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The DailyKos Research 2000 Controversy: 'How Bad for Pollsters?'

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

The allegations of fraud leveled by Daily Kos founder Markos (Kos) Moulitsas and the analysis of Mark Grebner, Michael Weissman and Jonathan Weissman ...

Daily Kos: We Were 'Defrauded' by Research 2000

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas today rocked the polling world by posting an analysis that he says shows "quite convincingly" that the national sur...

Senate Should Level DISCLOSE Act's Playing Field

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

"Special deal" lawmaking is precisely what keeps Americans disgusted with politics in Washington. And it ultimately could lead to the undermining of even more laws that are meant for the public's good.

Democrats Take NRA Cash, Block Disclosure

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

This is not the first piece of sensible legislation that NRA-backed Democrats have jeopardized because of their allegiance to the NRA and the money it pours into their campaigns. But now is the time for this to stop.

AAPOR Adds Transparency Initiative Endorsements

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

And speaking of AAPOR's Transparency Initiative, the organization announced via email yesterday the names of 11 more survey organizations that recentl...

Rasmussen Profile in Washington Post

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Today's Washington Post Style Section features a lengthy Jason Horowitz profile of Scott Rasmussen, the pollster whose automated surveys have "become...

NRA Shoots Loophole Through Campaign Finance Proposal

Adam Lioz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Lioz

This deal is bad for democracy and bad for progressives--it provides added ammunition to perhaps the most potent conservative force in American politics.

Exclusive NRA Deal for Campaign Law?

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

Under H.R. 5175, every other group would have to report names of people who donate at least $600 for election activities. Every. Other. Group -- the Sierra Club, the AFL-CIO -- except the NRA.

Yost & Borick: The Silver Standard

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

*This guest pollster contribution comes from [Berwood Yost](http://www.fandm.edu/x7172), director of the Floyd Institute for Public Policy Franklin an...

Transparency and Pollster Ratings: Update

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

[Update: On Friday night, I linked to my column for this week, which appeared earlier than usual. It covers the controversy over Nate Silver's pollste...

Transparency and Pollster Ratings

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for next week has been posted a little earlier than usual. It covers the controversy over Nate Silver's pollster ratings, and bloggy exchang...

FDR Had It Right: Consumer Protection Is About Ideas, Not Acronyms

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Strauss

History instructs that the "independence" of the regulator is beside the point. Consumer protection depends on altering the fundamental relationship between the buyers and sellers of financial products.

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.

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!

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...