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Wired News: Web Mashups Turn Citizens Into Washington’s Newest Watchdogs

[Update: My dad just reminded me that he had essentially the same idea as MapLight...about 11 years ago. Always ahead of your time, eh? Wait until I tell these kids about your open-source machine tool project — that'll blow some minds.]

“Coming soon to a blog near you: Ajax widgets that track the effects of campaign contributions on congressional votes.” A few days ago, Wired News published a great look at the potential of data mashups to give people new chances to keep tabs on elected officials and on the influence of industries and interest groups. The article focuses on one particular application called MapLight, which tracks the influence of money on California politics and which is about to go national in partnership with OpenSecrets.org:
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