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 GovTrack.us to assess the 94 House Democrats who had originally opposed immunity for wiretapping telecoms but then shifted positions to vote in support of the Bush Administration. Maplight’s analysis demonstrated that those who flip-flopped on immunity had received nearly double the amount in PAC contributions from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon as those who remained opposed to the legislation."

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