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Washington Post Unveils API

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This past week, the Washington Post unveiled an API, or Application Programming Interface, for accessing Washington-centric information such speech transcripts, issue information and campaign finance data. An API is a toolkit that allows any developer to leverage data produced by the Washington Post in his or her own program, such as an app or website. This API, once for internal use only at the newspaper, powers tools such as the Campaign Finance Explorer and the White House Visitors Log.