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Influence Analytics: Review of Records Show Citizens Want More Disclosure from SEC, Fed Agencies

Influence Analytics: Review of Records Show Citizens Want More Disclosure from SEC, Fed Agencies
A review of public comments show the public has a deep-seated desire to see more disclosure when it comes to corporate and government accountability data.
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Sunlight's Review of Federal Open Data Catalogs (Spoiler: It Isn't Great)

Sunlight's Review of Federal Open Data Catalogs (Spoiler: It Isn't Great)
The very premise of the Sunlight Foundation is oversight over the federal government's sometimes shoddy attempts at converting the bureaucracy into ones and zeros – and allowing We The People access. How's it coming along?
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder
Dark money has a white knight: the MayDay Political Action Committee. LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman just made a $1M donation to the organization who's end goal is self-annihilation.
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Dark Money Still a Republican Game

Dark Money Still a Republican Game
Massive checks from billionaires like Tom Steyer, Michael Bloomberg and James Simons have fueled a Democratic outside spending machine that has helped to keep vulnerable candidates in contention across the country.
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Senate Hides $57 million in Campaign Contributions Behind Thicket of Dead Trees

Senate Hides $57 million in Campaign Contributions Behind Thicket of Dead Trees
In a year when billions of dollars are being spent to determine control of Congress, Americans might be interested in knowing — before they head to the polls next week — which candidates are racking up the biggest IOUs to special interests.
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Strengthening Civic Engagement Through Tech

Strengthening Civic Engagement Through Tech
What is the difference between opengov and opendata? Are there tech tools that can help with civic engagement? How can we open up PDFs? Why don’t NGOs and academia also open up their data?
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Dear Government, Public Email Records Are Ours, Not Yours

Dear Government, Public Email Records Are Ours, Not Yours
Our legally-protected access to public email records — the most voluminous source of official written records — is failing.
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Houston, We Have Your Access: City Joins Top Five with Open Data Policy

Houston, We Have Your Access: City Joins Top Five with Open Data Policy
Houston has joined New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Chicago in having an open data policy, making a clean sweep for the top five largest US cities.
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