In an attempt at transparency and to "follow the money", the federal government has unveiled a new web site Ethics.Data.gov . This site "brings records and data from across the federal government to one central location, making it easier for citizens to hold public officials accountable." You can enter the name of a government official and see every record of that person across the entire collection of ethics data—including campaign finance, lobbying, and White House visitor records. Or, you can browse data sets such as Lobbying Disclosure Reports or information on specific candidates .
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