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Big media companies in Cannes as industry undergoes transformation

Jun. 21, 2019 – 8:40 – Stagwell Group Managing Partner and MDC Partners CEO Mark Penn sits down with “WSJ at Large &…

Does Trump need to sell his economic record more?

Jun. 19, 2019 – 6:11 – MDC Partners CEO Mark Penn on President Trump’s economic record and the 2020 presidential…

Mark Penn urges Democrats to put the country first and end investigation of President Trump

Jun. 09, 2019 – 12:54 – Democrats have a duty to move past the Mueller report and focus on legislating, says former Cl…

New FDA Approved Gene Therapy Costs Over $2 Million

The F-D-A has approved a one-time new gene therapy treatment with the potential to cure babies who suffer from spinal muscular atr…

Mark Penn: Pelosi, Dems wrong to hound Trump with continuing investigations

Impeach him! He has disobeyed Congress! Those words rang out both this week and in 1868. While the themes then and now are the sam…

Mark Penn: Rep. Nadler is not the supreme power of the nation

May. 08, 2019 – 2:47 – New York Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler has limited power to subpoena things for good purposes, n…

Mark Penn: Trump is not a dictator, Nadler is. Our political system is being weaponized against itself

In the old days, New York Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler was a much-admired progressive congressman — smart, able and representing…

Penn’s Mark On MDC Partners

Mark Penn has been at the helm of MDC Partners for a little over a month and he’s already putting his stamp on the holding c…

Is Biden the moderate choice Democrats need in 2020?

Apr. 25, 2019 – 4:36 – Joe Biden gets cold reception from progressive Democrats; former Clinton pollster Mark Penn and…

Mark Penn: Is Joe Biden the Jeb Bush of 2020?

Joe Biden enters 2020 presidential race. Former Vice President Joe Biden announces 2020 presidential bid. He didn’t immediately …

Mueller’s done, and Dems should be too — because Trump is no Nixon

The walls were not coming down. They were not closing in. There was, at the end of the day, no evidence whatsoever of any collusio…

Obama had it right — a circular firing squad is on the way

President Barack Obama was right to warn the Democratic Party that, unless it reshapes its course, it may create a circular firing…

Howard Schultz Says He Can Unite

Apr 3, 2019 Former CEO and Chairman of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, has been making headlines while he explores a run for the White …

Mark Penn: Fixing the special counsel statute in 10 not-so-easy steps

After three major independent and special counsel investigations — one which ended in the resignation of a president, one which …

Former Clinton adviser says Democrats risk backlash if they don’t accept Mueller findings and move on

Democrats risk a voter “backlash” if they don’t accept the Mueller report’s no-collusion finding with regard to Russia and…

The Steele/Mueller nightmare is over … and should be

“Our long national nightmare is over,” as was said in 1974 — but this time it ends far closer to vindication than to resigna…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez driving a disconnect between the Democratic Party and voters?

Mar. 21, 2019 – 7:57 – Stagwell Group President Mark Penn on the economy under President Trump and Rep. Alexandria Oca…

Stagwell Group invests $100m into MDC Partners as Mark Penn takes CEO role

The Stagwell Group has made a $100m strategic equity investment into marketing and communications network MDC Partners. The agreem…

Breakfast Briefing: Five things to know Friday

It’s official; Mark Penn of Stagwell Group will become CEO of MDC. The Wall Street Journal reports that Penn’s company, the St…