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Midterms in the Age of Disruption

Everything you thought you knew about politics may be wrong. Turns out more Republicans approve of President Trump’s job performance today than Democrats approved of President Obama at the same time in 2010 (Gallup).  It’s historically safer to be a Democratic Senator running in a state Trump won by more than 10 than a Republican running for an open seat Trump won by less than 10.

Grassroots Leadership Lessons from the Founders

When contemplating how to improve your advocacy results, it’s always wise to reflect on immutable advocacy truths—those principles that, regardless of time and season, do not change. This time of year, it’s wise to remember the paragons of grassroots advocacy, the Founding Fathers, and how they led their troops and the public through the vicissitudes of the Revolution.

Reading Between the Research Lines: Activities that Influence Congress and Congressional Staff from the 2017 Congressional Communications Report (Part 2)

In Amy Showalter’s previous column, she dug between the research lines of Dr. David Rehr’s Congressional Communications Report.

Baseball and Government IT Go Hand in Hand – Let Me Explain

As teams prepare for opening day and the Senate passes a $1.3 trillion spending package, I’ve been thinking about the foundational areas that apply to both baseball and government.

Q&A with Dominic Delmolino, CTO, Accenture Federal Services

Bloomberg Government regularly publishes insights, opinions and best practices from our community of senior leaders and decision-makers. This column is written by Dominic Delmolino, the chief technology officer at Accenture Federal Services.

Reading Between the Research Lines: Activities that Influence Congress and Congressional Staff from the 2017 Congressional Communications Report

As a self-proclaimed “research rat” I find it intriguing to read between the research lines to discern possible applications for government relations professionals.

The challenges to executing your 2018 government relations strategy

By now your government relations team has its strategy for the coming year. The strategic planning meeting usually features clever phrases to motivate organizational stakeholders to follow the strategy. 

Waiting on watchdogs

The confirmation hearings of presidential appointees have been front page news of late, mostly because of the foibles of some of the nominees.  Without question, the task of filling positions after a Presidential transition is a daunting task. 

U.S. Government pursuit of emerging technologies may attract non-traditional companies

Bloomberg Government regularly publishes insights, opinions and best practices from our community of senior leaders and decision-makers. This column is written by Jenner & Block Partner Marc Van Allen and Jenner & Block Summer Associate Umer Chaudhry.