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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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Transcript: In Confronting Tucson Shooter, Giffords Condemns Political Cowardice

November 8, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Few people embody resilience, strength and leadership like former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, retired Astronaut Mark Kelly. The country grew an intense emotional attachment to the couple as it watched Giffords recover from the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting that nearly...

Photos: Obama's Acceptance Speech In Brief

November 7, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Good leadership requires a special facility with words: an ability to encapsulate a moment and explain what has happened, and what will happen next, to those being led. By that measure, both men seeking the presidency in 2012 did an excellent job of...

Puerto Rico Votes to Become 51st State

November 7, 2012 Subscribe: > Newsletter > Facebook > LinkedIn Story updated Nov. 8 at 5:14 a.m. EST When President Barack Obama visited the island of Puerto Rico in June 2011, he made it clear that his administration would support the voice of the people with regard to statehood: "[My administration has] provided...

Obama Beats Justin Bieber for Most Popular Tweet of All Time

November 7, 2012 Bieber Fever has been swept into the dustbin of history. In just 22 minutes, President Obama's Nov. 6 re-election tweet trounced pop star Justin Bieber's former record for most shared tweet of all time. Obama's tweet now holds the record, by a wide margin, for most retweeted tweet. As of...

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...

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