By Meredith Gessup, The dawn of the 21st century has bid farewell to pen and paper communications and opened the door to digital pokes, likes and status updates. If you don’t know what those terms means, there‘s a good chance you’re now in the minority of Americans who have not logged on to Facebook, the world’s most popular social … Read More

No Compromise on Defunding Planned Parenthood

By Star Parker, The facedown in Congress on the federal budget must be about principles as well as absolute spending. No drunk will sober up if he only thinks about how much he drinks and not about why. There is nothing more repugnant and flagrantly misplaced in the federal budget than the $360 million taxpayers annually send to Planned … Read More

The Internet and Campaign 2010

by Aaron Smith, Senior Research Specialist, Pew Internet & American Life Project More than half of all American adults were online political users in 2010 Fully 73% of adult internet users (representing 54% of all U.S. adults) went online to get news or information about the 2010 midterm elections, or to get involved in the campaign in one way or … Read More

IWV ObamaCare Video Contest Offers a $5,000 First Prize

The Independent Women’s Voice (IWV) announces its “ObamaCare Anniversary Video Contest!” We want your one-minute or less video explaining how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — popularly known as ObamaCare — will hurt our medical system and our freedoms. At IWV, we believe the health care law passed last year takes our country in the wrong direction by … Read More

The 2012 File on Newt Gingrich: How’s He Doing Online?

By Micah L. Sifry, techPresident With ABC News reporting that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is about to become the first Republican to formally throw his hat into the 2012 presidential sweepstakes by creating a “presidential exploratory committee,” we here at techPresident thought it might not hurt to pull together some baseline information about his online presence. Speaker Gingrich, whom … Read More

Congressman Eric Cantor Taps Quora Crowd for eDemocracy Experiment

BY GREGORY FERENSTEIN, Fast Company The office of Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor has just launched a Quora question to tap the Fast Company audience’s collective intelligence. Cantor hopes the crowd can help him flip one of the last stones unturned in the recent wave of eDemocracy: legislation. Aside from a handful of experiments, such as an uneventful attempt at … Read More

Republican Group’s New Media Director Stresses Digital Content

By Katie Kaye, ClickZ With the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s last new media director off to a new job in Facebook’s Washington, D.C. office, Alex Skatell has filled the role. The just-hired new media director recently held a similar position at the Republican Governors Association, and aims to ensure the NRSC has the resources to produce quality websites, ads, and … Read More

NJ Gov. Chris Christie proves adept at using social media

By Christopher Schnaar, As a candidate 18 months ago, Gov. Chris Christie had relatively few fans on the Internet. Now, Christie has amassed tens of thousands of Internet followers who could bolster a 2013 re-election bid or a run for the White House, but his support on the Web pales in comparison with other Republican stalwarts. As candidate Barack … Read More

Trump lays down his stance on social issues

By: CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) – Continuing his flirtations with a White House bid, real estate mogul Donald Trump defended his conservative credentials across the board in an interview with Fox News Monday night. “I’m a very conservative person. I’m very big into the military. I’m a great guy for defense,” Trump told Fox New’s Greta Van Susteren. “I … Read More