Remember Anthony Weiner?
Wanna know how much a candidate, party or PAC paid for that 30 second ad you saw on TV?
As of August 2012 the Federal Communications Commission TV Station Profiles & Public Inspection Files
website includes “political files” for local television stations affiliated with the top four national networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox) located in the top 50 DMAs (Designated Market Areas). The political file documents include detailed information about political advertising, including the cost of specific commercials.
Search by call sign (e.g., WXYZ), network affiliation (e.g., NBC), channel number (e.g., 26), or facility ID number (e.g., 123456).
ProPublica’s Free The Files project is extracting information from those FCC documents to make it possible to search and analyze the data.
Legistorm is a non-partisan website providing searchable databases of congressional and staff salaries, financial disclosures, privately-financed trips, foreign gifts and earmarks.
Glassbooth “connects you to the 2008 presidential candidate that represents your beliefs the best.” Take a quiz to find out which candidate you should vote for and watch video clips of all the presidential candidates (not just Obama and McCain) talking about various issues.