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Deseret News
Salt Lake police launch use-of-force data websitethe next media incident to blow up and shift the narrative for them," said Dami
Salt Lake police launch use-of-force data website
Deseret News / Posted yesterday
the next media incident to blow up and shift the narrative for them," said Damian Ortellado, a research analyst with the Sunlight Foundation, which has been tracking the data released as part of the White House project. Utah's capital city... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Roskam, Dold hit for 'opening door' to foreign dark moneycertain tax-exempt organizations to disclose their donors to U.S. tax officials
Roskam, Dold hit for 'opening door' to foreign dark money
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted yesterday
certain tax-exempt organizations to disclose their donors to U.S. tax officials. Organizations such as Common Cause, the Sunlight Foundation and Public Citizen say the requirement, already included in federal law, is one of the only ways... Read more
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The Hill
Tech flight from Cleveland, Trump fails to materializecompanies donated more than $16 million in cash and in-kind donations to the 20
Tech flight from Cleveland, Trump fails to materialize
The Hill / Posted 2 days ago
companies donated more than $16 million in cash and in-kind donations to the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a government transparency watchdog. AT&T and Cisco had the largest contributions, with more than $3... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Sunlight Foundation Trolls White House Correspondents Dinner PartyThe Sunlight Foundation decided to be the skunk at Washington, D.C.’s party. S
Sunlight Foundation Trolls White House Correspondents Dinner Party
The Huffington Post / Posted 6 days ago
The Sunlight Foundation decided to be the skunk at Washington, D.C.’s party. Staff from the political transparency nonprofit asked the journalists, celebrities and Beltway power brokers leaving a White House Correspondents Dinner party at the St.... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Want to follow the money behind political ads? Good luck finding itcan be interpreted more than one way. "That's definitely a loophole," said Jen
Want to follow the money behind political ads? Good luck finding it
Baltimore Sun / Posted 7 days ago
can be interpreted more than one way. "That's definitely a loophole," said Jenn Topper, communications director for the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that seeks to make government and politics more accountable and... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
9 For The 9th: Primary fields large to fill Southern Indiana's open U.S. House seatSciences Dean Joseph Wert told WAVE 3 News on Thursday. "Re-Districting's chang
9 For The 9th: Primary fields large to fill Southern Indiana's open U.S. House seat
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 8 days ago
Sciences Dean Joseph Wert told WAVE 3 News on Thursday. "Re-Districting's changed that." The non-partisan watchdog group Sunlight Foundation estimates that re-drawn lines made Indiana's 9th District among the ten "safest" for Republicans in... Read more
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The Hill
House panel passes bills to protect taxpayers and childrensaid. But a group of outside organizations that includes the Brennan Center fo
House panel passes bills to protect taxpayers and children
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
said. But a group of outside organizations that includes the Brennan Center for Legal Justice, Public Citizen and the Sunlight Foundation urged committee members to vote against the bill. “If donor disclosure to the IRS is eliminated, no one... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Koch Brothers Back New Effort To Make It Harder To Track Dark Moneythe letter include Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Common Ca
Koch Brothers Back New Effort To Make It Harder To Track Dark Money
The Huffington Post / Posted 9 days ago
the letter include Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, Public Citizen, Sunlight Foundation and Rootstrikers. “Eliminating the existing requirement for disclosure to the IRS of donations to... Read more
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North Bay Bohemian
Real Moneya little deeper, and you'll be singing "Little Boxes" for hours. Open-governme
Real Money
North Bay Bohemian / Posted 9 days ago
a little deeper, and you'll be singing "Little Boxes" for hours. Open-government advocates at the Washington, D.C.–based Sunlight Foundation say Votesane should come clean about its donor base. "The group appears to be a conduit organization... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
10th congressional race is among most expensive nationallyin the the north suburban 10th District is among the very most expensive in the
10th congressional race is among most expensive nationally
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 10 days ago
in the the north suburban 10th District is among the very most expensive in the country. In fact, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington watchdog group, the contest is the third-most expensive in the country, with $4.4 million... Read more
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Breitbart
Carly Fiorina On Short List As Cruz Campaign Vets Potential VPsFiorina’s exit from the presidential race she created the political action comm
Carly Fiorina On Short List As Cruz Campaign Vets Potential VPs
Breitbart / Posted 10 days ago
Fiorina’s exit from the presidential race she created the political action committee Carly for America. At the time the Sunlight Foundation reported Fiorina Super PAC money totaled over $1.4 million according to the report. The Carly for... Read more
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Roll Call
Two Small Towns, One Big Secretnature of his speakership limited the vetting process, questions did emerge abo
Two Small Towns, One Big Secret
Roll Call / Posted 10 days ago
nature of his speakership limited the vetting process, questions did emerge about Hastert during his tenure. In 2006, the Sunlight Foundation reported that he had made millions by selling farmland near the site of a proposed highway that he... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
LR board taking up open-data measureRock was recently selected for the "What Works Cities" initiative by Bloomberg
LR board taking up open-data measure
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Rock was recently selected for the "What Works Cities" initiative by Bloomberg Philanthropies. As part of the process, the Sunlight Foundation worked with the city to draft the open-data policy. "Little Rock maintains a significant amount of data... Read more
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examiner.com
Will Obama continue to shield Saudi Arabia from 9/11 scrutiny?lobby and PR firms were hired in 2015 alone, signaling a stepped-up focus on ti
Will Obama continue to shield Saudi Arabia from 9/11 scrutiny?
examiner.com / Posted 10 days ago
lobby and PR firms were hired in 2015 alone, signaling a stepped-up focus on ties with Washington.” Josh Stewart, of the Sunlight Foundation, an organization that tracks money and influence in DC politics said, “Saudi Arabia is consistently one... Read more
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Raw Story
Pro-Clinton PAC in cahoots with campaign to spend $1 million to fight critics on social mediawhole reasoning behind Citizens United rests on [PACs] being independent, but C
Pro-Clinton PAC in cahoots with campaign to spend $1 million to fight critics on social media
Raw Story / Posted 15 days ago
whole reasoning behind Citizens United rests on [PACs] being independent, but Correct the Record claims it can coordinate,” Sunlight Foundation staff writer Libby Watson said. “It’s not totally clear what their reasoning is, but it seems to be that... Read more
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Reuters
Puerto Rico rescue falters under attack by conservatives, investorsactivist group, has spent $200,000 on television advertisements around Washingt
Puerto Rico rescue falters under attack by conservatives, investors
Reuters / Posted 21 days ago
activist group, has spent $200,000 on television advertisements around Washington, D.C., this month, according to the Sunlight Foundation, a lobbying watchdog. The center's ads call for a halt to "the Washington bailout of Puerto Rico."... Read more
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Gawker
Why Would Hillary Clinton Criticize Bernie Sanders's Vote for Legislation Her Husband Signed Into Law?oversight of energy trading on electronic platforms. Those “top Clinton admini
Why Would Hillary Clinton Criticize Bernie Sanders's Vote for Legislation Her Husband Signed Into Law?
Gawker / Posted 21 days ago
oversight of energy trading on electronic platforms. Those “top Clinton administration officials,” according to the Sunlight Foundation, were members of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets: Treasury Secretary Larry Summers,... Read more
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Engadget
New bill aims to turn open data idealism into US lawsame way. That's important, because open-data practices are still loosely defi
New bill aims to turn open data idealism into US law
Engadget / Posted 22 days ago
same way. That's important, because open-data practices are still loosely defined today. Kat Duffy, Labs director at the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on data transparency, points out that a document that's printed out, hand-signed... Read more
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Al.com
Bentley Scandal: Influence of 'dark money' a key issue as governor's funding is scrutinizedthey need to know who's funding their elections," Richard Skinner, a policy ana
Bentley Scandal: Influence of 'dark money' a key issue as governor's funding is scrutinized
Al.com / Posted 23 days ago
they need to know who's funding their elections," Richard Skinner, a policy analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based Sunlight Foundation, told AL.com. "That's really the most fundamental thing. We don't know what's prompting the spending,... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
US elections 2016: ‘The system is rigged, the government coin-operated’than $3bn in expenses – including the many events they hold for members of Cong
US elections 2016: ‘The system is rigged, the government coin-operated’
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 26 days ago
than $3bn in expenses – including the many events they hold for members of Congress. The nonprofit transparency group the Sunlight Foundation tracks categories of influence peddling. One category is called “Hill coverage”, which is defined as the... Read more
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Information Today
Open Access and Open Data Roundupsponsors—Open Data Day DC 2016 had more than 150 participants and several spons
Open Access and Open Data Roundup
Information Today / Posted a month ago
sponsors—Open Data Day DC 2016 had more than 150 participants and several sponsors, such as Socrata, Fastcase, the Sunlight Foundation, and Amazon Web Services. Overall, Open Data Day is gaining steam and participants each year. A... Read more
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International Business Times
John Oliver tackles congressional fundraising on Last Week Tonight congressional candidates for the House and Senate raised an estimated $1.7bn (£
John Oliver tackles congressional fundraising on Last Week Tonight
International Business Times / Posted a month ago
congressional candidates for the House and Senate raised an estimated $1.7bn (£770.5m). According to Newsweek, the Sunlight Foundation estimates that members of Congress held over 2,800 fundraisers during that same period. The late night... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Ohio's Senate race the priciest, report saysrace in the country to date, with $11.5 million spent so far, according to a re
Ohio's Senate race the priciest, report says
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 1 months ago
race in the country to date, with $11.5 million spent so far, according to a report released by the Washington, D.C.-based Sunlight Foundation Friday. The race, between incumbent first-term Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, and Democratic former... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Kirk-Duckworth among priciest Senate battles so farMark Kirk, among the highest figures in the country for U.S. Senate races. Acc
Kirk-Duckworth among priciest Senate battles so far
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 1 months ago
Mark Kirk, among the highest figures in the country for U.S. Senate races. According to a report issued today by the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based research group, Kirk, Democratic nominee Tammy Duckworth and groups backing them hit... Read more

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