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Apr 03, 2018, 07:22 ET Atlanta Noon Thu April 5: Fmr White House Drug Spokesman Bob Weiner To Challenge Legalizers' Premise "Drug War Failed" And Marijuana "Harmless" At "SAM" Summit At RX Summit

Former Clinton and Bush White House National Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner will speak at the "SAM" (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Summit at...


Mar 19, 2018, 05:57 ET Trump Misses Target on Opioids: Down With Wall, Up With Port Security, Say Ex-WH Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner and Analyst Ben Lasky--Oped in Youngstown OH Vindicator

Robert Weiner, the White House Drug Policy Spokesman under Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush, said that President Trump's insistence on a wall...


Feb 09, 2018, 03:43 ET "Ban of Russian Olympic team justified," Robert Weiner and Brad Star in Salt Lake Tribune; op-eds "Infrastructure Plan Bleeds States, Cities" in LaborPress; "Mueller's End Game" in OpEdNews (H1, #1 op-ed); radio with Bob on Rick Smith, Alan Nathan

In an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune, Robert Weiner (former White House Drug Policy spokesman) and Brad Star argue that the Russian Olympic ban is...


Jan 11, 2018, 05:50 ET "Missing Conyers Already," Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky write in Detroit Free Press article today

In a column January 11 in the Detroit Free Press, former White House and Conyers spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Ben Lasky argue that...


Oct 27, 2017, 17:47 ET Ex-Clinton WH Staff Robert Weiner New Opeds On Trump Foreign Tone, Alexander-Murray Health Fix, Youth Vote Power If Turn Out, And Radio About Opioids

In the Indiana Star just out, Robert Weiner, a former Clinton and Bush White House spokesman, and Michael Hariman, policy analyst at Robert Weiner...


Sep 23, 2017, 16:56 ET Weiner And Lasky: Trump Right On China The First Time, Article In LaborPress

In a "National Report from Washington" the first in a monthly series by Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky in LaborPress, Robert Weiner, a former Clinton...


Jan 16, 2017, 14:57 ET Social Security Battle Now Trump And Dems Vs Congressional Repubs, write Robert Weiner, former White House spokesman/House Aging Committee Director and senior policy analyst Ben Lasky

Former White House Spokesman Robert Weiner, former Director of the House Aging Committee, and senior policy analyst Ben Lasky argue in an op-ed just...


Nov 18, 2016, 12:54 ET President should have more than just military security at first briefing every day, argue Robert Weiner, ex- White House spokesman & sr policy analyst Thekla Truebenbach, if Trump wants to stay out of wars as he says

If Donald Trump is serious about not wanting unnecessary wars, as he says, he should change the President's Daily Briefing, usually the first...


Sep 02, 2016, 07:03 ET Robert Weiner And Daniel Khan On Torture: "A Plague On Both Our Houses - the Nation Has Yet To Come To Grips With Its Own Truth" - Featured Article, #2 In Nation, In OpEd News

Torture is "A Plague on Both our Houses" because neither party actually has moved to end it or prosecute perpetrators of the practice, while the CIA...


Jun 15, 2016, 02:26 ET "Flags lowered, but guns still raised," say Robert Weiner and Ben Lasky in Charleston Post and Courier on Church Mass Shooting Anniversary

Robert Weiner, a former spokesman for the Clinton White House and senior members of Congress, and senior policy analyst Ben Lasky have written a...


May 19, 2016, 05:49 ET Russian Track Team Should be Banned from 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, Argue former White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner and Senior Sports Policy Analyst Ben Lasky, or "Rio Could be the Dirtiest Olympics."

Former White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner and senior sports policy analyst Ben Lasky write in the Salt Lake Tribune that the Russian track &...


May 12, 2016, 01:16 ET Age Discrimination Persists Despite National Law, Say Former White House Spokesman Robert Weiner And Policy Analyst Daniel Khan In Des Moines Register Article

Robert Weiner, a former spokesman in the Clinton White House and Chief of Staff of the U.S. House Aging Committee when legislation was enacted...


Apr 26, 2016, 05:00 ET HOW CAN YOUTH VOTE REACH RECORD LEVELS OF 1972 IN 2016 AND AFTER, ask Robert Weiner, Watergate-era National Dem Youth Voter Reg Coordinator, and "Millennials" William Klein & Daniel Khan, in New Jersey Herald

How can youth turnout now reach the record levels of 1972, Robert Weiner, the Watergate-era National Democratic Youth Registration Coordinator, later ...


Mar 02, 2016, 06:35 ET Violent Crime Spike: Drugs And Legalization Responsible, Not Ferguson Effect, Say Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner and Analyst Ben Lasky; Washington Times OpEd

Former White House National Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner and senior policy analyst Ben Lasky argue in a newly released article published on...


Oct 12, 2015, 05:55 ET Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner And Daniel Sordello Assert "Rewriting Drug Policy" Bipartisan Presidential Campaign And Debate Issue

Former White House Spokesman, and Drug Czar Public Affair Director, as well as Press Secretary for the House Narcotics Committee, Robert Weiner, and...


Sep 09, 2015, 03:16 ET Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, Hyannis, Sept 10-13: Ex-White House Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner to Speak on "Generating Positive Press and Countering Negative Issues"

Former White House National Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner will present a session on "Generating Positive Press and Countering Negative Issues"...


Sep 02, 2015, 11:55 ET Presidential Candidates to Break Reagan Social Security Deal at Sept 16 Debate at Reagan Library, Say Robert Weiner, Ex-house Aging Comm. Chief of Staff and Eric Alves, Policy Analyst

"The Presidential Candidates including Florida's Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are wrong on Social Security, and would break the Reagan-O'Neill-Pepper...


Jul 12, 2015, 11:29 ET Robert Weiner And Chrisanthy Stotis Offer "An Agenda For America's Elderly," Assert That Monday's White House Conference On Aging "Must Respond To Half Of Americans Over 50 With Under $25,000 In Retirement Savings"

Former White House spokesman Robert Weiner, who was Chief of Staff of the House Aging Committee under Florida icon and Chairman Claude Pepper, and...


Jun 19, 2015, 08:20 ET "TIME TO BAN ROUGH RIDES: PUNISHMENT BEFORE GUILT MUST END" say Robert Weiner and Sylvienne Staines in The Baltimore Sun

"The federal, state, and local reports on police abuse reform present a host of actions needed, including training, body cameras and improved vetting ...


Jun 04, 2015, 04:11 ET Worst Recent Supreme Court Decisions Can Be Reversed With One New Justice, Assert Former White House Spokesman Robert Weiner And Policy Analyst Autumn Kelly

"All it takes is one vote. We are not forever stuck with a Supreme Court that has ruled some of the worst decisions by 5-4 votes," say Robert Weiner...


Apr 24, 2015, 12:41 ET "Military Contractors Belie Myth Of Leaving Iraq And Afghanistan" Fmr White House & Cong Spokesman Robert Weiner, policy Analyst Daniel Wallace Assert In Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Military Contractors Belie the Myth of the U.S. Leaving Afghanistan and Iraq," argue Robert Weiner and Daniel Wallace in an article they wrote in...


Apr 12, 2015, 03:31 ET "Fracking's Joy Ride Will End" ex-White House Spokesman Bob Weiner And Policy Analyst Hannah Coombs Say

"We will be dancing to the joy of cheap oil prices until the wells are drilled dry" in as little as five years, write Robert Weiner and Hannah Coombs ...


Mar 01, 2015, 05:54 ET "Virginia Gun Bill Shootdown Shows Learned Little From Virginia Tech;" Robert Weiner And Hannah Coombs Article In Roanoke Times Today

In an article in today's Roanoke Times, "VIRGINIA GUN BILL SHOOTDOWN SHOWS LEARNED LITTLE FROM VIRIGNIA TECH", Robert Weiner, the former spokesman...


Feb 04, 2015, 04:02 ET Ferguson Grand Juror's And ACLU Lawsuits Should Be Supported, Say Ex-White House Spokesman Robert Weiner And Analysts: "No Free Rein To Prosecutors For Misinforming And Confusing Jurors"

In an article in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch today, "No free rein TO PROSECUTORS for misinforming and confusing jurors," Robert Weiner, a former...


Jan 20, 2015, 03:35 ET House Constitution Readings Should Only Be a Beginning, "All Should Read It" Assert Ex-White House and Hill Sr Staff Robert Weiner & Analyst Autumn Kelly in The Hill

On January 9, House Members took turns reciting portions of the Constitution aloud and concluded the reading less than an hour and a half later. In...