Export-Import Bank Bolsters Communications Amid Hill Showdown
By Greg Hazley
 
export-importThe Export-Import Bank of the United States has bolstered its communications ahead of a Congressional showdown over reauthorization of the institution, which lends money to foreign companies to buy U.S. goods.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., May 1, 2014
Latin America PR Specialist to State Department
By Greg Hazley
 
duckenfieldDavid Duckenfield, a Latin American PR specialist and president of Miami-based Balsera Communications, has been named deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the U.S. State Department.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 29, 2014
NYPD's Bratton Unfairly Rapped for Social Media Effort
By Kevin McCauley
 
William BrattonNew York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton has been roundly ridiculed for asking New Yorkers for photos of the interaction with New York’s Finest for posting on its Twitter site.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Ex-Congressman Speaks for Azerbaijan
By Kevin McCauley
 
delahuntFormer Massachusetts Congressman Bill Delahunt has a $180K six-month contract to promote positive relations between Azerbaijan and the U.S.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Obama Punts Once Again on Keystone Pipeline
By Kevin McCauley
 
tar sandsPresident Obama on April 18 punted once again on whether to kill or permit construction of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline scheme from TransCanada.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Snowden Falls from Info Hero to Putin's Stooge
By Kevin McCauley
 
Edward SnowdenSome Americans view Edward Snowden as a heroic information warrior who exposed abuses of the National Security Agency, while others say he’s a criminal responsible for putting the lives of many U.S. operatives in jeopardy.
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