Can Obama win over cleantech enthusiasts in the 2012 election?

Surprise! President Barack Obama is running for reelection in 2012, he announced today. But cleantech-minded voters will have to consider whether he can keep up with the aggressive clean technology expansion plans he laid out in his State of the Union address this year after a series of disasters and setbacks that have changed the playing field.

The latest Xbox feature — voter registration

Microsoft and youth voting initiative Rock the Vote just announced a partnership to try to get gamers more involved in the presidential election. Starting on Monday (the first day of the Democratic National Convention), members of Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming community will be able to use their Xbox 360s to register to vote, participate in election-related polls and post their opinions in an election forum.