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YouTube: Chuck Norris Speaks to Students

BY | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Chuck and Gena Norris have a message for Students for Huckabee as we move towards Feb. 5 Author: explorehuckabee Keywords: mike huckabee 2008 Added: January 30, 2008 Read More

Thank You

BY | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Over the past year, as I traveled around the country, people from all walks of life welcomed me into their homes and communities with open arms. From house parties to parades to town halls and rallies, I have shared in ... Read More

YouTube:Thank you.

BY | Wednesday, January 30 2008

John Edwards' remarks today in New Orleans: "I began my presidential campaign here to remind the country that we, as citizens and as a government, have a moral responsibility to each other, and what we do together ... Read More

Remarks Of John Edwards Today In New Orleans

BY | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Thank you all very much. We're very proud to be back here. During the spring of 2006, I had the extraordinary experience of bringing 700 college kids here to New Orleans to work. These are kids who gave up their spring ... Read More

Announcing PdF 2008!

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Technology and the Internet are changing politics — now more than ever. Over the last five years, Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) has become the seminal gathering place for the growing community of people who understand ... Read More

Daily Digest: And Then There Were Four

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Announcing Personal Democracy Forum 2008!; YouBama combines YouTube and Digg to show the most popular pro-Barack Obama videos; a geek comic hero supports Obama; Danny Glover's Beltway Blogroll and Technology Daily ... Read More

Daily Digest: And Then There Were Seven

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Announcing Personal Democracy Forum 2008!; YouBama combines YouTube and Digg to show the most popular pro-Barack Obama videos; a geek comic hero supports Obama; Danny Glover's Beltway Blogroll and Technology Daily ... Read More

YouTube: Mayor Giuliani Florida Election Night Speech

BY | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Mayor Giuliani delivers his Election Night speech in Orlando, Florida, January 29, 2008. Author: RudyGiulianiHQ Keywords: rudy giuliani president 2008 republican florida Added: January 30, 2008 Read More

What It Takes

BY | Wednesday, January 30 2008

Our focus turns now to Super Tuesday. Read More

YouTube: Election Day Highlights

BY | Tuesday, January 29 2008

This afternoon, Academy Award winning actor Jon Voight and Campaign Manager Michael DuHaime talked with Fox News about Mayor Rudy Giuliani's growing Florida momentum. Read More

Transparency and Public Shaming: Pakistan Tackles Tax Evasion

In Pakistan, where only one in 200 citizens files their income tax return, authorities published a directory of taxpayers' details for the first time. Officials explained the decision as an attempt to shame defaulters into paying up.

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Facebook Seeks Approval as Financial Service in Ireland. Is the Developing World Next?

On April 13 the Financial Times reported that Facebook is only weeks away from being approved as a financial service in Ireland. Is this foray into e-money motivated by Facebook's desire to conquer the developing world before other corporate Internet giants do? Maybe.

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The Rise and Fall of Iran's “Blogestan”

The robust community of Iranian bloggers—sometimes nicknamed “Blogestan”—has shrunk since its heyday between 2002 – 2010. “Whither Blogestan,” a recent report from the University of Pennsylvania's Iran Media Program sought to find out how and why. The researchers performed a web crawling analysis of Blogestan, survey 165 Persian blog users, and conducted 20 interviews with influential bloggers in the Persian community. They found multiple causes of the decline in blogging, including increased social media use and interference from authorities.

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Weekly Readings: What the Govt Wants to Know

A roundup of interesting reads and stories from around the web. GO

Russia to Treat Bloggers Like Mass Media Because "the F*cking Journalists Won't Stop Writing"

The worldwide debate over who is and who isn't a journalist has raged since digital media made it much easier for citizen journalists and other “amateurs” to compete with the big guys. In the United States, journalists are entitled to certain protections under the law, such as the right to confidential sources. As such, many argue that blogging should qualify as journalism because independent writers deserve the same legal protections as corporate employees. In Russia, however, earning a place equal to mass media means additional regulations and obligations, which some say will lead to the repression of free speech.

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Politics for People: Demanding Transparent and Ethical Lobbying in the EU

Today the Alliance for Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Regulation (ALTER-EU) launched a campaign called Politics for People that asks candidates for the European Parliament to pledge to stand up to secretive industry lobbyists and to advocate for transparency. The Politics for People website connects voters with information about their MEP candidates and encourages them to reach out on Facebook, Twitter or by email to ask them to sign the pledge.

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Security Agencies Given Full Access to Telecom Data Even Though "All Lebanese Can Not Be Suspects"

In late March, Lebanese government ministers granted security agencies unrestricted access to telecommunications data in spite of some ministers objections that it violates privacy rights. Global Voices reports that the policy violates Lebanon's existing surveillance and privacy law, Law 140, but has gotten little coverage from the country's mainstream media.

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