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Lobbyists Fear Internet-Driven Public Participation in Bill Drafting

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, April 14 2008

Confronted by the prospect of internet-driven public participation in crafting legislation, the past head of the American League of Lobbyists says, "What's next? Are we going to let the American people decide our defense ... Read More

We've Been Had: McCain Girls Revealed!

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 14 2008

...In which your humble blogger realizes he's been had. The New York Times' Brian Stelter gets my utmost respect today: he reveals that the McCain Girls -- three women with window-cracking voices that did their best to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Bittergate Bubbles Up

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 14 2008

The quest for the conservative MoveOn continues; Bittergate erupts from a citizen journalist's reporting; Bitter Voters for Obama supports their candidate; a Twitter feed reports every new superdelegate to declare his or ... Read More

Daily Digest: Bittergate Bubbles Up

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, April 14 2008

The quest for the conservative MoveOn continues; Bittergate erupts from a citizen journalist's reporting; Bitter Voters for Obama supports their candidate; a Twitter feed reports every new superdelegate to declare his or ... Read More

YouTube: The 50-20 Plan

BY | Sunday, April 13 2008

Pledge to donate to the Gravel campaign and learn more about the 50-20 plan. http://50-20.us http://www.gravel2008.us http://www.youtube.com/gravel2008 Video and Concept by James Richardson. ... Read More

Keeping tabs on the mobile opportunity

BY Michael Tate | Saturday, April 12 2008

The mobile phone as political communication channel orbits around the simple use of text messages (SMS). Senator Clinton uses them. Senator Barack uses them. Let's talk about the next phase. What's the future strategy ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Barack Blowout?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 11 2008

Because it's Friday, we bring you Bras for Hillary; Compete data shows a blowout for Barack Obama, but RealClearPolitics averages show a different story; are suffering from election fatigue?; GroundReport posts a ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Barack Blowout?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 11 2008

Because it's Friday, we bring you Bras for Hillary; Compete data shows a blowout for Barack Obama, but RealClearPolitics averages show a different story; are suffering from election fatigue?; GroundReport posts a ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: The Audacity of Eminem Impressions

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, April 11 2008

It's favorite video time! Andy Cobb laments the end of Hillary's run; Obama Girl returns (again); Elton John enters U.S. politics; a conservative rapper does that really-fast-rapping thing like Eminem; and Barack Obama ... Read More

Poof! Gone.

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, April 10 2008

Now you see it, now you don't. I tried to show my Internet Advocacy Communication class the new McCain Girls video this evening. We have been following their adventures as we study YouTube's impact on the election, and ... Read More

News Briefs

RSS Feed monday >

First POST: Zucked Up

Mark Zuckerberg responds to criticism of "zero rating" Facebook access in India; turning TVs into computers; how Facebook is changing the way UK users see the upcoming General Election; BuzzFeed's split priorities; a new website for "right-of-center women"; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

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