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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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6 Responses to “Taking Congress at its word”

  1. on 20 Jun 2008 at 9:39 amGabriela

    Glad you like Capitol Words, David. FYI, we just created a widget so you can display the congressional word of the day on your site. Get it here:

  2. on 13 Jul 2008 at 4:20 pmRogerw

    check out…same and more…

  3. on 26 Jul 2008 at 11:09 pmBarack Obama

    Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.MargaretMeadMargaret Mead, 1901-78

  4. on 26 Jul 2008 at 11:13 pmUS Economics

    Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.AlbertEinsteinAlbert Einstein

  5. on 28 Jul 2008 at 3:37 am2008 Election

    He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.FriedrichWilhelmNietzscheFriedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  6. on 18 Dec 2008 at 5:30 pmLizzie Nolan

    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.

    Thanks for your support,


    Communications Assistant
    The Sunlight Foundation