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Clearing the Cache: Cartoons, Cuba, and the Conservative Comeback

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 8 2010

  • Organizing for America is fundraising off of the Republican National Committee fundraising document that portrayed Obama as the Joke and Harry Reid as Scooby Doo, writing "We cannot let the lowest form of politics derail the progress we've made for the American people." Worth keeping in mind is that both the right and left are eager to fundraise from small donors, and are still working out just want sort of framing and language might work best in those efforts.
  • The U.S. Treasury Department takes to Twitter, becoming the latest federal agency to start tweeting.
  • What's Treasury got to tweet about, you ask? Well, for one thing, the news that they've opened up places like Cuba and Iran to American tech companies like Yahoo and Twitter, freeing them to offer web services in places where U.S. trade restrictions might have chilled their activities.
  • "The Comeback Begins": South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint and Marco Rubio, the Florida Republican hoping to join his mentor in the Senate, are traveling across South Carolina in pursuit of $100,000, and the duo's road trip has its own website -- DeMintRubio.com.
  • And Joe Rospars talks the future of tech on the BBC's Digital Giants.

(With Nick Judd)

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