Posted by Diane Farsetta on February 21, 2007

Mark Penn, the worldwide CEO of the PR firm Burson-Marsteller, "is a man who wears many hats." In addition to being a PR executive, he's the "chief strategist to New York Sen.

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Posted by Conor Kenny on February 20, 2007

While most Americans were enjoying a long Presidents’ Day weekend, the Senate was busy at the Capitol debating President Bush’s proposed escalation of the Iraq War. Congresspedia has stayed on top of the action, and many new updates can now be found on the Iraq troop “surge” page.

Posted by Conor Kenny on February 16, 2007

With the debate on the Hill over the Iraq troop "surge" kicking into high gear, the Congresspedia page documenting the congressional actions on the surge has been getting a lot of additions.

Posted by John Stauber on February 12, 2007

Nick Madigan of the Baltimore Sun reports, "The trial of I. Lewis Scooter Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, and recent disclosures ... are shining a harsh light on the sometimes overly symbiotic relationships between reporters and their sources. ...

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Posted by Diane Farsetta on February 07, 2007

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is holding hearings on "waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars"; topics include Iraq reconstruction, Homeland Security contracting, and prescription drug pricing. Companies called to testify are "scrambling to hire lobbyists with Democratic ties," reports Bloomberg.

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Posted by Diane Farsetta on January 31, 2007

The case of PR firm Fleishman-Hillard overcharging the city of Los Angeles for consulting services continues. Two former executives at the firm's Los Angeles office, Douglas Dowie and John Stodder, were sentenced to 42 months and 15 months in federal prison, respectively.

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Posted by Bob Burton on January 24, 2007

The British government is looking to recruit a senior PR professional to help sell the controversial UK National Identity Cards Scheme. The yet-to-be appointed Director of Marketing and Communications will will help oversee the roll-out of the ID cards, which are scheduled to be introduced in 2009.

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Posted by Conor Kenny on January 17, 2007

Early Wednesday evening, the House passed the College Student Relief Act of 2007, a bill which would reduce the interest rate on subsidized federal Stafford Loans from 6.8 to 3.4 percent over a five-year period.

Posted by Conor Kenny on January 10, 2007

The House passed a bill Wednesday enacting several recommendations of the 9/11 commission, accomplishing the first of several “first 100 hours” initiatives put forth by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democratic-led 110th Congress.

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