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Fujitsu Alum Clauser Joins Analog Devices

Thu, May 24, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mike ClauserMike Clauser, who did a nearly five-year stint at Japan's Fujitsu Global as the lead American for government affairs in the US, has joined Analog Devices, $5.2B semiconductor company in Norwood, MA, as head of government affairs.

Net Neutrality Gets Thumbs-Up from Senate

Wed, May 16, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Susan Collins

The Senate has approved a plan that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from overturning the net neutrality rules the agency put into place in 2015.


Bowman Exits EPA PA Post

Thu, May 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Liz BowmanLiz Bowman, spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency and its embattled leader Scott Pruitt, is exiting her post on May 11

Can Kudlow Play Role as Trump's Cable TV Publicist?

Thu, Mar. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Larry KudlowWill new economic chief Larry Kudlow thrive as a cable TV publicist for Donald Trump, or will he take the path followed by Steve Bannon, who tumbled from "My Steve" to "Sloppy Steve?" (2 reader comments)

Hicks Exits White House Communications Post

Wed, Feb. 28, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Hope HicksFormer actor/model Hope Hicks is leaving her communications director post at the White House in the next couple of weeks. (3 reader comments)

NPC Fights Trump's Bid to 'Dictate the News’

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Andrea EdneyThe National Press Club will defend journalism from threats posed by the Trump administration's bid to dictate the news, said its new president Andrea Edney at the Feb. 10 gala to celebrate her inauguration. (2 reader comments)

PR Ties Derail Fed Railroad Chief

Mon, Feb. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Heath HallHeath Hall, acting chief of the Federal Railroad Administration, resigned Feb. 10 after Politico raised questions about whether he was moonlighting as a PR consultant in Mississippi.

Trump Mulls National '5G' Cell Phone System

Wed, Jan. 31, 2018

By Editorial Staff

5GThe 5G system would be "the equivalent of the Eisenhower National Highway System.” The move is being considered by Trump national security officials. (1 reader comment)

Higbie Resigns CNCS for Offensive Remarks

Fri, Jan. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Carl HigbieCarl Higbie, head of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigns for offensive remarks concerning women, African-Americans, Muslims, LGBT people and veterans with PTSD.

The Fake Side of the Fake News Awards

Thu, Jan. 18, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Trump Fake NewsTeam GOP's list of winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards contains some fake news of its own. (6 reader comments)

Sen. Flake Blasts Trump for Assault on Truth, Free Press

Wed, Jan. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jeff FlakeRepublican Senator Jeff Flake took the Senate floor today to attack the White House for enshrining “alternative facts” in the American lexicon to justify deceit and for its “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionality-protected free press.” (2 reader comments)

Stone Challenges Sessions on Legalized Pot

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Roger StoneFormer Trump adviser Roger Stone says the president should make good on his campaign-trail vows to let individual states decide on the legality of marijuana. (2 reader comments)

EPA Hires Definers PA for Media Work

Fri, Dec. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

EPA logoThe Environmental Protection Agency has hired Definers Public Affairs, which was founded by GOP insider Matt Rhoades, to monitor media coverage of it and its embattled head Scott Pruitt.


Alleged Affair Casts Shadow Over $4B Army Ad Review

Thu, Dec. 14, 2017

By Steve Barnes

Army logoThe US Army has reassigned a marketing executive after allegations that he had a personal relationship with an ex-McCann staffer, triggering cries that review of $4B ten-year account has been compromised. (8 reader comments)


White House's Controversial Comms. Director Quits

Wed, Dec. 13, 2017

By Steve Barnes

OmarosaOmarosa Manigault Newman, director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison and frequent contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice," is leaving her position. (3 reader comments)

Aerojet Hires Bounced Pentagon Spokesperson

Wed, Dec. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Steve WarrenSteve Warren, 28-year Army veteran who handled communications and PA duties for the Pentagon before being pushed out  this summer, has joined Aerojet Rocketdyne as chief communications officer. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Kellogg PA Exec Runs for Congress

Fri, Oct. 6, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

George FranklinGeorge Franklin, who spent 25 years at Kellogg Co. before exiting as VP-government relations in 2005, is running for Congress.

Trump Thumps Brunswick's Lattice Deal with China

Thu, Sep. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Lattice SemiconductorPresident Trump has killed the proposed takeover of Lattice Semiconductor, a Brunswick Group client, by Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, which is backed by the government of China, ruling that the $1.3B takeover posed a threat to national security.

Mueller Targets Podesta, Mercury

Mon, Aug. 28, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Robert MuellerSpecial counsel Robert Mueller issues subpoenas to Podesta Group and Mercury LLC regarding their support of a campaign run by former Trump advisor Paul Manafort.

Monuments to Slavery

Thu, Aug. 24, 2017

By Kevin Foley

Kevin FoleyThe statues of Confederate rebels are deliberate thumbs in the eye of those who know that the Civil War was about slavery, not the oft-repeated “heritage not hate” excuse. If you want monuments in the South, let them honor victims of slavery and remember the pain inflicted on innocent people so we never forget this shameful past.

CNN Recruits Warren

Tue, Aug. 22, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Colonel Steve WarrenCNN has recruited Steve Warren, former top public affairs advisor to Defense Secretary James Mattis, as senior military analyst.