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Civic Narratives

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Via the Free Government Information blog, Searcher Magazine’s current issue has a great basic tutorial on how to engage with congressional level politics online. Laura Gordon-Murnane leads a tour through sites filling different civic roles in a congressional level election, including voter [...]

Tags: OpenHouse · civics · insanely useful websites

Lobbying Updates

August 17th, 2007 · No Comments

I’m writing to give a general update on the status of our recommendations, and to give some other various updates. The impact of this project has always been, to some degree, contingent on the clout generated by the distributed expertise of its participants. This list and project will retain their unique productive appeal [...]

Tags: Congress · House of Representatives · OpenHouse · Structured Data · appropriations · government websites · govtrack · insanely useful websites · web 2.0

Insanely Useful Sites: GovTrack.us

August 9th, 2007 · No Comments

GovTrack.us is a perfect choice to be our first review as an Insanely Useful Website. GovTrack is one of the original web 2.0 type sources for government information: both an excellent example of a new model of political information distribution, and a compelling story of Web-programming genius expressed as an ambitious civic undertaking.
Josh Tauberer, [...]

Tags: Congress · House of Representatives · OpenHouse · RSS · Structured Data · committees · government websites · govtrack · insanely useful websites · web 2.0

Political Web Resources

June 29th, 2007 · No Comments

(by Paul Blumenthal and John Wonderlich)
Where can I find information on the contracts awarded to Northrop Grumman Corporation? Once I’ve found that information, where can I find the campaign finance and lobbying information for Northrop Grumman Corporation? Have members of Congress have accepted private travel from Northrop Grumman Corporation or a related association? Is [...]

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