If you follow politics a little, or a lot, Twitter is the place to immediately gratify your desire to know what’s happening in the White House and outside of it. In a country where the President, governors, senators, and Sarah Palin (whatever she is now) tweet, any political aficionado had better get in on the Twitter.

  1. BarackObama tweets. Yes, Mr. President is social media-savvy, or at least his people are. Mostly soundbites from his speeches, BarackObama reports his latest goals and challenges, with a heavy dose of “Yes, we can” rhetoric.
  2. TheCaucus is the New York Times political blog, which has its own twitter account. When you want well-researched political journalism in 140 characters or less, this is the place to get your news.
  3. KarlRove is a conservative you probably already know, but you might not know that he is one of the most influential Tweeters on the web. Follow his insights into the political process and players and get updates on T.V. appearances and book signings.
  4. SarahPalinUSA is the official Twitter account of the former Alaska Governor. She’s one of the more verbose politicians, and she’s not afraid to tell it like it is in 140 characters or less.
  5. KingStPatriots tweets about the moral and political Right. Stories of Democratic government corruption, what Obama is doing wrong, and conspiracy theories of what our government doesn’t want us to know are all tweeted daily. If you’re a member of the NRA, this one might be for you.
  6. Condi’s tweets are really funny, and has almost 4000 followers laughing. Unfortunately, the tweeter isn’t actually Condoleezza Rice, but it does give fun insight into how Oval Office Politics might play out on a day to day basis.
  7. PoliticalTicker from CNN follows the latest developments in politics, from Obama’s travel plans, to the BP spill, to the Governor of Arizona’s meeting schedule. For the latest breaking news, trust CNN.
  8. MarcAmbinder is the Politics Editor for the Atlantic and CBS news consultant. He covers politics, national security, and intelligence along with first-hand observations of Capitol Hill and Washington gossip.
  9. NewtGingrich, former Speaker of the House, never shuts up on Twitter. He suggests political articles, informs about upcoming appearances and “town hall” meetings, recommends books, and shares insider reports on the latest issues.
  10. MarkKnoller, CBS News White House Correspondent, tweets about the President’s daily schedule, behind-the-scenes decision making, press conferences, and the activities of Washington’s big names.For anyone who wants to be in on the latest happenings in the political world, Twitter is becoming an unparalleled resource. Politicians and posers, donkeys and elephants, presidents and Palins all tweet. In fact, anything and everything you want to know about politics can show up on your Twitter homepage neatly bundled in blurbs of 140 characters or less.

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