From our sister tumblr, Political Party Time:
From the Sunlight Foundation blog:
Although President Barack Obama’s administration touts its support of an open and transparent government, there’s been a glaring exception: opening up political fundraisers to the pool of White House reporters who trail the president. So far, in 2014, President Obama has headlined 41 political fundraisers, according to data from Party Time. Of those parties, the press has been shut out of almost half – 19, to be exact.
How Birth Year Influences Political Views
From The New York Times:
A new model of presidential voting suggests President Obama’s approval rating — currently in the low 40s — will inform not only the 2016 election, but also the election in 2076. The model, by researchers at Catalist, the Democratic data firm, and Columbia University, uses hundreds of thousands of survey responses and new statistical software to estimate how people’s preferences change at different stages of their lives.
Politicians know immediately when big donations come in. Shouldn’t you?
With Citizens United and McCutcheon, there’s more money in politics than ever. We think it’s time to give voters better tools to track it.
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Join our fight to give power back to the voters - It’s time to tell Congress: #showusthemoney in real time!
Using code and statistical models, we created an interactive #dataviz tool that will show you exactly where (almost) every legislator in America stands on the political spectrum.
Read more about how it was done (and look at the open source code) here: http://snlg.ht/1uYtU6l
via the Upshot: How often does Congress talk about Benghazi?
Hello, Internet. Here is a visualization that shows how much Comcast and Time Warner interests contributed to key members of the House Judiciary Committee, which today held a hearing to discuss the corporate giants’ planned merger. Hover over the member to find out how much ComcastTWC money they reaped in recent election cycles.
It’s a little finicky in Tumblr, but we’re very aware of your burning passion for interactive click-things, so we wanted to do right by you. Enjoy!
The DATA Act gets Floor Charted!
U.S. Precipitation Map
Some spring showers data for you.