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State/Local Web Sites Media
Political Blogs  

Reference Sources

http://answers.usa.gov
FAQs from government web sites
http://thomas.loc.gov/
Thomas: Legislative information on the Internet from the Library of Congress.
www.fec.gov
Federal Election Commission
www.un.org
United Nations
  www.justfacts.com
Just Facts
www.yahoo.com/government
Yahoo's government resources.
www.nonprofit.gov
Access to government sites for nonprofits
http://fedworld.ntis.gov
FedWorld Information Network. Links to web sites of hundreds of government agencies
www.firstamendmentcenter.org/
First Amendment issues
www.opensecrets.org/
Campaign financing records
http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov
Statistics from 70 agencies
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/index.html
U.S. Federal Government Agencies Directory. 
http://www.archives.gov/
National archives
www.data.gov/
Government data
www.vote-smart.org
Project Vote Smart
www.maplight.org/
Map: Money and Politics
www.politicalindex.com
National Political Index.  Links to local, state and federal level sites. 
www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Cross_Agency_Portals.shtml
Cross-agency information portals
www.moveon.org/
Political action site
www.fedspending.org/
Federal spending analysis site
www.opencongress.org/
Open Congress
www.campaignfinance.org
Campaign Finance Information Center.  State-level
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/
Daily State Department briefings
www.firstgov.gov
Search engine for government documents online
http://cryptome.org/
Web site devoted to government spying activities
www.etown.edu/vl/
Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
www.egov.gov/
Office of Electronic Government for online government
www.publicagenda.org/
Opinion surveys and policy analysis
www.policyalmanac.org/
An almanac of policy issues with references
www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Reference_Shelf.shtml
Government reference information
 www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/ooqhome.htm
Occupational Outlook Quarterly.  Jobs data
www.law.ou.edu/hist/
Historical documents -- U.S.
www.regulations.gov/
Comment site for Federal regulations
www.pollingreport.com/
Report on recent polls
http://govbenefits.gov/jsp/GovBenefits.jsp
Database of government benefits programs
www.citytowninfo.com/
Information on 20,000 city and towns
http://www.whitehouse.gov/
The White House
http://fedstats.sites.usa.gov/
Federal statistics
http://www.docuticker.com/
New reports from government agencies and NGOs
http://www.foia.gov/
Freedom of Information Act
http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/
Congressional voting records
www.datamasher.org/
Analyzes government data sets
www.gpoaccess.gov/pictorial/109th/index.html
Pictorial directory of Congress
www.govtrack.us/
Tracks Federal Legislation
http://factcheck.org/
Political fact checking
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml
US Census Fact Finder
http://whorunsgov.com/
Who runs government
http://unfluence.primate.net/index.html
Mapping political contributions
www.pollster.com/
Campaign polls
http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/
Political fact-checker
  http://www.supremecourt.gov/
Supreme Court

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Congress/Political Parties

www.senate.gov
Senate
www.dems.gov/
Democratic caucus
www.congress.org
Congressional directory.  Reps by zip code.
http://democrats.senate.gov/
Senate Democrats
www.democrats.org
Democratic National Committee
www.gop.gov
GOP site
www.house.gov
House of Representatives
www.rnc.org
Republican National Committee
http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp
Congressional bios
http://republican.senate.gov/
Senate Republicans

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Media

www.cq.com
Congressional Quarterly
www.rollcall.com
Roll Call.  Current news from Congress.
http://politicalwire.com/
Political Wire
www.govexec.com
Government Executive
www.federaltimes.com
Federal Times
www.salon.com/politics/index.html
Salon.  Politics
http://cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS
All Politics. CNN and Time Magazine site.
www.c-span.org
C-Span networks.  House/Senate schedules, news
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/
New York Times, "The Caucus"
www.fedsmith.com/
Fed Smith for Federal Govt News.
www.governing.com/
Governing.com.  State and local news
www.theatlantic.com/
The Atlantic Magazine
www.nationalreview.com
National Review
www.opinionjournal.com
Editorial page - Journal
www.project-syndicate.org/
Newspaper commentary from around the world
www.tompaine.com/
Political journal
http://politics.slashdot.org/
Politics - Slashdot
http://nationaljournal.com/
National Journal publications
 
www.politechbot.com/
Politics and technology
http://thepolitico.com/
Politico
http://news.yahoo.com/politics/congress
Yahoo Congress
  http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/reference/timestopics/organizations/c/congress/index.html
New York Times Congress
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics
Washington Post politics
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/
ABC News politics

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State/Local Web Sites

http://OfficialCitySites.org
Links to Official city and county sites worldwide
www.globalcomputing.com/states.html
Links to state webs
http://www.infoplease.com/states.html
Facts about the 50 states
www.ncsl.org
National conference of state legislatures.
  www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm
Index to state and local government web sites
http://capitolbeat.wordpress.com/
Association of reporters covering statehouses
www.50states.com/
State facts
www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Graphics_State.shtml
State photo galleries
www.bls.gov/eag/
Economic statistics by state
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/
Encyclopedia of Georgia
http://usmayors.org/
US Conference of Mayors
www.followthemoney.org/
Money in state politics
  http://www.theus50.com/
Facts about the 50 States

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