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Announcing Checking Influence

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Checking Influence logoThis morning the Data Commons team released their newest tool: Checking Influence, a bookmarklet that lets online banking users gain insight on how the merchants with whom they do business are influencing our political system. We think it's a great example of the future of influence disclosure -- hopefully you'll agree.

But I won't prattle on about it any more here. The announcement blog post goes into more detail. I hope you'll give that a read, and give the tool a try.

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Financial reform lobbyists host fundraisers for senators

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Since the beginning of 2010 through April, at least ten senators who sit on the Banking and Agriculture Committees are listed as beneficiaries of fundraisers hosted by lobbyists who have pressed Congress on financial reform issues. Both committees have recently worked on a bill to overhaul the financial regulatory system, which will likely be debated on the Senate floor next week.

According to Sunlight Foundation’s Party Time database, the fundraisers ranged from a “pre-St.Patrick’s Day” reception for Banking Committee member Jon Tester, D-Mont., on March 16 that asked for $100 to $1,000 in contributions, to a ...

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