The Strategy Group Company, an Ohio-based political PR shop, is acquiring strategic partner Murphy Linville, the firm of the former DCI Group president Jim Murphy and ex-AT&T VP of public affairs Billy Linville.
Why Marriage Matters Ohio, the four-month old campaign by a coalition of civil and human rights groups, has brought on PR counsel and a political strategist to lead its campaign to repeal a state constitutional amendment and legalize same-sex marriage in the Buckeye State.
Associated Press VP and director of photography Santiago Lyon took the Obama White House to task in a New York Times op-ed today for its "draconian restricitions" on access for photjournalists, comparing the release of official White House photos to closed events to the tactics of "repressive governments."
Long-time Washington public affairs fixture and editorial buddy Wes Pedersen died last week at the age of 91. I had the privilege of editing (very lightly) his commentaries since he began submitting them in 2008 or so.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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