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Taking Congress at its word

The Sunlight Foundation has released its latest tool in the struggle for governmental transparency: It scrapes the records and highlights the word used most often that day. For example, “tax” was used 23 times today. Of course, a calendar view is also available,

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2 Responses to “Taking Congress at its word”

  1. Hi,

    I work @ Sunlight. Glad you liked Capitol Words. Our Labs created a widget to make it easier for you to show the words of the day on your site:

    Thanks again for the support.

  2. um, it is me again!

    Thought you would like to know that we’ve just launched a brand new version of Capitol Words.

    Here is the link:

    Capitol Words now has more information you can see what the most said words are over the period of a year, the whole Congress, month, and even day.You can also see what words a lawmaker is saying the most. These improvements give users an at-glance view and better understanding of what is happening in the halls of Congress.

    Special kudos to you- we borrowed the title to this post for our tagline. Thanks- it was witty and metaphoric. We just loved it.

    I hope you find the new Capitol Words more useful. Feel free to contact me.

    Thanks for your support,


    Communications Assistant
    The Sunlight Foundation

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