Second Bush Term Holds Many Unknowns For DC PR Pros

With the President and Congress back in town, public affairs firms across DC hope to ride the financial gravy train Bush’s aggressive legislative agenda presents. His plans to revamp Social Security, overhaul the tax code, reform the legal system, promote energy independence, and other initiatives have firms […]

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The Republicans Face Big Obstacles to Enacting Big Changes

With a new Congress in place, talk of serious change abounds. “I earned capital on the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it,” President Bush said after his re-election — and a strengthened majority on Capitol Hill plans to help him. At the same […]

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2004 Has 50-50 Chance of Being a Productive Year for Congress

The pre-adjournment wrangling in Congress over health care, energy and other legislation is shaped, at least in part, by a basic piece of conventional wisdom: Get it done now, for the built-in realities of any election year will make it impossible for Congress to do much legislatively […]

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Evaluating the White House’s Crisis PR Conundrum

You can’t help but marvel at White House efforts to stop the controversy over its mistaken claim, as the President declared in his State of the Union speech, that Iraq “sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.” As a communications official from the Clinton Administration, which was […]

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Democrats Will Have to Hop Onto Security Wagon. Squawking about the Iraq war has turned away voters needed for victory in 2004

Many Democrats hope the 2004 election will unfold along the lines of the 1992 election, when their party regained the White House – despite then-President Bush’s Persian Gulf War success – by focusing on domestic affairs. It’s an appealing notion. It’s also wrong. The home-front-over-war-front approach didn’t […]

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