Six things PR pros need to know on Friday morning, 3.13.2015

Obama takes serious, comical turns on 'Jimmy Kimmel;' Bush emails also under scrutiny; Snyderman steps down as NBC News medical editor.

1. President Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night, and while the highlight was the commander-in-chief reading mean tweets about himself, he also condemned the Wednesday night shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri. New York called it "one of his weirdest — and most amusing — late-night appearances."

2. When two Secret Service agents reportedly drove into a White House barricade earlier this month, they disrupted an active bomb investigation, according to The Washington Post. Joseph Clancy was appointed as the agency’s director last month with the goal of turning its reputation around after a string of missteps.

3. Edits to entries on Wikipedia about controversial cases including the deaths of Eric Garner and Sean Bell were made from New York Police Department headquarters, according to Capital New York. A police spokesman said the changes are being reviewed.

4. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s emails from his terms in office are being scrutinized, particularly conversations with donors, in the wake of the personal email scandal hindering Hillary Clinton’s presumably soon-to-be-launched campaign.

5. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is continuing to push for reform in his department as President Obama prepares to visit the Phoenix hospital where concerns about long wait times and poor care for veterans first arose a year ago.

6. Dr. Nancy Snyderman stepped down as NBC News’ chief medical editor on Thursday evening. She was heavily criticized last year when she broke a protective quarantine after returning from West Africa, where she was covering the Ebola outbreak. 

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