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If millionaires formed a political party, they'd have a lock on government

May 9, 2013
A Duke professor asks: What would happen if all the millionaires in public office joined a single political party? Answer: They'd control the federal government by a wide margin.
Posted In: government, Congress, politics

Social media is no soap box for the poor: Study

Apr 26, 2013
A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Posted In: pew, intenet, social media, politics, Wealth and Poverty

Political intelligence or insider trading?

Apr 4, 2013
The Government Accountability Office is releasing a new report on the so-called 'political intelligence' industry -- a growing arm of investment research.
Posted In: politics, political intelligence, insider trading

Mayor Bloomberg's wealth holds lessons for politics

Apr 2, 2013
As a multi-billionaire, Michael Bloomberg has governed New York free from debts to special interests. But there's another side to that independence.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, politics

'March Madness' Beltway style

Mar 21, 2013
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off today, and there is big money at stake -- in office pools, of course, and in Washington, where the tournament is a gimmick for politicians raising campaign cash.
Posted In: Sports, politics, fundraising, Washington D.C.

Keeping Obama's machine -- and mailing list -- going

Mar 13, 2013
Tonight, President Obama speaks to the non-profit group, Organizing, for America, which some have described as the president's never-ending campaign. Where is the money behind the organization coming from?
Posted In: Citizens United, Obama, politics, campaign contributions

@Mayor: Cory Booker on the power of technology

Mar 13, 2013
Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker talks to Marketplace Tech about his new social media start-up and why he tweets so much.
Posted In: new jersey, Twitter, Tech, politics

Negotiating: 'Deal or no deal' works in business, not politics

Feb 28, 2013
Businesses issue ultimatums all the time. Politics requires negotiations, whether before -- or after -- a crisis.
Posted In: politics, sequester, sequestration

Washington Post Truth Teller app aims to fact check politicians in real-time

Feb 4, 2013
A new app from the Washington Post aims to automatically check political speeches for lies, darn lies, and other misrepresentations.
Posted In: app, washington post, politics

A Data-Mining Inauguration App, and a 3D printed Smartphone Case

Jan 21, 2013
A new app from the Presidential Inauguration Committee seems like a handy tool for people visiting Washington, D.C. to watch President Obama take his second (public) Oath of Office. But critics say the app is data-mining for political purposes.
Posted In: apps, politics, inauguration, Barack Obama, 3D printing, nokia

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