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Wed., Jul. 15, 2015
Ex-Sens. Lott, Breaux Work to Kill 'Net Gambling
By Kevin McCauley
gamblingFormer Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and Senator John Breaux are working to thwart Internet gambling on behalf of two Reno casinos, religious and civic groups.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015
Ex-Dem Congressman Takes On Keystone
By Kevin McCauley

ron klinkPennsylvania has tapped former Democratic Congressman Ron Klink, who represented a district in the western part of the Keystone State, to handle legislative and regulatory matters.

Category: Lobbying
Mon., Jun. 29, 2015
Iranian-Americans Launch Lobby Arm
By Kevin McCauley
niacThe National Iranian American Council today launched NIAC Action lobbying arm to maximum that community's influence in Washington and advance ties between the US and Iran.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Jun. 10, 2015
Podesta Gives DC Lift to Lyft
By Kevin McCauley
lyftPodesta Group has signed on to represent Lyft, the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company that competes with Uber.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., May 21, 2015
Ex-Senator Bond Flies Southwest Air
By Kevin McCauley
kit bondFormer Missouri Senator Christopher Bond has signed on as Washington representative for Southwest Airlines.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 15, 2015
Congressman Moves to Close 'Revolving Door'
By Kevin McCauley
rod blumRep. Rod Blum has introduced the "No Golden Parachutes for Public Service Act," which would ban Members of Congress from ever becoming federal lobbyists once they leave office.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 15, 2015
Prime Policy Group Tries on Nu Skin
By Kevin McCauley
nuskinPrime Policy Group provides DC coverage for Nu Skin Enterprises, the Provo-Utah-based marketing of anti-aging/weight management products.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Apr. 6, 2015
Ex-Congressman Still Speaks for Boeing
By Kevin McCauley

nick dicksFormer Washington Congressman Norm Dicks has signed up Boeing to represent its F-18 Super Hornet and F-18 Growler fighter programs.

Category: Lobbying
Tue., Mar. 31, 2015
Amazon Hires Airline Pilot Lobbyist For Drone Unit
By Kevin McCauley
Amazon droneSean Cassidy, who was top lobbyist at the Air Line Pilots Assn. has moved to Amazon to handle its emerging package delivery by drone service.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Mar. 26, 2015
Raben Comes to Relief of Islamic Relief
By Kevin McCauley
irRaben Group is working for Islamic Relief Worldwide, the UK-based Muslim charity, to educate Washington about its programming.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Mar. 24, 2015
Ogilvy Reps Biz Coalition for Tax Break
By Kevin McCauley

craneOgilvy Government Relations represents what it calls an "informal coalition" of companies/business groups eager to preserve the accelerated depreciation provision in any tax overhaul.

Category: Lobbying
Tue., Mar. 3, 2015
Ex-Arkansas Senator Joins Venable
By Kevin McCauley
mark pryorMark Pryor, the Democrat who lost his seat to Tom Cotton in the 2014 election, has joined the government affairs practice of Venable.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Feb. 23, 2015
Gallagher Goes to Work for Qatar
By Kevin McCauley

Gallagher Group has a $25K per month deal to represent Qatar under a subcontract arrangement with Portland PR.

Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jan. 22, 2015
PR Watchdog Blasts 'Whitewashing' of Repressive Regimes
By Kevin McCauley
Spin doctors to the autocratsCorporate Europe Observatory PR watchdog issues 64-page report that raps 'ethical tunnel vision' of firms repping repressive regimes.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Jan. 14, 2015
Lahey Latches on at Podesta
By Kevin McCauley
Josh LaheyJosh Lahey, a PR and advertising pro, has joined Washington's Podesta Group as it broadens its PA/lobbying base.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Blog: Democrats Vote on Keystone Boondoggle as PR Boost
By Kevin McCauley
pipelineThe Keystone XL Pipeline boondoggle has devolved from an energy/economic priority to a cheap political tool one to diminish Obama and boost the chances of doomed Democrat.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Nov. 17, 2014
Mercurio Sees Purple
By Kevin McCauley
john mercurioJohn Mercurio, who was a member of Burson-Marsteller's PA and crisis group, is joining Purple Strategies as managing director.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Nov. 12, 2014
FTI Moves into Indian Country
By Kevin McCauley
FTI Consulting has hired Barry Brandon, an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and expert in the American Indian PA sector.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Nov. 7, 2014
H+K Hires Ex-Gingrich Aide
By Kevin McCauley
rc hammondHill+Knowlton Strategies has added RC Hammond, a top aide to former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich to its Washington office.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Oct. 21, 2014
Ex-Congressman Does Deloitte
By Kevin McCauley
edolphus townsFormer Brooklyn Congressman Edolphus Towns is advising Deloitte Consulting on financial services and employment matters.
Category: Lobbying
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Healthy Reputations Essential in Healthcare
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Wed., Oct. 19
Understanding the Executive Power of the President
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Wed., Oct. 19
Keeping Pace in an Evolving Marketplace
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Tue., Oct. 18
PR’s Role in Patient Engagement
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Tue., Oct. 18
Year-End Tax Planning and Developments
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Mon., Oct. 17
HP Job Cuts May Hurt Brand
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Mon., Oct. 17
Marketing Medical Cannabis, Like it’s Medicine
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Fri., Oct. 14
Communicating Healthcare in a Mobile-First World
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Thu., Oct. 13
Why the VP Debate Could be a Four-Year Story
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Tue., Oct. 11
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Tue., Oct. 11
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