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The De-Googlization of Everything? Google Exec's Congressional Testimony Begins

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 21 2011

Just a reminder that momentarily, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee, live-streamed on C-SPAN and Sunlight Live, among other places. The ... Read More

After Leaders' Calls for Public Support, House, Senate Flooded With Electronic Interest

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 26 2011

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner were both warning the American public of catastrophe last night if the White House and the Republican leadership in Congress couldn't get together to reach a debt ... Read More

'Draft Warren' Campaign Already Raking In the Bucks Online

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 19 2011

A Progressive Change Campaign Committee fundraising effort to draft Elizabeth Warren launched yesterday has already raised $40,000. David Catanese reported yesterday that the PCCC had raised $15,000 in only four hours, ... Read More

Senate Staffer Says Hackers Knocked, But Didn't Get Far

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 14 2011

Hackers gained access to files on over the weekend, but gained access to no sensitive information, Deputy U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms Martina Bradford said in a statement emailed to reporters last night. ... Read More

'I will be one of the first to put my FEC reports online,' Gillibrand says

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 6 2011

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand at Personal Democracy Forum 2011. Photo: Esty Stein / Personal Democracy Forum Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will publish her Federal Election Commission campaign finance disclosures online, in ... Read More

Senate Trying Again with Tweaked Website Takedown Bill

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 12 2011

COICA is gone, but in its place comes PROTECT IP, the last development in the long-running effort by copyright-driven industry groups to get Congress to empower its enforcement efforts. Ars Technica's Nate Anderson ... Read More

Digital Literacy in the U.S. Senate: "Well It Looked Like It Was a Picture of Bin Laden"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 5 2011

A real photo of the actual Sen. Saxby Chambliss; photo credit: Bruce Tuten. The American people have the digital savvy to discern fake Osama bin Laden death photos from real ones, right? Right? Right? Our sample pool of ... Read More

@SenatorDurbin Joins the Twittering Class

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, March 9 2011

Sen. Dick Durbin with Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, appearing in a photo posted to Durbin's new website. Photo: Office of Sen. Dick Durbin Just a few days after the federal government announced an ... Read More

Say Again, Senator Dodd?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 18 2010

Ignorance of the ins and outs of social media has, perhaps, at least something going for it. Contra Rep. Read More