Preferred language style: English(U.S.) The political issue that I picked: Tax Reform..Determine who is donating money to politicians to influence their vote on the issue. Info is available for the fedral level www.opensecrets.or general level www.opensecrets.org . For the state level www.sunlightny.org/snl1/app/index.jsp track the money spent to influence legislation, but also look at news/academics accounts of the political battle. Also use polling data to see where the voting public stands on an issue. Did the legislators vote with the public?