As President Barack Obama prepares to welcome the sometimes controversial Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the White House on Wednesday, U.S. officials are quietly preparing to release some $1.6 billion in aid for the south Asian nation ...Continue reading
- Bit Torrent site ISOHunt was forced to shut down last week as part of a conflict with the MPAA. Turns out they turned off the lights a few days early to avoid allowing their site from falling into ...
Over the summer, the Sunlight Foundation partnered with Azavea, a Philadelphia-based firm that specializes in mapping and geo-spatial analysis, to create location-based analyses of the federal campaign finance data we display on InfluenceExplorer.com. The partnership produced new and more ...Continue reading
The first question most open data advocates hear is, “Why?” Whether you’re trying to make the case within government or coming in from the outside, many, many advocates in our space spend a lot of time justifying open data ...Continue reading
The new healthcare exchange site has been the topic of several news stories these past few weeks. Many of them are quoting vastly different numbers for how much it cost to build. You'd think that sites like USASpending.gov ...Continue reading
The Global Open Data Initiative partners are excited today to share a draft Declaration on Open Data, and would welcome comments and feedback on its contents. This post was co-authored by the Global Open Data Initiative partners, and the original ...Continue reading
The shutdown has been averted. The debt ceiling has been raised. For now. In the process, Congress’ public approval has fallen to around 10 percent – and as low as 5 percent in one poll. But how much do you know ...Continue reading
- The Chamber of Commerce might be butting heads with some of the more conservative members of the Republican Party, but that hasn't stopped the business group from spending lavishly on lobbying. According to recent filings, the Chamber ...
In Nevada, where a school shooting school shooting today left two dead--including the shooter--and two injured, the governor vetoed a bill last June that would have strengthened background check laws. Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, rejected the measure despite an ...Continue reading