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Mon., Sep. 1, 2014
Happy Labor Day to Our Readers
By Kevin McCauley
 
History of Labor Day
Read the story behind today's holiday on the Dept. of Labor's website.
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Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
Clinton Spokesmen Were Top Dodgers Among Press Secretaries
By Greg Hazley
 
buzzfeedClinton administration spokesmen, led by White House staffer turned TV host George Stephanopoulos, were the top dodgers among White House press secretaries over the past 21 years, according to an analysis by Buzzfeed.
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Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Blog: GOP's Total War on Federal PR Spending
By Kevin McCauley
 
Republicans oppose all government PR spending because they would rather kill federal agencies than make them more efficient through PA to improve morale and taxpayer outreach
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Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Foley: Perry to Taste Texas Justice
By Kevin Foley
 
rick perryDespite his legal and PR push to the contrary, will Texas' liberal Travis County send Gov. Rick Perry to prison?
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Mon., Aug. 25, 2014
Indicted Perry Adds Crisis Guru to Legal Team
By Greg Hazley
 
rick perryIndicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added crisis PR guru Mark Fabiani to his robust legal defense.
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Fri., Aug. 22, 2014
Blog: Al Gore's 'Noble' $500M Sale to Arabs
By Kevin McCauley
 
al goreFormer Vice President Al Gore's global climate work through his "Inconvenient Truth" book and documentary have done a world of good, bolstering awareness of one of the globe's top challenges.
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Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Solomon: To Censor or Publish Beheading Photos
By Arthur Solomon
 
herald sunMost people would agree that heavy-handed censorship by a governing entity is anti-democratic. But what about self-censorship, which is now in the news because of the horrific beheading by ISIS of journalist James Wright Foley?
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Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
FTI Woos Weber Shandwick PA Head in London
By Greg Hazley
 
alex deaneAlex Deane, head of public affairs for Weber Shandwick and a former aide to now-Prime Minister David Cameron, is moving to FTI Consulting's strategic communications operation as managing director in London.
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Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Conservation Int'l Names Goldthwaite CMO
By Greg Hazley
 
meg goldthwaiteMeg Goldthwaite, who led communications and marketing for the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, has been named chief marketing officer for Arlington-based global environmental group Conservation International.
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Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
UAE's Flagship Airline Lands DC Rep
By Greg Hazley
 
michael jenningsAbu Dhabi-based global airline Etihad Airways has added Matthew Jennings in Washington in the new post of senior manager of public affairs as it expands in the US.
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Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Blog: Journal Blames Public Unions for Ferguson Riots
By Kevin McCauley
 
fergusonThe Wall Street Journal ran an editorial for the ages on Aug. 14 in which it blamed the chasm between the almost all-white Ferguson, Mo., police force with the town's majority black population partly on benefits of public employee unions.
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Mon., Aug. 18, 2014
Cantor Communications Director Lands at Purple
By Greg Hazley
 
rory cooperRory Cooper, communications director for ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, has landed at Purple Strategies in Alexandria, Va., as a managing director.
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Fri., Aug. 15, 2014
Blog: And Now a Word from the Commander-in-Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
obamaWhat is President Obama doing in Iraq? America deserves to know what the Commander-in-Chief's intentions are in returning our soldiers to combat.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
Blog: Is Rush Ready?
By Kevin McCauley
 
rush limbaughJust as Hillary Clinton moves from the long shadow of President Obama by throwing his foreign policy -- which she helped implement -- under the bus and then driving over it, compliments of The Atlantic, comes worrisome news (for her) that the DraftRush2016 political action committee has filed required paperwork in Washington's bureaucracy.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
Ecuador Admits Its PR Firms Target Chevron
By Kevin McCauley
 
Flag of EcuadorThe leftist president of Ecuador admits the South American nation is using PR as a weapon targeted at its long-time legal combatant, Chevron, over pollution in its Amazon region.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
FH Vet Enlists at Direct Impact
By Kevin McCauley
 

Ralph PosnerRalph Posner, senior VP at FleishmanHillard/Washington, has departed to Direct Impact, which is part of Burson-Marsteller.

Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Maine Lottery Ad, PR Account in Review
By Greg Hazley
 
lotteryThe State of Maine has launched a review of the seven-figure Maine Lottery integrated marketing account with an RFP process to handle advertising, PR and marketing.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Aruba Banks on CLS
By Kevin McCauley
 
arubaCLS Strategies is handling Aruba's international communications push to manage the financial reputation of the Dutch-ruled Caribbean island and position it as a "serious partner in business," according to the DC firm's engagement letter.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
NSA Seeks PR Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 
nsaThe National Security Agency, rocked by ongoing revelations of Edward Snowden, is looking to hire a strategic communications director to distribute its positions, messages, and policies to staffers, reporters and the general public.
Category: Public Affairs
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
PR at Its Finest: Mideast is Battle of Ideas, Images
By Jack ODwyer
 

mideastThere is a "MidEast Propaganda War" as well as a battle of rockets and bombs, and PR is performing as it should: principals debating in the open.

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