close Video Trump: We need to protect the border, we need to stop drugs from coming across the border President Trump, border patrol experts address the press in the White House briefing room. The government is in partial shutdown and full gridlock. The Mueller report is overdue. The Democrats are starting a raft of investigations. China is in a tailspin. Economists are predicting a recession and the stock market is gyrating. The generals are quitting over Syrian withdrawal plans. And the Democratic left is rising as the presidential cycle is starting. So, in the words of an old TV show, “Car 54 where are you?” Meaning “How are we possibly going to get through the mess that is January 1, 2019?” Perhaps the first thing that needs to be sorted out is the stalemate over border security. What started out as a Trump folly is gradually shifting somewhat. Most Americans don’t favor a wall, but they do favor beefed up border security including … [Read more...] about Mark Penn: A partial shutdown, an overdue Mueller report, Dems starting investigations – How to survive 2019?
close Video Trump blaming Democrats for partial government shutdown How long could we see the shutdown potentially last? Democratic strategist Robin Biro and GOP strategist Kevin Sheridan weigh in. In 1995, then-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., thought a government shutdown would be welcomed by the American people. It wasn’t. When congressional Republicans passed a federal budget cutting funding for Medicare, Medicaid, education and the environment, President Clinton vetoed the bill, as he and Democrats stood firm against the harmful cuts. Parts of the federal government shut down from Nov. 14 to Nov. 19, 1995 and then again from Dec. 16, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996. Afterward, the Clinton presidency was reinvigorated and the newly elected Republican majority in Congress took on significant water. Clinton’s Gallup Poll approval rating rose to its highest level since his election, and polls showed Americans blamed Republican more than Democrats for the … [Read more...] about Mark Penn: No winners in this government shutdown – Both sides should compromise to reopen government
close Video Clinton fuels speculation for 2020 run Hillary Clinton says she won't think about a run until after midterms. Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0. More than 30 years in the making, this new version of Mrs. Clinton, when she runs for president in 2020, will come full circle—back to the universal-health-care-promoting progressive firebrand of 1994. True to her name, Mrs. Clinton will fight this out until the last dog dies. She won’t let a little thing like two stunning defeats stand in the way of her claim to the White House. It’s been quite a journey. In July 1999, Mrs. Clinton began her independent political career on retiring Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s farm in upstate New York. Her Senate platform included support for a balanced budget, the death penalty, and incremental health care reform. It was a decisive break from her early-1990s self. Hillary Clinton 2.0 was a moderate, building on the success of her communitarian “It … [Read more...] about Mark Penn, Andrew Stein: Yes, Hillary Clinton will run again — Here’s how she’ll easily win the nomination
Mark Penn recently moved into a brand new office on Washington, D.C.’s I Street, just a few blocks away from the White House, where he used to have an office during the Clinton administration. It’s been a decade since Penn served as a top strategist for the Clintons, enjoying the inside-the-Beltway “genius” status conferred on architects of winning presidential campaigns. Since then, Penn has become an iconic Washington archetype: the heretic — a party insider who reliably criticizes his own team. That’s made him a villain to many of his fellow Democrats, who despise him for everything from Hillary Clinton’s flameout in 2008 to his relentless criticism of the party’s leftward lurch.Story Continued Below And yet the walls of Penn’s new conference room are still decorated with handwritten notes from Bill and Hillary, two poll-focused politicians who relied on his methods for 15 years and four elections between them. “Thanks for … [Read more...] about Why Mark Penn Is Sounding Trumpy
0 Comments By Lara O’Reilly Lara O’Reilly The Wall Street Journal BiographyLara O’Reilly @larakiara [email protected] Aug. 14, 2018 7:00 a.m. ET Stagwell Group LLC, the digital marketing investment group founded by Mark Penn, a former Microsoft Corp. chief strategy officer and adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, has raised $260 million in funding from private-equity firm AlpInvest. Mr. Penn, also previously an executive at ad giant WPP PLC, launched Stagwell 2015 with $250 million in funding, including investment from former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer. Since then, Stagwell has made 17 investments in marketing and communications, research and healthcare agencies as it sets about building an alternative for marketers from the traditional ad-agency holding company model. AlpInvest is taking a significant holding in the Stagwell Group but the original investors will continue to hold a majority interest in the company and no change of control … [Read more...] about Mark Penn’s Stagwell Group Raises $260 Million