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Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a Bad Idea [via TED]

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Iowa Electronic Markets: Who Will Win Control of the House in the 2010 Midterms?

For many years, the Iowa Electronic Markets have served as a futures market for political and economic information.  As we move to the fall, the race for control of the House (and in turn the Speakership) appears to hang in … Continue reading

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How a Bill Becomes a Law [Via Mike Wirth]

Check out this nice infographic! [HT RC Richards @ Legal Informatics Blog]

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Many Bills – A Visual Bill Explorer [From IBM Research Labs]

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House Vote – H.R.3590 – How Did Your Representative Vote [Via NY Times]

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A Brief History of Senate Reconciliation Votes [From Sunlight Foundation]

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on the Senate Floor Discussing the Length of the Health Care Bill and Citing Harry Potter Number [Via Think Progress]

Full Story over at Think Progress.  Our original post on the length of HR 3962 is here.  The subsequent NY Times Article on the Length of HR 3962 is here. Enjoy!

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Katz & Bommarito in the New York Times Discussing H.R. 3962

If you click through on the link above you will be directed to the New York Times Rx Blog.  The full version of the article appears online while a shorter version appeared in today’s print edition. For those viewing the … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Structure of H.R. 3962 — The Health Care Bill

In addition to the facts we have presented on HR 3962, we wanted to offer a visualization for the structure of the Bill. Like many other bills, HR 3962, is divided into Divisions, Titles, Subtitles, Parts, Subparts, Sections, Subsections, Clauses, … Continue reading

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Facts About the Length of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (AHCAA)

In light of last night’s vote on H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, we decided to calculate a few numbers on the current bill. Based on the Library of Congress’s XML representation of the bill (which can … Continue reading

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OpenSecrets Open Data! – Visualizing the Publicly Traded Assets of Senators in 2007

OpenSecrets.org went open with their data today.  In honor of this very significant act and its ramifications on future government transparency, I’ve decided to produce a quick visualization to answer a question I’ve long been intrigued by – the publicly … Continue reading

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Visualizing Contributions to the 110th Congress—House Edition (Take 2)

In our previous graph visualizations of contributions to members of the House and Senate, there have been two types of entities: Contributors and Congressmen.  This division manifests itself in the dynamics of the graph as well – Contributors give only … Continue reading

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Co-Sponsorship Networks– Senators of the 108th Congress

In the days and weeks to come we will turn our attenion away from Congress in favor of other institutions and substantive questions. However, given our prior posts focusing upon the structure of the 110th Congress, we thought it proper to … Continue reading

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Senators of the 110th Congress Take 2-Contributions by Industry/Sector

To view the full image, please click here.   This represents a deeper cut on campaign contributions to the Senators of 110th Congress. Again, we rely upon data from the Center for Responsive Politics.  The CRP aggregates contribution data up … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Campaign Contributions to Senators in the 110th Congress — The TARP EDITION (The Image)

As part of our commitment to provide original content, we offer a Computational Legal Studies approach to the study of the current campaign finance environment.  If you click below you can zoom in and read the labels on the institutions … Continue reading

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