As a tweet ages and falls from the recent stream, it's easier to quietly scrub those statements without getting attention — unless you're a politician in Politwoops.Continue reading
Yesterday morning, the campaign account for Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., deleted 108 tweets, making the Sunlight Foundation's Politwoops archive the only place to find these once public messages.Continue reading
As the year winds down and Washington retreats to spend the holidays with family and friends, let's look back at the many gifts politicians left for Politwoops in 2013 as they deleted messages once shared eagerly with their followers.Continue reading
Legislators leading the push against a proposed mortgage lending regulation are among the biggest beneficiaries of campaign dollars from the industries decrying the rules.
Industry groups such as the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Home Builders, along with consumer advocates, have opposed the rule--required by the Dodd-Frank legislation and intended to prevent financial institutions from writing risky mortgages and then selling them to other investors--since they were unveiled in March.Continue reading