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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:35 PM
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opensecrets.org tech glitch
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 02:37 PM by wtmusic
Just spoke to Bill Allison of OMB Watch (http:///www.fedspending.org ) and it turns out opensecrets.org is down because of a Verizon wiring glitch in their building. On the 10/10 they launched their new expanded website and had problems shortly thereafter:

"The Center for Responsive Politics, another Washington-based nonprofit group focused on good government, announced several expansions of its pioneering government transparency Website, OpenSecrets.org. The first will allow users to see overviews of members' net worth and holdings. The second gives updated information on the lavish trips taken by members and their staffs that are financed by third parties - in many cases special interests with business before Congress. Finally, the Center unveiled a work-in-progress database that will track the "revolving door" between positions in government and lucrative jobs at lobbying firms that members and staff often rotate through."

http://www.ombwatch.org/article/articleview/3611/1/192?...

The problems are possibly due to a huge black box Verizon installed to monitor opensecrets' phones and email. ;-)

onedit: the site should be back up later today
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