This page is intended to aid students, and others, in their research and keeping abreast with politics.
CNN's political ticker offers updates from the political world, several times a day.
Politics Now is a now-defunct effort combining the resources of ABC News, the National Journal/Government Executive Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.
The Los Angeles Times launched its Internet edition in April 1996. It includes daily news and features, coverage of movies and entertainment, a computers and technology section, a special section devoted to Southern California sights and events, classified advertising and chat boards. The site is free. A fee-based site will also be available, with access to the Times archives as well as educational and research services.
ABC's The Note is a daily rundown of the personalities and events making news each day.
THE C-SPAN NETWORKS: On this site for the two C-SPAN Networks can usually be found RealAudio news conferences, plus upcoming campaign schedules, profiles (with photographs) of cabinet members and members of Congress, and a host of other political materials.
CAMPAIGNS & ELECTIONS: The Web site for "The Magazine for Political Professionals," Campaigns & Elections Online offers articles from the current issue, archives of past ones, subscription information, and sales of political campaign ad memorabilia and other political resources.
FEC: FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION: The FEC's Web page includes information on campaign finance law and huge, downloadable files on candidates and PACs--a potential treasure trove of data on how politics really work.
The Campaign Finance Institute - A non-partisan, non-profit institute associated with The George Washington University, focused on campaign finance.
CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY'S AMERICAN VOTER: With material straight from the venerable Beltway publication, this CQ site includes the usual candidate profiles and links to other political sites. Especially useful are search functions that enable you to gather data on any current member of Congress.
Project Vote Smart, a self-proclaimed "scrupulously non-partisan" effort, intends this site to be "your one-stop shopping center for political information."
The Census Bureau is the most comprehensive collection of U.S. demographic and geographic (and some political) background reference material available on the Web.
Look, but don't reproduce the JPEG Seal at The FBI.
Information on many countries' constitutions and treaties may be found in Clamen's Political Archives.
The National Rifle Association has the latest info on firearms legislation and rights.
Books and more are resourced by the Library of Congress.
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Created June 23, 1996
Last Updated July 31, 2008