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Calls and Calendars for Congress?

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...the AP focuses on the results of an examination after they obtained Treasury Dept. records, but when it comes to transparency, the fact that the AP was able to obtain the records at all is perhaps even more important. In obtaining Geithners phone records through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the AP got a "behind-the-scenes glimpse at the continued influence of three companies..."

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Tracking Lobbyists’ Real Influence

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It's important we know lobbyists' REAL influence on the people we elect to represent us - and before today, that's not something we could really do. While yesterday you may have looked up a lobbyist online and seen only that the individual had contributed a couple hundred dollars to a senator, you can now see the entire 'bundle' of contributions around that lobbyist or company which can total in the tens of thousands.

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Kicking off Sunlight’s Transparency Camp West

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Transparency Camp is an un-conference designed to convene a trans-partisan tribe of open government advocates from all walks — government representatives, technologists, developers, NGOs, wonks and activists — to share knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent and meaningfully accessible to the public.

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Sunlight in Every Corner…

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We want to make sure you know what's going on - and more importantly, hear what you have to say - so below is a first in what we'd like to be a bigger and longer conversation with you about what's happening to open our government because of your support. Our aim is simple: make sure we're all as informed and engaged as possible because we are taking on a monumental mission, and it's going to take all of us.

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