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First POST: Showdown

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 29 2014

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. Read More

The Latest Money In Politics Innovation: Open-Source Oppo

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 7 2012

Roll Call points to pages on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's website like this one, for Ohio Republican Jim Renacci. It provides much of the raw material needed in opposition research: YouTube videos of campaign appearances, regularly updated news clippings, and more. By making this information public, groups like the DCCC can make it available to its real target audience — groups making independent expenditures — without running afoul of the law. Read More