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Swing State Votes Key For Both Obama and Romney Swing State Votes Key For Both Obama and Romney
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The U.S. Department of Labor recently released statistics showing that unemployment isn’t just falling on a national level, but falling in several key election swing states as well. Unemployment in Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, and North Carolina are down, while …

Google Makes It Easy To Stay Informed During This Election Year Google Makes It Easy To Stay Informed During This Election Year

The Internet played a pretty big role in the 2008 presidential election. That role is expanding even further during the 2012 election and major Internet players are helping you, the voter, to stay informed on the latest trends and announcements. …

Watch the Conventions, Debates Live with YouTube’s New Elections Hub Watch the Conventions, Debates Live with YouTube’s New Elections Hub
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YouTube has just announced a pretty impressive addition to the flood of political coverage leading up to the November 6th election. YouTube’s Elections Hub is billed as a “one-stop channel for key political moment from now through the upcoming election.” …

Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward? Startup Act 2.0: Is Immigration Reform Vital in Moving Innovation Forward?
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With the economy weighing heavy on everyone’s mind this election season, legislators are hoping it will help them pass a new initiative. The bill is called Startup Act 2.0 and is designed to spark new businesses and jobs. What does …

Steve Jobs Helped Devise Social Strategy For Obama’s Reelection Campaign Steve Jobs Helped Devise Social Strategy For Obama’s Reelection Campaign

President Obama has long been known for his ability to engage the electorate on platforms that have been previously underused by those in the political arena. The president’s social media presence was a major feature of his campaign in 2008. …

“Life of Julia” Creepy and Disgusting Says Paul Ryan “Life of Julia” Creepy and Disgusting Says Paul Ryan

(image) The Obama re-election campaign is in full gear and one of the newest things to show up is a feature on their website called “Life of Julia.” The Life of Julia feature is meant to show the kinds of …

Obama Bumper Stickers Get Overtly Racist Obama Bumper Stickers Get Overtly Racist
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Stumpy’s Stickers is a classy joint. If you can’t get to them via that link, you’re not alone. Maybe they’ve run to ground after the news about them that has been burning up Facebook and Tumblr the past couple of …

Online Political Ad Spending Accounts for 1.5% Online Political Ad Spending Accounts for 1.5%

It has been reported as of late that politicians have been turning to digital media in support of their campaigns, but the actual spending on web ads has been relatively low. In a study by Borrell Associates, online political advertising …

‘Joe the Plumber’ Wins Ohio GOP Primary, Faces Kaptur In Fall ‘Joe the Plumber’ Wins Ohio GOP Primary, Faces Kaptur In Fall
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Ohio’s 9th Congressional District now has a GOP candidate in the fray, and his name is – Joe the Plumber, a.k.a Samuel Wurzelbacher. If you’re reaching back into the memories of hot political topics that ended up becoming bigger than …

Facebook Helps South Dakota Mayor Win Race Facebook Helps South Dakota Mayor Win Race

Last June, relatively unknown politician Sam Kooiker decided to run for Mayor of Rapid City, SD. The two-term incumbent mayor of the town of 70,000 was already a household name, and had quite a bit more campaign funds than Kooiker …

Twitter CEO: Don’t Worry About Censorship Twitter CEO: Don’t Worry About Censorship

Twitter users are pretty angry over the company’s new censorship policy. Twitter’s CEO thinks you worry too much. PC Mag is reporting that Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo spoke Monday evening at the “Dive Into Media” conference hosted by All Things …

Twitter Responses To Newt’s GOP South Carolina Upset Twitter Responses To Newt’s GOP South Carolina Upset

Newt Gingrich won over South Carolina’s conservative voters this past weekend. Mitt Romney had performed strongly in the past two match-ups – Iowa and New Hampshire – but just couldn’t shake the Newt in the Palmetto State. Twitter lit up …

Motherlode of Material On Romney Hits Web Motherlode of Material On Romney Hits Web

A 200-page file on Mitt Romney has been released online. The file is comprehensive in its coverage of Romney’s political positions – as of 2008 anyway – on a wide variety of topics. It is rumored to be materials compiled …

Rick Perry’s Son, Griff, Takes to Twitter To Promote Dad Rick Perry’s Son, Griff, Takes to Twitter To Promote Dad

Griffin Perry, son of GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Perry, has been a busy guy on Twitter. He posts during debates. He slams Dad’s opponents. He slips in backhanded compliments. Perry himself (or his campaign staffer assigned to tweet for him) …

Obama “Clock” Redistributes Wealth To Developer Obama “Clock” Redistributes Wealth To Developer

When I first thought of an “Obama clock”, I imagined that thing that hung on my aunt’s wall: a cat with swinging pendulum tail and eyes that swung back and forth, frightening 5 year-old boys. But, with an Obama face. …

Michele Bachmann Tastes Defeat, Declares She’s Full Now Michele Bachmann Tastes Defeat, Declares She’s Full Now

The Republican presidential candidates brought their appetites to Iowa last night and the people’s diner served up some heaping morsels of democracy. While Rick Perry liked the taste of defeat and is going back for a Texas-sized scoop of seconds, …

Google Election & Politics Helps Informed Voters Stay Informed Google Election & Politics Helps Informed Voters Stay Informed

The U.S. presidential election cycle used to be like a regulated yet exhilarating amusement park ride that you could count on starting and stopping at certain times. Think of the Scrambler: dizzying in experience yet timed to end at a …

Twitter Is A Tough Stump For Presidential Candidates Twitter Is A Tough Stump For Presidential Candidates

A new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has found that Twitter seems to have a lot to say – mostly negative – about Republican presidential primary candidates and President Obama. The study compares the …

Can the Republicans Match the Democrats’ Social Media Prowess in 2012? Can the Republicans Match the Democrats’ Social Media Prowess in 2012?

The 2012 Presidential election is fast approaching. It’ll be interesting to see how much more of a role social media will play in the election, compared to that of 2008. While at the Blogworld Expo in L.A. WebProNews caught up …

Facebook Provides Users With Election Resources

Facebook shared some things with us that it is doing to help people vote in the upcoming elections. "Tomorrow is Election Day and Facebook is committed to encouraging people who use our service to participate in the democratic process. As a result, Facebook is focused on ensuring that all of our users know where they can participate in this year’s elections," Facebook’s Andrew Noyes said in an email.

Internet Major Resource For Political News

More than half of Americans used the Internet as a political resource during the 2008 election, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Some 55 percent of adults and 74 percent of all Internet users went online for news and information about the election or to communicate with others about the race.

Nearly half (45%) of Americans watched online videos related to politics or the election. Young adults led the way in their online video consumption, with close to half of all 18-29 year olds watching online political videos.