It’s a well-known Washington truism that the place to get rich is on #KStreet. But if you really want to strike it big, head through the revolving door.
That’s because lobbyists with government experience most likely make three times as much as those without it - and significantly more than a member of Congress.
Explore the cash behind K Street in Sunlight’s new series - Revolvers’ Dollars: http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/01/21/revolving-door-lobbyists-government-experience/
We are excited to unveil a couple experimental data-driven visualizations that literally map 400,000 hours of U.S. television news. One of our collaborating scholars, Kalev Leetaru, applied “fulltext geocoding” software to our entire television news research service collection.
Extra-special: Sunlight gave a small grant to help the Internet Archive’s TV news project in 2012. :)
The Growing Dark Money Churn
This visualization represents the flow of dark money since 2008 as it relates to the top 10 most politicized groups. The information shown includes all of the money the Center for Responsive Politics has discovered flowing to each organization, all grants made by each organization to other politically active nonprofits, and all political spending (as reported to the FEC) by both the organization itself and its recipients, during the period covered by the donor organization’s IRS. Graphic by Anna Flagg.
Remember: This is interactive! Go to CRP’s website to enjoy the full experience!
5 Years of Political Party Time!
From assault rifle raffles to March Madness fund-a-thons to swanky out-of-town retreats, our Political Party Time database has seen a lot throughout its nearly 18,000 political fundraisers!
Five years later, we’re covering the highlights for you in slick, shareable dataviz. Check back throughout the day for more info on the partying habits of your pols!
Our partying partner Political Party Time's got more amazing infographics for you to check out today on their new Tumblr! Give them a follow or check out the story here to track the fundraising habits of your lawmakers!