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A Million in a Minute for Obama?

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, April 17 2008

This just in: Katherine Seelye at the New York Times reports on an initiative from an Obama supporter that sounds like Ron Paul on steroids. Some fans of Senator Barack Obama have set up a new Web site with the goal of ... Read More

Inbox Deathmatch: Obama vs. McCain

BY Colin Delany | Monday, April 14 2008

It's always fun when dueling campaign emails arrive in the e.politics inbox only minutes apart, particularly when they're so gently massaging the same issues-of-the-moment. Today's edition: Obama vs. McCain. The ... Read More

Hillary Tries Grassroots Budgeting

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, April 4 2008

Hillary Clinton's MyPA won't change the way the campaign spends money in Pennyslvania, but it's a neat idea nonetheless. Read More

Obama's $40M

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, April 4 2008

As fundraising gets more and more transparent, it's important to learn how to read between the lines. As pathbreaking as the Obama campaign has been, they are a step back from the transparency of the Dean bat, ... Read More

1M+ Donations to Obama in March

BY Patrick Ruffini | Monday, March 24 2008

(Correction? See update.) If you're a Republican (like me), it's time to grab the Rolaids again. According to publicly available donor data on BarackObama.com, the Obama campaign has already received more than one ... Read More

Obama's Million Donors: Why They're Important

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, March 1 2008

Sometime today, I presume, the Obama campaign will reveal its total fundraising haul for the month of February, and everyone will go gaga. Whatever the actual number--$35 million is the low estimate (which would match ... Read More

Obama: $60M in February?

BY Patrick Ruffini | Thursday, February 21 2008

According to my initial projections off this crowdsourced spreadsheet of Obama donations I set up after the Wisconsin victory, Obama has already raised at least $45 million for February and is on track to raise $60 ... Read More

Obama's $28M Online

BY Patrick Ruffini | Monday, February 4 2008

The news last week that Obama raised $32 million in January -- $28 million of it online -- is historic. Why? Because we're getting our first glimpse at the death of offline fundraising. Just 12% of Obama's money came in ... Read More

The Money Myth

BY Patrick Ruffini | Thursday, January 31 2008

If he wins, John McCain will have spent roughly $40 million to secure the nomination against two vastly better funded opponents. That is a far cry from the conventional wisdom that it would take $100 million to compete. ... Read More

"We're Not Just the Internet"

BY Editors | Friday, January 18 2008

Last weekend, tourists in Las Vegas were greeted by the sight of Ron Paul supporters parading down the Strip, chanting: We’re not just the Internet.  We’re flesh and blood. Could this serve as the motto ... Read More

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NYC Open Data Advocates Focus on Quality And Value Over Quantity

The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications plans to publish more than double the amount of datasets this year than it published to the portal last year, new Commissioner Anne Roest wrote last week in an annual report mandated by the city's open data law, with 135 datasets scheduled to be released this year, and almost 100 more to come in 2015. But as preparations are underway for City Council open data oversight hearings in the fall, what matters more to advocates than the absolute number of the datasets is their quality. GO

Civic Tech and Engagement: Announcing a New Series on What Makes it "Thick"

Announcing a new series of feature articles that we will be publishing over the next several months, thanks to the support of the Rita Allen Foundation. Our focus is on digitally-enabled civic engagement, and in particular, how and under what conditions "thick" digital civic engagement occurs. What we're after is answers to this question: When does a tech tool or platform enable actual people to make ongoing and significant contributions to each other, to a place or cause, at a scale that produces demonstrable change? GO

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