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Bernstein's Got a Blog

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 13 2009

Another one, that is. Vice President Joe Biden's economist-in-chief Jared Bernstein announced in a post on the White House blog that he's got his own blog in the works: the "Middle Class Task Force Blog," ... Read More

Daily Digest: Grading OFA's Organizing, Building a Bill Buffer, Remixing the President

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 9 2009

To some extent, this weekend was the semester's first exam for Organizing for America. So, how'd the new organization, an outgrowth of the Obama campaign, perform? Depends who you ask... The White House's nameless, ... Read More

Daily Digest: What Progressives Want (and What They Should)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 2 2009

One of the hottest questions in participatory politics right now has to do with the future of Organizing for America, the DNC-housed organization that evolved out of the Obama campaign... We've talked in this space ... Read More

Obama's Networks and the Stimulus

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 28 2009

If you stop by our part of the Internet often, you'll know that here on techPres we've been interestedly tracking what would become of the energy, momentum, and -- perhaps most importantly -- the networks of people that ... Read More

Daily Digest: Crafting Obama's Triangle of Press, Public, and Politics

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 15 2009

Is Obama 2.0 an Extension of Dean's DNC?: The LA Times' Peter Wallsten serves up what at first glance looks like some juicy details on what evolution of Barack Obama's campaign organization will look like once he puts ... Read More

Peeking Under the TARP

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 13 2009

People seemed to enjoy the last YouTube video we posted from TARP overseer Elizabeth Warren, so hey, let's go back to that well. Warren, you might remember, heads up the congressionally-mandated panel whose job it is to ... Read More

Daily Digest: Walking the Participatory Government Walk

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, January 13 2009

We the Briefers: Joining the growing list of President-elect Barack Obama's experiments in interactivity is the Citizen's Briefing Book, as Nancy Scola reports. The top-rated policy ideas will, said Obama advisor ... Read More's Latest: Citizen's Briefing Book

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 12 2009

Putting together a policy briefing book for your boss is one of the toughest jobs handed to a political staffer. There's a strong desire to present him or her with the latest and best intelligence on a particular issue ... Read More

Social Media and the Federal Government: Perceived and Real Barriers and Potential Solutions

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 24 2008

(We recently posted a white paper from the Federal Web Managers Council detailing how the incoming presidential administration should focus on "putting citizens first" when it comes to the web. The FWMC, an ... Read More

Daily Digest: Barney, Building Blocks, and the Burgeoning Food Movement

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 18 2008

The Inside View on Revolutionizing .Gov: Dozens of senior web managers spanning federal agencies from USDA to HUD to NASA to EPA to ASDF (okay, we made that last one up) have penned a useful white paper with ... Read More