The Company Memo: Friday, August 9, 2013

Updated
By John Axelrod

President Barack Obama will sign the student loan bill into law Friday afternoon, then hold his first press conference in three months. He is expected to answer questions about the United States’ relationship with Russia and the terror threat that prompted embassies in the Middle East to close. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., will tell Jansing & Co. what he wants to hear from the president and discuss what he thinks of House Republicans’ plan to pursue welfare reform.

Our strategists will discuss the fierce battle being waged by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to keep his seat. The loyalties of McConnell’s campaign manager came into question on Thursday when a recording was released of him saying he was “holding his nose” working for McConnell because it would help Rand Paul’s presidential bid in 2016.

A new study says that Twitter can be a driving force behind getting people to watch TV. Nielson’s report shows that the more tweets about a show the more people tune in. Social media expert Eric Yaverbaum will join Jansing & Co. to discuss the platform’s rapidly expanding influence.

And the White House said it will not consider boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Russia because of  frayed relations and concerns about discrimination against LBGT athletes. It was just one year ago that American athletes began a record breaking run at the summer games in London. Chris Jansing will look back on her memories of covering those games.

The Company Memo: Friday, August 9, 2013

Updated