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2014-07-22 16:29:49

Facebook Spending Up 100 Percent As Amazon Tops $1 Million For First Time SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google spent $5.03 million on lobbying in the second quarter of 2014, matching a company record and well ahead of spending by 14 other technology and communications companies, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog. Google's spending matched its record amount for a...

2014-07-21 12:21:14

Elinore Boeke and Amanda Deatherage bring substantial advocacy and communications experience ARLINGTON, Va., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Elinore Boeke has joined the association as Director of Public Affairs, and Amanda Deatherage has joined as Manager of Public Affairs. Mike McGarry, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, said, "We are excited to have Elinore and Amanda as members of CLIA's public...

2014-07-15 16:29:22

Community Development Focused Lobbying and Government Relations Firm Highlights Its Work with Clients to Build Stronger Communities through Fact-Driven Research and Policy Guidance WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rapoza Associates, a distinctively mission-driven lobbying and government relations firm, launched its new website today. The website highlights the firm's commitment and work to shape congressional and federal policies that build stronger communities...

2014-07-01 23:09:46

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act means an employer can deny medical coverage for birth control. Call Congress with Callitics to change the law set by the Supreme Court. Peoria, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 According to the Supreme Court, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) allows an employer to regulate contraception for female employees because of its religious beliefs. Why does the law allow for corporations to practice religion? A statute from over twenty years ago enables a...

2014-05-22 23:03:51

This week The California Forward Action Fund, California Common Cause, Institute of Governmental Advocates, California Newspaper Publishers Association, Sunlight Foundation, and the League of Women Voters of California sent a letter to Sacramento asking state government to prioritize the modernization of Cal-Access and to create a new conflict of interest database at the FPPC. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 This week a broad coalition comprised of good government groups, lobbyists...

2014-05-19 12:31:08

Miller, a Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Expert, to Build and Advise DDCA's Rapidly Expanding Client Base WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Advocacy (DDCA), the country's leading full-service international issue advocacy firm, today announced Diane Miller as its new Senior Vice President for Client Relations. Miller, a former partner at DCI Group, brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in public affairs, government relations and high-stakes strategic...

2014-04-07 16:24:17

Excellence in Television, Radio and Internet Campaigns WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Advocacy (DDCA), a leading international public affairs and issue advocacy firm, is the proud winner of four prestigious 2014 Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). The Pollies are awarded annually to recognize the teams behind the year's most powerful campaign communications products and are considered the political consultancy industry's highest honor....

2014-02-03 08:24:03

Lake, a Public Affairs and Strategic Communications Specialist and Reagan, Bush 41 Alum, to Guide DDCA's Expanding Portfolio NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC Advocacy (DDCA), a leading full-service international issue advocacy firm, today announced James C. Lake as its incoming Executive Vice President. Lake, a public affairs and advocacy specialist with thirty years of experience, will oversee client development and client relations as DDC Advocacy continues...

2014-01-29 16:28:54

Supporters Include Bi-Partisan Legislators; 20 State Governments; Law Professors and Constitutional Experts; Christian, Jewish and Muslim Leaders and Organizations; and Business and Women's Groups OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. and its owners, the Green family, today hailed the filing of 56 supporting friend-of-the-court briefs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby -- including one from Congressional supporters of a religious...

2014-01-13 12:25:12

New Practice Led by Top Washington, D.C. Area Government Strategists WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LEVICK announced the first of a set of new disciplines to be rolled out in early 2014 to build a comprehensive integrated communications agency. Today marks the first of several planned moves into lobbying and communications supported advocacy. The lobbying group will be led by Senior Vice President Rick Kessler, and based out of the firm's Washington, D.C. headquarters....


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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