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Obama Deploys Campaign List to Hammer GOP on Taxes and Discharge

Ari Melber | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Obama campaign is pitching a new online calling tool, which enables people to call their Republican representatives or, if you live in a blue area, to call fellow Obama supporters in redder pastures and urge them to get on the phone. That's pretty sophisticated activism.

HuffPost Game Changers: Who Is The Ultimate Game Changer In Politics?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(VOTING IS NOW CLOSED) HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power o...

TwitNotes from #PDF09

Eric Kuhn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Kuhn

Over 1,000 people descended upon the annual Personal Democracy Forum earlier this week. Here are some of my notes -- taken on Twitter, of course -- from the two day conference.

The New Evita? Obama's Political Outreach by Lottery

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Today, I received the note from Senator Bob Menendez promising Obama-time for a select few picked from those who kick in five bucks to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Obama Taps Email List for Stimulus

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama tapped his email list to organize support for the economic stimulus on Friday, the first attempt by Obama's aides to formally rally his campaign supporters behind his legislative agenda.

Top 10 Ways Team Obama Should Use Web Video & MultiMedia

Dan Manatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Manatt

The technological transformation of the presidency -- and its use of technology to make the executive branch more responsive, interactive, and transparent -- can, from day one, be the first great achievement and legacy of the Obama presidency.

Obama's Secret Email Network Revealed

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama's team wants everyone to know -- this massive list of energized activists is the biggest stick Obama will carry in Washington.

How You YouTubed This Election (Video)

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

In America's first YouTube election, it turns out the voters were mainly in charge -- not the campaigns or news organizations.

Netroots Nation Diggs Pelosi, Tubes Obama

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Three years ago, web activists were undeniable outcasts in Democratic politics and no bar outside of Berkeley could spell "netroots." Now, the movement has an open line to every player in the party.

Moving Toward Transparent Government

Sarah Granger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah Granger

A President Obama would very likely improve on the current approach to transparency, epitomized by a White House site where the latest citizen Q&A was posted on the "interactive" page on 3/26/06.

Personal Democracy Forum: Blogging The Wisdom Of Crowds

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

For quite awhile now, I have thought that the netroots affair with Obama would not end well.

Forget What Clinton Did Wrong. What Did Obama Do Right?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jane Hamsher

Hillary was blown away by a nearly flawless mastery of new social networking technology. Obama raised $55 million in February without holding a fundraiser -- now the public are the folks writing the checks.