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WordStream, Inc., a provider of keyword research tools for search engine marketing, has published the latest results of its social media polling data, which indicate State Senator Scott Brown will defeat State Attorney General Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts special election on January 19, 2010, to serve in the 41st Senate seat of the United States. Most polls for the Massachusetts US Senate show that candidates Brown and Coakley are engaged in a very tight political battle for the seat vacated by the late Senator Edward Kennedy. But the social media polling study conducted by WordStream suggests that it won't be a tight race at all, and that Scott Brown will beat Martha Coakley handily in a landslide victory. "Being a search marketer who specializes in researching keywords, I decided to launch my own investigation to see if I could find out more information abo... (more)

ProfNet Roundup: 2013 Commencement Speakers

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2013 commencement season upon us, following is a list of speakers who will be addressing graduates at universities and colleges that are part of the ProfNet network. If you are in need of experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] 2013 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS May 9 Richland College, Dallas Keynote speaker: Dr. Sam Tinsley, professor of developmental mathematics, who is the college's 2013 Fulltime Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. The ceremony will take place Thursday,... (more)

Senator Scott Brown Gets a Laugh at the Asylum

BOSTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MA- Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) and his wife WCVB-TV reporter, Gail Huff stopped by Improv Asylum last night to enjoy the new comedy musical, You're A Good Man, Scott Brown. With a camera crew from the Today show in tow, the couple had a few laughs at their own expense, with the highlight of the evening being when the stage Scott Brown (played by Evan Kaufman) did an exotic dance for the real Gail Huff. Following the show, Senator Brown graciously shook hands and signed autographs for the cast & audience members. (Photo: Ripped from the headlines of the recent election, "You're A Good Man, Scott Brown" follows the players who captured both the local and national media's attention. With a keen satirical eye, the new musical celebrates and pokes fun at both the Republican Senator... (more)

Democratic Message 'Too Soft' Asserts National Democratic Strategist Bob Weiner

Memorandum Sent to Democratic Leaders Re: Hotline Tracking Poll Showing Narrowing of Independents Toward McCain and From Obama Former Clinton White House Staff Bob Weiner, National Democratic Strategist, asserts Democratic message "too soft" on need for Party wins in all three arenas, WH, Senate, House; Should emphasize 94 Republican filibusters and vetoes blocking key legislation on child health, oil prices, ending Iraq War WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Democratic Strategist Bob Weiner, former Clinton White House staff who earlier worked for Congressmen Conyers, Rangel, Pepper, Koch, Senator Kennedy, and the DNC, sent the following memo today to Democratic leaders concerning the Hotline tracking poll showing a narrowing of Independents toward McCain and from Obama: (Hotline, a National Journal Publication, said today: "Obama's advantage ... (more)

Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics endorse President Obama's support for Human Brain Mapping research; nominating him for prestigious Pioneer in Healthcare Policy Award

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Tuesday, in his State of the Union address, President Obama said, "If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas. Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer's; developing drugs to regenerate damaged organs; devising new material to make batteries ten times more powerful. Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race. We need to make those investments." The Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), one of the world's most prestigious and fast growing global multidisciplinary biomedical associations, endorse... (more)

Fantasy Politics Unveiled at LAUNCH Festival

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the LAUNCH Festival a group of tech entrepreneurs and political enthusiasts unveiled Fantasy Politics, a product that applies the fantasy sports model to politics. The mission of Fantasy Politics is to engage and educate the American public about its leaders and the political process and to give political junkies an online gaming experience to compete with each other. The game is currently in closed beta. Similar to fantasy sports, competitors draft a team of national political figures, including pundits, and then compete head-to-head with other teams in their league. Competitors can trade and drop politicians or sign free agents just as they would in fantasy sports. Points are accrued through several measurable metrics such as social media followers, news mentions, polling, and fundraising. "More people voted ... (more)

Dem Convention Absence Shows John Edwards' Real Tragedy: Poverty On The Back Burner, Say National Democratic Strategist Robert Weiner And Analysts John Horton, Richard Mann

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, one of North Carolina's famous sons, the 2004 Vice Presidential Nominee, was clearly absent, and with him, the issue for which he had become a national spokesman. In a column in The Michigan Chronicle September 13-20, national Democratic strategist Robert Weiner, and analysts Richard Mann and John Horton, point out, "In 2004, John Edwards cemented himself as a symbol for the fight against poverty. However, since then his personal failures have forced him and his favorite issue off the map." The authors say point out that CNN's Candy Crowley this Sunday said the Democratic Convention emphasized "the middle class, the middle class, and the middle class.  We are all for the middle, but what about those underneath?  We know what Tampa and the Republican Convention... (more)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Honor Duane DeSisto of Insulet Corporation and Senator Edward M. Kennedy at 27th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala

WELLESLEY, Mass., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The New England Chapter - Bay State Branch of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide and the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research, will host its 27th Annual Hearts & Heroes Gala on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. JDRF will pay tribute to Duane DeSisto, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insulet Corporation, as Honoree while the Nancy Jones Diabetes Champion Award will be given to U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy. The black tie event is expected to raise $1.5 million for research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The company's OmniPod Insulin Management Syste... (more)

Des Moines Register Romney Endorsement Neglects His 800 Massachusetts Vetoes And Billion-dollar Olympics Loss Without Tax Dollars, Says Robert Weiner, Democratic Strategist

WEINER ASSERTS REGISTER'S CLAIM ROMNEY "COULD FORGE COMPROMISES" AND "MANAGED OLYMPICS" IGNORES KEY FACTS AS WELL AS OBAMA'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND ECONOMIC AGENDA NOT BASED ON "TRICKLE DOWN" WASHINGTON and DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert Weiner, National Democratic strategist and former Clinton White House spokesman, asserted that today's Des Moines Register editorial endorsing Gov. Romney because he "could forge the compromises in Congress,"  "ignores his record.  He vetoed 800 bills of the Massachusetts legislature and had a 34% approval when he left office -- the reason he did not run for reelection as Governor.  Bill Clinton by contrast, left the Presidency with a 65% and 70% approval rating according to the same major polls." Weiner also criticized the paper for asserting that Romney "successfully managed the Winter Olympics."... (more)

SEIU: Wackenhut Security Services Slammed for Shorting Workers

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/01/07 -- According to SEIU, employees at an explosive manufacturing plant in Kingsport, Tennessee, operated by Wackenhut Security Services, are reportedly owed more than $3 million in back pay according to a news story published on May 31 in the Tri-City Times/News. The story, reported by Jeff Bobo, states that employees at the Holston Army Ammunitions Plant filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor in 2005 claiming that their benefits and pay were in violation of the federal McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act of 1965. BAE Systems, which operates the facility as a contractor for the US Army, subcontracted with Wackenhut Security Services to provide the plant security in 1999 and workers claim that they haven't been properly reimbursed since then. Now, according to the news story, U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and Sen... (more)

Council for American Medical Innovation Honors Health Champion Senator Edward M. Kennedy

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council for American Medical Innovation joins with members of the health community in mourning the loss of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, one of America's foremost advocates for all health care causes, particularly the medically underserved. His work in advancing medical innovation has left an indelible mark on the innovation space and transformed America's ability to invest in cures for illnesses that affect patients around the world. (Logo: ) "Throughout my career in Congress, I had the privilege of working with Ted on many important issues, including protecting the rights of working families and increasing access to affordable health care, quality education and economic opportunities," said Former Democratic Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, chairman of the Co... (more)