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Dan Froomkin

10 Things Obama Won't Tell Us (Happy Sunshine Week!)

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's very public embrace of open government -- starting on his first full day in office -- has been a welcome change from the regime of ...

Column: AAPOR's Transparency Initiative

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My new column reviews AAPOR's Transparency Initiative as described in detail this past weekend by outgoing AAPOR President Peter Miller. I hope you'l...

AAPOR2010: Peter Miller & AAPOR's Transparency Initiative

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Today at the AAPOR Conference in Chicago, I interviewed Peter V. Miller, Northwestern University professor and the organization's outgoing president j...

How Tight is the Screen? (2010 Edition)

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Nate Silver has an interesting catch this morning: On the most recent USA Today/Gallup poll, conducted roughly a week after health care reform passed ...

Disclosing the 'Field House'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My post on methodological disclosure by pollsters earlier this week reproduced list of "minimal (Level 1)" information that members of the National Co...

Re: Automated or Not?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I received the following email from InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery in response to today's column: Mark, I take criticism now constructively and ...

Minimal Disclosure and Pollster.com

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column today concludes with the argument that news media outlets, including Pollster.com, need to do a better job holding pollsters to the minimal ...

Automated or Not?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My National Journal column for this week looks at the failure of one pollster, Insider Advantage, to disclose whether it uses live interviewers or an ...

A New Regime Required For Disclosure

Ellen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellen Miller

Whatever one may think about the Citizens United, there is a small ray of hope to the ruling, which is the near unanimous support on the Court for robust political disclosure rules

Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I am reeling from the awareness that certain friends who meant a great deal to me have abruptly turned their back on me no...

Will 2010 Be the Year We Revive Corporate Democracy?

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Strauss

Although slightly under the radar, in 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission is set to unveil new rules that will recalibrate the balance of power between corporate management and shareholders.

Arthur Delaney

Booze, Pot And Peanuts In LobbyBlog's Third-Quarter Lobbying Roundup!

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Third-quarter lobbying spending totals are in, and that means it's time to see how much the most special of special interests spent peddling influence...

FTC to Social Media Marketers and Bloggers: Y'all Play Fair Now!

Andy Sernovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Sernovitz

"I'm a free-speaking blogger" doesn't give you a free pass from consumer protection laws. If you get compensation, you're a business now. You don't get a free pass just because it's social media.

Jason Linkins

Patrick Byrne, Under SEC Investigation, Featured As Panelist On Fox Business Network

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Byrne was touted as an expert on SEC regulations, as well he should be, considering the fact that he and his company are in the middle of an SEC investigation. Not that this was disclosed!

Strategic Vision: Back, But Not Here

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

They're back. As reported yesterday by Politico, Strategic Vision, LLC posted results** from what they claim is a survey of Georgia. As per our previo...

Un-Disclosing Data is Hard

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

While I was out shoveling snow and trying to keep my snow-bound children entertained last week, Dartmouth undergraduate Harry Enten -- our Pollster.co...

Another Odd Strategic Vision LLC Epilogue

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Today we have yet another odd epilogue to story of Strategic Vision, LLC. Apparently not satisfied with their history of setting the low bar for basic...

A Red Herring

David Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Moore

It seems to be a red herring to justify polls on complex issues, such as 'cap and trade', by suggesting that policy makers may want to probe "latent" public opinion. Yes, perhaps they do. But that's not what the media pollsters admit to doing.

Passive Bank Directors Pose Systemic Risks

Emma Coleman Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Emma Coleman Jordan

A new report finds that an amazing 92 percent of the directors of TARP recipients who were in place before the financial crisis of 2008 still hold their jobs.

Christie's Pollster on NJ Polls

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Adam Geller is the CEO of National Research, Inc. and conducted polling for Chris Christie's campaign in New Jersey this year. I'd like to contribute...

So Why Isn't AAPOR More Transparent?

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The crux of the reprimand issued last week by the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) against Strategic Vision, LLC is that the p...

Strategic Vision: Time for Transparency

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Troubling new details continue to emerge about Strategic Vision following their reprimand from AAPOR for a lack of methodological disclosure earlier t...

AAPOR "Raises Objections" to Strategic Vision's Non-Disclosure

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

As the final act of a yearlong investigation of the polling mishaps leading up to the New Hampshire and other primary elections last year, the America...

A Tale of Two Doctor Polls

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My National Journal column for the week explores two recent surveys of physicians that produced widely divergent results. One was published in the New...

Government Uses Commercial Email and Texting to Avoid FOIA Laws

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Many elected officials have become proficient at using technology to thwart public access to government. Why not, instead, use technology to enhance transparency and accountability?