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Pentagon Spokesperson White Quits

Wed, Jan. 2, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dana WhiteDana White, who was chief Pentagon spokesperson, resigned New Year’s Eve evening amid charges that she mistreated staffers. (2 reader comments)

Army Marches $4B Recruitment Biz to OMC

Wed, Nov. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

USArmyThe US Army announced Nov. 20 that Omnicom’s DDB Chicago has won the $4B ten-year marketing and advertising program that had been at Interpublic for a dozen years. (4 reader comments)

Ex-Starbucks Chief Taps Schmidt for '20 Run

Fri, Nov. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Howard SchultzFormer Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has hired former Edelman vice chairman Steve Schmidt as he considers a 2020 presidential run. (1 reader comment)

CRC Plays Role in Kavanaugh Hearings

Tue, Sep. 25, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ed WhalenCRC Public Relations’ involvement with the sexual misconduct charges facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reportedly includes drawing attention to unsubstantiated stories meant to exculpate Kavanaugh, efforts that have since been compromised in light of controversies surrounding a former CRC employee who previously worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee. (5 reader comments)

UN Raps Trump’s Attacks on Media

Mon, Aug. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

David KayeDonald Trump’s attacks on the media are deliberate attempts to undermine reporting that has uncovered fraud, abuse, potential illegal conduct and disinformation, according to two United Nations officials responsible for promoting freedom of expression. (5 reader comments)

Congress Moves to Clean Up Lobbying Rules

Fri, Jul. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michael BennetCongress moves to ban lobbyists from bundling large campaign cash contributions and to close lobbying regulation gaps and loopholes. (1 reader comment)

CRC Backs Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Bid

Mon, Jul. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Greg MuellerCRC Public Relations, the right-leaning firm based in Alexandria, is promoting the effort to win Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. (7 reader comments)

Pruitt's Press Sec Joins Ernst's Staff

Fri, Jul. 6, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kelsi DaniellKelsi Daniell, press secretary for former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, will join the communications staff of Iowa Senator Joni Ernst. (9 reader comments)

Toohey Joins Murkowski’s Team

Mon, Jun. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lisa MurkowskiMichelle Toohey, deputy press secretary for former Alaska Governor Sean Parnell, has joined the communications staff of the state’s Senator Lisa Murkowski.

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.