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A better money-politics tool

From the MapLight.org website: MAPLight.org, the award-winning nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization dedicated to illuminating the connection between money and politics, has launched a new web site which shines the light of transparency and accountability in powerful ways as never before.

The new site is being launched during Sunshine Week, a nonpartisan, national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information.

MAPLight.org users will find on the new site robust tools to

* illuminate how money aligns with votes
* reveal data on individual legislators and how much money they have received from industry and organizations
* expose specific contributions to persons, by parties, by committee, and within date ranges

and important and vital features including

* a new U.S. Congress research blog
* a powerful search engine
-- MAPLight.org: New Web Site Reveals Money and Politics Links in New Ways | MAPLight.org - Money and Politics

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