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Lobbyists: How We Run Washington

December 23, 2012

Lobbying is a fundamental part of the political process: one where organizations pay experts to pay politicians to pass laws. But that’s not at all corruption. Read on to find out how lobbying words. Source

The 99% Act

The 99% Act

October 31, 2012

The 99% Act is the best bill we’ve seen in Washington in a long time. But it can be hard to remember the details or explain them to friends and family. This infographic spells out exactly how the 99% Act will help turn our economy around. Source

The War on Women

The War on Women

October 20, 2012

The numbers don’t lie: anti-choice politicians in Washington, D.C. and the states attacked a woman’s right to choose with a vengeance in 2011. What’s worse, these very same politicians are ready to resume the attacks here in Washington, D.C. and in state legislatures across the country. Source

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World’s Highest Paid Leaders

September 29, 2012

Do you know much our beloved leaders get paid to manage our country? Do you earn more than them or do they earn more than you? Source

DC Statehood 101

DC Statehood 101

September 24, 2012

The debate over whether DC should become a state has lingered for more than 200 years. But with a growing number of organizations advocating full representation for Washingtonians, and city politicians currently jetting from state to state in what they hope will be a nationwide tour to drum up support for DC Statehood, the issue […]

Capitol Tweets: Yeas and Nays of the Congressional Twitterverse

Capitol Tweets: Yeas and Nays of the Congressional Twitterverse

September 3, 2012

Edelman’s Capitol Tweets study looks at U.S. Congressional performance on Twitter, including regional differences and levels of bipartisan engagement. These slides feature supporting graphs from the analysis.

How Stupid Are the Republican 2012 Candidates

How Stupid Are the Republican 2012 Candidates

July 4, 2012

We always hear how dumb the Republican candidates are, but how stupid are they actually? How many degrees do they have backing them up? And how many past elections have gone to the candidate with the smarts? Check out the answers after the jump Source

Anyone but Romney

Anyone but Romney

June 17, 2012

The support for Mitt Romney as a contender has been constant over time. Yet the GOP doesn’t seem to embrace him as their candidate. This chart shows the rising and falling of Republican candidates, as the support of their base shifts from one contender to the next. Source

5 Years of Youtube Politics

5 Years of Youtube Politics

June 7, 2012

Evaluating political candidates and their activity on Youtube. Source