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Dem Lobbyist Defends Work for Ivory Coast Leader

Lanny Davis questions media reports of his client's brutality

(Newser) - As reports of human rights violations in the Ivory Coast swirl, a Democratic lobbyist and PR expert continues to work for the incumbent president who refuses to step down despite having lost last month’s election. Why does Lanny Davis stay on the payroll of Laurent Gbagbo, despite “reports... More »

Top Clintonites Push Hillary for Veep

Lanny Davis circulates petition

(Newser) - Mere hours after Barack Obama secured the Dem nomination, key Clinton insiders stepped up lobbying for a VP slot for her. Former White House staffer Lanny Davis started a petition drive—without campaign coordination, he insists—at Womenforfairpolitics.com, the Los Angeles Times reports. “We must field the strongest... More »

Key Democrat Resigns White House Post

McNulty's departure overshadows former Clinton aide's act of protest

(Newser) - A onetime Clinton special counsel resigned from a White House civil-liberties oversight board yesterday, but the defection of the No. 2 Justice official overshadowed Lanny Davis' act of protest. Davis, the only Democrat on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Board, said the panel had become unable to check the abuses... More »

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