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Wed., May 7, 2014
Comcast Reaches for Ex-Rockefeller Aide
By Kevin McCauley
stuart chapmanStuart Chapman, one-time chief of staff to powerful Democratic West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller, has signed on as Washington lobbyist for Comcast.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., May 5, 2014
Cassidy Opens Cloakroom
By Kevin McCauley
Cassidy & Assocs. has retained Cloakroom Advisors as subcontractor for its push to pressure the Government of Bangladesh to suspend a human rights tribunal probing atrocities in the country’s war of independence from Pakistan of more than 40 years ago in which up to 3M people died.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Sorini Samet Works for Philippine Typhoon Relief
By Kevin McCauley
haiyanSorini, Samet & Associates is working to encourage Congress to pass free trade zones to promote development in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November. The storm killed more than 6,300 people and affected 16M others.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Cornerstone Pushes for LNG Exports
By Kevin McCauley
lngCornerstone Public Affairs is pushing for the U.S. to free up natural gas exports to Europe, which would enable the continent to reduce its reliance on energy exports from Russia.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Glover Park Puts Capital One in its PR Wallet
By Kevin McCauley
capitol oneCapital One Financial has added Glover Park Group to its Washington lobbying team for matters such as banking, credit card, retirement savings regulation and tax policy.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Bechtel Rapped for US Ambassador Hire
By Kevin McCauley
christopher dellA top European Union diplomat has rapped engineering/construction giant Bechtel for hiring a U.S. ambassador who lobbied for building a controversial $1B so-called “Patriot Highway” though Kosovo to Albania, according to an article in today’s Guardian.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Apr. 11, 2014
Patton Grabs Gabon
By Kevin McCauley
Gabon, the prosperous African country of 1.5M people, has signed a $50K monthly retainer agreement with Patton Boggs. 
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Prime Policy Group Cuts Ukraine Ties
By Kevin McCauley
Prime Policy Group has terminated its work for Ukraine, according to an April 4 filing with the Justice Dept.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
Northrop Flies to FTI
By Kevin McCauley
northropNorthrop Grumman Corp. has enlisted FTI Government Affairs for Washington work on defense and aerospace matters.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014
PPG's Ukraine Pact Worth $500K
By Kevin McCauley
Prime Policy Group has just released text of its consulting agreement with Ukraine, calling for fees of $500K during a nine-month period.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Mar. 25, 2014
Streett Strolls to BP
By Kevin McCauley
Mary Streett, who was VP-federal government affairs at $24B billion Exelon Corp. is moving in April to BP America as the energy giant rebounds from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
Adelson Rolls Dice With Ex-Dem Senator
By Kevin McCauley
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has hired the firm of Blanche Lincoln, the former Democratic Senator from Arkansas, to reinstate the ban on Internet gambling.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Mar. 21, 2014
Liberia Denies $200M PR Budget
By Kevin McCauley
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is denying reports that her African nation spent more than $200M in U.S. lobbying fees and invites a Congressional probe into Liberia’s promotional spending.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
SeaWorld Catches BP Alum
By Kevin McCauley
OrcasSeaWorld, which is attempting to stave off a California measure banning orca shows in theme parks, has tapped Montgomery Consulting in Sacramento to help torpedo that initiative.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Mar. 20, 2014
NPR Showcases Ketchum's Russia Work
By Kevin McCauley
National Public Radio, in its March 19 broadcast showcasing Ketchum’s work with Russia, asked: “How much of a pariah must a nation become before it loses its public presence in the U.S. capital?”
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 17, 2014
Podesta Speaks for South Sudan
By Kevin McCauley
Podesta Group is representing South Sudan, the world's newest country, one rocked by civil war led by factions loyal to either its president or vice president.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 10, 2014
Chevron Motors to Levick
By Kevin McCauley
chevronChevron USA is now at Levick, which took over the bulk of Dow Lohnes Government Strategies in January.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 10, 2014
LB Lobbies for Turkey
By Kevin McCauley
 LB International Solutions is representing Turkey in conjunction with Dick Gephardt’s Gephardt Group.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
BHP Steps Up DC Effort
By Kevin McCauley

bhpBHP Billiton, $66B Australia mining/energy conglomerate, has registered a D.C. lobbying outpost with the growth of its U.S. business.

Category: Lobbying
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Ex-Congressman Scans Sky for Amazon
By Kevin McCauley
Former Congressman Norm Dicks is representing Amazon on issues surrounding the federal government’s use of cloud computing.
Category: Lobbying
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