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Teenager Builds Browser Plug-in To Show You Where Politicians Get Their Funding

from engadget.com: The murky world of lobby groups bankrolling politicians
is garnering more attention, but is there a way to find out which
representatives are in the pocket without a lot of tedious research? A
16-year-old programmer has developed a browser plugin that, when you
mouse-over the name of a US lawmaker, will serve up a list of which
parties have donated to their campaign funds, and the quantities.
"Greenhouse" (geddit?) is currently available for Chrome, Firefox and
Safari -- although our lawyers have (probably) asked us to point out
that the data is from the 2012 elections, so they may not be entirely up to date.

#PumpUpThaVolume: July 19, 2019