Posts Tagged ‘Lanny Davis’

Washington Football Team Hires Lobbyists To Defend Team Name

The Washington football team has hired McGuireWoods Consulting, a K Street NW lobbying firm, to defend the team's controversial name, according to a recently filed lobbying disclosure form. 
The new lobbyists were hired shortly after 50 Democratic senators sent a letter urging the National Football League to declare its support of a name change. (And the team's subsequent disastrous PR campaign responding to the letter.)
According [...]

Yes, Dan Snyder’s Latest Maneuver Is a Shameless PR Stunt. But Why Not Let Him Give Away Some Money?

Tomorrow, the Washington Pigskins will announce that they're forming a new organization called the Original Americans Foundation. In a letter to fans, team owner Dan Snyder says he's realized, in the course of his PR-driven visits to friendly Native American tribes around the nation, that things have not been going so well for most Native Americans, mostly [...]

The Needle: The Windy City

Against the Wind: Gusts of wind this afternoon reached speeds of about 60 mph. These are strongest winds to hit the District since Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. -3
Minimalist Living: D.C. real estate developers have begun building "microunits," or apartments between 250 square feet and 375 square feet. With demand for housing in parts [...]

Is Dan Snyder Just Trolling Everyone?

The Dan Snyder era of Washington football has not been the most glorious, nor has it seen the wisest personnel decisions in the history of our storied local franchise. But it turns out the team owner/destroyer-in-chief of fans' playoff fantasies doesn't appear to have significantly better taste in who he hires off the field, either.
ThinkProgress has [...]

Pigskins Shame Spiral: President Barack Obama

The Pigskins Shame Spiral is an occasional feature tracking developments related to the name of D.C.'s beloved football team.
 Who: President Barack Obama
Change the name? "If I were the owner of the team and I knew that the name of my team—even if they've had a storied history—was offending a sizable group of people, I'd think about changing it," Obama [...]

Lanny Davis, SLAPP Law Defender

Here at Washington City Paper, we've spent all too much time over the past year contemplating judicial proceedings. The absurd lawsuit Dan Snyder filed, then refiled, and then ultimately abandoned before a judge could toss him out of court may have ended with a free-speech victory, but it cost a lot of [...]

Not All Lobbyists Are Jerks

One of Obama's campaign pledges was to “wrest the federal government out of the hands of lobbyists.” And granted, most talk of lobbyists conjures images like this and this. But, c'mon, not all lobbyists are greed-driven parasitic rodents — some actually work to protect citizens.
For instance, organizations like The American Cancer Society, AARP, and The [...]