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  • The Keelen Group was honored to be listed in the TOP 5 of Bloomberg's Top Performing Lobbying Firms. "We fight for our clients like they are our family, and everyone at The Keelen Group, LLC takes winning and losing personally." Thank you to our clients for giving us the opportunity and honor to fight for them and their members.

  • This week, the world marks the passage of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. During her 11 year reign, Ms. Thatcher led her nation with a strong will and a list of core convictions that brought her as many admirers as detractors.

    Nicknamed the “Iron Lady” by a Russian Journalist, Thatcher was an unapologetic opponent of Soviet Communism. Like her earlier predecessor, Winston...

  • By Matt Keelen and Bud DeFlaviis

    As President Obama begins his second term, and his agenda for the next four years begins to unfold, the men and women who make up his cabinet will have the unenviable task of running a massive agency in the face of falling budgets, and increased Congressional scrutiny.

    Given the President’s performance and inability to work with Republicans, it...

  • The 'Bizarro presidency'
    By Matt Keelen and Bud DeFlaviis, Keelen Group - 01/14/13

    In the Seinfeld episode, “Bizarro Jerry” Elaine befriends a group of normal, outgoing friends who physically resemble George, Jerry, and Kramer, but treat her exactly opposite. This is where Jerry informs her that in the Bizarro World, up is down, down is up, and people say hello when they leave,...

  • The Hill's 2012 Top Lobbyists
    By The Hill Staff
    10/31/12 05:00 AM ET

    2012 hasn’t been the best year for K Street, but it’s too soon to call it a bust.

    A divided government and the demands of campaigning have kept Congress in low gear, depressing revenue at lobby shops and leaving trade associations and grassroots groups in planning mode.

    But Election Day is...

  • Matt Keelen spoke with Jerry Doyle (@jerrydoyle) on October 30, 2012 to discuss the state of the upcoming election, and specific Senate races. To listen, visit: http://www.jerrydoyle.com/uploads/automp3/doyle/Doyle_10-30-2012.mp3

  • Republicans offer opportunity for change
    By Matt Keelen and Bud DeFlaviis, Keelen Group - 10/03/12

    In 2008, then-Senator Barak Obama ran as a self-proclaimed candidate of change. A mantra of ‘hope’ and promise of fresh leadership in Washington was understandably appealing for voters hungry for a new direction. His inspiring words gave Americans reason to believe that a new...

  • By MATT KEELEN and BUD DeFLAVIIS
    Times Guest Columnists

    In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama ran as a self-proclaimed candidate of change. A mantra of “hope” and promise of fresh leadership in Washington was understandably appealing for voters hungry for a new direction. His inspiring words gave Americans reason to believe that a new political era was about to emerge based on sober...

  • Republican fundraiser Matt Keelen said comments like those Romney made are surprising in this political environment.

    “I am surprised people allow themselves that much candor,” Keelen said. “There has to be discipline there that you can always be taped and that thus you be taken out of context.”

    By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman and Anna Palmer...

  • French enlightenment writer Voltaire once wrote that “It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” This narrative is playing out for the fall election, as voters face two presidential candidates with vastly different philosophies on the role of government.

    Looking back to the 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama touted his services as a community organizer as a...

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