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Crisis Management 101: Taking Responsibility for Your Mistakes

David Helfenbein | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
David Helfenbein

Now, with two years left in his own administration, and faced with a party change in the Senate, did President Obama take a page from the crisis management handbook as well?

Websites Promising Jobs and Medicaid Are Instead Bait for For-Profit College Telemarketers

David Halperin | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The operations may well be in violation of federal statutes prohibiting deceptive marketing and unwanted telephone sales calls, as well as DOE laws and regulations barring payment of sales commissions to college recruiters. At the very least, they are guilty of using sleazy tactics to sell poor-quality products.

Jason Linkins

Lanny Davis Seems To Believe That Roger Goodell Has Been A Really Good Crisis Manager

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

So there is someone willing to defend beleaguered NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and it turns out it's the guy who's willing to defend almost anyone ...

Sam Stein

Lanny Davis On How To Handle And Haggle With Nouri Al-Maliki

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- These are tense times for Nouri al-Maliki. Pushing for a third term, the embattled prime minister of Iraq is on the verge of being ouste...

Friday Talking Points -- Brain Damage

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Karl Rove successfully manipulated the entire news media this week. Rove's specialty is to take what could be considered a reasonable idea, and then twist it beyond recognition while dragging it through the swampiest mud he can dream up.

Which For-Profit College Lobbyist Are You?

David Halperin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

Predatory for-profit colleges use deceptive and coercive tactics to pressure students into signing up. More than half of for-profit college students drop out within about four months.

Daily Caller, Once Rabid Protector of For-Profit Colleges, Attacks School Tied to Clintons

David Halperin | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
David Halperin

The Daily Caller, a conservative web publication, devoted much space in recent years to attacks on critics of America's for-profit colleges, echoing claims made by for-profit college owners at a time when that controversial industry has been seeking to avoid accountability.

Who Wrote the For-Profit College Group Handbook Urging Members Not to Lie to Students?

David Halperin | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
David Halperin

APSCU is trying to show in public that the sector is working to clean up its act, with a booklet advising recruiters to provide students with "clear and accurate information." But, as we've come to expect, APSCU has no shame.

Christina Wilkie

DC Lobbyist Wins Lawsuit Against African Dictatorship For Travel Expenses

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lobbyist Lanny Davis on Monday won his lawsuit against the small African dictatorship of Equatorial Guinea that alleged the government f...

Jason Linkins

'Simpson-Bowles' Nominated For 'Time Magazine Person Of The Year' In The Most 'Washington Insider' Move, Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

If you had asked me this morning, "Hey, what is the most grotesquely 'Washington' thing that will happen this week," I definitely would have said, "Th...

20 Questions: Why You Should Join Today's March Against Money in Politics

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We'll be marching on the headquarters of Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS organization in Washington, D.C., to protest the corrupting, debasing and anti-democratic influence of money in politics. I'll be there, and you should be too. Why?

Lanny Davis' Anti-SLAPP Defense Moving Forward In Court

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- According to a Tuesday court order, Lanny Davis' anti-SLAPP action against Post-It Note manufacturer 3M, which is accusing the famous D....

Friday Talking Points [150] -- A Fortean Week

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Sometimes it is hard to come up with a metaphor to describe the week that was. This was not one of those weeks.

Lanny Davis Puts Dems to Shame

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

In the case of Lanny Davis, doing good, as in professing a concern for the downtrodden, turned out to be nothing more than a cover for acquiring immense personal political and economic power.

Jason Linkins

Lanny Davis Running P.R. For Sanctioned African "Strongman"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over in the Ivory Coast, things are not going well. Last month, incumbent president-slash-strongman Laurent Gbagbo lost an election to Alassane Ouattara, but Gbago has refused to step down.

CLINTONITES VS. MADDOW: Top Democrat Attacks Maddow Over Clinton Criticism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After President Bill Clinton struck back at Rachel Maddow for her criticism of his presidency, former Clinton aide and high-profile Democratic insider...

Sam Stein

Lanny Davis Defends $1 Million Contract To Lobby For Controversial African Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ubiquitous Democratic spinmeister, Lanny Davis is defending himself against charges that he's become a hired gun for autocratic pols with a reputation...

Retire Ari Fleischer! The Hypocrisy, Double Standards & Dishonesty Behind Helen Thomas's Retirement

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Katie Halper

More people seemed more upset over Helen Thomas's gaffe than they were over the killing of nine people on board a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Is Helen Thomas an Anti-Semite, or Are Her Critics?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

The real questions are for those who accuse Helen Thomas of anti-Semitism. Do these individuals believe anti-Semitism can ever be eradicated? If they do, how can they support Israel as a permanently Jewish state?

Democrats Accused of "Empty Words" on Immigration

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

There's a simple, strong message for Washington Democrats coming in both Spanish and English: deliver on campaign promises and immigration reform.

Losing Smith Bagley

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

His money and his advocacy of fairness and civil rights helped push political and policy needles, and like the great, massive, history-laden trees at his old family estate of Musgrove, Smith Bagley will be impossible to replace.

Lanny Davis And Jane Hamsher Yell Over Each Other On The Ed Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Lanny Davis, former White House special counsel for the Clinton administration, and FireDogLake.com founder Jane Hamsher got into a shouting match ove...

Civility, For God's Sake: Christians on Right and Left Call for Gentler Debates

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Shouldn't those of us who claim to follow the Prince of Peace be able to stand firmly upon our convictions without being offensive, cutting or downright mean?

Colombian Free Trade: Exporting Death Squads to Honduras

Greg Grandin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Greg Grandin

News reports say that 40 members of Colombian death squads, responsible for the execution of thousands, have been recruited by Honduran plantation owners to protect their interests.

Jason Linkins

Lanny Davis Wants Everyone To Be Nicer To Each Other

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Professional Beltway bile-sack Lanny Davis, in between shilling for Central American coup d'etats and helping Whole Foods CEO John Mackey achieve subject-verb agreement in anti-health care reform op-eds, has found the time for a new hobby: teaching Americans to be nicer to each other!