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The Year's Best Politics on Twitter

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The Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences will use a combination of criteria to select the winner from among the finalists, including the number of votes, the reasons given in nominations, answers to the Shorty Interview (which you can still take here) and the content of the finalists' tweets.

1st

Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah
Finalist

co-founder of the http://ElectronicIntifada.net, author of One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse
nidalius
nidalius I recommend @avinunu in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
waheed elqalatawy
waheed elqalatawy I recommend @avinunu in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
Michael McConnell
Michael McConnell I recommend @avinunu in Shorty Award category #politics because...he's a knife cutting open juicy fruit exposing seed.
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1,114 votes in politics
38 votes in palestine
11 votes in 1
6 votes in aljazeera
4 votes in palestinian

2nd

David

David
Finalist

Proud Pro-Israel Jew. Activist. Creator of the Jewish Internet Defense Force. Into the Eternal, music, film, politics, religion, writing, and more...
Natalie Neal
Natalie Neal I recommend @JIDF in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
uri weiner
uri weiner I recommend @JIDF in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
Orna Serruya
Orna Serruya I recommend @JIDF in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
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1,036 votes in politics
113 votes in nonprofit
47 votes in 1
21 votes in terrorist
16 votes in terrorism

3rd

RayBeckerman

RayBeckerman
Finalist

Law, social justice, nature, human & animal rights, arts, ecology, indie music & film. My refollow policy: http://br.st/GG
Hong
Hong I recommend @RayBeckerman in the Shorty Award category #politics because he builds bridges across the participation gap
Teddy Makwa
Teddy Makwa I recommend @RayBeckerman in the Shorty Award category #politics because...he's a nice guy and i can!
Marion Carrier
Marion Carrier I vote for @RayBeckerman for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is informative and unbiased
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444 votes in politics
10 votes in networking
9 votes in news
5 votes in blogger
3 votes in community

4th

Políticos do Brasil

Políticos do Brasil
Finalist

Nós seguimos políticos (com mandato), prefeituras, governos e Câmaras. Prestamos suporte aos políticos. A população precisa de informações e nós daremos.
chris montenegro
chris montenegro I recommend @Twiticos in the Shorty Award category #politics because...theres a lot of corruption in brazil politics an
Thatiane
Thatiane I recommend @Twiticos in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
LUIZ GONZAGA CAMARGO
LUIZ GONZAGA CAMARGO I recommend @Twiticos in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
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378 votes in politics
3 votes in egocentric
2 votes in education
2 votes in ajude
1 vote in art

5th

The Nation

The Nation
Finalist

Weekly journal of opinion, featuring analysis on politics and culture. Founded in 1865.
psy333che
psy333che I recommend @thenation in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
Wordpress Hosts
Wordpress Hosts I vote for @thenation for a Shorty Award in #politics after my discovery of Chris Hayes' great writing there.
Jody Michael
Jody Michael I vote for @thenation for a Shorty Award in #politics after my discovery of Chris Hayes' great writing there.
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144 votes in politics
2 votes in journalist
2 votes in followfriday
1 vote in p2
1 vote in news

6th

Matt Laslo

Matt Laslo
Finalist

I'm a Congressional reporter for Capitol News Connection and blogger for Ask Your Lawmaker. We cover Congress for hundreds of local public radio stations.
Mike Piacenza
Mike Piacenza I vote for @MattLaslo for a Shorty Award in #politics because... #demongoat is so cool.
Hosting Coupons
Hosting Coupons I nominate @MattLaslo for a Shorty Award in #politics cuz he tells me which congressional newser I'm missing.
Shawna Thomas
Shawna Thomas I nominate @MattLaslo for a Shorty Award in #politics cuz he tells me which congressional newser I'm missing.
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98 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in cncnews

7th

Liza Sabater

Liza Sabater

blogdiva extraordinaire. publisher of culturekitchen & DailyGotham. criminally prolific twittinfluencer. shmears politics, media & tech with humor & profanity.
STEPS GEORGE AFARI
STEPS GEORGE AFARI I vote for @blogdiva for a Shorty Award in #politics because she says it as is
JeremyMcClain
JeremyMcClain I vote for @blogdiva for a Shorty Award in #politics because... she is feisty, a good antidote against apathy.
Michael Chin
Michael Chin I vote for @blogdiva for a Shorty Award in #politics because she's noisy & makes sense.
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83 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in feminism
1 vote in humor
1 vote in culturalinstitution

8th

AlterNet

AlterNet

AlterNet is a progressive news magazine and online community www.alternet.org
Sharon59
Sharon59 I nominate @AlterNet for a Shorty Award in #politics because I appreciate alternative, progressive news.
Jose J Castillo
Jose J Castillo I nominate @AlterNet for a Shorty Award in #politics because... of their hones reporting on relevant issues
Jason Thibeault
Jason Thibeault I nominate @AlterNet for a Shorty Award in #politics because... they cover stuff mainstream is afraid to touch
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83 votes in politics
3 votes in journalist
2 votes in terrorism
1 vote in news
1 vote in egocentric

9th

Mother Jones

Mother Jones

smart, fearless journalism
gcolello
gcolello I nominate @MotherJones for a Shorty Award in #politics because... good real read
Jeff Del Papa
Jeff Del Papa I nominate @MotherJones for a Shorty Award in #politics because... they advocate raising hell.
Aleksandar Miletic
Aleksandar Miletic I nominate @MotherJones for a Shorty Award in #politics because MoJo's climate cover!!!
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76 votes in politics
2 votes in ff
2 votes in followfriday
1 vote in egocentric

10th

Paulo Messina

Paulo Messina

Empresário do setor de Telecomunicações por profissão, Político por coração, estou Vereador do Rio de Janeiro pelo Partido Verde.
Hosting Coupons
Hosting Coupons I nominate @PauloMessina for a Shorty Award in #politics because...quero um brasil mais justo
Web Hosting
Web Hosting I nominate @PauloMessina for a Shorty Award in #politics because...quero um brasil mais justo
Adamis Vieira
Adamis Vieira I nominate @PauloMessina for a Shorty Award in #politics because...quero um brasil mais justo
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519 votes in politics
3 votes in education
2 votes in politica
1 vote in egocentric

11th

Steven Ertelt

Steven Ertelt

As the founder and Editor of LifeNews.com, Steven Ertelt has provided the pro-life community with news via the Internet since 1993.
Hawaii Right to Life
Hawaii Right to Life I nominate @StevenErtelt for a Shorty Award in #politics: he exposes the nut cases we have in Congress & White House
Jeff Withrow
Jeff Withrow I nominate @StevenErtelt for a Shorty Award in #politics because he reports on life issues that the MSM will not.
Cheri in Kentucky
Cheri in Kentucky I nominate @StevenErtelt for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
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66 votes in politics
149 votes in journalist
42 votes in news
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in journalism

12th

VoteBrasil.com

VoteBrasil.com

Eleito 2 anos como melhor site de política do Brasil, com o objetivo levar informações/notícias de Política/Brasil /Mundo apartidária em favor a democracia
VoteBrasil.com
VoteBrasil.com RT: I nominate @votebrasil for a Shorty Award in #politics because it's tweets are very informative
SC - Notícias
SC - Notícias Tantos Online e ninguém para mudar este Oscar Vamos AJUDAR! RT: #shortyawards @VoteBrasil #Politics b/c they're promote kosher politics
AM Noticias
AM Noticias Tantos Online e ninguém p/ mudar este Oscar Vamos AJUDAR gente! RT: #shortyawards @VoteBrasil #Politics b/c they're promote kosher politics
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77 votes in politics
3 votes in coligando2010
2 votes in education
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in lazy

13th

Dusty Trice

Dusty Trice

Democratic Political Consultant & New Media Junkie. Worked: Franken, DNC. Featured On: Politico, Gawker, Wonkette, HuffPost, Boing Boing, Olbermann & Maddow!
arkangel99
arkangel99 He is thoughtful,insightful and grt tweeter so I nominate @DustyTrice for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
Sharon59
Sharon59 I nominate @DustyTrice for a Shorty Award in #politics because...he usually has something to say
Angela Dallman
Angela Dallman RT @dustytrice: I nominate @DustyTrice for the #ShortyAwards for #politics cuz his political tweets are entertaining! Please RT!
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50 votes in politics
1 vote in egocentric

14th

BadEvan

BadEvan

Bitter and Jaded Queer! One of the top gay bloggers. Check out the Friday Night video shows. Much Love ;)
p_Johanna
p_Johanna I nominate @BadEvan for a Shorty Award in #politics because...i vote for my peeps #lgbt #glbt
dave jk
dave jk I nominate @BadEvan for a Shorty Award in #politics because...he is always keeping me informed and on top of things
Mark
Mark I nominate @badevan for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
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37 votes in politics
1 vote in health
1 vote in design
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in customerservice

15th

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

44th President of the United States
katie greenleaf
katie greenleaf I vote for @BarackObama for a Shorty Award in #politics
Flavio Matos
Flavio Matos I vote for @BarackObama for a Shorty Award in #politics because...
Favorisntfair CRN
Favorisntfair CRN I nominate @BarackObama for a Shorty Award in #politics because...yes I can!
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38 votes in politics
10 votes in government
5 votes in biggestdamnliar
2 votes in health
1 vote in education

16th

Cory Booker

Cory Booker

Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
Donald Flad JR
Donald Flad JR I vote for @CoryBooker for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is turning around his city
Barbara Tollis
Barbara Tollis I nominate @CoryBooker for a Shorty Award in #politics because he 'walks the walk'.With hope,everything is possible!
anna dean
anna dean I nominate @CoryBooker for a Shorty Award in #politics because of his willingness to DO as opposed to just TALK
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27 votes in politics
121 votes in government
1 vote in govt
1 vote in goverment

17th

twitteruser
Iman Hammad
Iman Hammad I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
maafa
maafa I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
nadiasindi
nadiasindi I recommend @TwitterUser in the Shorty Award category #politics because...
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25 votes in politics
107 votes in music
57 votes in celebrity
55 votes in customerservice
49 votes in nonprofit

18th

Stop Glenn Beck

Stop Glenn Beck

Hio! I'm Angelo. I've had enough of Glenn Beck's vitriol, misinformation, race baiting, & incitement of violence - and so should you. stopbeck@gmail.com
Nicholas
Nicholas I nominate @StopBeck for a Shorty Award in #politics because he is cleaning up the puss and lies from the right.
Evelyn Wolke
Evelyn Wolke I nominate @StopBeck for a Shorty Award in #politics because... he's downright fearless and says what needs to be heard
Jenx
Jenx I nominate @StopBeck for a Shorty Award in #politics because... WE NEED FACTS, NOT @GLENNBECK HISTRIONICS! #FOXNEWSFAIL
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17 votes in politics
2 votes in journalist
1 vote in brand
1 vote in innovation

19th

Rachel Maddow MSNBC

Rachel Maddow MSNBC

I see political people...
mfpdx
mfpdx I recommend @Maddow in the Shorty Award category #politics because....You have to ask?? Seriously? She IS the best.
ainahunter
ainahunter I vote for @maddow for a Shorty Award in #politics because TRMS is a force of nature.
KaeLyn Rich
KaeLyn Rich I nominate @maddow for a Shorty Award in #politics and #lgbt because I love her snarky wit and smart journalism.
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14 votes in politics
335 votes in journalist
7 votes in lgbt
6 votes in news
3 votes in journalism

20th

Disinformation

Disinformation

activism, alternatives, corporation watch, counterculture, current events, freethinking, politics, strange science, the unexplained, war on drugs and terror...
Disinformation
Disinformation disinfo Nominate @disinfo for a Shorty Award in #politics because... ->
Al Navas
Al Navas Nominate @disinfo for a Shorty Award in #politics because... See info and vote here:
Dimitri Dhuyvetter
Dimitri Dhuyvetter I nominate @disinfo for a Shorty Award in #politics because they say things others would like to leave unsaid.
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16 votes in politics
1 vote in education
1 vote in egocentric
1 vote in weird
1 vote in news