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Obama is First President To Be 3D Printed - Posted June 20, 2014
(NBCNews) A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama to create the first 3D printed portrait of a sitting president. Experts scanned Obama earlier this year using two different processes: a "light stage" face scanner and hand-held 3D scanners and cameras to help build a bust of the... [Inside 3D Printing News]

President Obama, Hits The GOP, Takes His Voting Rights Message To The People - Posted April 14, 2014
On Friday, President Obama appeared at the White House to announce the resignation of Secretary of the Health and Human Service... [FishbowlDC]

Samsung Takes Things Too Far, Upsets the White House With Red Sox Selfie - Posted April 3, 2014
Perhaps you've seen the latest addition to the celebrity selfie digital photo album: Red Sox superstar (according to our resident Sox expert, Liz Mitchell) David Ortiz and President Ob... [GalleyCat]

Samsung Takes Things Too Far, Upsets the White House with Red Sox Selfie - Posted April 3, 2014
Perhaps you've seen the latest addition to the celebrity selfie digital photo album: Red Sox superstar (according to our resident Sox expert, Liz Mitchell) David Ortiz and President Ob... [FishbowlDC]

Can Amy Poehler Sell Young People On The New Healthcare Law? President Obama Hopes So - Posted July 24, 2013
President Obama is spending a lot of time this week focused on reaching out to different demographics in an attempt to get back to the business of advancing his plans. Today, he returned to the scene of his first big speech as a new Sena... [GalleyCat]

Can Amy Poehler Sell Young People On The New Healthcare Law? President Obama Hopes So - Posted July 24, 2013
President Obama is spending a lot of time this week focused on reaching out to different demographics in an attempt to get back to the business of advancing his plans. Today, he returned to the scene of his first big speech as a new Sena... [FishbowlDC]

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches 'Demand a Plan' Campaign - Posted December 21, 2012
The social advocacy organization Mayors Against Illegal Guns, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Meninio... [FishbowlDC]

Livestream: Not Yet Mainstream But Clearly a Game Changer - Posted December 19, 2012
Streaming events in real-time alters the dynamics for event organizers, impacting the scope of the audience, press coverage and sponsorships. Livestream is a key provider of real-time event coverage servi... [FishbowlDC]

Sara Horowitz on What 'Obamacare' Means to Freelancers - Posted December 12, 2012
When Sara Horowitz was hired as a lawyer, she was made an independent contractor and wasn't given any benefits. Since then, she's created Working Today, a nonprofit for uniting freela... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sara Horowitz on What 'Obamacare' Means to Freelancers - Posted December 12, 2012
When Sara Horowitz was hired as a lawyer, she was made an independent contractor and wasn't given any benefits. Since then, she's created Working Today, a nonprofit for uniting freela... [FishbowlNY]

Latest Twitter Scam Directs You To Video Showing Obama Punch Someone In The Face - Posted November 29, 2012
First off: No, you will not see a video of President Obama punching someone in the face here - or anywhere for that matter. That's the point of this post. The latest attempt to compromise your Twitter account tells you that you will see this ... [AllTwitter]

Tweet Punch Out! Watch Romney Robot Give Obama The Old One-Two! - Posted November 6, 2012
Are you a Republican who is sick of annoying political posts and sites predicting an Obama win? Check out this site, where Romney is definitely in the lead - and landing punches left and right! Tweet Punch Out is powered by users tweets. Ev... [AllTwitter]

Obama Makes Final Push On Twitter - Posted November 6, 2012
In the most hotly contested election in recent U.S. history, American voters today are deciding who will be president of the United States. Both have used Twitter in recent months to bolster support - and today is no different, with ... [AllTwitter]

Who Will You Vote For? Tweetcast Knows. Maybe. - Posted November 5, 2012
Unsure of who to vote for in tomorrow's U.S. Presidential election? Well, as we mentioned before: you are what you tweet! And Tweetcast may just know your mind better than you do! Either way, ... [AllTwitter]

Discover Where Your Facebook Friends Stand Politically With Wisdom App - Posted November 1, 2012
This is the season when Facebook users' news feeds are filled with election-charged content. While the loudest voices are the ones most remembered, mo... [AllFacebook]

Which Candidate's Facebook App Requests The Most Information? - Posted October 23, 2012
A while after President Barack Obama's social media team announced its Facebook application, Republican challenger Mitt ... [AllFacebook]

Top 10 Funniest Debate Tweets - Posted October 22, 2012
On October 22, 2012, President Barack Obama joined Governor Mitt Romney for the third presidential debate of the season, moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer. While professional comedians were lighting up the second screen that night with their Tweets, President Obama may have delivered the best line of the nig... [AllFacebook]

STUDY: Facebook Ads Have Little Effect On Political Campaign - Posted October 19, 2012
As Election Day comes closer, you're likely seeing political ads everywhere you turn -- on front lawns, in newspapers, and ... [AllFacebook]

Obama May Have Celebrity Backers, But Romney Has...A Squirrel? - Posted October 19, 2012
With the presidential election looming ever closer, campaign ads, debate analysis, poll numbers, and speculation as to who's really on top continue to cascade into our living rooms, offices, and social gatherings via every media outlet imaginable. How does anyone really know which candidate ha... [FishbowlDC]

Talked About On Twitter: #Binders Of Women - Posted October 17, 2012
If you caught the debate last night and have spent any time online today, you undoubtedly have seen many posts poking fun at Romney's "binders of women" comment. Well, Twitter went all out (as expected) and we have some favorites to share. When asked about pay ... [AllTwitter]

Mitt Romney's 'Binders Full Of Women' Comment Buzzing On Facebook - Posted October 17, 2012
The debates between President Barack Obama and Republi... [AllFacebook]

Talked About On Twitter: #ObamaCampaignIn3Words and #RomneyCampaignIn3Words - Posted October 8, 2012
Those crazy bipartisan twitterers are at it again - and this time they're throwing down with dueling hashtags: #ObamaCampaignIn3Words and #RomneyCampaignIn3Words. Who wins? No one really, but they're fun to read. Will we ever get enough of the bipartisan bashing on Twitter? Probably... [10,000 Words]

Social Entrepreneur Students Raising Money For Charity On Twitter Thanks To #BigBird - Posted October 5, 2012
Even if you didn't watch the U.S. Presidential debate the other night, you've likely heard about Romney's plans to "fire Big Bird." Well, two fast-moving University of North Carolina students snapped up firebigbird.com and began ... [AllTwitter]

10.3 Million Tweets Sent During Last Night's Presidential Debates - Posted October 4, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney met in Denver last night to verbally duke it out, and Twitter was listening. Between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. EDT, users sent 10.3 million tweets related to the Presidential debate. The tweets started to really spike ... [AllTwitter]

Can Halloween Mask Sales Predict the Next President? - Posted September 28, 2012
It would appear that imitation is indeed the greatest form of flattery, especially when it comes to Halloween costume sales in an election year. According to this article in the Sa... [FishbowlDC]

Open Government Partnership Celebrates First Anniversary - Posted September 27, 2012
Kedar Pavgi of NextGov.com reports, "A year ago, President Obama and 46 other heads of state launch... [semanticweb.com]

Obama's Latest Facebook Campaign Sticks - Posted September 24, 2012
The race for the U.S. presidency is increasingly being fought on Facebook. President Barack... [AllFacebook]

Obama Portrayed As Average Beer-Loving Guy - Posted September 18, 2012
As the presidential election nears, both campaigns seem to be trying to hammer home the idea that their candidates truly understand the lives and plights of average Americans. While Romney's campaign tries to down... [FishbowlDC]

Republicans' #areyoubetteroff Hashtag Backfires when Twitter Responds 'Yes' - Posted September 7, 2012
Unless you've been plugging your ears and humming every time a political ad or news story has invaded your living room (we understand the urge), you've inevitably heard Mitt Romney (or his campaign) ask some version of the question, "A... [FishbowlDC]

Will Americans Buy into Energy-Efficient Cars? - Posted August 28, 2012
The American public has had a long and complicated relationship with the automobile. Cars once symbolized freedom, rebellion and adventure, and the open road reached out to all of us: rebellious teenagers, vacationing suburban families, slick hot rod enthusiasts, rootless counter-cultu... [FishbowlDC]

Univision, Facebook Partner For Hispanic Forums Featuring President Obama, Mitt Romney - Posted August 24, 2012
In an effort to reach out to U.S. Hispanic voters, Facebook recently announced ... [AllFacebook]

President Uses Twitter, Breathes Oxygen Like Other Humans - Posted August 7, 2012
In case you wondered how the world's most visible face interacts with the followers of his office's official Twitter feed, the White House has released this in-no-way-heavy-hitting video documenting a few moments in the life of @WhiteHouse. While we can't pretend to be terribly impressed, we will admit that the President... [FishbowlDC]

Closing In On A Million Open Government Data Sets - Posted June 20, 2012
A million data sets. That's the number of government data sets out there on the web that we have closed in on. "The question is, when you have that many, how do you search for them, find them, coordinate activity between governments, bring in NGOs," says James A. Hendler, Tetherless World Senior... [semanticweb.com]

How Popular Are Obama And Romney On Twitter? This App Checks - In Real-Time - Posted May 17, 2012
It's a student project, but Twipolitico has the potential to add some serious insight into the 2012 race. The site tracks the real-time popularity of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Twitter, to see who's winning the social media sentiment race. ... [AllTwitter]

Obama's Twitter Popularity Surges After Support For Gay Marriage - Posted May 10, 2012
Obama went on national TV on Wednesday to publicly show his support for gay marriage. This made him the first sitting president to do so, and caused quite the stir among both mainstream and new media types. Twitter quickly became a sounding board for any and all opinions about gay marriage and... [AllTwitter]

Word to Semantic Web Startups: The JOBS Act Is On - Posted March 28, 2012
If there's one thing the Semantic Web arena is full of, it is start-ups. In fact, the slew of creative and innovative ideas out there coming from young companies is one of the reasons for the first Start-Up Competition to be held at the Semantic Tech & Business... [semanticweb.com]

A Marriage Made For The Global, Digital Economy - Posted February 27, 2012
At the recent SemTech Berlin conference, husband-and-wife team Michael Trevor McDonald and Kim Chandler McDonald, CTO and Executive VP, respectively, of KimmiC, led a session that discussed a marriage of a different sort: that between the Semantic Web and the user interface. The session was described as providing t... [semanticweb.com]

Michelle Obama Joins Her Husband On Twitter - Posted January 13, 2012
Michelle Obama has finally signed up for her very own Twitter account, tweeting to support her husband's reelection efforts in November. She's no Charlie Sheen, ... [AllTwitter]

Official Obama Twitter Account Embraces Black Friday, Tweets About Campaign T-Shirts And 10%-Off Coupons - Posted November 28, 2011
It appears the feverish need to sell, sell, sell on Black Friday has reached even the President of the United States: Barack Obama's official Twitter account took to hawking official election 2012 wares on the biggest shopping day of the year. This past Friday, crowds flocked t... [AllTwitter]

Making a Link Between Federal Agency Strategies and IT Expenditures - Posted November 21, 2011
What do you get when you join up machine-readable representations of federal government agencies' strategic plans and spending on IT resources? Expressing these as Linked Data adds value in that it becomes easier to correlate and mash up information, and even to determine how or whether technology implementations are helping to... [semanticweb.com]

Michelle Obama Sends Her Very First Tweet (But Doesn't Have An Account Of Her Own Yet) - Posted October 21, 2011
Joining her husband on Twitter, Michelle Obama has started to tweet this week amid a warm welcome from the White House. However, the First Lady used a proxy account, rather than creating one of her own, to interact with the Twitter-sphere. The White House made a pretty big deal of Mrs. Ob... [AllTwitter]

Obama Administration Is Asking Americans To "Tweet For Jobs" - Posted October 5, 2011
In an effort to get as much public support for his jobs bill as possible, President Obama and his administration are asking Americans to take to Twitter to pressure Congress to act on the bill. Using the "Tweet For Jobs" tool, Americans can tweet to their Re... [AllTwitter]

#AskObama Town Hall Wrap-Up: 119K Questions, 26K Participants, 19 Answers [INFOGRAPHIC] - Posted July 8, 2011
Obama took to Twitter on Wednesday to answer Americans' questions about jobs and the economy, in what was the first-ever White House Twitter Town Hall. Now that it's over, how did Obama do in answering the questions most important to the nation? Twitter dashboard ... [AllTwitter]

Could You Run A Country Using Only Twitter? - Posted July 7, 2011
In light of Wednesday's Twitter Town Hall, I started wondering just how useful Twitter could be to politicians and world leaders in the future. I started creating a hypothetical world in which a leader could only use Twitter to interact with citizens, lead a military and perform diplomatic relations... and the... [AllTwitter]

Follow Today's White House Town Hall With The Obama Dashboard From TwitSprout - Posted July 6, 2011
In less than an hour, President Obama will be answering questions in the first ever White House Twitter Town Hall. If you're interested in following along with the President's answers to questions on jobs and the economy, the TwitSprout team has put together a ... [AllTwitter]

White House Creates "Rapid Response" Twitter Account - Posted May 25, 2011
The avatar in this article might not look like one from an official White House online presence, but it is. It's the face of the new Director of Progressive Media & Online Response, Jesse Lee, who will be tweeting in an official capacity from @jesseclee44, in the hopes of pr... [AllTwitter]

Paying Too Much for FOIA - Posted April 18, 2011
A new article from InfoVegan looks at the costs of the Freedom of Information Act and how those costs will only continue to rise if Data.gov and other open government sites go dark: "FOIA is one of those transparency things that sounds like a good idea, but in the end turns... [semanticweb.com]

Top 5 Ways to Follow Obama's State of the Union on Twitter - Posted January 25, 2011
The State of the Union may not have the same great commercials as the Super Bowl, but it's still an annual television event that gets people talking. Whether you're tuning in because you genuinely care about Obama's vision for America, because you just want to sound intelligent at your next... [AllTwitter]

Obama to Answer Twitter Questions After State of the Union - Posted January 24, 2011
The State of the Union Address will be on Tuesday, but many of us in the industry are looking forward to the "social media" state of the union Q&A Obama will deliver on Thursday. The President will take questions from social media sources including Twitter,... [AllTwitter]

Obama in Haiku: Real-Time Twitter Updates of the President's Speech - Posted January 13, 2011
If you weren't able to tune in last night to listen to President Obama's Tucson speech, the Editor-in-Chief of the National Journal has you covered: he live-tweeted updates from the speech as-it-happened last night. The result is a series of h... [AllTwitter]

Does Using Twitter Make the White House "Transparent"? - Posted December 22, 2010
The White House is stepping up its social media presence - possibly in response to the strength of Republicans on Twitter and elsewhere online - by holding Twitter question periods. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs answered a questions specifically about Twitter a... [AllTwitter]

Politico's Allen: 'The Challenge is Breaking Through the White Noise' - Posted November 18, 2010
[caption id="attachment_9387" align="alignleft" width="298" caption="A still from yesterday's event. From left: Mike Allen, Karen Hughes, Don Baer, and Pat Mitchell"][/caption] During the Paley Center for Media's International Council forum on digital media and politics in New York on Wednesday, ... [FishbowlDC]

Follow the White House on Twitter, 8 Different Ways (Plus One!) - Posted November 17, 2010
The White House is proud of its Twitter presence, and wants the citizens of America to know it. It recently published a blog post on the official White House Blog... [AllTwitter]

New Obama Book: 'Everyone Knew the Communications Effort Was Struggling' - Posted November 15, 2010
Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House, a new book out this week from communications consultant and political analyst Richard Wolffe, puts forth yet another documentation of how the ... [FishbowlDC]

What Are You Reading? - Posted April 6, 2009
Oh blogs, blogs, blogs! You're ruining the news market with your free information and your constant updating. So what are you talking about that's getting everyone so hyped up they just have to pass your stories along? According to Pew Research Center... [MediaJobsDaily]

Emanuel: 'We Should Have A Conscious Strategy Of Communicating Through Hispanic Media' - Posted March 9, 2009
Howard Kurtz reports on the White House giving access to journalists who have been ignored in the past: reporters of color from minority outlets. President Obama has spoken with Telemundo, CNN En Espanol, and his firs... [MediaJobsDaily]

651,000 Jobs Lost In February - Posted March 6, 2009
The official totals for February are out from the Bureau of Labor Statistics today, and they are worse than previously thought. Unemployment is now at 8.1 percent, its highest rate in 25 years. A Bloomberg survey predicted unemployment would remain below 8 percent in February. Looks like they were wrong. Estimates put... [MediaJobsDaily]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 5, 2008
Meet the Press: President-elect Obama. This Week: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ron Gettelfinger, President, United Auto Workers, The Wall Street Journals' Pe... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Sunday Show Preview - Posted December 5, 2008
Meet the Press: President-elect Obama. This Week: Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Ron Gettelfinger, President, United Auto Workers, The Wall Street Journals' Pe... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 11.25.08 - Posted November 25, 2008
Good Morning Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly." Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 11.25.08 - Posted November 25, 2008
Good Morning Washington. What DC restaurant is featured above? Think you know? Email us with your best guess. AND: Join us after the jump to find out if you guessed our last contest correctly." Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlNY]

Obama, Jon Hamm and Leo DiCaprio Are GQ Men of the Year - Posted November 18, 2008
GQ Magazine, always looking to one-up the newsweeklies because it as a rule doesn't break news, came out with its Man of the Year award. Oh sorry, they're calling them Men of the Year. Way to waffle, GQ. Of course, first up was ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.07.08 - Posted November 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 11.07.08 - Posted November 7, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlNY]

Edwards Off Short List for VP: Enquirer? - Posted July 23, 2008
John Edwards got his hand stuck in somebody's cookie jar and the result may mean no VP slot for Obama. The L.A. Times, of all places, picked up the story that no one would touch because it originated at, yikes!, the ... [FishbowlLA]

Jim Rainey Upbraids Political Reporters, Invents A Word - Posted June 3, 2008
LAT reporter James Rainey coins the term "discordulum," an invented region of the brain of any presidential campaign reporter which is devoted to recognizing conflict. "From this hyper-developed brain center come stories about the certain demise of some politician... [FishbowlLA]

HuffPo: Stars Align for Democratic Candidates - Posted April 21, 2008
In case you're a Philly transplant with a mail-in ballot and only three working brain cells, HuffPo helps you decide whom to vote for with this handy-dandy guide to which stars are endorsing which candidates. Obama is supported by Jennifer Aniston, Sam J... [FishbowlLA]

Larry Sinclair's Wild Ride with Obama--MSM Cover-up? - Posted February 22, 2008
Larry Sinclair claimed to have performed oral sex on Barack Obama in the back of a limo, and later in a hotel room while smoking crac... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA Goes to the Party: Weisberg Book Party - Posted February 21, 2008
Slate's Jacob Weisberg read from his new book The Bush Tragedy at a Domino-sponored shindig in Brentwood. 300 guests stormed Arianna Huffington's mansion house. (Or home, as the invitations read.) ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 20, 2008
Politics-As-High-School: We've been loving the Top of the Ticket political blog for all the tasty morsels of minutiae it serves up. This Don Frederick post is especially fun: Replace the words "Clinton," "Obama" and "... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted January 11, 2008
Johnny Grant Memorialized: Fittingly, a memorial was held over Johnny Grant's star on the Walk of Fame. ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.08.08 - Posted January 8, 2008
Happy New Hampshire Primary Day Washington! On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivered our first State of the Union. In 1992, Bush 41 puked on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi, and, in 2006, Tom DeLay resigned as House Majority Leader. Happy 41st R Kelly! (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 01.08.08 - Posted January 8, 2008
Happy New Hampshire Primary Day Washington! On this day in 1790, President George Washington delivered our first State of the Union. In 1992, Bush 41 puked on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi, and, in 2006, Tom DeLay resigned as House Majority Leader. Happy 41st R Kelly! (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio) Quickly navigate Morning Reading... [FishbowlNY]

Bierut Sounding Absolutely Scrumptuous on WNYC Today - Posted July 5, 2007
The man who seems to have no shortage of fabulous ties (one seen here with our blog-mama Laurel Touby), Michael Bierut appeared today on "The Leonard Lopate Show" with gu... [UnBeige]

Bierut Sounding Absolutely Scrumptuous on WNYC Today - Posted July 5, 2007
The man who seems to have no shortage of fabulous ties (one seen here with our blog-mama Laurel Touby), Michael Bierut appeared today on "The Leonard Lopate Show" with gu... [AgencySpy]

Morning Reading List, 04.13.07 - Posted April 13, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think NBC should not have dropped Imus. From a tipster: "check out sudarsan r's front page first person piece in today's washpost... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Morning Reading List, 04.13.07 - Posted April 13, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think NBC should not have dropped Imus. From a tipster: "check out sudarsan r's front page first person piece in today's washpost... [FishbowlNY]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted February 16, 2007
In this week's episode, the First Dogs frolicked in the snow, Obama wins the little discussed playgroud primary and President Bush loves teasing the poolers. "The pool enjoyed a brief respite from the icy weather when we walked through the White House to the motorcade past a small fragment of spring: dozens... [morningmedianewsfeed]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted February 16, 2007
In this week's episode, the First Dogs frolicked in the snow, Obama wins the little discussed playgroud primary and President Bush loves teasing the poolers. "The pool enjoyed a brief respite from the icy weather when we walked through the White House to the motorcade past a small fragment of spring: dozens... [FishbowlNY]

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