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Mark Micheli

Editor, Excellence in Government Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.
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See Facebook's Map of Election Day Voting in Real-Time

November 6, 2012 If you've been on Facebook today you've probably seen a button at the top of your news feed that says, "I'm a voter." Click it and you shall be counted. That simple click turns into a data point plotted on a map Facebook has created. The map visualizes who is ...

Would an Obama Win Make Mitch McConnell a Failure?

November 5, 2012 Last night's "60 Minutes" saw Steve Kroft do something unprecedented: he conducted the first joint interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Kroft, seeking to find common ground between the two men, found the interview to be an icy affair, commenting that ...

Sandy-Damaged States Creatively Prepare for Election Day Polling Trouble

November 5, 2012 In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, focus centered on the human impact of the storm—the millions without power, the estimated $50 billion in damage and the more than 110 lives lost. The election, rightly so, took a back seat. Asked by a Fox News reporter the day after the storm ...

Infographic: Who Actually Votes in America?

November 5, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Tomorrow is election day in America. Braving long lines, the cold and their own apathy, millions of Americans will head to the polls and cast a ballot for either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. But, despite being the country that first made this ...

Election Day is Tomorrow: What You Need to Know

November 5, 2012 The Final Countdown: Election Day Eve Election Day The Popular Vote The Electoral College After months of campaigning, one million ads and $1 billion in campaign spending, the race for the White House comes to a close tomorrow (unless of course, it doesn't). The final month was marked by two ...

Election Countdown: Four Days To Go

November 2, 2012 Following a brief ceasefire related to Hurricane Sandy, the campaign for the White House resumed on Thursday. Now, with just four days to go, the campaigns of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama enter their final stages. And though the campaign seems to never end, reducing young children to tears, it's ...

‘Bronco Bamma’ and Mitt Romney Make Little Girl Cry, NPR Apologizes

November 1, 2012 Those jerks. Now look what they’ve done… While driving to the grocery store with her mother, a little girl from Colorado broke down in tears after hearing yet another story about the 2012 election. After an NPR story came on the radio, 4-year-old Abigael Evans tearfully told her mother that ...

Gov. Christie Postpones Halloween in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 When it comes to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, there's one question you should stop asking: "Can he do that?" Doesn't matter, he did. Christie made good on a tweet sent Monday promising to cancel Halloween if conditions remained unsafe for trick-or-treaters following Hurricane Sandy. Citing concerns for public safety, ...

Sandy Cancels Stewart, Colbert, Kimmel and C.K.; Fallon, Letterman Perform to Empty Studios

October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy’s impact on New York City has been particularly brutal. For the first time since September 11, the New York Stock Exchange is shuttered and tunnels in and out of the city have been closed. And now, as wide swaths of the city sit in darkness and without access ...

The Most Interesting Hurricane Sandy Images, Gifs and Memes

October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy has arrived. The fact I’m writing this and my power isn’t out is a small, and I’m sure temporary, miracle. Below are some of the most interesting images and animated .gifs from the super storm so far: What you were hopefully doing Monday… Some perspective (and a reminder ...