Russian strongman Vladimir Putin today dissolved the country’s state-run RIA Novosti and its Voice of Russia radio unit in a consolidation move that eliminates the sole outlet willing to criticize the Kremlin, according to the BBC. Continue »
Saudi Arabia spent $825K at Qorvis Communications during the six-month period ended Sept. 30, a big jump from the $390K outlays received by the D.C. firm during its earlier Justice Dept. reporting period. Continue »
U.S. Investigations Services, the background check operation that vetted former Booz Allen & Hamilton whistleblower Edward Snowden, has hired Washington help for oversight and legislation related to government security clearance processes. Continue »
Attorney, marriage equality operative and former senior education aide in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration has moved to Edelman as group head of the firm's New York public affairs operation.
The Electronic Cigarette Industry Group, one in a small group of trade associations for the fast-growing e-cig industry, is ramping up its PR as nicotine vapor devices explode in popularity. Continue »
The Tea Party strikes again, though its timing is lousy. While President Obama's cave-in on Obamacare dominated news from Washington last week, the Tea Party filed the first articles of impeachment against a sitting Cabinet member to end a 137-year drought. Continue »