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Senator Strips in Cheeky Ad Aimed at Fighting Money in Politics D.C.'s worst pole dancer

Here's something you don't see every day: a stripping politician. No, it's not Anthony Weiner. It's an ad for Represent.us, a new organization created late last year to fight the…

June 12, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

Michael Smerconish Says Talk Radio Is Like Pro-Wrestling: Fake Pols follow the microphones

Specs Who Michael Smerconish Age 51 New gig Host, Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel Old gig Midday host, WPHT-AM, Philadelphia. Continues as fill-in host on MSNBC’s Hardball, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, author. Why leave…

May 5, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT

Mark Sanford Is Latest Victim of an AshleyMadison Billboard Attack Ex-South Carolina governor gets punked

AshleyMadison.com doesn't get political unless there's a sex scandal to exploit, so of course they jumped all over Mark Sanford. Wait, that came out wrong. The extramarital dating website is…

May 2, 2013, 8:49 AM EDT

CQ Roll Call Continues Digital Expansion With New Blogs David M. Drucker, Mort Kondracke among contributors

Since Economist Group properties CQ and Roll Call merged in November 2012, slashing staff and tearing down its online paywall, RollCall.com claims a 67 percent increase in unique visitors. Now,…

March 11, 2013, 11:10 AM EDT

Obama's 'Fireside' Shows Google's Still Into Hangouts Prez follows Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson on social video feature

Less than 48 hours after his State of the Union address, President Obama will participate in a question-and-answer Google+ Hangouts session dubbed "Fireside Hangout." The online session starts at 4:45…

February 14, 2013, 11:55 AM EST

State of the Union: One Huge Online Branding War Politicians, marketers wage mini battles to capitalize on exposure

It's become standard practice during widely broadcasted social events (especially political ones) for interested persons and groups to wage a quiet social media war to grab real estate in front…

February 13, 2013, 5:46 AM EST

Obama Gets Tweet Heat Before State of the Union Orgs zero in on #SOTU chatter

President Obama's State of the Union address has politically minded marketers trying their hand at real-time ad buying on Twitter today. The mostly nonprofit brands are calling on the president…

February 12, 2013, 2:58 PM EST

Data Points: Generation Gap Study shows millennials could learn a thing or two from their parents about manners

Baby boomers may have screwed a lot of things up for the next generations, saddling them with debt and holding on tight to their wealth while their childrens' prospects have…

January 23, 2013, 7:44 AM EST

First Mover: McKay Coppins The BuzzFeed editor on getting out of the campaign bubble

Specs Age 25 New gig Political editor, BuzzFeed Old gig Political reporter, BuzzFeed What’s your role as BuzzFeed’s political editor? It’s to build on the momentum the politics section gained in 2012. Which is…

January 21, 2013, 12:03 AM EST