The Hill: How to hold on to the House by Mark Penn

By MARK PENN September 28, 2010 The selection of loopy Republican Senate nominees has given the Democrats their first serious opportunity in months to turn this election around to hold onto the House — a feat that would now be considered a major political victory no matter how slim the […]

September 28, 2010

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The Huffington Post: Strategy Corner: The Health Care Jam by Mark Penn

By MARK PENN Published March 5, 2010 The idea of jamming major legislation through Congress usually crops up whenever there’s serious popular desire for change, and equally serious Congressional resistance. In the past, reconciliation has typically only ever made it to the table when one factor of Congress — at […]

March 5, 2010

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The Huffington Post: State of the Union Scorecard by Mark Penn

By MARK PENN Published January 27, 2010 It’s the Super Bowl of politics – the SOTU is watched in some years by up to 60 million people, and it’s usually the President’s best opportunity to address the country, tell them his plan, and bolster his approval. What could have been […]

January 27, 2010

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Chicago Tribune: Mark Penn on President Obama’s First Year

Obama’s first year: Mark Penn’s take President’s slide in the polls is “cause for concern,” but not irreversible. Mark J. Penn, who served as the chief strategist for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has some views about where President Barack Obama stands near the end of his first year in office. […]

January 15, 2010

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Politico: The Strategy Corner with Mark Penn: Health care needs a clear message

By MARK PENN Published September 1, 2009 The Obama administration’s health care reform efforts are spinning out of control, and the White House is taking on water, seeing its ratings fall and its leadership questioned. For a president whose communication skills are so justifiably well-regarded, the biggest obstacle comes as […]

September 1, 2009

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