The Fall Of Intrade And The Business Of Betting On Real Life
There's always been a thin line between investing and gambling, and one firm turned the concept into a multimillion-dollar industry until the government shut it down. As number crunchers like Nate Silver become cultural touchstones, how does Intrade's fate predict the future of how we process the world?
The Top Donors To Your State's Members Of Congress
Based on bundled campaign contribution data from the Center for Responsive Politics, EMILY's List beats out Goldman Sachs in nationwide congressional contributions. Check this interactive map from the Wesleyan Media Project to find the top donors in your state.
Tim Pawlenty Drops Out Of 2012 Election
After finishing third in yesterday's Iowa Straw Poll behind Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul, the former Minnesota governor decided to call it quits. "Obviously the pathway forward for me doesn't really exist so we are going to end the campaign," he said. "I thought I would have made a great president." (via.)
Republican Official Website Claims Obama Will Win Second Term
Until someone notices the apparent typo, GOP.com is claiming at the very top of their website that Obama's last day in office will be in 2017 or the end of a second term. Maybe they've really just given up faith on Bachman and Romney though?
This Presidential Campaign Brought To You By...
With each election, presidential campaigns are run more and more like ad campaigns—sporting branding, taglines, and flashy marketing. We at BuzzFeed got to joking around about which brands should sponsor each 2012 Presidential candidate and what their ads might look like. And then this happened...