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Latest Report on Communicating with Congress: Listen and Play Nice

BY Sarah Granger | Monday, December 15 2008

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) just released their latest report, "Communicating with Congress: Recommendations for Improving the Democratic Dialogue." In their words, the current problems with online ... Read More

House.gov Turning Back Emails in Bid to Stay Up and Running

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, September 30 2008

The Hill has the story. The tsunami of public interest in yesterday's congressional battle over the bailout bill brought down websites across the House.gov domain, including Speaker Pelosi's and the House Financial ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Well-Oiled Campaign Machine

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 17 2008

Bill Richardson and -- sooprise, sooprise -- Ron Paul come out on top of Slate's vice-presidential picker; the Obama campaign is, in the words of one Dean veteran, not innovative but "extraordinarily professional;" we ... Read More

Twitter in a Teacup III: Could this be Progress?

BY Dave Witzel | Sunday, July 13 2008

You can never leave the safety of the beltway without missing something. More twitter-dome news breaks while I'm at the beach. The Gray Lady runs with the story but misses the point. Representative Culberson makes a ... Read More

Twitter in a Teacup Part Deux: The Speaker Has Spoken

BY Dave Witzel | Friday, July 11 2008

Twitter in a teacup is officially downgraded from a kerfuffle to a mere brouhaha. Still, there are lessons to learn about how to communicate with Congress and who owns the infrastructure we use. Read More

Daily Digest: Welcome to the Nimble Web

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 10 2008

Now that FISA has been put to rest, what happens to the group that quickly formed to protest Obama's stance on the bill?; the Twitter Dome Scandal (we coined that!) heats up, and we break it all down for you; a new map ... Read More

Twitter in a Teacup

BY Dave Witzel | Thursday, July 10 2008

Further proof that what happens in twitter doesn't necessarily stay in twitter is the continuing controversy (?!) over the use of new technology by Congresspeople. Read More

John Culberson: Most Connected Congressman?

BY Dave Witzel | Wednesday, June 25 2008

John Culberson, Republican from Houston, has taken an early but wide lead as "most connected Congressman" via twitter and Qik. Read More

CrackBerry Addicts vs Twittering Sunlighters on the Floor of Congress

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, June 11 2008

Here's a tale of two radically different uses of technology on Capitol Hill: the first to keep all but the most-connected people out, and the second to let the rest of us in. In the first case, we have Members of ... Read More

Daily Digest: Republican Dough Raisers Resist Going Grassroots

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 11 2008

As the Democratic online fundraising hub ActBlue passes the $50 mark, some on the right resist going grassroots to raise cash; what does it mean to run as a computer "illiterate" candidate in a networked world?; just ... Read More