Friday, March 04, 2005

"The Daily Feed" for March 3

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TODAY: The problem - increasingly political blogs, that are having increasing power over elections. Congress' solution - treat bloggers as campaign contributors, not journalists, and quantify how much revenue their blog is generating for a party or candidate, punishing them if they go over established caps. Today, a few thoughts on what an incredibly messy proposition this actually is.

CLICKABLE LINKS to sites mentioned in today's "Feed:" CNET article on the Federal Election Commission; Threadwatch's and Mike Bawden's original links to the subject, and Bawden's own thoughts; FEC homepage; Google News' current track on the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.

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