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Where’s Olivia Pope to fix a government shutdown when you need her? M+R’s gladiators are doing our best to get federal employees back to work, but no one says “It’s handled” better than Kerry Washington.

(Scandal - our team’s guilty pleasure - returns tonight at 10 Eastern!)

Where’s Olivia Pope to fix a government shutdown when you need her? M+R’s gladiators are doing our best to get federal employees back to work, but no one says “It’s handled” better than Kerry Washington.

(Scandal - our team’s guilty pleasure - returns tonight at 10 Eastern!)

Leaving the dorm for my American History lecture during freshman year of college when I noticed everybody in the hall had their doors open and TVs on. — Aaron E.

A sophomore in high school. My first hour class was marching band, so we were outside on the football field practicing. When I got inside, I noticed that the halls seemed empty for it being passing period. I soon found out why - it was just before 9am. I got to my second hour class, and our normally-strict Calculus teacher had the television on and the room was silent. Just as I was trying to make sense of the CNN crawl and commentary, the second plane hit the south tower. Later, someone in class asked “Are there more people in there than there were in the Murrah building?” and the teacher said “Yes. Many, many more.” I’ll never forget how sad she sounded. — Val V.

To commemorate this day in history 12 years ago, we asked some caMpRs: #wherewereyou?

Check out this Alan Jackson classic, and a take a minute to read our reflections.

The video Shell doesn't want you to see from Greenpeace on Vimeo.

Tip of the hat to Greenpeace this week for their brilliant stunt (photobomb?) during Shell’s Formula One Grand Prix to oppose drilling in the Arctic by the oil giant. Learn more about their campaign at www.savethearctic.org.

Happy 1 year anniversary, Val! #corgi #giantcupcake

Happy 1 year anniversary, Val! #corgi #giantcupcake

Have you noticed your Cheerios taste even better lately? We’d have to agree. We are loving this crowd-sourced collection of family photos inspired by the recent Cheerios commercial. America has never looked so beautiful.

Have you noticed your Cheerios taste even better lately? We’d have to agree. We are loving this crowd-sourced collection of family photos inspired by the recent Cheerios commercial. America has never looked so beautiful.

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, we’re getting our playlists ready with our favorite sumM+R jams. You know the ones — the songs that make you want to roll down the car windows, fire up the grill and enjoy the long summer days and summer niiiiights (John Travolta voice).

In addition to the classic from B. Adams above, here is a little taste of what we’ll be spinning all summer long:


DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince - Summertime
Deana Carter - Strawberry Wine
The Henningsens - American Beautiful
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel
Mungo Jerry - In the Summertime
Don McLean - American Pie
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
James Brown - The Boss
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Bob Marley - Jammin
Katy Perry - Firework
Miley Cyrus - We Can’t Stop
The Drums - Days
Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band - Rosalita

Our team is ready to knock it out of the park this August recess! How about yours? Start prepping for opening day now with a few easy tips in our new post on M+R Research Labs. Baseball gloves optional, good causes required.

For the second year running, M+R successfully enticed @BenJerrysTruck to stop by the office for a Frozen Greek Yogurt break. Delicious and just what we needed! No doubt thanks to this amazing Tweet from @FemisTania-

Listen @BenJerrysTruck we could all use a little #OMGFreeBenJerrys after the Red Wedding. Come to @MRCampaigns at 19th + L #DoItforTheStarks

Muchas gracias #OMGFreeBenJerrys!

Today we’re celebrating Kyle Moler’s two year anniversary with M+R! In addition to be an outstanding colleague and top-notch media relations professional, Kyle holds the firm wide record for speed-walking.

Today we’re celebrating Kyle Moler’s two year anniversary with M+R! In addition to be an outstanding colleague and top-notch media relations professional, Kyle holds the firm wide record for speed-walking.

Wondering who M+R DC’s favorite superhero is? (Hint: it’s a woman!)

Wondering who M+R DC’s favorite superhero is? (Hint: it’s a woman!)