Open Secrets Takes Us One Step Closer To Open Government

from the a-good-step-forward dept, the website of Center for Responsive Politics has just put over 200 million documents online -- basically the groups' entire archives. Specifically, the data includes info about fundraising, lobbying, personal finance of politicians and information about "advocacy groups" known as 527 organizations. It looks like a treasure trove of information that plenty of politicians and lobbyists probably wish remained hidden behind closed doors.

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    ehrichweiss, Apr 13th, 2009 @ 5:08pm

    Where do I donate... get investigators going through this info with a fine toothed comb and filing charges, lawsuits or deportation/exile paperwork if necessary?

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    Matt, Apr 13th, 2009 @ 5:29pm

    business software alliance

    First thing to check out : any corrupt company/known shill. Such as: corn growers' association, BSA, RIAA/MPAA, etc.

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    Aaron Martin-Colby (profile), Apr 13th, 2009 @ 8:50pm


    I love it when sites like these coalesce.

    Combined with things like Wikileaks, it makes me feel that the internet may actually be the gateway to all truth all the time, like so many hoped it would.

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    Kent, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 6:54am


    Given the recent appointment of former RIAA attorneys to positions in the DOJ I would expect to find that the RIAA had somehow donated significantly to his campaign fund, although I haven't had a chance to check it out yet.

    I'm very dissapointed about these decisions and very worried about the situation. bstroke6/2009/04/obama-taps-fift.html

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    Finance Guru, Apr 14th, 2009 @ 10:15am

    I have been using to manage my personal finances for a few months now. Its the easiest to use free, offline personal finance manager I have seen so far.

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    high risk merchant, Apr 15th, 2009 @ 2:10am

    great info

    I love this place...always good stuff!

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