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2011-08-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW Group (www.mww.com), one of the top ten global independent public relations firms, announced today that Traci E. Carpenter has joined the agency as Director of Speechwriting and Content. Carpenter brings extensive experience in speechwriting, strategic messaging and content development to the firm, previously serving as a senior speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and Governor Andrew Cuomo. In this new position, Carpenter will support MWW...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network and security services company, announced today it is partnering with CIOsynergy to host several events offering a unique opportunity to listen to and meet former President Bill Clinton and business leader Steve Forbes. These invitation-only events - held in Houston, Chicago, and San Francisco - provide a networking forum for each region's top information technology (IT) leaders to discuss and debate...

2010-08-10 05:08:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Harris Poll finds that the level of alienation among Americans remains, as it was in 2009, somewhat lower than it was for most of the years that George W. Bush was president, and all of the years when Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush were in the White House. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100517/NY06256LOGO) Almost every year since 1966, the Harris Poll has measured...

2010-02-25 10:04:00

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to continue to encourage Americans to support the relief efforts in Haiti, Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush appear in a new television PSA released by the Ad Council today. In the new spot, the Presidents acknowledge the generosity of Americans following the tragedy and communicate the immediate and long-term needs in Haiti. Viewers are directed to donate to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF), which will help those...

2010-01-29 17:01:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In today's remarks at the House Republican Issues Conference, President Obama praised the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) plan for reforming health care, entitled: "Crossing Our Lines: Working Together to Reform the U.S. Health System," as a bipartisan health care proposal that is worthy of consideration by both Republicans and Democrats. According to President Obama, the plan, which was developed by former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.