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The world as seen in political statements

A new Politico post produced by our lab examines the mentions of countries around the globe in congressional documents. We look at the frequency of country mentions and co-occurrence. These numbers were extracted from political statements provided by VoteSmart. Here we post the data we used for those visualizations. The files below contain the frequency of country name occurrence and …

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Term co-occurrence in party documents: Network data from our Politico post

David Lazer, Oren Tsur, and I recently took a look at the use of the term “coal” in documents produced by members of the US Congress. Some numbers and visualizations based on this were published by Politico. Here, we post the data behind the network map of term co-occurrence in coal-related documents. The political statements these data were extracted from …

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Deleted congressional tweets: the R code

[Update 15/04/02] If you were brought here by a Dean Richards Twitter bot, read this. A few days ago I published a post containing interactive visualizations with the deleted tweets of US politicians. Those tweets were collected by the Politwoops project, maintained in the US by the Sunlight Foundation. I promised people to post the R code that grabs the …

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The Congress Tweets You Never Did See

[UPDATE 15/03/30] Check out this follow-up post to get the R code used to extract and clean the Politwoops & Twitter data. A package that automates the data collection is now available on GitHub: PolitwoopsR. For some months now, I’ve been playing with data from Politwoops: an international project that tracks politicians on Twitter and stores their deleted tweets for …

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