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Did terabytes of data get removed from open.whitehouse.gov in January or February 2017?

I'm not sure about "terabytes" but yes, the new administration has edited the whitehouse.gov domain, including the open subdomain. Why? New administrations across all levels of (U.S.) government, ...
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List of all UK political party/politician facebook pages

You can start with http://everypolitician.org, here's a link to the UK data on github. At Unigraph we've merged everypolitician's with data from Wikidata and Freebase, so you can conveniently query ...
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Where can I find Political Party Affiliation Data?

MIT Election Data and Science Lab They state that "Our lab is a clearinghouse for data sets that can fuel studies on elections and how they're conducted. Find election data and research tools ...
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Administrative boundaries for historical political entities?

National GIS Resources NHGIS has historical data for the United States Great Britain Historical Geographical Information System (GBHGIS) The Great Britain Historical GIS (Main) GBHGIS Data Access ...
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List of all UK political party/politician facebook pages

Wikidata: about 500 UK politicians on Facebook. SELECT ?politician ?politicianLabel ?url ?partyLabel WHERE { ?politician wdt:P2013 ?facebook . ?politician wdt:P27 wd:Q145 . ?politician ...
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Where can I find machine readable transcribed text of the 2016 Presidential speeches and debates?

The GitHub repo 2016-campaign contains campaign speeches given by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. [and] the text of the three presidential debates, separated ...
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Directory of publicly available polling data

Google Consumer Surveys is very open with their data. You can see their reporting here and the archive of all their polling (with CSVs containing each individual response) here. Otherwise, most ...
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Lobby meetings of European Commission - Integrity Watch

With a hint from a person from Transparency International and some further browsing through the source code this link eventually made it work: http://static.tttp.eu/doi/data/meeting.csv
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Where can I find machine readable transcribed text of the 2016 Presidential speeches and debates?

Text from the speeches are available at the UCSB Presidency website Text from the debates available as well.
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News Article Data

The wayback machine archive.org has coverage for news sites, e.g. CNN. It can be bulk downloaded, see e.g. here, which discusses using wget.
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Political candidate's stances on specific issues?

Another way to gauge a politician’s stance is based on the sources of their donations. https://www.followthemoney.org https://classic.fec.gov/finance/disclosure/norindsea.shtml
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Seeking location data for UK parliamentary constituencies

The ONS has what looks like the data you're looking for - digital vector boundaries for Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies in the UK, as at 31 December 2017.
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Curated list of politician's social media (Twitter)

Global @twiplomacy's world leaders list is a start but more importantly, they have a number of curated lists. Every Politician has social links for politicians. List of current heads of state and ...
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Asking for some data sources relating to democratic score of all countries in 2020?

V-dem and Polity IV probably have the most commonly used measures of democracy/autocracy in political science.
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Asking for some geopolitical variables datasource

Quite a broad concept, but I would say databases such as V-Dem (varieties of democracy), QoG (quality of governance), DPI (database of political institutions) are all pretty comprehensive when it ...
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Social trust/faith in political system datasets for Africa pre-2000?

For 1995-1999, there would be the Corruption Perception Index from Transparency International which includes some African countries.
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Open repository of political logos/images

One source for the US (2018 election) is https://www.politicsanddesign.com/ The first of its kind, this collection consists of every campaign logo from the 2018 election for United States Congress....
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Political candidate's stances on specific issues?

You can get an idea of where they stand via voting from govtrack and open states APIs.
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City mayor/council racial demographics

This would certainly be an interesting dataset to see, but as far as I am aware, municipal governments act in such silos with frequently changing leadership that there is no authoritative resource ...

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