Making WhiteHouse.gov Great Again?


Any time the White House changes hands, especially between two different political parties, there are going to be some hurdles to overcome during transition. However, it appears that current federal digital properties are presenting some additional challenges that are more difficult for some to overcome.

Clinton Email: “Nothing that I did was wrong”


Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email woes continue to plague her campaign and Republican presidential candidates pulled no punches in attacking her on the issue during last night’s GOP Debate in Des Moines, Iowa. … Today, the U.S. intelligence community refused to release 22 emails in the State Department’s latest batch of Clinton messages claiming that the information contained within was deemed TOP SECRET and too sensitive to make public. If so, each one of those instances is a criminal violation.

Warning! Obamacare Very Sensitive


A Twitter user was attempting to tweet out a link to a cover image of the upcoming November 11, 2013 edition of The New Yorker magazine and I was intrigued when a warning popped up after I attempted to click the link. The offense? It appears that the cover story dared to be critical of the Obama Administration’s botched rollout of Healthcare.gov and the Affordable Care Act.

2011 Capital Staffers Index


Although traditional methods public affairs components are still valuable, social media channels have experienced a meteoric rise in their ability to shape and influence policy worldwide over the past year. Specifically, policymakers have shown a dramatic increase in their use of Twitter, Facebook and mobile technology which underscores the importance of social media and the Internet in educating policymakers and galvanizing them to support a policy issue.

This WEEK in LAW: Episode #131


We discussed the new Kindle, Apple price fixing allegations, President Obama’s “We the People” petition via WhiteHouse.gov, government and social media, crowdsourcing, ID spoofing and much more.

White House Hosts Twitter @Townhall


Over the past couple weeks, the White House has been all about Twitter. The most recent activity of note is that the president himself is beginning to tweet. Last week the White House announced plans to host an inaugural Twitter Townhall on July 6, 2011 moderated by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

2010 Capital Staffers Index


Edelman’s Public Affairs & StrategyOne teams interviewed senior legislative staffers around the globe in several capital cities including Berlin, Brussels, London, Paris and Washington to determine the role and influence of various communications channels both online and off.

The Digital Battle Over Healthcare


YouTube may have officially reached its digital advocacy “tipping point” when a handful of videos were recently uploaded featuring flustered politicians struggling to answer tough healthcare questions during several Congressional town hall meetings.

Grading WhiteHouse.gov

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Back in March, Jose Antonio Vargas from The Washington Post assembled a bipartisan group of five panelists to periodically review President Obama’s White House Website in a feature called “Grading WhiteHouse.gov.”

Digital Healthcare

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Today, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is releasing a white paper on digital healthcare titled, “Healthcare Communications in the Digital World: Mitigating the Risks in a Highly Regulated Environment.” In conjunction with the paper, I will be moderating a live panel discussion … Continued

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