Today marks Day 1 of the “Government Shutdown” after President Obama and the U.S. Congress failed to come to a budget agreement primarily due to the debate over the funding of Obamacare. Here are some of the best shutdown images from media, blogs and other sites around web.
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.
Well, January 2011 is now behind us — and what a month it has been. Between the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona and complete Middle East meltdowns in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, one can only hope that … Continued
Last week, the Politico’s Patrick Gavin (@pwgavin) wrote this piece, The Top 10 Most Influential DC Twitterers. According to Patrick, they are: Karl Rove (@karlrove), former White House senior advisor & “Architect” Sen. Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc), U.S. Senator, D-Missouri David … Continued
Uncertainty in Cuba as Castro Steps Down (WP)Dictator announces via Granma’s Web site, Cuba’s Communist Party newspaper Full Text of Fidel Castro’s Resignation Letter (WP) Clinton aide accuses Obama of plagiarism (Politico) Clinton’s borrowed lines: Hillary Clinton steals Barack Obama’s … Continued
Al-Qaida is reaching out and soliciting questions online – approximately 900, but no answers as of yet. According to Lee Keath, Associated Press: Sympathizers submitted hundreds of questions to al-Qaida deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri’s “on-line interview” before a recent deadline. Among … Continued