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YouTube: Mayor Giuliani in Clearwater, Florida

BY | Monday, January 28 2008

Watch Mayor Giuliani in Florida today where he talked about the need to remain on offense in the Terrorists' War on Us. www.JoinRudy2008.com Read More

The (Mostly) New BarackObama.com

BY Michael Turk | Monday, January 28 2008

I'm a bit late to the party on this, but hopefully it's fashionably late, and not like the guy that gets there after everyone has gone home and wants to sit and chat despite the fact that you're dropping hints for him to ... Read More

YouTube: Rep. Peter King on why Rudy's the best choice for President

BY | Monday, January 28 2008

Rep. Peter King sits down with MSNBC to talk about why Rudy is the best choice for President as well as the strong crowds and positive reaction Rudy's been getting from Florida voters. www.JoinRudy2008.com Read More

Daily Digest: Telenovelas Get the Vote Out

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, January 28 2008

Voto Latino combines the telenovela with voter registration; the brief rise and fall of Unity 08; why are we seeing such a rise in Democratic voter turnout?; the Clinton Spendometer makes an outrageous claim about ... Read More

Daily Digest: Telenovelas Get the Vote Out

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, January 28 2008

Voto Latino combines the telenovela with voter registration; the brief rise and fall of Unity 08; why are we seeing such a rise in Democratic voter turnout?; the Clinton Spendometer makes an outrageous claim about ... Read More

The Final Push in Florida

BY | Monday, January 28 2008

With all the hype and the rhetoric this campaign season, it’simportant to remember that this campaign is about ideas. And that’s why I am supporting the candidate who has a bold vision to bring people together to solve ... Read More

YouTube: Ron Paul Radio Ad: Economy

BY | Monday, January 28 2008

Broadcast this radio ad. Donate today at www.RonPaul2008.com. Author: RonPaul2008dotcom Keywords: ron-paul Added: January 28, 2008 Read More

YouTube: Rudy Giuliani Web Video "Not Endorsed"

BY | Monday, January 28 2008

Rudy Giuliani Web Video "Not Endorsed" www.JoinRudy2008.com Author: RudyGiulianiHQ Keywords: rudy giuliani president 2008 florida republican Added: January 28, 2008 Read More

Obama Doubles Down on YouTube

BY Ari Melber | Sunday, January 27 2008

What do anime, a nude Charlotte Ross and Barack Obama have in common? Read More

Obama Doubles Down on YouTube

BY Ari Melber | Sunday, January 27 2008

What do anime, a nude Charlotte Ross and Barack Obama have in common? Read More

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Ruck.us Reboots As a Candidate Digital Toolkit That's a Bit Too Like Democracy.com

Ruck.us launched with big ambitions and star appeal, hoping to crack the code on how to get millions of people to pool their political passions through their platform. When that ambition stalled, its founder Nathan Daschle--son of the former Senator--decided to pivot to offering political candidates an easy-to-use free web platform for organizing and fundraising. Now the new Ruck.us is out from stealth mode, entering a field already being served by competitors like NationBuilder, Salsa Labs and Democracy.com. And strangely enough, Ruck.us seems to want its early users to ask Democracy.com for help. GO

Armenian Legislators: You Can Be As Anonymous on the 'Net As You Like—Until You Can't

A proposed bill in Armenia would make it illegal for media outlets to include defamatory remarks by anonymous or fake sources, and require sites to remove libelous comments within 12 hours unless they identify the author.

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The Good Wife Looks for the Next Snowden and Outwits the NSA

Even as the real Edward Snowden faces questions over his motives in Russia, another side of his legacy played out for the over nine million viewers of last night's The Good Wife, which concluded its season long storyline exploring NSA surveillance. In the episode titled All Tapped Out, one young NSA worker's legal concerns lead him to becoming a whistle-blower, setting off a chain of events that allows the main character, lawyer Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), and her husband, Illinois Governor Peter Florrick (Chris Noth), to turn the tables on the NSA using its own methods. GO

The Expanding Reach of China's Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring Site, Danger Maps

Last week billionaire businessman Jack Ma, founder of the e-commerce company Alibaba, appealed to his “500 million-strong army” of consumers to help monitor water quality in China. Inexpensive testing kits sold through his company can be used to measure pH, phosphates, ammonia, and heavy metal levels, and then the data can be uploaded via smartphone to the environmental monitoring site Danger Maps. Although the initiative will push the Chinese authorities' tolerance for civic engagement and activism, Ethan Zuckerman has high hopes for “monitorial citizenship” in China.

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The 13 Worst Bits of Russia's Current and Maybe Future Internet Legislation

It appears that Russia is on the brink of passing still more repressive Internet regulations. A new telecommunications bill that would require popular blogs—those with 3,000 or more visits a day—to join a government registry and conform to government-mandated standards is expected to pass this week. What follows is a list of the worst bits of both proposed and existing Russian Internet law. Let us know in the comments or on Twitter if we missed anything.

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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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