Why turning off C-SPAN's cameras in the House during the Democratic sit-in led to troubling questions over legislative transparency.Continue reading
While the Shuster-Rubino story tells us much about Shuster, there’s a much wider world of information on lobbying that needs to be disclosed.Continue reading
Giving back to the party is an important hurdle for party leadership. Sunlight's analysis of the most generous members finds some surprises.Continue reading
Welcome to another post rounding up the week's most notable deletions archived by Politwoops.Continue reading
In an appearance on the Daily Show, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was skeptical that the 'revolving door' phenomenon applied to Congress.Continue reading
Welcome to another week's review of some deleted tweets from politicians caught by the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops project.Continue reading
These House leaders all receive more money from the 1% of the 1% than they do from small donors (under $200). With the exception of John Boehner, the U.S. House leaders we profiled received roughly between 6 times and 16 times more money from the 1% of the 1% than they did from small donors.Continue reading
According to data from Sunlight's Influence Explorer, National Hockey League owners provided more than $3 million to politicians, PACs and independent expenditure groups during the 2012 election cycle.Continue reading
We often are confronted with the idea of legislation being written and tracked online through new tools, whether it’s Clay... View ArticleContinue reading
Update: The contribution amounts coming from George Clooney and Kathleen Kennedy have been corrected.
It's Oscars weekend in Hollywood, a place that -- when it comes to money and influence -- isn't as far from Washington as it appears on a map. In honor of the occasion, Sunlight has decided to take a look at who among this year's Academy Award nominees are playing the political field. The results of our inquiry do absolutely nothing to dispel the notion that the Hollywood hills are a Democratic stronghold.
The envelopes, please.
Three movies from DreamWorks Animation -- "War Horse," "The Help ...Continue reading