The U.S. Senate confirmed the following nominations for the State Department on Friday, March 19, 2010:
PN1215 * Republic of Singapore
MAPLight.org, a groundbreaking public database, with offices located in Berkeley, California, illuminates the connection between campaign donations and legislative votes in unprecedented ways. Elected United States officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws.
Last week, during Sunshine Week, the group launched an all-new version of its website shining a light on money and influence in Congress. The new site here includes new tools to analyze (filter) legislator money/votes by:
Below is a brief newsclip about MAPLight.org’s project for my video of the week.