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Entries from July 2007

Legislative XML: What we have and what we’re seeking

July 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

John asked me to clarify a bit what legislative information exists in XML and what more would be a good idea for Congress to provide (this is the subject of the first chapter of our report, Legislative Databases).
What exists now, publicly, is an XML markup of the text of some legislation. First the counts, and [...]

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CRS Tuesday: Happy Fourth of July

July 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

American National Government
Commemorate the Fourth of July by actually learning how the government works. Decentralized power, checks and balances, you get the drift. Read this CRS report to find out what George Washington, Sam Adams, and Thomas Jefferson were fighting for.
Anti-Terrorism Authority Under the Laws of the United Kingdom and the United States
The botched terror [...]

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The FEC: Putting on a Web-design Clinic

July 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

The FEC website seems to have been through a recent upgrade, and now features some compelling content.
Most notably, they’ve created a Presidential Campaign Finance map, which presents campaign contributions to Presidential candidates with spheres overlayed on a national map, with data broken down by candidate and state.
From the website:
Introduction – This page summarizes [...]

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