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CMF: People Like Online Townhalls, They Really Do

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, October 26 2009

The Congressional Management Foundation has been tracking how Congress uses the web since before most members of Congress had websites. (That may or may not be true.) But they've found something that seems to have even ... Read More

Twitter Prompts a Rethinking of the Logic of Franking

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 20 2009

Over on The Hill, Jordan Fabian has the story of how some advocates inside and outside Congress are pushing for congressional franking rules to get clear on how members of Congress can use Twitter. Read More

Twitter: Where Republicans Are the Majority

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 23 2009

Politico's Kenneth P. Read More

When 72 Hours on Capitol Hill Beats Five Days at the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 23 2009

The New York Times' Katharine Seelye notes that there is one promise that President Barack Obama has not, on the facts, kept since coming into office, and that's his pledge that bills emerging from Congress would get a ... Read More

What Scares CRS About Going Public

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 12 2009

Here's how you know that open government absolutists and CRS, the internal research wing of Congress, are so far apart that the entire Library of Congress plus the states of Connecticut and Arizona could fit comfortably ... Read More

McCaskill: Twitter Means "Keeping It Real"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 24 2009

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill revealed some interesting insights into why she uses Twitter, in that speech linked to below. Read More

Congress Targets "Behavioral Ads"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 24 2009

The House Judiciary subcommittee with jurisdiction over Internet practices held a hearing this week that -- if Congress' history is any guide to its future -- may well mark the start of congressional handwringing over ... Read More

OTA 2.0: Reviving the Expert Agency with a New Public Participation Component

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Tech and science-minded types within the Beltway get a bit misty-eyed discussing the Office of Technology Assessment. OTA wasn't perfect, but during its 23 year run from 1972 to 1995, the small agency provided Congress ... Read More