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OpenCongress goes local in CA, LA, MD, TX and WI

By David Moore

As the new legislative session in Washington, D.C. gets under way, we have some big news to share with you. Today we’re unveiling OpenGovernment: a new project to bring transparency to all levels of government, from states to cities and more. We’re taking OpenCongress local. Check it out: http://opengovernment.org/

As with all our work, “OG” is free to use, open-source, and non-partisan. We’re launching with information for five state legislatrues: California, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, and Wisconsin. This is a way for the public in those states to get involved with the legislative process in ways that were previously closed-off from citizen input. Over the next year, we seek non-profit funding support to roll out OpenGovernment to all 50 U.S. states, dozens of major cities, other countries, and beyond.

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Wall Street’s 10 Greatest Lies of 2009

By Nomi Prins,      AlterNet December 28, 2009.

Lies that justify screwing over Main Street.

On December 13, President Obama declared that he was not elected to help the “fat cats.” But the cats got another version of that memo.

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