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As one of the first progressive netroots bloggers, Jerome Armstrong was a member of Howard Dean’s groundbreaking campaign Internet team. Thereafter he worked with over 40 US and international political campaigns as a political consultant, authored Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, and a founder of Vox Media.

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Charlie Rangel in the Hot Seat Again

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 2:12 PM

In 2012, Charlie Rangel secured a plurality of the vote to return to congress for his 22nd term. For the 2014 election cycle, the Campaign for Primary Accountability already has placed Rangel, whose 44 year career has been capped in recent years with a series of allegations of ethical violations...

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Tea Party on the Left Amidst Increased House Primary Challengers

(2) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 3:47 PM

The 2012 campaign cycle proved to be a continuation of the trend toward non-competitiveness in the general election in congressional elections. At the same time a new trend emerged, of competitive primary contests. This was a trend furthered by the actions of the Campaign for Primary Accountability (CPA), both in...

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Will Charlie Rangel Even Win Harlem?

(4) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 4:12 PM

Oh Harlem, what a place. There's nothing like walking through Marcus Garvey park, where I linger to the rhythm of the Saturday drum circle, and then over to listen to the jazzy brass band outside the House of Prayer for All People by 125th and Fredrick Douglas Blvd. I am...

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Charlie Rangel: It's Time to Stay Home

(5) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 12:04 PM

The 13th Congressional district primary election in New York City is coming up, at the beginning of summer, on a hot Tuesday. Turnout will be low. Incumbent Charlie Rangel has his back being held up by the establishment, hoping there is enough of an electoral machine left to squeeze out...

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Adding an Equalizer to the Primary

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2012 | 10:09 AM

No matter what your political persuasion, you'll likely agree that our current Congress is not working on creative solutions to our long-term problems. Part of the solution is to go after the root of the problem, and that points to those that govern. The problem is that they don't govern...

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Who pays? You do.

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2010 | 10:02 PM

There's 13 Democratic-held Senate seats, and about 80 House seats, from which we could see Democrats lose their majority. About how many of those endangered incumbents are laying the truth on the line for all to see?

The problem of course starts with that many of them began this past...

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Bruno Hoffmann: Brazil's Internet Strategist

(2) Comments | Posted February 26, 2009 | 5:00 AM

Last weeks' interview with France's Nicholas Vanbremeersch is following up with an interview with Bruno Hoffman, about the state of online politics in Brazil.

Bruno is currently in Brasilia, Brazil, but I met up and worked with him a few years ago when he was working in politics out...

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An Interview with Nicholas Vanbremeersch: A Blog Pioneer in France

(4) Comments | Posted February 20, 2009 | 11:24 AM

I recently met with Nicholas Vanbremeersch while he was over in the US with a group of French political strategists here to determine the 2008 lessons of success, from the Obama campaign and the Democrats. He's one of the premiere bloggers involved with online politics in France, so I asked...

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The Candidates Side-by-Side on Iraq

(41) Comments | Posted August 21, 2007 | 10:53 AM

Take a look at how the Democratic candidates compare on the key issues in the Iraq debate.

Candidate Governor
Bill Richardson
Joe Biden
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Hillary's Race to Lose

(78) Comments | Posted June 14, 2007 | 3:19 PM

I don't have a dog in the race, and voted "other" in the MyDD poll. But I gotta tell you, this race is Hillary Clinton's to lose at this point. I wish to be wrong, and see Obama or Edwards get the nomination, but I honestly don't see it happening...

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