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Seven Great Open Government Data Sources

If you’re thinking about Open Government data (or writing a Windows 8 app that uses open data), then here are seven more sites to add to your list of data sources.

    POPVOX tracks all of the bills in Congress, and how members vote. If you sign up and give your information, the site will track how your representative and senators vote on bills.
  2. OpenCongress
    Here’s a fantastic tool for paying attention to Congress, despite its editorializing, OpenCongress also lets you follow the money trails by industry sector
  3. Poligraft
    Give Poligraft the text to an article, press release or blog post, and it will provide an “enhanced view” of the people, organizations and their relationships. For example, enter the URL to a political story, and it will filter the story for points of influence, campaign donations and individuals referenced in the story.
  4. OpenSecrets.org
    The OpenSecrets.org site is a treasure trove of information for tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics.
  5. MuckRock
    Ever thought about filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request? The folks over at MuckRock have. In fact, they’ve filed more than 1,000 requests and received more than 30,000 pages of government documents.
  6. Federal Register
    Want to see what executive orders are coming from the White House, or rules being proposed by federal agencies? Then you’ll want to take a look at the Federal Register. The U.S. government posts notices, proposed rules, rules taking effect and “significant documents” for public inspection.
  7. Follow the Money
    Finding out who’s spending what, and how.

[found via ReadWriteWeb]