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.”

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.

Young Internet Voter.com

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We get it, the Internet matters – but how much in the political world? And what about younger voters? Will the Web affect the way they cast their ballots on Election Day? We found out. Earlier this week, Waggener Edstrom … Continued

Sir Bob Geldof on Africa

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As President Bush wraps up his weeklong trip to Africa today, there is some discussion as whether he has been given due credit for his strong commitment to the people of the region during his tenure.  Under President Bush, the United States has developed extensive progams and initiatives … Continued

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