TrumpWorld. At BuzzFeed News, a few colleagues and I spent the past two months compiling a big database of organizations and people connected to President-elect Trump, his family, advisers, and Cabinet picks. On Sunday, we published what we’ve found so far — connections between more than 1,500 organizations and people altogether. Still, there are certainly things we’ve missed. So you can download and search the data, but you can also help us expand it. See something we’ve overlooked? Let us know!
Food stamp foods. Late last year, the USDA published a study that used “point-of-sale transaction data from a leading grocery retailer to examine the food choices” of households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. In an appendix, the report ranks the total spending on major commodities by SNAP households and non-SNAP households. Soft drinks, “fluid milk products,” and ground beef were the top three commodities purchased by SNAP households. Milk, soft drinks, and cheese were the top three for non-SNAP households. That information is presented as a PDF table, but I’ve converted it to a spreadsheet-friendly text file for you. [h//t Reddit user “junglejuicy”]
German rail. State-owned Deutsche Bahn AG is Europe’s largest railway company by revenue, serving 12 million train and bus passengers each day. It also happens to publish a bunch of open data, including datasets on its routes, stations, platforms, and cargo facilities. [h/t Martin Bergmann]
Dot-gov domains. The General Services Administration recently updated its list of known .gov domains. It currently includes more than 1,300 federal domains — from aapi.gov to youthrules.gov — and more than 4,300 domains registered by state, local, and native sovereign agencies.