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Sesame Street Wants Obama Campaign to Take Down Big Bird Ad
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Poor Big Bird. Nobody wants to be inserted into a campaign as rough as the one currently playing out for President of the United States, and I can imagine that the eight-foot tall bright yellow bird is no exception. Now, …

Watch Celebrities Tell You to Vote, For Anything

It’s that time of the year again (ok, time of the every four years). It’s voting season, which means there will be plenty of people who come along and tell you that you have to vote, and how much it …

Watch the Presidential Debate Live on Your Xbox (It’s Interactive, If You’re into That) Watch the Presidential Debate Live on Your Xbox (It’s Interactive, If You’re into That)
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Political junkies, members of the informed electorate, concerned citizens: YouTube isn’t the only place to watch a live streamed version of Wednesday night’s Presidential debate. Those of you with Xbox LIVE can also stream the first debate of the season …

Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder] Presidential Debates Streaming Live on YouTube [Reminder]
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Today, we begin the last full month before election day. And as we turn our calendars to October, the first Presidential debate is only a couple of days away. University of Denver will host the first debate of the season, …

Samuel L. Jackson’s Obama Ad “Wake The F*ck Up” Hits YouTube
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We knew it was coming, and today it hit the YouTubes. We’re talking of course about Samuel L. Jackson’s profanity-laden pro-Obama advert “Wake the F*ck Up.” Sponsored by the liberal Jewish Council for Education and Research, the ad plays like …

YouTube Adds New Voter Registration Annotation to Make Voting Go Viral YouTube Adds New Voter Registration Annotation to Make Voting Go Viral

Today marks the debut of a new holiday in the United States. September 25th is officially the first-ever National Vote Registration Day, a campaign to make sure that all eligible voters out there get registered. The campaign is spreading the …

Register to Vote Recently? Add It to Your Facebook Timeline Register to Vote Recently? Add It to Your Facebook Timeline

Like it or not, Facebook is one of the most popular arenas for political discussion (and arguing) in the world. Think about it; nearly one billion people, all with their own views on how their countries should be run. Set …

Mitt Romney’s Univision Hispanic Forum Streams Live Tonight on Facebook Mitt Romney’s Univision Hispanic Forum Streams Live Tonight on Facebook
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Last month, we told you that both Presidential candidates had signed up for their own “Meet the Candidates” event co-sponsored by Spanish language broadcaster Univision and Facebook. Today, it’s Mitt Romney’s turn to address the forum. The event will kick …

President Obama’s Speech Dominated Facebook, Too President Obama’s Speech Dominated Facebook, Too
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Today, the folks over at Twitter gave us some big news concerning President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech at the closing night of the Democratic National Convention: he broke a record. In terms of politically-themed tweets, Obama set a tweets per …

President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record President Obama’s Speech Sets New Political Tweets Record
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Last night in Charlotte, President Obama accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination to run for a second term. This (and a few other high-profile speeches) made the final night of the DNC the most buzzed-about night across both conventions, in terms …

Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC] Bill Clinton Impresses, But First Lady Still Tops in Twitter Buzz [DNC]
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At the bottom of the 10 o’clock hour last night, former president Bill Clinton began what was supposed to be around a half-hour speech. What he ended up giving was a 48 minute masterclass in politicking, a speech that was …

Obama Girl Still Has a Crush on Obama, Although She May Look Different This Year
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You remember Obama Girl, right? She was the model who publicly declared her undying love for then-candidate Barack Obama in a now legendary YouTube video. Well, she’s likely jumped ship on President Obama. But the real woman behind the “I …

Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz Michelle Obama’s Speech Nearly Doubles Mitt Romney’s in Terms of Twitter Buzz

Ever since the kickoff of the Republican National Convention last week, Twitter’s @Gov team has been hard at work monitoring tweet buzz – mostly in the form of total tweets and spikes in tweets per minute. For instance, last week …

DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED] DNC Livestream on YouTube Blocked, Marked Private [UPDATED]

UPDATE: Videos from the convention are appearing on the DNC’s official channel. YouTube says that there was no copyright violation and that it was simply an incorrect error message that users saw on Tuesday night. Here’s their statement: “After Tuesday’s …

Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes Democrats More Likely to Use Facebook for Political Purposes
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There are plenty of issues that separate the Democratic and Republican parties – abortion rights, taxes, and marriage equality, just to name a few. But there’s apparently another arena where the two parties differ – social media. According to a …

Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube Democratic National Convention Streaming Live on YouTube

Last week, the Republicans had their chance to showcase what they have to offer the American voters. Some of the highlights included Ann Romney’s well-received speech, Paul Ryan’s controversial speech, Clint Eastwood’s much-discussed speech, and finally Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech. …

Invisible Obama Twitter Account, Born out of Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech, Has Been Suspended [UPDATED] Invisible Obama Twitter Account, Born out of Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech, Has Been Suspended [UPDATED]
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Is anyone else still trying to figure out exactly what in the hell Clint Eastwood was up to last night? In one of the most surreal, bizarre, and unexpected moves in the history of political conventions, Academy Award-winning actor and …

Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million Paul Ryan’s Speech Pushes GOP Convention Tweets Over 2 Million

On Tuesday, Twitter told us that this year’s Republican National Convention had already produced more tweets that the entirety of the 2008 convention – and it hadn’t even gotten off the ground. When the 2012 convention smashed the 2008 convention …

Mitt Romney in One Word: “Unicorn” Suspiciously Absent from the List
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If you could only use one word to describe Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, what would it be? Ok, do you have it? Good. If the word you’re thinking of is negative, you side with the majority in a new …

Mitt Romney Surges in Facebook Buzz Surrounding RNC Mitt Romney Surges in Facebook Buzz Surrounding RNC
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Earlier this week, Facebook and CNN expanded their new election data partnership with the launch of a real-time Election Insights tracker, which monitors the current buzz surrounding the four candidates in the 2012 election (Obama, Romney, Biden, and Ryan). The …

Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter Ann Romney Won the Night, According to Twitter
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After a short delay due to Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf, the 2012 Republican National Convention had its first true night of activities on Tuesday. Some of the high-profile speakers included House Speaker John Boehner, former candidate Rick Santorum, and …