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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)

News Briefs

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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