Dispatches from the TV Archive Team

Revamped Political TV Ad Archive website offers new features, political ad tracking in key states for general election

Today we launch our revamped Political TV Ad Archive website, tracking broadcast airings of presidential and senate ads in key states in the general elections — all the way up through Election Day. Meanwhile, our site continues to offer downloadable data about 2016 election TV ad airings; embeddable, shareable political ad videos; and quality fact and source checking from our […]

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Senate campaign ads tout bipartisanship as GOP tries to keep majority

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Crossing the aisle, working with both parties, independent, bipartisan — these are the catch phrases being featured in a number of ads by candidates and outside groups as Republicans battle to keep their majority in the U.S. Senate. These campaigns include Pennsylvania, where Sen. Pat Toomey, is running a tight race against Democrat Katie McGinty; New Hampshire, where Sen. Kelly Ayotte has been […]

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Wayback Machine captures Melania Trump’s deleted internet bio

Melania Trump’s personal website is now gone from the internet — but is preserved by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine — after a Huffington Post reporter and other news outlets began questioning elements of the would-be First Lady’s biography. Yesterday Christina Wilkie, a national political reporter for the Huffington Post, published a story noting that Melania Trump’s elaborate website,, which existed as recently […]

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