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San Francisco Chronicle: Site Tracks Influence of Interest Groups by Tom Abate

August 14, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle
Tom Abate

Daniel Newman,'s executive director, said " puts these active bills into its mashup engine... Honored to be One of Eight Recipients of the 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism

August 6, 2008

A note from the Judges about "Every taxpayer should take a hard look at this site. Never before have citizens been able to so easily track the influences on their elected officials."

Interactivity & Empowerment: Eight Innovators Place in 2008 Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism

Time Magazine: The Citizen Watchdogs of Web 2.0 by Jeremy Caplan

June 30, 2008

Time Magazine
Jeremy Caplan

"Maplight merged CRP info with voting data from to assess the 94 House Democrats who had originally opposed immunity...

PC World: No Room for Feds in Web 2.0, Study Says by Heather Havenstein

June 8, 2008

PC World
Heather Havenstein

"...the report cited the mashup , which combines the voting record of Congress with information about campaign donations to those members."

CNET-TV Live: "Buying Votes"

June 5, 2008

Brian Cooley and Tom Merritt

CNET-TV's Brian Cooley reveals how provides citizens, journalists and activists with a Web 2.0 data mash up tool...