Today I interviewed Michael Stanton, President and CEO of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM). AIAM, a trade association representing 13 international motor vehicle manufacturers, AIAM members currently account for approximately 46 percent of […]
When I want to understand the mental morass of the Federal Budget or the impossible economic situation, I call on Stan Colander. No one can take you through the sticky spider webs that economists weave […]
It was unbelievable to me that the New York Post would let legendary gossip columnist Liz Smith go after all her years as Ms. New York City. Anyone who worked the gossip/social beat anywhere looked […]
Today I had the opportunity to sit with Don Goldberg, former Clinton crisis communication manager, on the issues facing the Obama Administration.
Alexandar Mirtchev who has appeared on Focus Washington was recently interviewd on E&E TV. I’ve included a brief description from his interview below. As Russia and Ukraine continue to disagree over natural gas pricing and […]
This week on Focus Washington I talked with large construction project expert Barbara Golter Heller. During our discussion Barbara advocated how better oversight and new technologies can help the Federal government spend the stimulus funds […]
Welcome to the Inauguration I know that all the Washington insiders have said it is a waste of money and time to attend the Inauguration day festivities, especially the balls. There is something to that […]
Today, I had the opportunity to once again talk with democratic strategist, Rich Masters, who happened to be sitting in for Bill Press. We discussed the new Obama Administration, what to expect and what to anticipate. […]
Talking with Democratic Party strategist Rich Masters was especially fun for me because Rich is from Illinois and I lived in Chicago, where after receiving my master’s degree from the Medill School at Northwestern, worked […]
Robert Prosky, the venerable Washington actor who died this week at 77 was a uniquely stunning talent. His comfortable, pillowy face was a face Eugene O’Neill or Arthur Miller must have envisioned. Prosky was everyman […]
Welcome to Focus Washington. With that said, I have officially become a blogger. It is something I have resisted. As a life-long print journalist, I have always understood and quoted the wise words of Samuel […]
Jim Wilson, Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, today discussed with me the potential changes to antitrust law in the upcoming Obama administration.
Doug Poretz, a founding partner of Qorvis Communications, talks with me about the role of communications in the current economic crisis and the future role of communications in the Obama Administration.
With extensive experience on Capital Hill and considered one of the leading experts on the U.S. budget and congressional budget process in Washington, DC, I asked Stan Collender, one of the leading experts on federal […]
This is it, the final hours of the 2008 Presidential campaign. I asked Associate editor of the Washington Examiner and columnist for the American Spectator Quin Hillyer along with Democratic Strategist Rich Masters to square-off […]
Today, I spoke with Susan Eisenhower, president of the Eisenhower Group Inc., granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a former Republican Party official and now a supporter of Barack Obama for President. I talked with […]
This time around, I asked political commentator Bill Press to discuss the presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain on October 15, 2008. In a partisan interview Bill Press proclaims John McCain a phony.
In ths edition I disscuss the first presidential debate with well-known pollster Dr. Ron Faucheux. Dr. Faucheux was a founder of Campaings and Elections magazine and is well respected around the polling community.