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First POST: Long Games

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 9 2015

House Republicans knew about Clinton's personal email last year; Jeb Bush opposes the new net neutrality rules; the latest in augmented and artificial intelligence; why you should be wary of the Internet of Things; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Recaps

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 12 2015

Previewing the State of the Union's tech topics; data-driven campaigns go after the under-18 vote; open data activist Carl Malamud's renewed campaign to liberate the law; and much, much more. Read More

Iowa Politics, the Wiki

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 9 2011

The Iowa Independent launches Factbook: This Iowa-centric project began with the simple realization that a wealth of information exists about Iowa politics that is scattered throughout websites, private collections and ... Read More

We the Ad Buyers: Spare Change Against Chuck Grassley

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, October 21 2010

The always-thinking organizers at the Progressive Campaign Change Committee and Democracy for America are trying a one-two old media-new media punch in their bid to bring down Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley. Read More

Trippi: Unplugged in Iowa

BY Ari Melber | Tuesday, January 8 2008

Joe Trippi is one of the few political consultants who speaks frankly, even to the detriment of his clients, and loves democracy even more than he loves politics. I caught up with him for an hour-long conversation about ... Read More

Obama Is King of Google, Duke of YouTube

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, January 7 2008

According to Google Trends, Barack Obama has been the subject of more Google searches than any other presidential candidate, and aside from Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee he blows everyone else out of the water. And he's ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Barocket Is Back!

BY Joshua Levy | Monday, January 7 2008

While we were sleeping, there was a Wyoming primary, but few candidates mention the results on their sites; The Barocket is back! Barack Obama's online popularity has skyrocketed since his win in Iowa; Facebook's role in ... Read More

Social Networks: 1 Political Machine: 0 [Update]

BY Editors | Sunday, January 6 2008

The first U.S. presidential primary of 2008 is over and it was full of surprises. After the first inning, we have an unexpected lead, thanks to Mike Huckabee connecting to intact networks that had a long history ... Read More

Iowa Twitter Success

BY Patrick Ruffini | Friday, January 4 2008

When I first floated the idea of collecting Iowa Caucus results through the microblogging social network Twitter, I wasn't sure what to expect. Iowa is a small state, and not particularly known for tech-savviness. Would ... Read More

Obama's Facebook App Finds Your Iowa Friends

BY Michael Whitney | Wednesday, January 2 2008

Barack Obama's campaign put its Facebook page to a new use just days before the Iowa caucuses. Fans, or supporters, of Barack Obama received a message asking to remind their friends in Iowa to caucus. The message, titled ... Read More