Politics & Law

Herman Cain’s ’999 Plan’ Looks a Lot Like Sim City’s 999 Plan

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain has jumped to the top of Republican polls thanks to a bold tax scheme called the “999 Plan.” But it’d be even bolder if Sim City hadn’t come up with the idea eight years ago.

The 999 Plan would impose a nine percent corporate tax rate, a nine percent income tax rate and a national sales tax of nine …

Dalai Lama Joins South African Nobel Laureate in Google+ Hangout

These days, social media is circumventing politicians and bureaucracies in ways they could have never have imagined. Thanks to the Internet, the Dalai Lama joined Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu for the Archbishop’s 80th birthday – via Google+. No visa, plane tickets or government intervention required.

The …

White House Asks America to ‘Tweet for Jobs’

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Boy, I wish I could tweet my support for this political decision, but I just can’t think of the right words to show my appreciation for this idea?” Is the notion of typing 140 characters to register your approval of a bill headed to Congress too daunting a task? If so, then help is at hand, as the …

Facebook Gets into Politics, Forms Its Own PAC

Apparently, it’s not enough to “Like” a political campaign anymore; now Facebook wants to ensure that its voice is heard in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. The social media giant confirmed yesterday that it had filed paperwork to start its own Political Action Committee (PAC), following rumors spinning out of the registration of …

#NoEscapeFrom2012: Twitter to Start Selling Political Advertising

Bad news for those who use social media as a way to escape politics: Twitter is planning to sell political advertising in the run-up to next year’s U.S. election, and five Presidential campaigns are already on board.

The good news is that the advertising won’t take the form of the controversial insertion of tweets within your …

President Obama Is Joining Foursquare

Now there will be no question about who is going to be the “mayor” of the White House. President Barack Obama has just made the official leap to Foursquare − and he is probably going to be checking in at more places than Carmen Sandiego.

According to the White House, Obama’s Foursquare account will feature the places he visits and …

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