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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.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 17, 2014
NASCAR Expands Teneo as PA Exec Exits
By Greg Hazley
 
marcus jadotteNASCAR is expanding its relationship with Teneo Strategies as the auto racing juggernaut's VP of public affairs leaves.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 16, 2014
Tale of the Tape: Pugnacious Putin vs Cautious Obama
By Arthur Solomon
 
solomonThose of you old enough to remember when prize fighting was a major sport might recall a standard practice of newspapers was to use the “tale of the tape” to measure differences between the fighters.
Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Hamlet on the Potomac Diminishes US
By Kevin McCauley
 

obamaWhile Ukraine sends its ragtag army to retake the east from thinly disguised Russian special forces, Hamlet on the Potomac reviews America’s options on dealing with Vladimir Putin’s land grab.

Category: Public Affairs
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Raytheon's Strubhar Flies to Qorvis MSL
By Greg Hazley
 
keith strubharKeith Strubhar, a corporate and agency PA pro, has left Raytheon for a senior VP post at Qorvis MSLGroup in Washington.
Category: Public Affairs
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Weber's Tennessen to St Paul PR Post
By Kevin McCauley
 
Tonya TennessenTonya Tennessen, a 12-year communications pro, has exited Weber Shandwick to become communications director for the City of Saint Paul.
Category: Public Affairs
Wed., Apr. 9, 2014
Maurice Levy Wants Hands of Government Off Data
By Kevin McCauley
 

maurice levyPublicis Groupe chief Maurice Levy called for a ban of the political use on data because interactivity is the “holy grail” of the advertising/PR world.

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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.
Category: Public Affairs
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.
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