The first Supreme Court hearings in the age of the social Web spark a rounds of organizing.
Posted on July 13, 2009 at 11:00 AM ET | Comments (9)
Updated 11:14 a.m. By Jose Antonio Vargas Wherever Sarah Palin goes, supporters such as Mariann...
Posted on July 6, 2009 at 11:14 AM ET | Comments (123)
Vivek Kundra wows at the Personal Democracy Forum conference.
Posted on June 30, 2009 at 05:23 PM ET | Comments (1)
A powerful meme is making its way online, where people in their own time, on their own social networks, are engaging with news regarding Iran's contested presidential election: "Tiananmen + Twitter = Tehran." Or, to be more specific, it's "Tiananmen + social Web = Tehran."
Posted on June 15, 2009 at 08:56 PM ET | Comments (61)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Inevitably, and very quickly, the online battle to define President Obama's...
Posted on May 26, 2009 at 02:22 PM ET | Comments (5)
A diverse group of gay activists, bloggers, Democratic Party organizers and fundraisers from across the country came has issued a manifesto calling on President Obama to move more rapidly on gay rights issues.
Posted on May 21, 2009 at 03:48 PM ET | Comments (11)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Obama's WhiteHouse.gov has sent its first e-mail. "You are receiving this...
Posted on May 13, 2009 at 04:30 PM ET | Comments (2)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Is WhiteHouse.gov, the online hub of the American presidency, getting better?...
Posted on May 11, 2009 at 04:09 PM ET | Comments (1)
The White House today announced a presence on Twitter, Facebook and Myspace in an afternoon blog post on WhiteHouse.gov.
Posted on May 1, 2009 at 05:03 PM ET | Comments (1)
For the first time, more than a half the country's voting-age population used the Internet to get political news or get involved in the political process in 2008.
Posted on April 15, 2009 at 05:55 PM ET | Comments (5)
Tax day "tea parties" show a movement finding itself.
Posted on April 15, 2009 at 10:36 AM ET | Comments (84)
By Jose Antonio Vargas When it comes to holding online events, especially via live streaming...
Posted on March 26, 2009 at 03:57 PM ET | Comments (10)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Tens of thousands of people have submitted questions they hope to...
Posted on March 26, 2009 at 07:06 AM ET | Comments (37)
Obama will answer questions online on Thursday.
Posted on March 24, 2009 at 07:40 PM ET | Comments (8)
By Jose Antonio Vargas So is WhiteHouse.gov making the grade? A few weeks ago we...
Posted on March 24, 2009 at 06:34 AM ET | Comments (9)
Cyrus Krohn has resigned from the Republican National Committee.
Posted on March 5, 2009 at 03:44 PM ET | Comments (3)
A technology summit hosted by the Republican National Committee drives home the point that the GOP needs to remake itself online and harness grass-roots support if it is to transform blogosphere excitement into a broader movement.
Posted on February 17, 2009 at 06:00 AM ET | Comments (12)
YouTube launches two new pages for members of Congress.
Posted on January 12, 2009 at 04:24 PM ET | Comments (1)
Barack Obama raised half a billion dollars online in his 21-month campaign for the White House, dramatically ushering in a new digital era in presidential fundraising.
Posted on November 20, 2008 at 08:00 PM ET | Comments (37)
Today, President-elect Obama will record the weekly Democratic address not just on radio but also on video -- a first. The address, typically four minutes long, will be turned into a YouTube video and posted on Obama's transition site once the radio address is made public on Saturday morning.
Posted on November 14, 2008 at 05:09 AM ET | Comments (8)
Young voters are turning out in droves on college campuses.
Posted on November 4, 2008 at 06:55 PM ET | Comments (2)
A woman records her reaction to voting.
Posted on November 4, 2008 at 03:39 PM ET | Comments (3)
Because of online video, because of Twitter, because of Facebook updates and MySpace blogs and blogs in general, voting today becomes a collective virtual experience.
Posted on November 4, 2008 at 10:44 AM ET | Comments (1)
By Jose Antonio Vargas "Rosa sat so Martin could walk Martin walked so Barack could...
Posted on November 2, 2008 at 11:37 PM ET | Comments (12)
In a borderless online world, some sites are measuring the extent of world opinion for Obama.
Posted on October 28, 2008 at 11:30 AM ET | Comments (27)
Bloggers pounced on Ashley Todd's story of being mugged by an Obama supporter, which quickly came apart under police questioning.
Posted on October 24, 2008 at 06:03 PM ET | Comments (136)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Never mind the satirical New Yorker cover a few months ago....
Posted on October 15, 2008 at 06:49 PM ET | Comments (61)
The Open Debate Coalition asked McCain and Obama to adopt the principles of "open debate" but will have to wait for the next cycle to see their reforms enacted.
Posted on October 15, 2008 at 03:07 PM ET | Comments (61)
Televised presidential debates are stuck in the 20th century.
Posted on October 8, 2008 at 10:18 AM ET | Comments (15)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Talk about a digital campaign assault. By 2 p.m., Sen. Barack...
Posted on October 6, 2008 at 07:30 PM ET | Comments (79)
Sarah Palin's late entry into the 2008 campaign, and the highly partisan nature of the race, has made her an Internet phenom of unprecedented proportions.
Posted on September 17, 2008 at 07:11 AM ET | Comments (149)
Palin's online backers are thrilled by her selection as McCain's running mate.
Posted on August 30, 2008 at 12:20 PM ET | Comments (158)
Commission on Presidential Debates gets praise for efforts, but some say much more should be done for web users.
Posted on August 6, 2008 at 06:34 PM ET | Comments (2)
By Jose Antonio Vargas As of yesterday afternoon, Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama had...
Posted on July 29, 2008 at 09:08 AM ET | Comments (10)
By Jose Antonio Vargas AUSTIN -- It's blog central here this weekend. In the Texas...
Posted on July 18, 2008 at 04:24 PM ET | Comments (0)
By Jose Antonio Vargas The Grand Old Party is morphing into the Grand New...
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 09:15 AM ET | Comments (27)
Critics of Obama's FISA stance have organized the single largest group on his web site.
Posted on July 3, 2008 at 06:03 PM ET | Comments (0)
It's the Internet, stupid!
Posted on June 25, 2008 at 11:34 AM ET | Comments (0)
Are viral personalization campaigns are the next big thing for campaigns? --Jose Antonio Vargas
Posted on June 19, 2008 at 02:51 PM ET | Comments (0)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Whoever wins the White House come November, this much is true:...
Posted on June 16, 2008 at 08:30 AM ET | Comments (150)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Less than five months before The Big Day -- Nov. 4,...
Posted on June 10, 2008 at 06:47 PM ET | Comments (0)
The online GOP political operatives launch a new community site on the right, called The Next Right. --Jose Antonio Vargas
Posted on June 3, 2008 at 08:15 AM ET | Comments (0)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has had a complicated relationship to the Internet and, in comparison to her chief rival, a consistently losing Web presence. --Jose Antonio Vargas
Posted on May 26, 2008 at 11:31 AM ET | Comments (804)
By Jose Antonio Vargas Everything moves so fast in the world of online politics --...
Posted on May 19, 2008 at 06:00 AM ET | Comments (14)
Online buzz was a good predictor of Obama's eventual electoral success. Jose Antonio Vargas
Posted on May 8, 2008 at 12:46 PM ET | Comments (11)