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Gingrich: Space colony yay! Romney: Nay!

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The two Republican candidates, battling for supremacy in the Republican war of the stars, have markedly different views about our need to export our technological excellence to set up a little earth on the moon....
Gingrich: Space colony yay! Romney: Nay!
Study finds strong correlation between social buzz and election results

Mark Zuckerberg Will Host a Fundraiser for Republican Gov. Chris Christie in His Palo Alto Manse

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(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America via Zimbio) If you've ever wanted to check out the "music alcove" in Mark Zuckerberg's Palo Alto pad or dip a toe in his salt water pool, next month might be your chance. Buzzfeed reports that Facebook's CEO is hosting a fundraiser at his 5,000...
Mark Zuckerberg Will Host a Fundraiser for Republican Gov. Chris Christie in His Palo Alto Manse

Report: Tea Parties created as GOP political ploy

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The Tea Party has been billed as an organic grassroots operation, but a newly uncovered document obtained by Politico suggests the movement has been successfully co-opted as a Republican fundraising ploy.GOP political consultant Joe Wierzbicki floated the proposal a year ago today to create the Tea Party Express, a nationwide...
Report: Tea Parties created as GOP political ploy

Did Some Web Designer Troll Rick Santorum? 4chan's Moot Pictured On Santorum's Website

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This one is just funny. First noticed by folks on Reddit, former Presidential candidate Rick Santorum -- perhaps most well known among internet kids for the Google bombing of his name to associate it with... something unpleasant -- apparently has a picture of Chris Poole, better known as moot, the...
Did Some Web Designer Troll Rick Santorum? 4chan's Moot Pictured On Santorum's Website

Maribel Hastings: Mexican Fathers and Deported Grandmothers

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Maybe someone told Mitt Romney he'd have to make a serious effort to attract Latino voters, especially on the eve of the Republican primary in Florida. Whatever the cause, the former Massachusetts governor, who has some of the most extreme positions on immigration of anyone in the field, decided that...
Maribel Hastings: Mexican Fathers and Deported Grandmothers

Super PACs helping Republican candidates close in on Obama

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Conservative super PACs and other outside groups are helping Republicans close a yawning fundraising gap with President Obama, giving the eventual GOP presidential nominee a better chance at winning the money race by November, according to new disclosures Tuesday. Read full article >>...
Super PACs helping Republican candidates close in on Obama

Mitt Romney Shouldn't Get Excited Even if He Wins Florida [Election 2012]

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As Mitt Romney settles in to gloat over his inevitable victory in tonight's Florida primary, it is worth noting that he and the rest of the Republican candidates are still viewed as losers by an increasing number of Republican voters. A new Pew Research poll finds that the number...
Mitt Romney Shouldn't Get Excited Even if He Wins Florida [Election 2012]

What I Learned About My Own Daily Life From The Latest North Korean Propaganda Video

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I find myself in the peculiar position of having to congratulate one of my old nemeses in writing for Techdirt, North Korea. I would have thought, after having described their previous attempts at producing propaganda videos, one of which included Elder Scrolls music and the other Call Of Duty footage,...
What I Learned About My Own Daily Life From The Latest North Korean Propaganda Video

Wikipedia locks Mitt Romney entry

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Wikipedia entries for Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates in the US election are currently uneditable by non-users of the site....
Wikipedia locks Mitt Romney entry

Just in Time for Super Tuesday, Google Updates its U.S. Elections Site With Better Maps

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Today is one of the most important days in the run-up to the Republican convention in Tampa in August. With 10 states holding primaries at the same time, a less than stellar showing today could mark the beginning of the end for some of the Republican candidates. Just in time...
Just in Time for Super Tuesday, Google Updates its U.S. Elections Site With Better Maps

2012 Is Going to Be the Twitter Election, Says Costolo

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that Twitter has already changed the nature of political discussion in the U.S. The news cycle, already pretty fast, has sped up another notch. “I really think 2012 is going to be the Twitter election,” Costolo said, during his talk at D: Dive Into Media....
2012 Is Going to Be the Twitter Election, Says Costolo

Not to be outdone by Twitter, Facebook launches its own real-time Election Insights tool with CNN

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Earlier this month, Twitter announced the Political Index, which allows users to track sentiment towards candidates around the upcoming US presidential election. Today, Facebook has announced an Election Insights product that does very much the same thing in partnership with CNN. The tool tracks the four front runners in the...
Not to be outdone by Twitter, Facebook launches its own real-time Election Insights tool with CNN
Why is Rick Santorum Using a Picture of 4Chan Founder Moot on His 'Patriots' Website?

Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates

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Counting down to Super Tuesday in the US, concerned citizens from the right and left have kept a close eye on the GOP primaries. Publications and television are certainly useful for keeping tabs on the electoral process, but Twitter’s immediacy makes it an outstanding source of unfiltered information. In an official...
Twitter’s Super Tuesday Countdown reveals the rise and fall of GOP candidates

Andreessen Horowitz Funds Community Organizing Tool NationBuilder

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Marc Andreessen declared last year that “software is eating the world.” Examples like Amazon “eating” the book industry, and Skype “eating” telecom make sense, but can software really transform the crazy business of politics? That’s what Andreessen’s firm, Andreessen Horowitz, is now betting, with a $6.25 million bet on NationBuilder,...
Andreessen Horowitz Funds Community Organizing Tool NationBuilder

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 2012 is going to be the Twitter election

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2012 is going to be the Twitter election, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said at the D: Dive Into Media event in Dana Point, California Monday night. In an interview with AllThingsD media editor Peter Kafka, Costolo said that a majority of the Republican candidates are buying ads, otherwise known as...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: 2012 is going to be the Twitter election

The Center for Public Integrity: Obama's bundler total exceeds $74 million

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By Aaron Mehta, Fred Schulte and Elizabeth Lucas, iWatch NewsPresident Barack Obama's campaign added 90 new big-money bundlers in the fourth quarter, bringing its army of major backers to 445, according to information released by the campaign Tuesday.Total funds raised by bundlers -- well-connected groups of fundraisers who tap...
The Center for Public Integrity: Obama's bundler total exceeds $74 million
Karl Rove backing high-tech central campaigning tool for the Republican Party

Miscellaneous policy news

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The space policy news cycle—such as it is—has been dominated in the last week by developments in the Republican presidential race, thanks to speeches and debate appearances by the major candidates. However, there are a few other things that have taken place during the last week worth mentioning: The Obama...
Miscellaneous policy news
Obama wins in race for digital attention
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