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Wave Watch: Surge Indicators for Dems

Axios

By Mike Allen

A series of measures of the national mood, especially presidential and congressional approval, are similar to past wave elections, pointing to a potential bonanza for Dems, lobbyist Bruce Mehlman points out in a new presentation.

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Mulvaney as chief of staff, boon or bust for budget hawks?

PoliticoPro

By JENNIFER SCHOLTES and KAITLYN BURTON

“I think it’s evident that the administration will take a fiscal hard line on negotiations,” says Mike Robinson, a former House GOP appropriations aide who is now a lobbyist at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas.

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Mindless Tribalism Infecting American Politics

National Journal

By Josh Kraushaar

This week’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll contained news of a disheartening but unsurprising development: Voters in both parties hate the opposition more than they support their own side’s policies. This dynamic, known as negative polarization, is poisoning our politics and contributing to a mindless tribalism.

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The Most Amazing Breakdown of Politics in Trump’s America

The Daily Caller

By Henry Rodgers

The well-known government affairs firm Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas did an incredible job of summarizing the current state of play in D.C. politics in a must-read memo published June 4. It lays out 10 important trends that are critical to strategic government relations planning.

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#MeToo, Social Media, and Keeping an Eye on the Big Picture

The Cook Political Report

By Charlie Cook

Far more interesting to me even this week are the broader changes in American politics and society. Some of the more interesting things that cross my desk are PowerPoint presentations prepared by some of the sharpest and most thoughtful minds in Washington, people like Bruce Mehlman and Doug Sosnik. Bruce, a Republican, and Doug, a Democrat, have watched Washington up close for well over a combined half century, and have acquired the ability to explain political trends and developments in a visually powerful way, preparing slide decks for clients and friends that have developed a cult following among political aficionados.

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Paul Ryan to Retire With Few Health Policy Wins

Bloomberg Law

By Alex Ruoff

“Losing Speaker Ryan’s leadership and passion for these issues will almost certainly make the road to these reforms longer and more difficult,” Dean Rosen of lobbying firm Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas, tells Bloomberg Law.

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Axios AM

Axios

By Mike Allen

9. First look: Data du jour: Courtesy of Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas:

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Podcast: Why 2018 Will Make 2017 Seem Tame

Politics Inside and Out With Chris Frates

By Chris Frates

A portion of Christ Frates’ conversation with government affairs strategist David Castagnetti about his new report. Hear the entire conversation on Politics Inside Out on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel 12 www.siriusxm.com/potus for air times

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Matt Lewis and the News Podcast

Matt Lewis and the News Podcast

By Matt Lewis

To listen to an audio podcast, mouse over the title and click Play. Open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts.

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