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The House Republicans' WhipCast App: Not Just For Your Phone

BY Nick Judd | Monday, November 21 2011

Last week, the House Republicans launched WhipCast, a mobile app to push floor updates and bill text to mobile phones. The app allows also gives users "Driving the Day," a daily document of press clippings and votes the ... Read More

House GOP's Looooong Pledge to America

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 23 2010

House Republicans' "A Pledge to America" has dropped. And by "dropped," I mean posted by CBS News to Scribd. Pure politics aside, the GOP plan for post-midterm America plays up the collaborative way ... Read More

Insurgents Within the Minority

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 1 2010

Mother Jones' Kevin Drum expands upon an idea we've entertained here. New media or direct media or whatever you want to call it is going to naturally be more appealing to insurgents, a factor at play in the emerging ... Read More

A Collaborative "Commitment to America"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 5 2010

House Republicans are set to roll out a software platform for the crafting of consensus-built political platform in time for the midterm elections, CNN reports: Read More

House Republicans Kick Off New Media Tourney

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 21 2010

The Hill's Tony Romm reports that the House Republican Conference has this week kicked off a six-week March Madness-style "New Media Challenge." First up is a qualifying round where congresspeople attempt to ... Read More

House GOP's WhipCast: Mobilizing the Minority (Updated)

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 29 2009

Meet WhipCast, the newly public BlackBerry application that House Republicans, led by Republican Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and Kevin McCarthy of California, are showing around the Hill. Politico's Mike Allen has the ... Read More

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Facebook opens up about its experiments on tweaking voting behavior; breaking news in the FCC net neutrality battle; getting hard data on civic tech's impact on political efficacy; and much, much more. GO

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Why techies interested in political reform are facing challenges; the latest data on Democratic voter contacts in 2014; Hungary's anti-Internet tax demonstrations are getting huge; and much, much more. GO

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The link between intimate partner violence and surveillance tech; the operational security set-up that connected Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden; how Senate Dems are counting on tech to hold their majority; and much, much more. GO

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Edward Snowden on the Internet's impact on political polarization; trying to discern Hillary Clinton's position on NSA reform; why Microsoft is bullish on civic tech; and much, much more GO

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How voter data-sharing among GOP heavyweights is still lagging; why Facebook's News Feed scares news publishers; Google's ties to the State Department; and much, much more. GO

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