Just in time for next week's mid-term US elections, just listed here is this API from The Institute on Money in State Politics. And in this case, it's the domain name that's more telling: followthemoney.org. It's quite an impressive store of data on the who, where, when and how much of campaign contributors across the US.
The U.S. Census Bureau has added multiple data sets to its API. The White House hosted a hackathon as part of the second annual National Day of Civic Hacking. Plus, OneNote API Sample for Node.js is now available on GitHub.
Electronic health records management policy makers in the United States want to see APIs become a mandatory standard. But several leadership voices in the healthcare and IT industry, including Dr John Halamka from the Beth Israel Medical Center, say it is too early for APIs to take a central role.