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In Late Push, Candidates Target Big Ten Network

Fox Sports' RSNs drum up big business with Obama, Romney backers

Local sports have elbowed their way into the presidential election season, as both campaigns and the various PACs looking to sway voters have targeted RSNs in key battleground states. President Barack…

Obama's Twitter Bid on Election Eve

44's advocates buy up Promoted Trend and multiple Promoted Tweets

Who wins tomorrow seems to be anyone’s guess, as predictions are all over the electoral map. Advocates for 44’s re-election appear to have a firm grip on Twitter ads on…

Information Diet: Chuck Todd

NBC's chief White House correspondent taps into Twitter, downloads newspapers on his iPad

Specs Age 40 Accomplishments NBC News political director and chief White House correspondent; host of The Daily Rundown on MSNBC Base Washington, D.C. What’s the first information you consume in the morning? I wake up somewhere…

TV Political Files Disappoint Public Interest Groups

Files were key to track spending by PACs

When the Federal Communications Commission required TV stations in the top 50 markets to move their political disclosure files online just in time for the election, public interest groups were…

Negative Spin Ups Doc's Draw

2016's marketers funnel critical outrage into box office mega-hit

The marketers behind 2016: Obama’s America knew the ultra-conservative documentary would ignite a firestorm of criticism—and embraced it wholeheartedly. The unorthodox strategy helped to draw a whopping $33 million at the…

Steve Martin's Ad for Bob Kerrey: A Wad of Paper and a Prayer

Comedian helps struggling Senate campaign

Can Steve Martin and a wad of paper save Bob Kerrey's bid to become a U.S. Senator for Nebraska again? For months, polls have suggested Kerrey is in deep trouble…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 28 - Oct. 5

H&M gets weird, Google gets wet, and Expedia comes out strongly in favor of gay marriage

This week, Luvs dipped its toe in controversy with a spot about breastfeeding in public, beer companies beat around the bush with pitches that subtly sold their brews, and Cartoon Network…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Sept. 21-28

Bacon goes meatless, Apple returns to its roots, and Derrick Rose is on the comeback trail

This week, we got political with Sarah Silverman and boy band Wrong Direction, discovered that our systemic laziness is going to make our children die early, and rooted for an…

Anti-Gay Group Sued for Using Gay Couple's Wedding Photo in Attack Ad

'Defilement of a beautiful moment'

Another day, another Republican political campaign running into copyright issues. The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing an anti-gay group—called the Public Advocate of the United States, of all things—for…

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