In the world of cut-throat Washington lobbying, Virginia-based D & P Creative Strategies wants you to think they're different. The slogan of the small firm - which proudly states on its website that it's "100% minority and woman-owned" - is "Consulting with a Social Conscience." As if to separate themselves from the image of the mercenary, anything-for-the-money culture of K Street, the company instead projects an image of mission-based lobbying with values:
Today's job report coming out of the Bureau of Labor Statistics has some grim news: for the first time in eight five years*, the country has seen two straight months of job losses. The net job loss for February was 22,000.