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Budget Chair Paul Ryan Takes Us, Once Again, to the Movies

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan is back in front of the cameras, this time pushing back against criticisms of his plan for Medicare that have resonated everywhere from New York's 26th district's special election ... Read More

Change.org Invites Developers to Hack for Change (and Dollars, Too)

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

Change.org has just announced that it's going to be throwing a 24-hour-long Hack for Change event, starting at noon on Saturday, June 18th, in the company's headquarters in San Francisco's SOMA district. The goal is to ... Read More

Old People of NY-26, Heed JaneCorwin.org's Call and Vote!

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

A post on JaneCorwin.org encourages people to vote today in yesterday's special election. "Jane Corwin" is encouraging everyone to come out and vote today! Head on over to JaneCorwin.org to check out her note, ... Read More

Kundra's Choice: FedSpace R.I.P., Data.gov Soldiers On

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 24 2011

After Congress shrunk funding for the Electronic Government Fund as part of the recent budget debate, the waiting game has been on seeing what federal technology projects U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra would decide to cut, ... Read More

DMing with Strangers

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 24 2011

The Daily Caller's Jonathan Strong is running with a cache of Twitter direct messages sent by Sarah Palin aide Rebecca Mansour to someone she "thought was a friend," brief notes that reveal Mansour's thinking ... Read More

Trend Watch: Cops and Communities Talk Traffic Data

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 24 2011

Governing Magazine's Heather Kerrigan reports that cities across the U.S. are finding a useful policing edge in overlaying crime data and traffic safety data. (In broad strokes, crime and traffic incidents tend to happen ... Read More

The Congressman from Joplin Tweets

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 24 2011

Rep. Billy Long, the congressman representing Joplin, tweeted last March about tornado warning tests. Rep. Billy Long is a professional auctioneer who emerged from an eight-way Republican primary last year to become, ... Read More

Obama White House Unveils "Online Response" Lead

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

The Obama White House is moving Jesse Lee, a veteran of online Democratic politics, from his role as the White House's Online Programs Director to a newly created post: Director of Progressive Media & Online ... Read More

Facebook Looks for Policy Geeks to Think Global, Act Local

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

Facebook is advertising Director of Policy posts focused on Middle East, Scandanavia, France, Germany, Spain, Brussels, and elsewhere. As Facebook spreads around the globe, the company is eager to pair its technological ... Read More

Sex, Turkish Politics, and Anonymous Videotapes

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 23 2011

The New York Times' Sebnem Arsu reports: Just weeks before general elections in Turkey, six leading members of an opposition party were forced to resign from Parliament on Saturday after sexually explicit videos of one ... Read More