Media Tip 100

Media Tip 100: You have three duties as a public relations specialist working in public affairs: duty to self, duty to employer, and duty to society. This tip is from our booklet, Media Relations Tips: 102 Secrets for Finding Success in Public Relations. Practical tips for anyone who works with the media, works with someone … Read more

The Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) Final Rules on Bundling and The Executive Branch Rules on Gifts

New Capitol Learning Audio Course The Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) Final Rules on Bundling and The Executive Branch Rules on Gifts With Carol Laham Who has to report and what triggers the reporting requirement under the new lobbyist bundling rules? What is a bundled contribution? How the Commission defines “credit” given for contributions on which … Read more

Lawmakers Slow to Comply With New Filing Requirement

Scores of lawmakers missed a deadline to start disclosing their ties to political action committees as required by law. The law requires that any fund-raising committee must file as a leadership PAC “if the committee is directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained or controlled by a federal candidate or officeholder.” It was designed to allow … Read more

Congressional Budgeting for the Terrified: Come Up to Speed on the Congressional Budget Process–Understand Surpluses, Deficits, Appropriations, and Authorizations Once and For All

Why is the federal budget process so convoluted? How come it’s so hard to get an appropriation through Congress? What’s the difference between authorizations and appropriations? How can I track my organization’s appropriation? If you’ve ever asked any of these questions, this course from TheCapitol.Net is a must: Understanding Congressional Budgeting and Appropriations at the … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Open Rule”

See Closed Rule / Modified Closed Rule / Special Rule / Open Rule (CongressionalGlossary.com).     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell, Audio Course on CD Congress, … Read more

Glossary of Legislative Terms: “Outlays”

See Outlay (CongressionalGlossary.com)     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training “Drafting Effective Federal Legislation and Amendments in a Nutshell,” Capitol Learning Audio Course     Publications Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide Pocket Constitution Citizen’s … Read more

How to Become a Washington Media Rockstar: Generating Consistent Positive Press in a Tight Market With Its Own Rules

News coverage in the Washington media can make or break public policy initiatives, lobbyists, and even the careers of politicians–and it’s different from news coverage in other markets. This training can help you be successful in this critical arena. Media Relations for Public Affairs Professionals: How to develop a message, press release, media kit, and … Read more

Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup

Dr. Fuhrman’s Famous Anti-Cancer Soup, modified 2 cup dried split peas and/or beans 4 Medium onions 6-10 zucchini 3 stalks leek 2 lbs carrots 2 bunches celery 1 cup raw cashews 3 tbsp vegetable base stock (Vege Base by Vogue) 2 pkg mushrooms 6 oz texturized vegetable protein (TVP) Simmer beans in covered pot in … Read more