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Online Political Videos and Campaign 2012

from Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports
55% of registered voters have watched political videos online this election season, and 52% have had others recommend political videos for them to watch online

Explore Obama and Romney?s Most Engaging Tweets With This Map

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Google Launches Voter Information Tool

from Mashable! by Kenneth Rosen

The Presidential Election is less than a week away and voters are searching for last-minute information. Google and its Politics & Elections team have launched a tool to help voters get the important information they need ahead of November 6


Pew: Social Media Users ?Relentlessly Negative? About Politics

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Twitter Launches Election Map to Track Candidates’ State-by-State Messaging

from Wired Top Stories by Mat Honan
Twitter launched a map today that tracks how well candidates messages perform on a state-by-state basis. And yet it is just as much of an ad for the company’s data services as it is an election monitoring tool.


How Romney and Obama Stack Up on Tumblr

from Mashable! by The Daily Dot

See Candidates? Google Search Results and Spending in Swing States

from Mashable! by Eric Larson


Frankenstorm generates ?October surprise?

?Frankenstorm? may test the conventional wisdom that inclement weather helps Republicans in US elections

MAIN FOCUS: Sandy shakes up US election campaign | 31/10/2012

from euro|topics
Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc on the east coast of the US, causing billions in damage. Up to 50 people have been killed, and around seven million were left without electricity on Tuesday. Some commentators note that President Barack Obama can score with voters if he proves effective at managing the crisis. Others stress that in future no US president will be able to avoid the issue of climate change.

Concern and frustration in the Gulf

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Muath Al Wari
America is still the Gulf states’ indispensable ally, but the indecisiveness of Obama’s policy in the Middle East is starting to foster frustration and concern in the Gulf capital cities. This is where Romney might have a card to play.


Voting Blocks Facebook App Launched To Encourage Supporters

from All Facebook by Justin Lafferty


You Have a New Direct Message From Obama

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

A view from Spain: why Obama deserves a second chance

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Cristina Manzano
In Spain, any piece of news that distracts the attention from the economic, social and political crisis is welcome these days. For a country that has never shown too much interest in international affairs, the US presidential campain represents a traditional exception.

The least bad: the US elections from Israel-Palestine

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Antonio Ungar
For Palestinians and Israelis, a Democrat victory would be bad and a Republican victory worse. While Obama continues to seduce the deluded among us, Romney is making lethal calculations

Foreign policy expectations from a Romney presidency

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Robert Matthews
What US foreign policy should we expect if Romney was to win in November? His statements during the campaign suggests adherence to his neocon advisers’ hard line stances on many topics, including hawkish positions on China, Iran and Russia. One week before the election, Commander-in-chief Romney remains a mystery.

Top 10 Fictional Characters We’d Like as U.S. President

from Wired Top Stories by Matt Blum
We don’t take sides in political campaigns here on GeekDad as a policy, but I do have to say that, considering the choice between the major-party candidates, I can definitely think of a few characters from geeky fiction we’d rather vote for. Here’s my top 10.


US election: a Kenyan perspective

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Alan E Masakhalia

Kenyans look up to Barack Obama, whom they consider to be their most prominent “son” – but his first four years in office have fallen slightly short of their expectations.


Who?s Winning the Pinterest Election? [INFOGRAPHIC]

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick

Obama, Romney Campaigns React To Hurricane Sandy On Facebook

from All Facebook by Jennifer Moire
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are asking their Facebook supporters to donate to the American Red Cross as states along the East Coast brace for Hurricane Sandy. The presidential candidates have essentially halted most political activity until the hurricane passes by the East Coast.

US election: what can Latin America expect?

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Marcos Arruda

Relations between the US and Latin American countries have always been tense, from economic rivalry to political assassinations. During his first term, Barack Obama has failed to build bridges between the Americas – what can peoples from Latin America and the Caribbean expect from the next president?

New poll: Israeli Jews prefer Romney by large margin

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman

Ecuador’s president praises Obama, wishes him luck in election

from FP Passport by Uri Friedman

Mexican perspectives: within the USA and outside it

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Rafael Lemus
Undocumented Mexican migrants in the USA, despite being the group most vulnerable to a promised flagship Republican policy, have no voice in the country?s future. Those who can vote have a moral obligation to those who can?t: stop Mitt Romney in his tracks

The presidential election and US foreign policy in the Middle East

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Fawaz A Gerges

In the presidential campaign, American foreign policy towards the Middle East has overshadowed other regions by far ? underlining considerable differences between each candidate?s approach to this part of the world


Spanish endogamy and the US elections

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Diego Hidalgo

Europe may be less interested in this year’s election than in the 2008 one – but that doesn’t mean it is any less important.
The US presidential elections are imminent; we tend to forget that US voters will also elect Congress: the House and a third of the Senate, and that any changes can be significant too.


American election, Egyptian perspectives

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Karim Malak

Where the world sees two radically opposed candidates, the Egyptian street sees two sides of the same coin.
It would seem that the issue Egyptians care about most in the presidential race is American aid for democratic transition in Egypt – at least, if you were to listen to what our pundits talk about endlessly, as negotiations over the future of US aid have recently been stalled by the anti-American riots.

The US elections – as seen from India

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Rengaraj Viswanathan
In India, people are amused and puzzled, depressed and disinterested and occasionally inspired by the long and loud, colorful and typical American show that goes by the name of the presidential election

American elections and Syria

from Hurriyet Daily News
Foreign policy is among the most debated and anticipated issues of the Nov. 6 presidential elections in the United States.

The presidential election and the future of US-Tunisian relations

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Sana Ajmi
The oppressed people of Tunisia have long envied western democracy. Now that they’ve regained their freedom and had their own democratic elections, do Tunisians cast a more critical look on the American vote?

What?s Your Online Presence Worth to the Presidential Campaigns?

from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick


What did the third-party candidates have to say about foreign policy?

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Civil liberties, Britain and the US election

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Ryan Gallagher

No matter the final outcome, the presidential race has already brought about grim prospects for the future of civil liberties in the US.

A future giant?s perspective: how Brazil sees the US election

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Arthur Ituassu
As a future great power emerging right in the USA’s backyard, Brazil takes a special interest in the presidential race.

How it looks from here: Cuba

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Antoni Kapcia

The Cuban government has had to deal, since 2008, with the fact that expectations of Obama were as unrealistic among Cubans as they may have been among Obama supporters in the United States


Libya and the US elections

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Sara ElGaddari
Quite surprisingly, the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi didn’t do any lasting damage to US-Libyan relations. But there is still widespread frustration in the country – against the misguided policies of successive American administrations. Leaving Libyans to hope for a change.


Get Ready to Vote with Google

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler
Every four years in the United States, people prepare to head to the polls and increasingly search for information about how to register to vote, where to vote and who is on their ballot. Even though it is 2012, important voting information is disorganized and hard to find on the Internet. To help voters research candidates and successfully cast their ballot on Election Day, we?ve launched our new Voter Information Tool.

Google launches open source Voter Information Tool in advance of the 2012 US presidential elections

from The Next Web by Emil Protalinski

Google today announced a new Voter Information Tool which, as its name implies, can be used by voters to find relevant information. With a US President election coming up on November 6, the search giant is releasing the new feature just over a week in advance.

Obama?s presidential campaign reaches Bangladesh

from Hurriyet Daily News
A branch of the U.S. presidential election campaigns is being held in the south Asian country of Bangladesh.

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