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Hope Will Not Be Televised: Obama YouTube vs. Clinton Clash

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, January 22 2008

They won't tell you on TV, but people are watching Obama's new speech. Disintermediation is alive on YouTube. Read More

My Endorsement

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Richardson for President, Inc, ________________________ Dear Friend, These last couple of weeks have been blessedly peaceful. After living inside the tornado of a presidential campaign for 11 months, it has been so good ... Read More

New Tv Spot Highlights Why John Edwards Is The Best Candidate To Fight For Change

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Edwards campaign begins airing new television spot in South Carolina that draws contrasts between Edwards and his competitors Columbia, South Carolina – Today, the John Edwards for President campaign began airing ... Read More

Daily Digest: Huckabee Is An Ewok?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Jeff Jarvis rounds up the many, many ways to chop, splice, and parse online data about the elections; General JC Christian produces a Second Life parody site devoted to Mike Huckabee; Al Qaeda asks its members to submit ... Read More

Daily Digest: Huckabee Is An Ewok?

BY Joshua Levy | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Jeff Jarvis rounds up the many, many ways to chop, splice, and parse online data about the elections; General JC Christian produces a Second Life parody site devoted to Mike Huckabee; Al Qaeda asks its members to submit ... Read More

Edwards Statement On The 35th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Chapel Hill, North Carolina – John Edwards released the following statement on the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. "Roe v. Wade was an important step on the road to full equality, opportunity and dignity for ... Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - Trial Lawyers and Corporate Lobbyists?

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

John Edwards responds to Hillary Clinton's assertion that corporate lobbyists and trial lawyers are identical groups. Read More

Edwards Outlines Economic Plan To Put Needed Money In The Hands Of Hard-Working South Carolinians And All Americans

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

Because of his Commitment to Fighting for the Middle Class and his Bold Ideas to Strengthen the Economy, South Carolina Communications Workers of America Endorse Edwards Columbia, South Carolina – On a conference ... Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - "What Happened" Ad

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

The John Edwards campaign began airing a new 30-second television spot in South Carolina to highlight how Senator Edwards is the only Democratic presidential candidate who will stand up to the drug companies and ... Read More

South Carolina Focus Group: Edwards Won The Debate

BY | Tuesday, January 22 2008

CNN's Focus Group of Undecided South Carolina Voters: "They Thought That Senator Edwards Won the Debate." After the debate, CNN reported that a focus group of seventeen undecided South Carolina Democrats said Edwards won ... Read More

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Another Co-Opted Hashtag: #MustSeeIran

The Twitter hashtag #MustSeeIran was created to showcase Iran's architecture, landscapes, and would-be tourist destinations. It was then co-opted by activists to bring attention to human rights abuses and infringements. Now Twitter is home to two starkly different portraits of a country. GO

What Has the EU Ever Done For Us?: Countering Euroskepticism with Viral Videos and Monty Python

Ahead of the May 25 European Elections, the most intense campaigning may not be by the candidates or the political parties. Instead, some of the most passionate campaigns are more grassroots efforts focused on for a start stirring up the interest of the European electorate. GO

At NETmundial Brazil: Is "Multistakeholderism" Good for the Internet?

Today and tomorrow Brazil is hosting NETmundial, a global multi-stakeholder meeting on the future of Internet governance. GO

Brazilian President Signs Internet Bill of Rights Into Law at NetMundial

Earlier today Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned Marco Civil, also called the Internet bill of rights, during the global Internet governance event, NetMundial, in Brazil.

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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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