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Bernstein's Got a Blog

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, February 13 2009

Another one, that is. Vice President Joe Biden's economist-in-chief Jared Bernstein announced in a post on the White House blog that he's got his own blog in the works: the "Middle Class Task Force Blog," ... Read More

WhiteHouse.gov's Political Appointments: Finally Get Your Foot in the Door at the Abe Lincoln Commission

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 12 2009

Still hoping for a plum job in the executive branch? Well, WhiteHouse.gov has just unveiled a revamped version of the job application tool that debuted on Change.gov. Only this time, it seems, there's a much better ... Read More

Obama Rounds Out New Media Shop with Blog Liaison Vet

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 10 2009

Over on his new Plum Line blog, Greg Sargent has reported the news that the White House new media team is now one larger, with Jesse Lee joining the Obama operation as White House Online Programs Director. The somewhat ... Read More

Daily Digest: As the CTO Splits, OFA Meets the DNC

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, February 5 2009

As has long been rumored, it does seem that DC CTO Vivek Kundra will be headed to the Obama Administration -- but not as "CTO." Not technically, at least. Do the split e-gov-administrator/OSTP-tech-director ... Read More

Daily Digest: McCain Forwards, Dean in Demand, and Oversight Gets Lost in the Sausage

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 4 2009

Not to be cowed by Organizing for America's 13-million-member or so mailing list, John McCain stepped into the fray yesterday with an email to his list on the stimulus package before Congress... We may never know what ... Read More

GOP.gov API: Republicans Get First to Government Everywhere

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 4 2009

House Republicans have just launched a polished new website at GOP.gov. But as ProgrammableWeb's John Musser reports,, what's likely the most important thing to look for isn't really much to look at. It's the new GOP.gov ... Read More

Daily Digest: What Progressives Want (and What They Should)

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 2 2009

One of the hottest questions in participatory politics right now has to do with the future of Organizing for America, the DNC-housed organization that evolved out of the Obama campaign... We've talked in this space ... Read More

Daily Digest: Obama Organizes While Republicans Regroup

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, January 30 2009

You'll remember that we've been exploring just how the Organizing for American outfit that evolved out of the Obama campaign is actually going to engage with the nuts-and-bolts of passing the President's legislative ... Read More

New Director of Citizen Participation Brings Google-ology to 1600 Penn

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 29 2009

Spend some time on the new WhiteHouse.gov and the realization hits you: this is no Change.gov. Launched barely over a week ago, the Obama Administration's online home is missing much of the interactivity that made ... Read More

Daily Digest: Forget Sod. Will Obama's Bill Stimulate the Grassroots?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 29 2009

Even after dropping a $20 million provision for resodding the National Mall, Barack Obama's $819 billion stimulus package came up with a big goose egg when it comes to Republican votes in the House. And that's not to ... Read More