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Robo Calls

Ann Brenoff

Can This One Guy End Robo-Calls For Good? | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

Aaron Foss thinks he may have built a better mousetrap when it comes to ending all those scam calls that ring up your landline. The 36-year-old contra...

How to Stop Annoying Telemarketer Calls

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Business
Jason Alderman

When the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act was passed, it was supposed to herald a new era of silence -- but based on the number of unsolicited calls our household still receives nearly a decade later, I'd say the law has had only mixed success.

John Salazar Targeted By NRCC Health Care Robocalls

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Republicans are tightening the pressure on U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., trying to turn around his yes vote on the House health care measure. Th...

Jason Linkins

Top Ten Robo-Calls Of The Election Year Revealed | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Shaun Dakin, CEO and founder of the National Political Do Not Contact Registry battled the bots all year long, serving as a champion to everyone who prefers their telephones free of pollutants. So we're happy to defer to his judgment as to the Top 10 Political Robocalls of 2008.

Mailbag: Pushed To The Limit By Robo-Calls

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We want your stories! What was your voting experience like? What interactions have you had with the campaigns? Are you volunteering for a candidate? H...

Mailbag: One Week, Seven Robocalls

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We want your stories! What was your voting experience like? What interactions have you had with the campaigns? Are you volunteering for a candidate? H...

Obama Airs Two Prime Time Ads in McCain's Home State

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

By Marlene H. Phillips and Dawn Teo For the first time in this presidential election, Barack Obama has aired not one but two prime time ads in my sta...

Obama Camp: Robo-Calls? Feh! Try Rabbi-Calls!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jason Linkins

The Ultimate Robocall REVEALED | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Shaun Dakin, enemy of robocalls and American hero, tipped me to this entry on Wordsalad, which features the Most Authentically Robotic Robcall of the ...

Jason Linkins

Obama Girl Spoofs Barrage Of Robocalls Inundating America | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If the sun has begun to set on the viral video reign of Amber Lee Ettinger, aka Obama Girl, at least she's going out fighting against another pernicio...

Jason Linkins

The Sloppiest McCain Campaign Call You've Heard Yet | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few weeks, we've heard a lot about these phone calls that powerful and inhuman robots have sent screaming through the phonelines into ou...

Jason Linkins

California Candidate Launches Bizarre, Phone-Sex Robocall | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Zane Starkewolf is a ninth-level elven warrior from Dungeons and Dragons and self-professed "Green Republican" who's running against Mike Thompson in ...

AZ-GOP Wants Robo Calls Stopped... To Save Themselves Money

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dawn Teo

The answer, written in the body of the email, is not for the RNC to end its unwelcome, unpopular and ugly automatic dialers and digital recordings. Rather, it is a clumsy blackmail of the people on the receiving end.

Sam Stein

Wave Of McCain Robocalls Reported, Some May Violate State Law | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The McCain-Palin campaign and the Republican National Committee launched a massive robocall campaign on Thursday designed to alarm voters about Barack...

Clinton-Linked Group Behind Deceptive North Carolina Robo-Calls

Southern Studies | Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who's behind the mysterious "robo-calls" that have spread misleading voter information and sown confusion and frustration among North Carolina residen...

States Try to Silence Robo-Calls

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Clinton campaign has complained about them. So has Mitt Romney. Plenty of voters have vented, too. Those sometimes nasty and an...

Strange Anti-Clinton Robo Calls: "Hillary Thinks Cats Are Expendable"

Talking Points Memo | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We've gotten reports from two TPM readers in South Carolina that they received a negative robo call this morning about Hillary Clinton. Here's TPM rea...