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Quote of the Day: Hearts and Minds

BY Nick Judd | Monday, October 24 2011

The Republicans in Congress are using new media technology to compete for the attention of Beltway reporters ... We use it to compete for the attention of the American people ... These are two different goals.

— Josh Earnest, the White House deputy press secretary, in a New York Times piece today that explores how House Republicans use Twitter for rapid response. Times reporter Jennifer Steinhauer spends time with House Speaker John Boehner's Twitter-savvy communications staff as they compete with the White House for message control, 140 characters at a time.