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Obama Battled for Early Votes as McCain Blitzed Clinton in February

BY Kate Kaye | Tuesday, March 18 2008

In February, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama battled for Texas voters in millions of get out the vote ads leading up to the Lone Star primary and caucuses. Meanwhile, John McCain took advantage of his lone ... Read More

Money Talks, Politicians Listen

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 17 2008

I wondered what the presidential candidates and other politicians were saying about the Federal Reserve's unprecedented interventions in the financial sector, including today's provision of $30 billion to guarantee JP ... Read More

Daily Digest: Finding the Fox News Virus

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, March 17 2008

Robert Greenwald identifies anti-Obama Fox News "virus"; TheMiddleClass.org releases grades for Congress; LinkTV gives world citizens the chance to weigh in on the US election; a Digg clone for progressives; Ron Paul's ... Read More

Pro-Clinton Writers Go "On Strike" at DailyKos

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, March 15 2008

It looks like the heightening divisions with the Democratic party over the Obama-Clinton contest are causing an open split in the online progressive city known as DailyKos. Read More

Daily Digest: Let Freedom Ring(tone)!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 12 2008

Get your red-hot presidential ringtones!; customize your very own Obamalogo at Logobama; send a video message directly to one of the campaigns; track Clinton's new web-based fundraising push; and find out which candidate ... Read More

Use of Images in E-mail

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, March 11 2008

This wasn't supposed to be "Beat up on Hillary Week". It really wasn't. It just happens that this is the second thing in a week I've been given that just didn't work for me. Below is the e-mail I just received from Team ... Read More

Hillary Clinton Crosses Her Heart

BY Michael Turk | Monday, March 10 2008

Hillary has a new web ad up on at least a handful of sites. The creative is a little uninspiring, but what really caught my attention was what they say without saying a word. Here's a grab of the ad: What's most ... Read More

Daily Digest: Dreaming Of The Candidates

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

A new site collects voters' dreams about the candidates; tracking search trends in PA; Larry David sounds off about Hillary's "red telephone" ad; notes from a panel on how the netroots are changing politics; and Obama ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: McCain as Churchill, and is Paul Out?

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 7 2008

The campaigns produced some doozies for us this week! From John McCain’s continuing slide into artful weirdness to the Clinton/Obama “red telephone” ads, we’re wondering if humor and humanity are ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Wikipedia Primary

BY Joshua Levy | Thursday, March 6 2008

Mark Glaser interviews Patrick Ruffini; Rolling Stone glowingly investigates Obama's grassroots game; Mike Connery at TPMCafe; who's winning the Wikipedia primary?; Flickr for Good launches; and the candidates do some, ... Read More

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality an Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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NYC Politicians and Advocacy Groups Say Airbnb Misrepresents Sharing Economy

A coalition of New York election officials and affordable housing groups have launched an advocacy effort targeting Airbnb called "Share Better" that includes an ad campaign, a web platform, and social media outreach. GO

First POST: Data Dumps

The Internet Slowdown's impact on the FCC; Uber drivers try to go on strike; four kinds of civic tech; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Positive Sums

How Teachout won some wealthy districts while Cuomo won some poor ones; DailyKos's explosive traffic growth; using Facebook for voter targeting; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Emergence

Evaluating the Teachout-Wu challenge; net neutrality defenders invoke an "internet slowdown"; NYC's first CTO; and much, much more. GO

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De Blasio Names Minerva Tantoco First New York City CTO

Mayor Bill de Blasio named Minerva Tantoco as first New York City CTO Tuesday night in an announcement that was greeted with applause and cheers at the September meeting of the New York Tech Meet-Up. In his remarks, De Blasio said her task would be to develop a coordinated strategy for technology and innovation as it affects the city as a whole and the role of technology in all aspects of civic life from the economy and schools to civic participation, leading to a "redemocratization of society." He called Tantoco the perfect fit for the position as a somebody who is "great with technology, has a lot of experience, abiltiy and energy and ability to create from scratch and is a true New Yorker." GO

First POST: Fusion Politics

The Teachout-Wu Cuomo-Hochul race as it comes to a close; more criticism for Reddit as it prepares a major new round of funding; First Lady Michelle Obama as an Upworthy curator; and much, much more. GO

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