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Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Rubenstein Arms Brady Center with PR
By Greg Hazley
 
bradyThe Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has engaged Rubenstein Associates as the Washington-based gun violence prevention group ramps up its campaign focused on youth.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
CNN Rapped for Misleading Global Warming Coverage
By Kevin McCauley
 
The Union of Concerned Scientists is rapping CNN for inaccurate coverage of global warming, claiming one-third of its reports are misleading.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
Powell Tate VP to Super PAC
By Greg Hazley
 
paul lindsayPaul Lindsay, VP for Weber Shandwick's Powell Tate Washington operation, has moved to conservative super PAC American Crossroads as communications director.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Apr. 7, 2014
Run, Jeb, Run
By Kevin McCauley
 
jeb bushFormer Florida Governor Jeb Bush will decide by yearend whether he'll run for the Republican nomination for president.  He should go for it.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 1, 2014
Solomon: Why I Became A Whistle Blower
By Arthur Solomon
 
arthur solomonOn the first Monday of each January after the inauguration of a new president, there is a secret meeting of editors of influential newspapers at which no notes are taken and no words are spoken to anyone outside of the group. All who attend are sworn to secrecy.
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Mon., Mar. 31, 2014
Ex-Congressman Speaks for Canadian Tar Sands
By Kevin McCauley
 
The trade group representing developers of Canada’s tar sands has hired former New York State Congressman Mike Arcuri as its Washington pitchman.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Mar. 25, 2014
DOE Plugs in PR Power
By Greg Hazley
 
doeA joint venture of PR firm The Hannon Group and management consulting company BCS Incorporated has inked a three-year contract worth up to $17M with the Department of Energy, following a review.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Mar. 21, 2014
'Lone Survivor' Politicizes Tale of American Heroism
By Kevin Foley
 
Lone SurvivorLiberals are incapable of patriotism, according to movie ‘Lone Survivor,’ which politicizes heroism of Navy Seals.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
Will Pope Francis Help Revive President Obama's PR?
By Kevin McCauley
 
Pope FrancisPresident Obama this morning tweaked his tepid sanctions against Russia for swiping Crimea from Ukraine before jetting to Florida for a pep talk to college students in Orlando and then heading for Miami to raise cash for dispirited Democrats before returning to Washington tonight.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Mar. 19, 2014
Honick: Does Anyone Remember Syria?
By Joe Honick
 
I recall a convention long ago when someone was wearing a badge that read: “You Mistook Me For Someone Who Gives a Damn.” That’s pretty much what we have today, despite all the chatter.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Mar. 17, 2014
Ireland Gets No PR Respect from Obama, Parade Organizers
By Kevin McCauley
 
Ireland Taoiseach Enda Kenny probably wishes he could celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day at home.
Category: Public Affairs
Fri., Mar. 14, 2014
Davis Campaign Aligns PR After Stumbles
By Greg Hazley
 
petkanasZac Petkanas, communications director of the Nevada Democratic Party, has been named to that title for the high-profile Texas gubernatorial campaign of state senator Wendy Davis.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Mar. 13, 2014
National Security Agency Misreads PR
By Kevin McCauley
 
prThere is nothing wrong with the National Security Agency stealing or subverting encrypted material or stockpiling the data of American citizens, according to Vice Admiral Michael Rogers, who is Obama’s choice to lead the spy agency. Big Brother knows best.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Mar. 12, 2014
Jay Smith, Smith & Harroff Co-Founder, Dies at 64
By Greg Hazley
 
jay smithJ. Brian Smith, who co-founded and built Smith & Harroff into a respected Washington-area PR and PA operation, died March 10. He was 64.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Mar. 11, 2014
CPAC, Kissinger Misfire on Russian Bullying
By Joe Honick
 
The mercifully just-ended Conservative Political Action Committee carnival and op-ed-wielding Henry Kissinger fail to cover themselves with glory regarding Russia’s power play.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
Barbary, Davis Nab San Fran Transit PR Pacts
By Greg Hazley
 
san franciscoBarbary Coast Consulting and Davis & Associates Communications have picked up PR pacts with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, following an RFQ process.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Mar. 5, 2014
Collegio Exits GOP Super PAC to Rep Auto Dealers
By Greg Hazley
 
joanthan collegioJonathan Collegio, who directed communications for Republican Super PAC American Crossroads, has moved to the National Automobile Dealers Association as VP of public affairs.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Mar. 4, 2014
Weak Language, Not Policy, Hurts Obama's PR
By Kevin McCauley
 

samantha powerThe President should consult with my favorite member of his team, Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the Ireland-born journalist. 

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Mar. 4, 2014
Brunswick's Trayner Builds NY Outpost for GQR
By Greg Hazley
 

traynerBrunswick Group partner in London decamps for New York to open an office of Washington-based polling and consulting firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, which is building a corporate practice as companies face political-style scrutiny.

Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Mar. 3, 2014
GOP Needs to Tone Down Bombastic Blitz Aimed at Obama
By Kevin McCauley
 
putinRepublicans are having a blast, assailing President Obama for carrying out what John McCain calls a "feckless foreign policy" that somehow encouraged Vladimir Putin to invade the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine.
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