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It’s Brad’s (Wood)House Now

Brad Woodhouse has been promoted to lead Americans United for Change, taking over as the activist group’s president in the wake of Karen Olick’s departure to the Squier Knapp Dunn media consulting firm. [IMGCAP(1)]

Woodhouse, a former communications director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, has served as communications director at AUC since it was launched two years ago to contest President Bush’s effort to overhaul Social Security. This year AUC campaigned on behalf of the House Democratic leadership’s first “100 hours” legislative agenda.

Woodhouse, who also is on staff at the Democratic consulting firm Hildebrand Tewes, assumes his new position at AUC on March 1.

Citizen Anne? Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) reintroduced legislation Friday that would bestow honorary U.S. citizenship on Holocaust victim Anne Frank, whose posthumously published diary detailing her family’s experiences in hiding became an international sensation.

Frank, a European Jew, died stateless in 1945 in a Nazi concentration camp.

In light of recently released information showing that the Frank family had attempted to escape to the United States, “the best way we can honor Anne Frank in death is to give her what her father sought for her in life,” Israel said in a statement.

— David M. Drucker and Bree Hocking

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