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First POST: Public Enemies

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, August 13 2014

James Bamford, our foremost chronicler of the NSA, talks to Edward Snowden; Black Twitter's hashtag activism and the Michael Brown killing; dissecting the 1.1 million comments on the FCC's Open Internet proposal; and much, much more. Read More

NRCC Plans "Digital College" for Hill Staffers

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, April 18 2013

The National Republican Congressional Committee plans to start a "digital college" training program for Hill staffers, Campaigns and Elections reported. Under the program beginning in May, staffers will learn about setting up webpages, e-mail outreach and Google Adwords, with a special focus on accountability metrics, according to C & R. Read More

NRCC Wants to Make Vine Attack Ads a Thing With S. Carolina Congressional Race

BY Miranda Neubauer | Friday, April 12 2013

The NRCC has launched what it says is the first political attack ad in the form of a six-second Vine video in the House race in South Carolina's First District, where Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of Stephen Colbert, is running against former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. Read More

It's Like Craigslist for People Who Hate Government Spending

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, March 28 2013

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched "Waste List," a web-friendly collection of all the things Republicans think the federal government shouldn't be spending money on. A chief source for the list is "Wastebook," an annual effort by the office of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), most recently released in in October 2012. Read More

Will the NRCC Declare Its Love for Nancy Pelosi on a Mobile Billboard Outside her Office?

BY Miranda Neubauer | Thursday, October 18 2012

The National Republican Congressional Committee is asking its supporters to propose messages to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that the committee plans to display on a mobile billboard to be driven around the speaker's San Francisco office.

The message shared the most by email or Twitter wins.

In first place: "You have to spend your retirement fund to find out how much is in it."

In second place: "We love you, Nancy. We need you as speaker."

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A Visual Ode to @NRCCPrinter

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 13 2012

The National Republican Congressional Committee sends along this infographic from the NRCC digital team explaining how they built NRCCPrinter, a gimmicky web setup that allowed users to fill out an Internet petition against the Affordable Care Act and then watch a printer near digital director Gerrit Lansing's desk at NRCC HQ as it printed them out. Read More

Letting You Watch Ink Dry, Latest GOP New Media Strategy, Is Working, Says NRCC

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 7 2012

The National Republican Congressional Committee went live this morning with a video feed of a printer churning out paper copies of petitions signed online in opposition to the Affordable Care Act. As the printer spits out each piece of paper, its own Twitter feed announces when it runs out of toner and mentions signers who have a high Klout score. The whole new-media blitz meant to make the NRCC "first off the block" in the messaging wars over an expected Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care legislation. Read More

With the 2012 Election Looming, NRCC Names a New Digital Director

BY Nick Judd | Friday, April 27 2012

The National Republican Congressional Committee's eCampaigns director, John Randall, has left to become director of political advertising at AOL, the NRCC has confirmed. House Budget Committee press secretary Gerrit Lansing is leaving his current gig to become digital director at the NRCC. Lansing's first day is April 30. Read More

Democrats Slam GOP's Fake "From" Foolery

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 18 2010

Ruh roh. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee isn't too pleased with the NRCC's fakery involving Nancy Pelosi's "from" address. The DCCC just sent out a fundraising email to its list slamming the ... Read More