Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Twitter is to Cell Phones as Email is to PCs? Interesting that Twitter is orchastrating a revolution...

LOOKING BACK AT TODAY.The revolution must be Twittered: A senior State Department official told reporters this afternoon that the State Department pressed the Web site Twitter not to shut down for scheduled routine maintenance because of its important role in allowing Iranians to communicate in the aftermath of the elections last Friday, NBC's Libby Leist reports. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/06/16/1966809.aspx
On Capitol Hill, Before the war supplemental bill was scheduled to be voted on today, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was cautiously optimistic about the legislation's potential passage, NBC's Luke Russert reports. "I think we have the votes," Hoyer said. "Confident might be overstating it." http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/06/16/1966878.aspx
NBC's Anne Thompson takes a look at some of the highlights from today's climate change report. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/06/16/1966818.aspx
The Virginia governor's race: One week after his victory in the three-way Democratic gubernatorial primary in Virginia, Creigh Deeds has a slight lead over Republican Bob McDonnell, according to new Democratic poll commissioned by the Democratic Governors Association. In the survey, Deeds leads McDonnell by four points, 42%-38%. http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/06/16/1966961.aspx
The Obama administration is fighting to block access to names of visitors to the White House, taking up the Bush administration argument that a president doesn't have to reveal who comes calling to influence policy decisions, msnbc.com's Bill Dedman reports. Despite President Barack Obama's pledge to introduce a new era of transparency to Washington, and despite two rulings by a federal judge that the records are public, the Secret Service has denied msnbc.com's request for the names of all White House visitors from Jan. 20 to the present. It also denied a narrower request by a nonpartisan watchdog group.http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/06/16/1966532.aspx
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