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With Internet Companies In the Fight, Battle Over SOPA Legislation Continues This Week

BY Miranda Neubauer and Nick Judd | Monday, December 12 2011

Photo: ToGa Wanderings / Flickr

After a coalition of advocacy groups and Internet companies worked together to raise awareness about the Stop Online Piracy Act beginning Nov. 16, they are now gearing up for another push to online action this week as the House Judiciary Committee is expected to mark up the bill on Thursday.

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Why Members of Congress Miss House Votes: An Online Diary

BY Miranda Neubauer | Tuesday, December 6 2011

A news web developer's side project highlights the daily cases where members of Congress engage in a different kind of flip-flop. A House rule allows members of Congress to announce how they would have voted, had they ... Read More

But This Congressman Called the Cops, So His Twitter Hacking Scandal Is Maybe Less Scandalous

BY Nick Judd | Friday, July 15 2011

Politico reports that Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)'s Twitter account may have been hacked Wednesday night, and his Twitter profile image replaced with "a heavily Photoshopped image of a naked man." Unlike Rep. Anthony ... Read More

Congressional Thought Bubbles

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 15 2011

C-SPAN is now filling downtime on the House and Senate floors by scrolling tweets posted by representatives and senators. Read More

Heard on the Hill?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 14 2011

Members of Congress and their staff talk about how they make sense of what they're hearing from the public, with a focus on what's coming into them online, in this new video from the Congressional Management Foundation. ... Read More

Horton Hears a...Who Represents the District?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 13 2011

Revolution Messaging rolls out "Are You My Rep?," a Dr. Seuss-inspired Facebook app that randomly connects Washingtonians to members of Congress from across the country so that callers might ask officials where ... Read More

Do Not Blast: Hill Staffers Want Personalized Notes, Digital or Otherwise

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, January 31 2011

A new Congressional Management Foundation report, "Communicating with Congress: Perceptions of Citizens Advocacy on Capitol Hill" (pdf) Read More