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November 18, 2013 05:00 AM
No More Secrets In Government
"Website shines a light on government spending, so no more secrets"
Forbes, Marty Fridson | November 12, 2013
Last week, Marty Fridson of credited us with "... a major step forward in open government. The exploited checkbook owners are the taxpayers. Thank goodness this is coming an end thanks to"  Our successful litigation vs. the Illinois Comptroller to open the state checkbook; the posting online of 300 million lines of federal, state and local spending; and the free Open The Books mobile app were all examples cited in the column.   
But wait, there's more... data cited in PROJECT VERITAS video:
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Last week, James O'Keefe at Project Veritas published his latest video exposing abuses by ObamaCare navigators. The video cited our data regarding the federal grants received by the National Urban League- $172,000,000 since 2000.  
The impact was immediate: people were fired as the administration scrambled to implement damage control. U.S. Senator John Cornyn and Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott weighed in with comments, here. Over 500,000 people watched the video on YouTube.
As the Forbes column said, "Let's hope investigative reporters, campaign opposition researchers and public spirited citizens make extensive use of this marvelous new tool (
Open The Books mobile app wins "BEST POLITICAL APP":
Our non-partisan mobile app won the national award from the Web Marketing Association, here.  In over 123 categories,  Open The Books joins other winners such as Ducks Unlimited, Penske Trucks, Hotwire, MIT University, the Chicago Blackhawks, Gucci and GEICO.  Special thank you and recognition to our technology designers,!
P.S. Help us to continue to post "every dime online" and Open The Books on all public spending.  Please invest in our work by donating $25, $50, $100, $250 or $500 today
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