@HillaryClinton says future TBD
June 10th, 2013
11:20 AM ET
10 months ago

@HillaryClinton says future TBD

Update 12:21 p.m. ET on Tuesday 6/11: That didn't take long. Only 24 hours after unlocking her profile, Clinton has gained more than 300,000 followers on Twitter, and issued her inaugural tweet:

The names she cites are the founders of the popular "Texts from Hillary" blog, which went viral using the photo that now serves as Clinton's profile pic.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Twitter
April 29th, 2013
03:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Photo: McConnell returns punchline, awaits drink

(CNN) – Mr. President: Mitch McConnell is ready to have that drink.

The Senate Minority Leader's campaign team posted a photo on Twitter of McConnell sitting at a bar with an empty seat and two drinks.

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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • President Obama • Twitter
@BillClinton tweets, abandons @PrezBillyJeff
April 25th, 2013
10:28 AM ET
12 months ago

@BillClinton tweets, abandons @PrezBillyJeff

(CNN) – It looks like Stephen Colbert's Twitter peer pressure ultimately paid off.

The satirist and comedy show host got Clinton to join Twitter earlier this month, even starting up an account for the former president: @PrezBillyJeff
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Twitter
April 23rd, 2013
01:56 PM ET
12 months ago

A false tweet heard around the web

(CNN) – A tweet by the nation’s largest newswire about a catastrophe at the White House was nearly immediately shot down as false on Tuesday.

The Associated Press message read, "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."
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Filed under: President Obama • Twitter
Weiner gets a Twitter makeover
April 22nd, 2013
04:05 PM ET
12 months ago

Weiner gets a Twitter makeover

(CNN) – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has found his way back onto Twitter, nearly two years after accidentally posting a famous tweet that ushered his political downfall.

Weiner launched a new account, @anthonyweiner, on Monday. Sitting next to his name is the famous blue checkmark, verifying the account as official.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Twitter
Congressman claims bogus tweet publicity stunt
April 12th, 2013
03:25 PM ET
9 months ago

Congressman claims bogus tweet publicity stunt

Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee admitted sending out a flashy tweet this week hoping reporters would fall for a ruse to help generate publicity for his home district. But he also raised more questions about his original motivations.

Cohen told reporters Friday he was retaliating against what he called "gotcha journalism" and that they should have been more careful two months ago treating a story about his daughter.
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Filed under: Steve Cohen • Tennessee • Twitter
April 9th, 2013
07:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Clinton gets Twitter help from Colbert

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton has finally joined Twitter. His name?

@PrezBillyJeff. True story.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Stephen Colbert • Twitter
March 21st, 2013
02:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Twitter co-founder, mayor of NYC?

(CNN) - Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is based in San Francisco, but has said being mayor of New York City would be his dream job,

The "desire to be mayor is more of an aspirational kind, or raising the bar of how I should be thinking," Dorsey said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

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Filed under: New York • Twitter
Will Portman 'especially proud' of father
March 15th, 2013
10:36 AM ET
1 year ago

Will Portman 'especially proud' of father

(CNN) - Sen. Rob Portman's son Will tweeted congratulations to his father for his op-ed piece in Friday's Columbus Dispatch in which he explains his reversal on same-sex marriage.

"Especially proud of my dad today," the Yale junior tweeted in response to the Republican senator telling of his change of heart after Will announced that he was gay.
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Filed under: Ohio • Rob Portman • Twitter
Clinton's locker room photo shoot
March 15th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
1 year ago

Clinton's locker room photo shoot

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton surprised the the University of Louisville basketball team in the locker room at Madison Square Garden Thursday night after the cardinals beat Villanova University to move forward in the Big East Tournament.

The photos taken by the players spread quickly across Twitter and Instagram.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Twitter
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