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
Scott Brown has a talented pocket
February 19th, 2013
12:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Scott Brown has a talented pocket

(CNN) – Former Sen. Scott Brown said he wasn't drunk when he tweeted this: "Bqhatevwr."

The Massachusetts Republican, who was ousted from his seat in November, sparked a round of questions on Twitter last month after posting multiple late-night tweets, including one that seemed to come from some fumbling thumbs.
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Filed under: Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Twitter
To tweet or not to tweet? Balancing decorum with rapid response
February 12th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
1 year ago

To tweet or not to tweet? Balancing decorum with rapid response

Washington (CNN) - Who needs an official response, when you can react to the State of the Union before the president has even finished speaking?

Sending a tweet or updating Facebook from the House floor, even in the middle of the State of the Union address, is allowed, according to House rules. This permits members of Congress to almost instantly respond to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
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Filed under: State of the Union address • Twitter
January 23rd, 2013
03:24 PM ET
1 year ago

#whatdifferencedoesitmake: Clinton quote goes viral on Twitter

(CNN) - If Hillary Clinton decides to run for president in 2016, some critics on Twitter already know what slogan she should use: "What difference does it make?"

In a heated moment of anger, the secretary of state asked the question as she fought back criticism before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday during a hearing on last year's U.S. consulate attack in Libya.
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Senate • Twitter
Obama takes fiscal cliff talk to Twitter
December 3rd, 2012
03:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama takes fiscal cliff talk to Twitter

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama took his message on the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations to Twitter Monday, personally responding to a handful of selected tweets regarding the ongoing debate over proposed changes to taxes and spending.

But while Twitter may have provided a fairly new venue for Obama to convey his message (he’s personally used Twitter only a handful of times), the president’s talking points on the issue mirrored those he has delivered repeatedly since negotiations began in earnest last month.

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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • President Obama • Twitter
President uses hashtag 'My2K' in fiscal cliff PR effort
November 28th, 2012
06:17 PM ET
2 months ago

President uses hashtag 'My2K' in fiscal cliff PR effort

(CNN) – The White House looked to harness the power of social media – again – to boost its public relations push on the fiscal cliff by launching the #My2K hashtag Wednesday.

The effort to popularize the Twitter subject hashtag coincided with President Barack Obama's meeting Wednesday with 85 Americans who answered a White House email sent out last week asking why extending middle class tax cuts was important for Americans.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • President Obama • Twitter
November 22nd, 2012
11:54 AM ET
2 years ago

Politicians tweet their thanks

(CNN) – Lawmakers and elected officials of both past and present took to Twitter on Thanksgiving to send their holiday greetings.


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Filed under: 2012 • Twitter
Weiner returns to Twitter
November 7th, 2012
11:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Weiner returns to Twitter

(CNN) – Former Rep. Anthony Weiner posted his first tweet Wednesday since resigning nearly 18 months ago over a scandal involving lewd photos and messages he sent via Twitter.

The former Democratic congressman's new tweet simply included a link to a YouTube video raising awareness for the storm-ruined Rockaways, a peninsula that partly falls in his old congressional district in Queens and Brooklyn.


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Filed under: 2012 • Anthony Weiner • New York • Twitter
Tuesday's debate, and its 'binders full of women' buzzing on Facebook
October 17th, 2012
04:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Tuesday's debate, and its 'binders full of women' buzzing on Facebook

(CNN) - Facebook users were buzzing about the presidential debate Tuesday night more than anything else, including the Major League Baseball playoffs.

According to Facebook's 'Talk Meter' analysis, which measures the increase in buzz surrounding an event on a scale from 1-10, the second presidential debate scored a 7.63.
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Filed under: 2012 • Facebook • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Presidential Debate • Twitter
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