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Government Spending Search Engine

Bloggers Help Put Pork In The Spotlight

6:00 pm on Sep 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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A far-flung coalition of groups across the political spectrum supports the idea and their efforts were rewarded Thursday as the Senate passed a bill to build a Google-like search engine to allow people to track online approximately $1 trillion in federal grants, contracts, earmarks and loans.

...after a remarkable campaign by Internet bloggers to track down those responsible for the delay, Stevens and Byrd let the measure advance.

Senate backs online search of spending [businessweek.com]

Search as a political tool, disguised as a public good... That didn't take long did it?

5:07 am on Sept 10, 2006 (gmt 0)

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