The Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter

More

As Twitter has risen, so too has political tweeting.

The Atlantic's Will DiNovi and Chris Van Buren have compiled a guide to the 30 top political insiders on Twitter, what they care about, and what they say. From Deputy Iraqi Prime Minister Barham Salih to Karl Rove to Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen, the list includes 17 journalists, four current elected officials, two former elected officials, three strategists, plus, Mullen, Markos Moulitsas, and Meghan McCain.

Twitter's political influence has taken off since last August, when House Republicans used it to promote their protests on the House floor against Democrats' policy against new offshore oil drilling. Recently, Newt Gingrich made news on Twitter by calling Sonia Sotomayor a racist; and now, it's under a spotlight for the role it's playing in the upheaval in Iran.

Read the list to see Twitter's top political users and their tweeting specialties.

Jump to comments
Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

Video

The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In