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Ann Dunham with her baby boy, Barack Obama.

When President Barack Obama's mother struggled with being denied health care insurance, it may have been because he wasn't yet important enough to help her. Read more»

A recent hearing held by the joint investigation board for the Deepwater Horizon explosion on April 4, 2011. At the December hearings, New York Times investigative reporter David Barstow said there were more PR people representing those companies testifying than there were reporters in attendance.

"The muscles of journalism are weakening and the muscles of public relations are bulking up—as if they were on steroids." As PR becomes ascendant, private and government interests become more able to generate, filter, distort, and dominate the public debate, and to do so without the public knowing it. Read more» 1

Instead of reporting on crooked public officials or the growth of organized crime, newspaper editor Martha Lopez runs press releases from the Zeta cartel. Read more»

A singing frog lends a hand, er flipper, to Gov. Jan Brewer in her public relations battle over Arizona's new immigration law.

A singing puppet is helping Gov. Jan Brewer respond to criticism of Arizona's new immigration law. Read more» 6

Tiger Woods will use Augusta National to help reclaim his place atop the golf world.

Tiger Woods’ golf game has so many virtues that it is difficult to single one out. But if fans were forced to choose their favorite, I have no doubt it would be Tiger’s uncanny ability to hit recovery shots. Read more»