Note from Saturday, at the Political Networks conference. The presentation went swimmingly. I think there are more sociologists than political scientists here today.
Here are links to nifty resources referenced in talks:
Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW): http://csea.phhp.ufl.edu/Media.html#bottommedia
Networks, Computation, and Social Dynamics Lab at UC Irvine: http://www.ncasd.org/public_html/
OpenCongress RSS feeds: http://www.opencongress.org/about/rss