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House GOP's WhipCast: Mobilizing the Minority (Updated)

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 29 2009

Meet WhipCast, the newly public BlackBerry application that House Republicans, led by Republican Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and Kevin McCarthy of California, are showing around the Hill. Politico's Mike Allen has the ... Read More

The Coming BlackBerry Crack Down

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 17 2009

Technology that slips right into your pocket makes it trivial for legislators and lobbyists to be in constant, instantaneous contact. But when it comes to the practice of politics, can ubiquitous connectivity be too ... Read More

Court Rules Against Disclosure in Bush White House E-mail Case

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 20 2009

Bush Administration-era emails can stay "lost" for now, according to a new ruling by a federal appeals court, reports the AP. Read More

The President's Blackberry: Permission to Click?

BY Tom Watson | Sunday, January 25 2009

The accepted storyline on President Obama's souped-up hot rod of a super-secure executive branch Blackberry runs like this: Presidents too often exist in a bubble, insulated from real people and the world outside the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Through the Wormhole, Into the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 22 2009

One of the two executive orders signed by Barack Obama in his first full day in office pledged to shift governing presumptions about secrecy in the executive branch. With the swipe of a pen, Obama hopes to do away with ... Read More

McCain Campaign Closing Oops - Selling Blackberries with Confidential Data Still on Them

BY Sarah Granger | Sunday, December 14 2008

FOX 5 of Washington D.C. went to the McCain/Palin campaign fire sale in Arlington, Virginia on Thursday and purchased a couple of dead Blackberries. After powering them up with new batteries, the reporters found that ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama Looking Eager to Open 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 26 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to our American readers. We'll back with your daily dose of digest on Friday, likely ten pounds heavier. Enjoy the holiday. Gobble gobble. Letting Us in to the White House: The time has come, argues ... Read More

CrackBerry Addicts vs Twittering Sunlighters on the Floor of Congress

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 11 2008

Here's a tale of two radically different uses of technology on Capitol Hill: the first to keep all but the most-connected people out, and the second to let the rest of us in. In the first case, we have Members of ... Read More