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Twitter Data Stream: House Democrats Health Bill, G. R. Boynton Oct 2010

Twitter Data Stream: House Democrats Health Bill, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 10:35 AM EDT Thursday, October 29, 2009 House Democrats unveil health-care reform legislation Bill includes a government insurance option and a historic expansion of Medicaid


Twitter Data Stream: Gm Ipo, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Gm Ipo, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 04:03 PM EDT Wednesday, August 18, 2010

General Motors takes a major step toward breaking free of government control by registering for what is likely to be one of history's largest initial public offerings.


Twitter Data Stream: Dr. Laura, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Dr. Laura, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 10:38 PM EDT Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger tells Larry King that she will not renew her contract, which is up at the end of the year. Schlessinger has been under fire for repeatedly using a racial epithet on a recent segment of her show.


Twitter Data Stream: Fda Approves Pill, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Fda Approves Pill, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:12 PM EDT Friday, August 13, 2010

FDA approves controversial new emergency contraceptive pill that can prevent pregnancies for five days after sex. Abortion opponents say it's an abortion pill masquerading as a contraceptive.


Twitter Data Stream: California, Marriage On Hold, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: California, Marriage On Hold, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following two Washington Post news alert:

04:43 PM EDT Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A federal judge has ruled California's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8.

The second news alert:

07:12 PM EDT Monday, August 16, 2010

A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban


Twitter Data Stream: Freemediave, G. R. Boynton Aug 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Freemediave, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following Chavez shutting down radio and TV stations, and there was a protest using twitter.

There were two different searches one for #freemediave and one for #nomaschavez.

One should note that many of these messages contained both of the hashtags. So there is overlap between the two collections.


Twitter Data Stream: Growth Slows Quarter, G. R. Boynton Jul 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Growth Slows Quarter, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

08:35 AM EDT Friday, July 30, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The recovery lost momentum in the second quarter as growth slowed to a 2.4 percent pace, its most sluggish showing in nearly a year and too weak to drive down unemployment.


Twitter Data Stream: Jobless Benefits, G. R. Boynton Jul 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Jobless Benefits, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following two Washington Post news alert:

02:37 PM EDT Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Senate voted Tuesday to advance legislation that would restore emergency jobless benefits to millions of people who have been out of work for more than six months, overcoming Republican objections that had delayed action for weeks.

02:03 PM EDT Thursday, July 22, 2010

Congress has approved a six-month extension of emergency jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed. The House gave the measure final approval and sent it on to the White House.


Twitter Data Stream: Karzai Corruption, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Karzai Corruption, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:15 PM EDT Sunday, June 27, 2010

Top officials in President Hamid Karzai's government have repeatedly derailed corruption investigations of politically connected Afghans, according to U.S. officials who have provided Afghanistan's authorities with wiretapping technology and other assistance in efforts to crack down on endemic graft.


Twitter Data Stream: Robert Byrd, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Robert Byrd, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:32 AM EDT Monday, June 28, 2010

Robert C. Byrd, a West Virginia Democrat who became the longest-serving member of Congress, died at 3 a.m. Monday at Inova Fairfax Hospital, his office said.


Twitter Data Stream: Pakistan Convicts Americans, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Pakistan Convicts Americans, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:07 AM EDT Thursday, June 24, 2010

A prosecutor says a Pakistani court has convicted five Virginia men on terror charges and sentenced each to at least 10 years in prison, the Associated Press reports.


Twitter Data Stream: Disclose Act, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Disclose Act, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Disclose act passing the house.

This was legislation about campaigning. After the Supreme Court reduced the reach of the campaign finance law Democrats worked on legislation to at least make sure that people or groups running campaign related ads would have to be identified as part of the ad. It passed the House.


Twitter Data Stream: Obama Mcchrystal, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Obama Mcchrystal, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following two Washington Post news alert:

10:53 AM EDT Wednesday, June 23, 2010

President Obama will speak about Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the embattled commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, after they met one-on-one at the White House Wednesday morning.

01:19 PM EDT Wednesday, June 23, 2010

President Obama has relieved Gen. Stanley McChrystal of his duties as the top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, after McChrystal was quoted criticizing top White House officials in a Rolling Stone article, according to a White House official.


Twitter Data Stream: Bp Partner, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bp Partner, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

06:59 PM EDT Friday, June 18, 2010

BP's main partner in the exploration well pouring crude into the Gulf of Mexico says mounting evidence shows that the disaster was the result of BP's "reckless decisions and actions."


Twitter Data Stream: Bp Apologizes, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bp Apologizes, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

02:47 PM EDT Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP apologizes to the American people for the damage caused by a gushing leak from a blownout oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and announces the creation of a $100 million compensation fund for oil workers who are out of work because of the catastrophe


Twitter Data Stream: Bp Escrow, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bp Escrow, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

12:27 PM EDT Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BP and the Obama administration have reached a preliminary agreement that the oil company will place $20 billion in an escrow account to be administered by Kenneth Feinberg, a White House official said. Feinberg also oversaw payments to families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


Twitter Data Stream: Fannie Freddie Delist, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Fannie Freddie Delist, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

08:38 AM EDT Wednesday, June 16, 2010

WASHINGTON — The Federal Housing Finance Agency has ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to delist from the New York Stock Exchange and any other national securities exchange.


Twitter Data Stream: Ship Fire Oil, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Ship Fire Oil, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

02:41 PM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

BP has shut down siphoning efforts from its leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico after a ship collecting the oil caught fire, the company says. The fire is believed to have been caused by lightning. BP says the capture operation is expected to resume later Tuesday.


Twitter Data Stream: Oil Leak Rise Again, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Oil Leak Rise Again, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:28 PM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The government's Flow Rate Technical Group estimates that the BP well is now leaking 35,000 to 60,000 barrels a day into the Gulf of Mexico


Twitter Data Stream: General Fainted, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: General Fainted, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:40 AM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, fell ill at the witness table during a Senate hearing Tuesday and had to be escorted from the room.


Twitter Data Stream: Obama New Director, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Obama New Director, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

05:10 PM EDT Tuesday, June 15, 2010

President has selected Michael Bromwich to head the Minerals Management Service, the troubled agency that oversees offshore oil drilling, according to senior administration officials.


Twitter Data Stream: Fbi Files Kennedy, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Fbi Files Kennedy, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:01 AM EDT Monday, June 14, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Most of the secret FBI files on the late Sen. Edward Kennedy being released Monday concern death threats against the longtime senatator


Twitter Data Stream: Fda Morning After, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Fda Morning After, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

02:39 PM EDT Friday, June 11, 2010

'Ella' could prevent pregnancy for up to 5 days after unprotected sex; may spark controversy for chemical similarity to abortion pill RU-486.


Twitter Data Stream: Bodies Arlington Cemetary, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bodies Arlington Cemetary, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

03:03 PM EDT Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Army says at least 200 remains in Arlington National Cemetery have been misidentified or misplaced, casting a shadow over what has been called America's "sacred ground."


Twitter Data Stream: Kandahar Slower Or Longer, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Kandahar Slower Or Longer, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

07:47 AM EDT Thursday, June 10, 2010

The top commander in the largely stalemated Afghanistan war acknowledged Thursday that a crucial campaign to secure the region of the country where the Taliban insurgency was born will take longer than planned because local Afghans do not yet welcome the military-run operation.


Twitter Data Stream: Bp Gallon Study, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Bp Gallon Study, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

04:21 PM EDT Thursday, June 10, 2010

New estimate suggests that, if the flow has been more or less consistent since the April 20 blowout, approximately 53.6 million to 64.3 million gallons of oil have emerged from the well.


Twitter Data Stream: Angle Wins, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Angle Wins, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

12:34 AM EDT Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Former state assemblywoman Sharron Angle has won the Republican Senate primary in Nevada


Twitter Data Stream: Lincoln Wins, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Lincoln Wins, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

10:57 PM EDT Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sen. Blanche Lincoln wins the Democratic Senate primary in Arkansas, prevailing over Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in a contentious runoff, the Associated Press projects. She will face Rep. John Boozman (R) in November's general election.


Twitter Data Stream: Runoff South Carolina, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Runoff South Carolina, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert: 09:53 PM EDT Tuesday, June 8, 2010 With neither candidate projected to get more than 50 percent of the vote, S.C. state Rep. Nikki Haley and Rep. J. Gresham Barrett will face a June 22 runoff for the GOP nomination for South Carolina governor, according to the AP.


Twitter Data Stream: Whitman Wins, G. R. Boynton Jun 2010

Twitter Data Stream: Whitman Wins, G. R. Boynton

G. R. Boynton's New Media and Politics

Twitter data stream collected following the Washington Post news alert:

11:41 PM EDT Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay, has won the Republican gubernatorial primary in California, the Associated Press projects.