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Students for Rudy Update

BY | Monday, January 21 2008

Over the past months, Students for Rudy has grown into a large coalition with supporters across the country. We have established chapters in 35 states, and have members in all 50. Read More

What Now

BY | Sunday, January 20 2008

We came so very close in South Carolina last Read More

Why I Support Rudy

BY | Saturday, January 19 2008

America is approaching one of its most important elections in history and we must elect a leader with the strength and resolve of Rudy Giuliani. His commitment to keeping our military strong and his track record of ... Read More

CORRECTION: Now is Your Chance

BY | Saturday, January 19 2008

Join us Calling into Florida! Volunteer with friends and neighbors to support Mayor Rudy Giuliani! Bring your cell phones and make calls for RUDY. January 19th & 26th Where: 1750 K Street Suite 200 2801 New Mexico ... Read More

YouTube:John Edwards - Oklahoma City Rally

BY | Saturday, January 19 2008

John Edwards attends a rally in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday, January 18, 2008. Read More

Now is Your Chance

BY | Saturday, January 19 2008

Join us Calling into Florida! Volunteer with friends and neighbors to support Mayor Rudy Giuliani! Bring your cell phones and make calls for RUDY. January 19-20th Where: 1750 K Street Suite 200 2801 New Mexico Ave # 411 ... Read More

South Carolina

BY | Saturday, January 19 2008

Dear Politickr, Today is what we have been waiting for: the South Carolina Primary. I am writing to you from Columbia, S.C. It's not exactly warm but it beats the snowstorm we had in Washington on Thursday. Today is ... Read More

Washington DC Kucinich Campaign Update

BY | Friday, January 18 2008

Washington DC Kucinich Campaign Update Greetings Dennis Kucinich Supporters in DC, There is a pre-primary caucus tomorrow, January 19, McKinley HS 151 T Street NE, from 10am till 2pm. The Kucinich Campaign will be ... Read More

The Candidates Turn to Eventful

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, January 18 2008

Our friends at Eventful have released some good news about the candidates' use of their site to organize local events in the runup to the Nevada caucus and South Carolina primary. Read More

More Yahoo! Buzz Data: Dems in a Dead Heat

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, January 18 2008

Yesterday I posted data from Yahoo! Buzz that showed Mitt Romney topping searches among Republican voters in Nevada and much closer numbers among Romney, John McCain, and Mike Huckabee in South Carolina. Now some data ... Read More

News Briefs

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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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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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