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Personnel News

CQ (3/21, Caifa) reported Michael Shore has been "named press secretary for Rep. John Culberson." Rob Vanasek is "now the federal relations associate for legislative and regulatory affairs at the National Association of Towns and Townships." Jennifer Woodbury has "joined the law firm of Arent, Fox, Kitner, Plotkin and Kahn." Jennifer Gehring is "the new director of federal affairs for the National Roofing Contractors Association, replacing Danielle Doane, who took a position with Citizens for a Sound Economy." The Washington Post (3/22, A27, Sarasohn) reports the following changes among lobbying firms: "Stacy Carlson is joining Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. She was the California state director and western region political director of George W. Bush's presidential campaign and served on the policy transition team for the Treasury Department. Kevin Chavous, a member of the D.C. Council for Ward 7 since 1993, rejoined Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn's government relations and business practices as counsel. Ilisa Halpern, formerly of the American Cancer Society and the American Public Health Association, joins Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn as government relations director. Melissa Merson, former House Appropriations Committee aide, Deloitte & Touche lobbyist and longtime budget and tax reporter on the Hill, has returned after less than a year from myCFO Inc. in California to be director of communications for the Congressional Budget Office." The Indianapolis Star News (3/22,Groppe) reports, "President Bush has tapped two more Hoosiers for positions in his administration. Bush announced Wednesday he wants Indianapolis attorney Deborah Daniels to be assistant attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs. He also has asked University of Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurule to be undersecretary of the Treasury Department's Office of Enforcement."

10/24/2000
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Personnel News

CQ (12/6, Graham-Silverman) reported Rep.-elect Timothy V. Johnson (R- IL) "has tapped Jerry Clarke as his chief of staff." Erick Gustafson is "the director of the new Center for Consumer Choice, a part of Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE), which advocates for limited government and free enterprise." Shelley Fidler, "most recently principal deputy to the White House Climate Change Task Force, has joined the Washington law firm Van Ness Feldman." Former congressional aide John DiBiase "has joined Widmeyer Communications as a senior associate." Widmeyer "also welcomes Robert Caruano and Lydia Pelliccia as senior associates." Judy Sarasohn and Dan Morgan wrote in their Washington Post (12/7) column, "Paul Bledsoe, director of communications at the White House Climate Change Task Force, is leaving this week to join Fenton Communications as senior vice president. Heading up the public interest communications shop is Maggie Williams, who used to be Hillary Rodham Clinton's chief of staff." The Post continued, "As for an earlier refugee of the Clinton administration . Lawrence Haas, a former spokesman for Vice President Gore, National Journal reporter and most recently director of public affairs at Yale University, is signing on with the PR company Manning, Selvage & Lee as senior vice president and director of public affairs, effective Jan. 1" The Washington Post (12/7, Mufson) reported, "J. Stapleton Roy, the high-ranking U.S. diplomat who resigned last week after Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright suspended his deputy over security lapses, has taken a job as managing director of Kissinger Associates, a consulting firm founded by former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger."

10/24/2000
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Personnel News

The Frontrunner (10/24) reports the Progress and Freedom Foundation announced in a news release that it has "recruited fifteen of the nation's foremost experts on communications issues to serve on its Communications Policy Advisory Committee," which will "help shape PPF's recommendations on how best to reform the FCC and complete the process of deregulating the telecommunications marketplace." PPF President Jeff Eisenbach announced the members include: Lauren "Pete" Blevin, Partner, Wilkenson Barker & Knauer, LLP; Rep. Jack Fields, CEO, 21st Century Group; James Gattuso, Vice President for Policy and Management, Competitive Enterprise Institute; Ernest Gelhorn, George Mason University School of Law; C. Boyden Gray, Partner, Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering; Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Alfred Kahn, Professor of Economics, Cornell University; James C. Miller III, Counselor, Citizens for a Sound Economy; Timothy Muris, Professor of Law, George Mason University; William Niskanen, Chairman, Cato Institute; Eli Noam, Director and Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Institute for Tele- Information; Sen. Larry Pressler, Partner, O'Connor & Hannan; Kenneth Robinson; b, Alex C. Walker Fellow in Economic Policy, the Heritage Foundation; and Richard Wiley, former FCC Chair and Partner, Wiley, Rein & Fielding. CQ (10/23, Graham-Silverman) reported the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace "welcomes Vito Tanzi as a senior associate in its Economic Reform Project." Lynne Ross is "now executive director of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)." Lisa Hawkins is "now director of U.S. emerging markets and diversity at the International Franchise Association, a group representing individual franchise owners and their parent companies." She replaces Debbie Smith, "now director of diversity at AllFirst Financial."

10/24/2000
CSE Helps Cut Through the Spin on Education Reform
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Press Release

CSE Helps Cut Through the Spin on Education Reform

As the election draws near, the issue of education reform gains greater significance to citizens across the country. The truth is that both candidates for president have vastly different approaches to the economic challenges facing America over the next four years—especially on the issue of education reform. The CSE Position:

10/23/2000
Michigan CSE Meets Key Candidates and Policymakers Cheney, Engler and Greeted McCain in Plymouth Michigan
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Press Release

Michigan CSE Meets Key Candidates and Policymakers Cheney, Engler and Greeted McCain in Plymouth Michigan

Plymouth, MI – As a key battleground state in the presidential election, Michigan Citizens for a Sound Economy (MI CSE) has been actively traveling across the state to educate and mobilize grassroots activists on important issues that could decide the outcome of this year’s election. MI CSE traveled to Plymouth MI this past weekend to greet Vice Presidential Candidate Richard Cheney, MI Governor John Engler and Senator McCain in order to show their support for real Medicare and prescription drug reform.

10/23/2000
CSE's Internet Tax Presentation at the Telepower Conference
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CSE's Internet Tax Presentation at the Telepower Conference

Erick R. Gustafson, director of Regulatory and Technology Policy, participated in the Telepower Conference in Hays, Kansas. Gustafson was invited by the conference’s sponsor, the Docking Institute, to debate Don Moler, the secretary to the executive director of the League of Kansas Municipalities, on the topic of Internet Taxation.

10/23/2000
New Hampshire Weekly
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New Hampshire Weekly

BY Laura A. Kiernan

Enough already. It's finally time to end Campaign 2000, which we think began somewhere back in 1996, at least for some who craved the presidency. Here at home, could there be a soul left who hasn't heard that Governor Jeanne Shaheen thinks former US senator Gordon Humphrey is an extremist, and that Humphrey thinks Shaheen is a secret income taxer? They have spent millions between them, bombarded us with television ads and radio zingers and been to who knows how many debates, during which they have proved to be masters of staying on message (Humphrey: You have no plan! Shaheen: Your numbers don't add up! Humphrey: Stop smearing me! Shaheen: You said what you said!).

10/22/2000
New Hampshire Weekly
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New Hampshire Weekly

BY Laura Kiernan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Gordon Humphrey was on the ropes last week, falling in the polls and pounded by relentless radio and television ads attacking his record in the US Senate. Vowing to fight back, Humphrey blamed his slide on a "cynical, unprincipled, callous smear campaign against me" by his Democratic opponent, Governor Jeanne Shaheen, saying ". . . it's shocking, it's reprehensible, it's ugly, it's disgusting, Governor Shaheen owes us all an apology."

10/22/2000
Al Gore
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Al Gore

BY Jodi Enda

WASHINGTON The vice president of the United States is leaning into his desk aboard Air Force Two, licking the sticky red chicken-wing sauce off his fingertips, one digit at a time. Just like a regular guy. In this unguarded moment, he does not look like a man who, for the past eight years, has been in charge of U.S. policy on a number of fronts. But he was. When it came to science, technology and, most of all, the environment, Gore was much more than the man behind The Man. He was dominant.

10/22/2000
Bush vs. Gore
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Bush vs. Gore

BY Jodi Enda

The vice president of the United States is leaning into his desk aboard Air Force Two, licking sticky, red chicken-wing sauce off his fingertips, one digit at a time. Just like a regular guy. In this unguarded moment, he does not look like a man who, for the past eight years, has been in charge of U.S. policy on a number of fronts. But he was. When it came to science, technology, and, most of all, the environment, Gore was much more than the man behind The Man. He was dominant.

10/22/2000

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