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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Edelman has reviewed its client list through the lens of climate principles unveiled in November, but the PR giant isn't severing any ties despite finding problems — yet.

Why it matters: Edelman, the world's largest PR firm, is a focal point for activist campaigns against the industry's work with fossil fuel clients.

Driving the news: The company reviewed 330+ clients and did a "deep dive" on 20 emissions-intensive ones, CEO Richard Edelman said in a post on Friday.

  • The review showed that some lack a position on the Paris Agreement. It also found clients without emissions data "readily available" and "a few" without net-zero goals.

What's next: The firm is launching client discussions on "pathways forward" and "re-scoping" work to ensure consistency with their principles.

  • "However, we anticipate that we may have to part ways in a few instances," Edelman writes in the post that also added more details to the firm's approach unveiled in November.

The other side: "If Edelman wants to be trusted on climate, they need to drop fossil fuels,” Duncan Meisel, campaign director of the group Clean Creatives, said in a statement.

  • The group tells Axios they'll try to get more of Edelman's sustainability-related clients to pressure the firm for "real action."

Editor's note: This article has been corrected to reflect that CEO Richard Edelman wrote Friday's post about the client review, not global head of climate Robert Casamento.

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Scoop: Stephanie Ruhle to replace Brian Williams on MSNBC

Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images

MSNBC will soon announce plans to move morning anchor Stephanie Ruhle to the 11 pm ET hour that Brian Williams turned into an elite destination, two sources familiar with the move tell Axios.

Details: The 9 am ET hour, currently hosted by Ruhle, will become part of MSNBC's flagship morning show, "Morning Joe," which currently runs from 6 am to 9 am ET.

Oath Keepers leader denied bail on Capitol riot sedition charge

Oath Keepers co-founder Elmer Stewart Rhodes. Photo: Susan Walsh/AP

A federal judge ordered Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes to remain jailed Wednesday until trial on charges stemming from the Capitol riot.

Why it matters: The judge said the most prominent far-right figure charged in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection had access to weapons and his alleged "continued advocacy for violence against the federal government" gave credence to prosecutors' view that, if released, Rhodes could endanger others.

Who in Congress is talking about Ukraine the most

Data: Quorum; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

Mentions of Ukraine or Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in congressional statements and social media posts have been on the rise — with nearly 1,000 already this month, according to data from Quorum.

Why it matters: The growing threat of a Russian invasion has been mirrored by a growth in Ukraine-related chatter.