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Daily Digest: Presidential Fail

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 25 2008

Virtually identical Clinton ads ask for $50 and $5 donations; Obama's site briefly hacked; the Fail Blog gets political; and the Philadelphia Inquirer discovers the web and politics. Read More

The Hillary Clinton Internet

BY Editors | Friday, April 25 2008

Time to make room for a different point of view on Hillary Clinton's use of the web: The prevailing narrative about the Clinton campaign is embodied in the phrase “top-down,” and there is some truth to that ... Read More

How McCain and the GOP blew the Waffle Shot

BY Michael Turk | Friday, April 25 2008

Monday afternoon the GOP spin machine cranked into high gear and began barfing out news releases and research documents about the Obama Waffle comment. A lot of people have asked me why I give the GOP such a hard time ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: Anti-McCainiana Abounds

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 25 2008

In this week’s favorite videos, we take a look at the anti-McCainiana that’s abounding on YouTube, with non-affiliated progressive voter groups filling in the vacuum left by the Democratic candidates who are ... Read More

Moms Rising Asks Women to Send McCain their Resumes

BY Morra Aarons-Mele | Thursday, April 24 2008

Check out this approach to calling out John McCain on his Neaderthal response to the Fair Pay Act, from MomsRising: Yesterday, the Senate failed to pass the Fair Pay Act. What was almost worse than that defeat, were the ... Read More

Allegations of Online Fundraising Success Need Proof

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, April 24 2008

Yesterday, something like $15 million to $20 million allegedly was donated to the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns online. We don't really know for sure. Read More

Clinton Camp Gets $$$ Joke

BY Mindy Finn | Thursday, April 24 2008

One year and two months later (exactly to the day since she “started the conversation”), the Hillary Clinton campaign is getting the joke Read More

The Twittering Class and the Primaries

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

While many political junkies are used to following election results on the TV, with news anchors reporting the news -- if there is any -- in a more or less orderly fashion, many online politics hounds need a quicker fix. ... Read More

Despite Negative Press, Facebook Is a Powerful Agent for Social Change

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 24 2008

(This story was originally published on AlterNet and is crossposted with the permission of the excellent folks over there. -- Nancy) As an organizing tool, Facebook has had a couple of ugly weeks of late. Students at ... Read More

Daily Digest: Who Wants Obama's Waffles?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 24 2008

An eager diner-goer auctions off Barack Obama's half-eaten waffle; Google bombing the truth about Obama; Steve Grove starts blogging; John McCain fights the North Carolina GOP about a new TV ad; a prescient Obama memo ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Hot Spots

How Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is making inroads in China; labor protests among Uber drivers spread to more cities; new data about the prevalence of online harassment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Reminders

Why the RNC hasn't managed to reboot how Republican campaigns use voter data; new ways of using phone banking to get out the vote; how the UK's digital director is still ahead of the e-govt curve; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Patient Zero

Monica Lewinsky emerges with a mission to fight cyber-bullying; Marc Andreessen explains his political philosophy; tech donors to MayDay PAC get pushback from Congressional incumbents; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Front Pagers

How Facebook's trending topics feed is wrecking political news; debating the FBI's need for an encrypted phone "backdoor"; democratizing crisis data; and much, much more. GO