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Bridge Project
"Dedicated to exposing the conservative movement's dishonest tactics, dismantling its extreme ideology, and shining light on the moneyed special interests that fund it."
CapitolWatch
Works to expose unnecessary federal regulations, wasteful government spending and punitive tax policy.
The Center for Public Integrity
Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization does investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability, and ethics related issues. Features news, projects and reports.
Code for America
Non-profit enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities. Includes blog, issues, projects, fellows and partners.
CREW Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Watchdog group uses legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests. Includes their blog, research and investigations, video and legal filings.
Data.gov
Official U.S. government site providing increased public access to federal government datasets. Includes metadata, how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage them.
FactCheck.org
Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases. Offers email newsletter. From the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.
FollowTheMoney.org
State-level campaign finance information now intended for academics, advocacy groups and journalists rather than the general public. Sells custom research services.
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity
Identifies, trains and supports journalists working to detect and expose government corruption and incompetence, supporting transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility.
LegiStorm
Provides searchable databases of U.S. Congress information, including congressional staff salaries and privately financed travel.
MapLight
Combines data sets to illuminate the connections between campaign contributions, legislative votes, and support and opposition to key bills by interest groups and companies.
Media Trackers
Dedicated to media accountability, government transparency, and quality fact-based journalism. Examines stories published in the mainstream media, explores claims made by some of the more partisan political groups, and provides facts on issues, people and elections.
OMB - Earmarks Database
Database of earmarks provided by the Congress for projects or programs, in appropriation and authorization bills, which circumvent the merit-based or competitive allocation process. From the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
Opensecrets.org
Guide to money in U.S. politics, including campaign money amounts and sources, searchable by party, candidate, lobbyist and election cycle. From the Center for Responsive Politics.
Politics1
Directory of American politics. Features links to information on ideologies, issues, parties and candidates.
PolitiFact
Project of the Tampa Bay Times to help people find the truth in Washington and the Obama presidency.
Project Vote Smart
Non-partisan information on U.S. federal and state candidates, ballot measures, issues and legislation. Includes directory of national and state political resources.
ProPublica - Free the Files
Project to identify secret donors who are funding outside groups to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to influence elections.
Socrata
Helping government and public sector organizations provide data to citizens, employees and developers to improve transparency, citizen service and fact-based decision-making through web, mobile and machine-to-machine interfaces. Includes online Open Data Field Guide and GovStat How-To Guide.
State Integrity Investigation
Data-driven analysis of transparency and accountability in all 50 state governments. Joint project of Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International.
Sunlight Foundation
Advocates for open government globally, using technology to make government more accountable.
U.S. Office of Government Ethics
Fosters high ethical standards for executive branch employees and strengthens the public’s confidence that the Government’s business is conducted with impartiality and integrity, both domestically and internationally.
The White House - Open Government Initiative
Official government site for open government, working to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration.
WhoRunsGov.com
In-depth profiles of government decision-makers and institutions. Includes administration, legislators, governors, aides and committee staff, and experts at think tanks and interest groups.
NYTimes.com - Where Americans Most Depend on Government Benefits
Interactive map showing, by county, the share of Americans’ income that comes from government benefit programs broken down by income support, veterans benefits, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. (February 11, 2012)
NYTimes.com - What Percent Are You?
Interactive feature showing how household income ranks in 344 zones across the United States. (January 15, 2012)
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