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Robocalls

Why Did Weingarten Slight Teachout and Wu in the Final Hour?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.15.2014 | New York
Mercedes Schneider

Cuomo publicly snubbed Teachout; Weingarten slighted Teachout in the final hour, behind her back, and in the name of a position so obscure to the general public that Weingarten must preface it with, "Hey, you know me as a union prez, but don't think of me that way right now..." And still, Teachout took a third of the vote from Cuomo.

Hanging Up on Robocalls

Chris Meyer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Chris Meyer

Do you feel like you're getting bombarded with robocalls -- those annoying, prerecorded calls from telemarketers?

How Seniors Can Guard Against Robocall Scams

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

here's been a huge spike in robocall scams in the U.S. over the past few years. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets more then 200,000 complaints every month about this widespread problem. Here's what you should know, along with some tips that can help you protect yourself.

Wrong Number, Ma'am

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

Of all the unsettling aspects of recent political campaigns -- and there are many -- none is more "icky" than having a candidate's wife record a robocall about how wonderful her husband is.

No More Robocalls?

AP | By JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 06.02.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — There may one day soon be another way to fight those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls. The Fed...

'Ridiculous & Insensitive' NRA Push Sparks Outrage

AP | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Some residents of the Connecticut community devastated by December's school shooting said they're outraged over robocalls they'...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Robocalls In Newtown Spark Outrage

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association came under fire late Thursday from members of a gun-control advocacy group in Newtown, Conn., after repor...

43 Days Of Your Life -- Gone

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

One moment, please. ... Your call is important to us. .... A representative will be with you shortly. Annoyed yet? That's just a fraction of the...

Meaningful Election Reform: I'll Take the Money

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 01.05.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

The way I see it, an awful lot of money was spent trying to sway my vote, and it didn't do a thing for me -- except piss me off.

Robocalls: Defying Logic By Continuing to Exist

Jason Kitchen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

"Honey, grab the kids, Mitt's on the line! I'm going to put it on speakerphone. Aw, isn't that nice of him, taking time out of his schedule to call us directly? You've got my vote, Governor! Thanks for calling!"

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign, Allies Unleash Torrent Of Anti-Obama Robocalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign and allied groups have released a series of automated phone calls to close out the presidential election, accus...

Romney Robocall Warns Christians Obama Threatens 'Our Religious Freedom'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign, in a last-minute robocall, warns voters that President Barack Obama is hostile to the Christian faith. The ro...

RSVP: Republican Wisconsin Ads Invite Recipients To GOP Victory Rally

The Huffington Post | Kristen Taylor | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

In the final week before the presidential election, when some say political advertising is most important, here are five GOP pre-recorded voice messag...

Government Hangs Up On Robocallers

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Money

WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Federal judges in Arizona and Florida have temporarily closed five companies which allegedly used robocalls to find vi...

Playing Dirty: Lying, Fraud Rock Elections

Mother Jones | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

America has come a long way from the days of Jim Crow segregation, but our voting system is far from perfect, and even today there are organizations c...

Amanda Terkel

LISTEN: Romney Robocall Features Disaffected Obama Supporter

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Voters in Virginia are being treated to a new robocall from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, featuring a "real voter" saying how upset she is with...

Romney Robocalls Wisconsin Voters

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.21.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin residents are getting voicemails from Mitt Romney, who has recorded a new robocall for voters in the Badger State. In the minute-long cal...

'Time Is Running Out'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the 501(c)(4) organization connected to the Koch brothers, is sponsoring calls to Wisconsin residents that ask them to spend...

A $50,000 Prize For Anyone Who Can Stop Robocalls

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 12.18.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren't just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The govern...

Scott Brown's Intrusive Robocalls Will Hand Election to Elizabeth Warren

David Meerman Scott | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
David Meerman Scott

In tight elections, like Brown vs. Coakley two years ago and Brown vs. Warren this November, it is marketing (both good and bad) that holds power to tip the balance.

Wisconsin Asked To Show Obama 'We Have Had Enough'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

With polls showing President Barack Obama leading in Wisconsin, the home state of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, Americans for Prospe...

Group Tells Michigan To Call Obama

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the super PAC run by Republican strategist Karl Rove, has released a new robocall in Michigan campaigning against President Barack Oba...

Rove-Backed Group Targets Elizabeth Warren

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Crossroads GPS, the conservative group co-founded by Karl Rove, has launched a robocall campaign against Elizabeth Warren, marking one of the first ef...

'Robocalls' Surprising Target

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business

Robocalls: They’re not just for telemarketers and political campaign staffers anymore. Miami-Dade county officials are using automated phone-call...

Is The 'Do Not Call' List Working?

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day. Complaints to th...