The Federal Election Commission provides electronic campaign finance filings by candidates, political parties, and political action committees. The New York Times Fech Ruby SDK provides a Ruby platform for parsing of the different categories of campaign finance filings. The SDK communicates with the New York Times Campaign Finance API.
More than ever, websites are seeking out revenue opportunities. And for services that provide value, customers are willing to pay. However, if creating an e-commerce system is too much distraction for your development team, try to get yourself in on the Chargify beta.
Blippy and Swipely both launched fairly recently with the hopes of making spending a social experience. Both services are very similar in that they both allow you to connect your bank and credit card info, as well as other accounts like iTunes and Amazon. After you've set everything up, as you start spending, you have the option to share these purchases with everyone. And now you can extend that sharing with the Blippy API.