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Bush Flak Lands PR Gig With Clinton Insider

Dana Perino will be 'chief issues counselor' at Mark Penn's firm

(Newser) - Dana Perino, President Bush’s last press secretary, is joining the public-relations juggernaut run by former Hillary Clinton pollster Mark Penn, the Wall Street Journal reports. As “chief issues counselor,” Perino, 36, will focus on strategy for coming fights on health care and energy. “She’s been... More »

Former Clinton Pollster Quits as Lobbyist for Pakistani Party

Campaign still owes Mark Penn $5 million

(Newser) - It could get awkward for the secretary of state to be deeply in debt to a flack for the political party running one of the most incendiary countries in the world. That could be why pollster Mark Penn has ended his company's relationship with Pakistan’s ruling People’s Party,... More »

Penn, Hughes Form Crisis-Management Team

Penn, Hughes push damage control for corporations, image control for themselves

(Newser) - Former Clinton strategist Mark Penn and former Bush adviser Karen Hughes are joining forces to create a corporate consulting organization at Penn’s current firm, the Wall Street Journal reports. The unlikely pair’s bipartisan endeavor will advise troubled corporations in areas of communications and public affairs—while serving to... More »

Clinton Aide Met With Colombians on Trade Deal

Penn, in job as lobbyist, hired to promote accord candidate opposes

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist met with Colombia’s ambassador to the US this week on a trade deal the Democratic candidate opposes—in his capacity as a lobbying executive, the Wall Street Journal reports. Mark Penn's firm, Burson-Marsteller, was paid $300,000 to fight for the bilateral accord, which... More »

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