One-word summaries of each day’s congressional record.

The Sunlight Foundation has a new website, “LOUIS” (Library Of Unified Information Sources), that’s indexing all federal documents from the executive and legislative branches and putting a nice search interface on top of it. Cooler still, they’re taking all remarks in the congressional record and turning them into the world’s shortest tag cloud: a one-word summary of the most commonly-spoken word each day. Disclaimer: Earlier this year I received a $2,500 grant from the Sunlight Foundation to add video to Richmond Sunlight. I didn’t personally get a penny of that, but it’s worth calling up anyway. (Via BoingBoing)

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2 replies on “One-word summaries of each day’s congressional record.”

  1. McCain, Bush et al are using high gas prices as an incentive to coerce Congress into lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling. The movement seems very well-organized-there are petitions on the certain internet websites. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any information or any counter-petitions on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation website, although this has a direct impact on Virginia.

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