Six things PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 3.4.2015

Clinton fires up Emily's List crowd, avoids email talk; Obamacare to go before Supreme Court, again; Bogusky to launch 'social impact' firm.

Hillary Clinton (Image via Emily's List's Facebook page).
Hillary Clinton (Image via Emily's List's Facebook page).

1. Hillary Clinton hinted strongly at a White House run during a Tuesday night speech for Emily’s List, a group that supports pro-choice women candidates for office, but avoided any mention of the email flap pestering her pre-campaign. The White House said Tuesday that the former secretary of state was not in-line with its email policies. Former Obama administration spokesman Robert Gibbs noted that such a high-ranking official using personal email for work is "highly unusual."

The Associated Press has tracked the server sending and receiving the former first lady's personal emails to a service registered to the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York, home, which would give her an additional level of control over her personal messages.

Politico: What if she bows out?
Gawker: Top Clinton aides also had non-official email addresses.
Bloomberg: No indication personal emails used for classified material.

2. Solicitor General Donald Verilli will again make arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday for the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Insurers, meanwhile, are trying to figure out their next steps if the law is struck down. A decision is expected in June.

3. Advertising legend Alex Bogusky and TV and digital network Fusion are launching a "social impact agency" known as Fearless that will take advantage of marketers’ desire to connect young consumers with social causes.

4. Target is planning to cut thousands of jobs in the next two years as it tries to save $2 billion. RBS is also eliminating thousands of investment-banking positions.

5. The Washington Wizards apologized on Tuesday for an awkward Black History Month campaign that juxtaposed images of Civil Rights leaders with players and officials. "We may have missed the mark," the team said.


6. If NBC News is planning to return former division chief Andrew Lack to his former role, that could bode well for Brian Williams’ chances of getting his own job back, according to Politico. The NBC Nightly News frontman is serving a six-month suspension for distorting his reporting experiences. 

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