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Chuck Grassley's Twitter Fever

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, September 13 2010

Via Ben Smith comes an ad spot from Senator Chuck Grassley in which the BlackBerry wielding Iowa Republican, up now for re-election, pledges, "I'll tweet, I'll text, I'll do whatever it takes."

Grassley opponent Roxanne Conlin, a Democrat, has used a somewhat lower-tech analogy to describe why Grassley's half-century in public office makes him a bit outmoded, saying that as every good farmer knows, "51 years...is a long time to go without rotating crops."

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RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: In It To Win It

Hillary Clinton's updated Twitter bio; lots of election data-porn, if you're into that kind of thing; the debate over digital keys and backdoors; protests by hologram; and much, much more. GO

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