This week's roundup of deleted tweets by politicians archived on Politwoops includes an endorsement telegram, some donations and two staffers accidentally tweeting from their boss' official account.Continue reading
In search of not-so-lost time: What transparency can tell us about history, race relations and Ferguson
In 1958, the fact that Mississippi teen Amos Brown opened a bank account on behalf of the NAACP was deemed important enough to inform the mayor, the chief of police and the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission.Continue reading
Putting Romney’s tax returns in presidential context
The controversy over what’s hiding in Mitt Romney’s unreleased tax returns continues. But even without the missing filings, putting his 2010 and 2011 tax numbers in context is strikingly informative. It dramatically shows what an outlier Romney is on a few basic tax and income dimensions.Continue reading
Sunlight Live to cover Rick Perry’s debate debut in California
With a new face officially in the mix, eight Republican candidates will take the stage again next week to spar about the economy, jobs, budget deficit and more at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library in Simi Valley, Calif.
It will mark the first debate for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who joined the race in August just as former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty threw in the towel. Several of the latest polls now show Perry on the top of the pack, outshining Mitt Romney, who has led the group for several months.
Sunlight Live will cover the debate starting at ...Continue reading