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Washington Update - June 26, 2017

Billy Moore

Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare take center stage this week testing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislative wizardry to pass a bill introduced Thursday. As in the House, the initiative met with initial skepticism from a critical mass of Republicans and total opposition from Democrats excluded from the drafting process. The House passed their bill with a two-vote margin, partly on the promise the Senate would improve it. Assuming Democratic opposition, McConnell can afford to lose only two Republican votes – nine Republicans have voiced objections.

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5 Crisis Concepts Final

5 Crisis Concepts Every CEO Should Know

Mike Shannon

The Vianovo team has counseled CEOs, management teams, boards, and public figures through some of this century’s most intense public crises and biggest reputational threats. Along the way, we’ve found five basic concepts invaluable as our clients prepare for and respond to crises.

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James Comey

James Comey fails to follow Justice Department rules yet again

Matthew Miller

FBI Director James B. Comey’s stunning announcement that he has directed investigators to begin reviewing new evidence in the Clinton email investigation was yet another troubling violation of long-standing Justice Department rules or precedent, conduct that raises serious questions about his judgment and ability to serve as the nation’s chief investigative official.

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James Comey’s abuse of power

Matthew Miller

​When FBI Director James B. Comey stepped to the lectern to deliver his remarks​ about Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, he violated time-honored Justice Department practices for how such matters are to be handled, set a dangerous precedent for future investigations and committed a gross abuse of his own power.​

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