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Daily Digest: Republican Dough Raisers Resist Going Grassroots

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 11 2008

As the Democratic online fundraising hub ActBlue passes the $50 mark, some on the right resist going grassroots to raise cash; what does it mean to run as a computer "illiterate" candidate in a networked world?; just ... Read More

The McCain Girls Return

BY Joshua Levy | Wednesday, June 11 2008

They're back! I have to admit, ever since they were unmasked as phonies a few months back, I've been pining away for the McCain Girls. Those off-by-a-half-note harmonies, off-kilter dance moves, and fantastically bad ... Read More

Daily Digest: Enjoyable Blog Spells Trouble for Team McCain

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 10 2008

The new McCain blog is clever, readable, and occasionally funny -- why that's a bad thing; we meet a southern California who used the Internet to go from unengaged voter to a "field commander of sorts;" the brouhaha ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Right Quarrels Over

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 9 2008

The online right bickers over the wisdom of holding a candidate responsible for a bustling online community; can Google Trends predict election winners?; Mayhill Fowler reveals the methods behind her two big scoops; a ... Read More

How McCain's Website Can Beat Obama By Becoming a Platform

BY Patrick Ruffini | Saturday, June 7 2008

To get the most bang for its online buck, the McCain campaign should be the first political campaign in history to release a website API. Read More

Daily Digest: Obama's VP "Sausage Making" to Stay Offline and Closed

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 6 2008

Obama seems disinclined to support a proposal for opening up the VP sausage-making process; the Republican National Committee unveils; Florida Democrats use inside-the-Beltway video clips to highlight ... Read More

Daily Digest: As Clinton Ends It All Via Email, Ally Makes Online VP Pitch

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 5 2008

Clinton brings 'er in for a landing via email while an ally launches an VP campaign on a little known women-in-politics website; freepers' reviews of McCain's Tuesday night speech tend towards "thumbs down;" Obama's ... Read More

Daily Digest: Primary Campaign '08 Goes Out in a Digital Flurry

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, June 4 2008

The '08 primary season ends (we think) with a big bang on online activity, from Twitter to live streaming to fan photos that seem to have been taken from the vantage point of one candidate's feet; the world reacts to ... Read More

Snapshots as Campaign 2008 Resets

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, June 3 2008

The Tuesday night ritual of gathering around the electronic campfire to share in the evolving politics of the 2008 presidential race may finally be over, at least until November. Here are some snapshots and observations ... Read More

Daily Digest: McCain NewsHunt Keeps Watch of the Watchers

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 3 2008

A just-launched effort from Off The Bus takes a Digg-like approach to stories around the McCain campaign; a profile of Newt Gingrich's man in Silicon Valley; a new vote pledge tool aims to make use of a full range of ... Read More