Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of several U.S. government surveillance programs, amassed more than 400,000 followers in just three hours on Tuesday when he launched his new Twitter account.
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Vice President Joe Biden can’t escape questions about whether he will jump into the Democratic presidential primary race – not even on the dais at the United Nations General Assembly.
Here’s a new form of candidate fundraiser. For a mere $250 contribution, supporters of Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio can “adopt” one of his staffers toiling in an early-voting state. Your very own presidential campaign staffer–for a day, at least–will come complete with a postcard from the campaign, a shout-out on Twitter and an update on the adopted staffer. (It is unclear whether said update will come with a touching photo, too.)
Hillary Clinton hosted another Facebook question and answer session Wednesday afternoon, condemning “price gougers,” and calling for the manufacturers of the infection treatment, Daraprim, to drop the cost of the drug to its original price.
In the fickle world of internet hashtags, anyone can fall victim to a barrage of funny, silly or downright mean tweets about themselves. But in the case of #DonaldTrumpsGoogleHistory, responses were a mixed bag of the three as Twitter users wondered about what Republican front-runner Donald Trump searched for online in his spare time.
Hedge fund manager and environmentalist Tom Steyer, a major Democratic donor, is calling for an additional Democratic debate focused on climate change and clean energy before Iowa holds its caucuses on February 1.
A new TV ad touting Ohio Governor John Kasich’s national security credentials over the rest of the Republican presidential field will hit New Hampshire’s airwaves Monday morning.