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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. (3 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.

Trump Takes Ownership of Afghanistan Mess

Tue, Aug. 22, 2017

By Joe Honick

Joe HonickPresident Trump took ownership of the Afghanistan war last night during his speech that offered no specifics about US objectives. (2 reader comments)

Most Americans Want CEOs to Take on Trump

Mon, Aug. 21, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Richard EdelmanA majority of Americans want CEOs to speak out against President Trump's policies and views, according to a poll by Edelman. (4 reader comments)

Bannon Vows to 'Go to War' for Trump

Fri, Aug. 18, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Steve Bannon returns to Breitbart NewsOusted White House strategist Steve Bannon has returned to the alt-right platform Briebart News and promises to "go to war for Trump." (1 reader comment)

Pentagon Pushes Out Warren

Thu, Aug. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Colonel Steve WarrenThe Pentagon pushes out respected media advisor and ex-Army colonel Steve Warren, a move bound to further strain the relationship between the press and Trump Administration.

Hicks Replaces The Mooch

Wed, Aug. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Hope HicksHope Hicks is moving into the White House communications director hot seat, replacing ousted Wall Street player Anthony Scaramucci, who sat in that for 10 days. (1 reader comment)

NYT’s Smale Takes UN Post

Thu, Aug. 10, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Alison SmaleAlison Smale, Berlin bureau chief of the New York Times, has joined the United Nations as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications and chief of its Dept. of Public Information.

The Mooch Gets Cold Feet

Thu, Aug. 3, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Anthony ScaramucciAnthony Scaramucci, ousted White House communications director, has cancelled his plan to "go public" tomorrow via an online event orchestrated by ex-Fox News president Bill Shine.

Jim Moran, Ex-Rep., Joins Team Qatar

Tue, Aug. 1, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Jim MoranFormer Congressman Jim Moran, now senior legislative advisor at McDermott Will and Emery, is the latest lobbyist to join Team Qatar as it battles the two-month economic and political blockade imposed by its Arab neighbors. (1 reader comment)

'The Mooch' Gets Tossed

Mon, Jul. 31, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Scaramucci gets tossedPresident Trump is removing financier Anthony Scaramucci from his communications post after a bombastic 10-day run at the request of just-sworn in chief of staff Gen. John Kelly. (3 reader comments)

Trump on Long Island Today at Suffolk College

Fri, Jul. 28, 2017

By Jack O'Dwyer

President Donald TrumpPresident Trump is speaking today at the Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, L.I., on the topic of the “MS-13 Street Gang,” which has been criticized by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.