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LegiStorm and Conducting the Peoples' Business

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 10 2008

A super interesting controversy has been brewing over LegiStorm, the transparency-obsessed site devoted to bringing public — but buried — documents and data to light. Read More

Daily Digest: Grassroots Fundraising vs. Public Financing

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 10 2008

NPR launches a new hub for voters to post their political stories; does Obama's fundraising model remove the need for public financing?; why do government tax sites work better than government participation sites?; ... Read More

Daily Digest: Grassroots Fundraising vs. Public Financing

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 10 2008

NPR launches a new hub for voters to post their political stories; does Obama's fundraising model remove the need for public financing?; why do government tax sites work better than government participation sites?; ... Read More

YouTube: The Heartland Libertarian Conference: Opening Remarks

BY | Wednesday, April 9 2008

Senator Mike Gravel gives his opening remarks at the Heartland Libertarian Conference debate. The Senator is the only declared candidate in the race for the Libertarian nomination with both domestic and foreign policy ... Read More

Lamont Staffers Cleared of Hacking Charges, Again

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 9 2008

The Ned Lamont campaign is cleared once again of hacking Joe Lieberman's site in August 2006. Read More

Lamont Staffers Cleared of Hacking Charges, Again

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 9 2008

The Ned Lamont campaign is cleared once again of hacking Joe Lieberman's site in August 2006. Read More

Creepy... I'm Sorry, But it's Just Creepy

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Wednesday, April 9 2008

I just watched the new McCain girls video, "Here Comes McCain Again" and I am totally creeped out. Aside from the fact that they have butchered one of my favorite songs, the goth motif is really spooky. And the scene ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is It McCaining With You?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 9 2008

The McCain Girls are back with another video; the LA Times on political video mashups; congrats to Jose Antonio Vargas and the rest of WaPo for their six (!) Pulitzers; a proposed bill restricting access to valuable ... Read More

Daily Digest: Is It McCaining With You?

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, April 9 2008

The McCain Girls are back with another video; the LA Times on political video mashups; congrats to Jose Antonio Vargas and the rest of WaPo for their six (!) Pulitzers; a proposed bill restricting access to valuable ... Read More

Friendly reminder to Obama: "Do you."

BY Chris Rabb | Tuesday, April 8 2008

I am not a high-priced, nationally-recognized political guru like Mark Penn, James Carville, or David Axelrod. I am a mere mortal not blessed with modest intelligence wrapped in the seductive candy-coating of white male ... 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

friday >

First POST: Tracking

Questions about whether Whisper is secretly tracking its users' secrets; the FBI's continued push against the new wave of encrypted phones; community service, high-tech-mogul-style; and much, much more. GO

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