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First POST: Not Clapping

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 14 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: How to protect your online communications; Bitcoin comes under federal scrutiny; Booker rises; Chicago wants to know if you're sick; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Connections

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, August 12 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The connection between Edward Snowden and Jeff Bezos; how Moore's Law is destroying privacy; responses to Obama's Friday press conference; Twitter's new #PAC; and much, much more. Read More

Cory Booker Routes Around Capitol Hill Veteran To Win The Tech Vote

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, August 9 2013

Cory Booker, pictured with Biz Stone and Randi Zuckerberg, 2009. Photo: loiclemeur/Flicker

Silicon Valley is placing its bets behind business-friendly Booker, and in the process is ignoring a stalwart champion of some of their interests on Capitol Hill Rush Holt. Read More

First POST: Nihilists

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, August 8 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: The latest twists in the NSA scandal, advice for Republican would-be techies and wannabe innovative cities; why Samantha Power will break our hearts; and much, much more from around the web. Read More

First POST: Informed

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 7 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: Cory Booker's web of tech industry backers; more questions about the NSA; and maybe Jeff Bezos just wanted to buy power in DC the old-fashioned way, by owning media; and much much more. Read More

First POST: Print is Dead

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, August 6 2013

Exclusively for Personal Democracy Plus subscribers: What to make of Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post; more reverberations from the NSA surveillance scandal; a British government agency proves you can make smart use of the web AND work in government; and more in today's round-up of news about technology in politics from around the web. Read More

Cory Booker Hires Democratic Organizing Veteran Addisu Demissie To Manage Senate Run

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Tuesday, June 18 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker has hired a veteran of the Democratic organizing world Addisu Demissie to manage his run to succeed the late New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. Read More

This Week, Cory Booker's Social Media Savvy Just Wasn't Enough

BY Nick Judd | Friday, May 25 2012

In a look back at Newark Mayor Cory Booker's tough week, Maggie Haberman and Emily Schultheis write that what hurt him the most was his "tortured-looking YouTube reversal." On Meet the Press on Sunday, Booker said that Obama campaign attacks that positioned Mitt Romney as a habitual employee-terminator were "nauseating" in their polarization and treatment of private equity. For the Democratic Newark mayor, criticizing the president's campaign strategy meant the week took a sharp downhill turn. Read More

Cory Booker's Laughing Along With #CoryBookerStories After Gosling-Esque Feat

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, April 13 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who has become known for news like that time he responded to Twitter snow-removal complaints by showing up with a shovel during a winter storm, is hero of the Internet once again today.

Booker made news again last night when he rescued a neighbor from a house on fire. Under the hashtag #CoryBookerStories, which was trending worldwide earlier today, users are suggesting other superhero-type acts Booker might be capable of. Some of them are turning meme on a related tumblr. A spokeswoman says Booker got a laugh from the response.

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Happening Now: #140conf

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 15 2011

At the 92nd Street Y here in New York City, 140 Characters Conference is getting into gear. A conference about the real-time web's impact on business and society, this year it will feature a few names that might be ... Read More