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Robert Weiner, NATIONAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND ISSUES STRATEGIST Bob Weiner, a national issues and public affairs strategist, has been spokesman for and directed the public affairs offices of White House Drug Czar and Four Star General Barry McCaffrey, the House Government Operations Committee and Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) and the House Narcotics Committee, and was Chief of Staff for the House Aging Committee and Chairman Claude Pepper (D-FL). He also was Legislative Assistant to Ed Koch of New York and a political aide to Ted Kennedy (D-MA) for his Presidential and Senate races. Bob worked at the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate as youth voter registration director in 1971-1972 when the constitution was amended to allow 18-year olds the vote. Since he left the White House in 2001, Bob heads up a public affairs and issue strategies company, Robert Weiner Associates. He is a regular political analyst on Radio America and has appeared on Bill Maher, CNN Crossfire, Today, Good Morning America, and the CBS, NBC, and ABC evening news. He is widely published in columns he writes on national issues in major papers throughout the country including recently the Washington Post, Denver Post, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Atlanta Constitution, New York Post, Washington Times, Sacramento Bee, Palm Beach Post, Salt Lake Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Adweek. He is also regularly quoted in key media coast-to-coast, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, AP and Reuters, concerning the presidential campaign and national issues.

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SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 22, 2024
Roberts' Legacy on Precedent is Violating Precedents, New Biden Reforms Desperately Needed Roberts' legacy will be that his main precedent is violating precedents, overturning everything from federal regulatory power, and abortion rights to granting presidential immunity from prosecution. In a conservative court rife with corruption, the new Supreme Court reforms pursued by the Biden administration are crucial in putting a check on the justices' power.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 21, 2024
Local Olympic Medalist Ledecky Calls for More Olympic Sanctions and Protections against China and Russia's athletes All-time great Olympic swimmer and Maryland native Katie Ledecky sharply criticized Olympic inaction on China and Russia doping, and worries about the impact on the results in Paris. For athletes like Ledecky, the inaction from the IOC is unacceptable. The IOC and the U.S. Olympic Committee must demand WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) adhere to their own rules and follow through with punishment if needed.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 20, 2024
Why Trump's Georgia election interference case should have gotten the Bragg treatment Donald Trump's Georgia election interference case should have gotten the Alvin Bragg treatment.f Georgia prosecutors acted like Bragg, Trump would have actually sat on trial more than once.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 19, 2024
How Many Americans Really Benefit From Record High Stock Market? An enormous number of Americans -- about 62% -- own stock. The benefit Americans gain from the strength of the ongoing record highs of the stock market is often undervalued. For any Americans looking to invest, the stock market option is historically powerful.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 18, 2024
Water Legal Jujitsu in Flint and Detriot Stopping Accountability and Action Ten years later, water has become subject to legal jujitsu in Flint and Detroit. Flint serves as a warning for Detroit residents suffering for at least ten years from constant water shutoffs. Michiganians deserve clean water and government officials who have the people's best interests at heart once and for all.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 3, 2024
What happens to the media if Trump wins second term? Trump caused a lot of damage to the reputation of journalism while president. He criticized countless news outlets for "fake news" and belittled journalists. He is still at it. Journalists need to stay informed and start preparing for the inevitable backlashes that will occur if Trump is made president again.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 28, 2024
D-Day and G-7 Reflections: World Lessons for Ending Gaza, Ukraine Wars As Gen Z obliterates social media with heartfelt posts about the war in Gaza propelling President Joe Biden to draft an amenable ceasefire proposal, the world is learning to draw a powerful parallel from today's unrest in Gaza and Ukraine to the mission of soldiers fallen 80 years past in Normandy. For as Biden proclaimed in his speech in Normandy, "The price of unchecked tyranny is the blood of the young and the brave."
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 27, 2024
New Billy Graham statue at Capitol should stay, but one part needs to change On May 16, a statue of the late Rev. Billy Graham was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol. It's North Carolina's official entry to the Crypt of the U.S. Capitol. We believe that Graham's statue deserves to stay. It's the two religious inscriptions at the base that cross the dividing line between church and state, and we'd like to see those removed.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Despite discrimination act, ageism takes over 2024 election One of the main concerns voters have entering the 2024 election is Donald Trump's and Joe Biden's age. Trump, 77, and Biden, 81, have both been criticized by Republicans and Democrats alike. As American voters become frustrated with having older candidates on the ballot, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act still stands and is not likely to be amended to allow an age limit for the president's office any time soon.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Haiti: A chronology from inside Congress and deep cry for the U.N. and the world to help The people of Haiti are steeped in strong U.S. and Congressional Black Caucus support but are regularly betrayed by the nation's own leaders. It's time to turn the tide.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Every federal agency and White House overall needs independent ombudsman on sexual assault There must be the establishment of an independent ombudsman within each federal agency to ensure the proper handling of sexual assault and misconduct cases.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 29, 2024
Abortion: Let Science, Not Politics, Prevail Mifepristone is a crucial aspect of women's healthcare. Politics should not deprive women of this medication.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 24, 2024
RFK Jr's Rise Gives Anti-Vaxxers a Voice But Ignores Disproportionate Death Rate in States Without Vaccine Mandates Ohio, Florida, and other states where Republican governors refused vaccine mandates were left unprotected against COVID-19 and saw higher death rates. The anti-vax mindset is extremely dangerous.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Seriously Supreme Court-January 6th Not Obstruction? When Blocked Most Serious U.S. Proceeding, Verifying the President? How can one contend that January 6 was not obstruction, when insurrectionists blocked the most serious official U.S proceeding, verifying the presidential election?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 20, 2024
The House could use Hoyer's consensus model now to avoid repeated chaos Now, more than ever, we need a leader capable of navigating Congress through partisan chaos. The consensus-building leadership that Hoyer could give class lessons on is precisely what the House and the United States urgently need.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 13, 2024
The Dangers of Trump-Era Isolationism Isolationism is selfish and dangerous for America. It will only be to the benefit of Trump-era Republicans who are greedy for power and control of our nation's resources.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 12, 2024
Bragg MUST ASK Did Trump have Michael Cohen Pay Off the Other Women? Would Demonstrate Additional "Pattern and Practice" Alvin Bragg must ask in Donald Trump's hush money trial whether or not his lawyer, Michael Cohen, also paid off women who made allegations against Trump.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 5, 2024
The Danger of Biden's Pier in Gaza President Biden and the Pentagon's emergency mission to establish a pier in Gaza could expand the war by making US builders and protectors an easy target for terrorist attacks.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 3, 2024
The Crime Pendulum Swings Again: People Shouldn't be Defensive Over New DC and Maryland Crime Bills New Maryland and DC crime bills stand to prevent drug usage rates, including fentanyl, from continuing to rise. The public should not get defensive over legislation that may fix the drug and crime issues that have plagued our nation for over half a century.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Democrats are mismanaging their Obamacare message. It's not just for the poor Democrats and other supporters of Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act, must make clear that it helps all Americans, not just the poor and other new enrollees.

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