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On Facebook, A Torrent of Outrage And Disgust As Todd Akin Asks For a "THUMBS UP"

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, August 21 2012

Thousands of people have taken to Facebook to urge Missouri Republican Congressman Todd Akin to withdraw from the Senate race

All hell might be breaking loose within the Republican party in the wake of Missouri House Republican Todd Akin's bizarre Sunday comment exposing the idea that he thinks that some forms of rape are "legitimate," but the ... Read More

Claire McCaskill Hires Blue State Digital's Alex Kellner As Digital Director

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, February 6 2012

Missouri's senior Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has hired Blue State Digital's Alex Kellner as its digital director. Read More

Pre-Facebook IPO, Here's Where Shareholders Put their Political Cash

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, February 3 2012

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Says Its Mission Is To "Make The World More Open And Connected."

Facebook's initial public offering is in the works and the company is already gearing up to exert the kind of influence in Washington that one might expect from a publicly held firm. With a political action committee for the company already in place, here's a look at some of the politicians who might benefit from the rising fortunes of Facebook's early investors, based on those investors' past political contribution habits as reported by OpenSecrets. Read More

Even United States Senators Get the Blues

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 12 2011

There was a time in the not-so-distant past, it's probably safe to say, when a senator or other high official posting something like this would have a fair number of people chattering about demeaning the office: Instead, ... Read More

McCaskill Responds to Bai

BY Nancy Scola | Saturday, May 9 2009

Claire McCaskill has an appropriately short and effectively sweet response to Matt Bai's disapproving take on Twitter's growing popularity in Washington politics. Hitting politicians for inane tweeting is something like ... Read More

Legislation 2.0.2 Starting to Gain Momentum

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 19 2009

Remember two years ago when Senator Richard Durbin took the blogosphere and specifically MyDD.com and RedState.com for a series of open thread discussions about shaping a broadband bill? "Legislation 2.0" got some ... Read More