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The Week Ahead in Congress

November 13, 2012 - by Donny Shaw

Today is day one of the lame duck -- that biennial tradition in which Congress, including dozens of lawmakers who were just given the boot by voters, come back into session one more time to try and finish up the year’s work. Lame duck sessions are notorious for producing results that are satisfying to basically no one. There’s no reason to expect anything different this time around.

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This Weekend, Be Your Own Get-Out-The-Vote Machine

November 2, 2012 - by Donny Shaw

Our friends at Fight for the Future (a.k.a. the group behind the SOPA blackout in January) have built a fantastic app that makes it easy for you to set up your own DIY get-out-the-vote operation. It’s called “Vote With Friends,” and it uses the best recent social research into what gets people to vote to help you apply exactly the right kind of friendly nudge to your on-the-fence friends. Get yourself set up here.

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