Which of the GOP presidential contenders has won over the interests (and money) of big business?Continue reading
For candidates in 2016, transparency is expected
Hillary Clinton's opaqueness around her government email does not reflect the new realities of politics in the digital age: In 2015, citizens expect transparency.Continue reading
Philly Ad Sleuthing: Republicans are gamers; Democrats like gossip
An analysis of political ad buys at one Philadelphia station shows just how much voters are bombarded by political messages -- and how much office seekers and interest groups spend to influence them.Continue reading
Campaign intelligence: The money behind today’s Illinois primaries; Koch brothers in the ad spotlight
Our look at the money, the strategy and the ads behind election 2014. On the radar screen this week: Illinois, the Koch brothers and more.Continue reading
Is Cantor eyeing a (White) House run?
OK, so no House member has been promoted to the White House since 1880. But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has ambition -- and a national network of loyalists thanks to his fundraising prowess.Continue reading
Christie brings his clout, fundraising chops to new role as RGA head
As he settles into his new post as chair of the Republican Governors' Association, a look at the fundraising chops of Chris Christie shows the Jerseyite already has substantial national supportContinue reading
GOP convention through the eyes of Sunlight Live
If you missed Sunlight Live's coverage of the Republican National Convention in Tampa last night, you missed a lot. A Wordle cloud of most-used terms from the speeches is above; below, a synopsis of some of Sunlight's observations, data and analysis, which our Sunlight Live tool allows us to provide to you on the same computer screen where you are watching a video stream of the convention proceedings.
Be sure to tune in tonight for our coverage of the second night. A few highlights from last night, whose theme was alternately you didn't build that, we did ...Continue reading
Sunlight Live covers the conventions
Republican conventioneers may have dodged Tropical Storm Isaac. Now they're facing another challenge: Sunlight at night.
Throughout this week's GOP convention in Tampa and next week's Democratic gathering in Charlotte, the Sunlight Foundation will be covering major speakers with a tool that will allow us -- and you -- to provide real-time commentary and analysis.
Starting at 7 p.m. ET, we'll open up our Sunlight Live website, where you can watch a video stream of the convention and, at the same time, read information and background about the speakers and their themes, mined from the Sunlight Foundation ...Continue reading