White House Wireside Chats

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According to Mike Allen, who writes Politico.com’s Playbook, the Obama-Biden transition stated on Friday that “No President-elect or President has ever turned the radio address into a multi-media opportunity before.” Actually, that’s not true. All of President George W. Bush’s radio addresses have been available on WhiteHouse.gov, published weekly on the White House Radio page, since January 27, 2001. In addition, President Bush has delivered several LIVE radio addresses, many of which included a webcast, audio, photos and on demand video post event.

Election Night Coverage: Campaign 2008

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On Election night, I appeared on FOX 5 News (WTTG) TV and myfoxdc.com with weekend anchor Will Thomas as part of their LIVE Election Night coverage from 8 PM to 12 Midnight. I also live blogged here on CapitalGig and … Continued

Election Eve Predictions

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Here we are on the night before Campaign 2008 officially comes to a close. I have listened to the pundits, read the blogs, checked in with Twitter and reviewed all the polls. It indeed seems that all signs point to an Obama victory. Or do they? There are some less traditional ways to predict Presidential elections, as well. Let’s take a look.

States, Debates & Running Mates

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One week to go until Election Day! After almost two long years of campaigning, we are finally in the home stretch and these days everyone is a political pundit and prognosticator. If you believe the latest polls, we will all … Continued

The Great “Bleeping” Schlep!

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Here we go, 25 days and counting until Election Day and things are really starting to heat up! The MSM is all in a tizzy with constant last minute “Breaking News” about ACORN, Alaska secession, Bill Ayers, voter fraud, Gov. … Continued

PoliTwitter

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We haven’t seen a whole lot of former Vice President Al Gore lately. He has been relatively quiet since his 2000 presidential bid and his endorsement of former Gov. Howard Dean in 2004. … This cycle, it seems that the former veep has gone from counting chads to tracking tweets via the global TV network Current, which he owns with business partner Joel Hyatt.

Call to Service

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Last night, Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain participated in a forum on volunteerism and public service in conjuction with the ServiceNation summit at Columbia University in New York. Clearly, given McCain’s military service and Obama’s background as a … Continued

#RNC08 via Ustream.tv

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Why watch the GOP Convention on television when you can get it LIVE on Ustream? Free video streaming by Ustream Kinda makes you feel like a delegate with a front row seat, minus the funny hat blocking your view.

While in Austin, I Met a House

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I love Austin, Texas!  Seriously, what’s not to like?  It’s both a powerful capital city and a happening college town with great food, terrific music, historic films and, of course, the craziness of 6th Street!  I have been there several times … Continued

Capitol Hill Battles Over Twitter and Blackberries

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Rep. John Culberson (R-TX) is on Twitter @johnculberson. So is Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) @timryan. For those who don’t know, Twitter is a microblog that enables users to “tweet” out short text messages in 140 characters or less (about a … Continued

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