With the discussion of financial reform, these days politics and money are in the news. One interesting web site to further explore that intersection goes by the odd name LittleSis .
Funded by the Sunlight Foundation, LittleSis is a free database detailing the connections between powerful people and organizations. You can search famous people or organizations to track their connections and donations. They answer questions such as:
- Who do the wealthiest Americans donate their money to?
- Where did White House officials work before they were appointed?
- Which lobbyists are married to politicians, and who do they lobby for?
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