The Brookings Institute
An excellent source for political news and discussion regarding the implications for political change in the United States and countries around the world.
CIA Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments
The Central Intelligence Agency publishes and updates this online directory weekly. The directory is intended to be used primarily as a reference aid and includes as many governments of the world as is considered practical, some of them not officially recognized by the United States.
Provides links to government reports and agencies. Subjects can be searched by keyword.
Published by the U.S. Census Bureau, this site offers a variety of national and regional data sets. An A-Z search directory makes this site easy to navigate. Tables can be downloaded as spreadsheets in WK 1 format, which can be loaded directly by nearly any type of spreadsheet software.
Another terrific site for legal information. Topics include Supreme, Federal, and state court decisions and laws, as well as legal proceedings taking place in countries outside the United States.
Follow the Money
Maintained by The Institute on Money in State Politics, this site is billed as "the nation's most complete resource for information on money in state politics."
League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
National Archives and Records
View full text versions of Federal records, legislation, and documents.
National Political Index
Locate Federal, state, and local political officials and parties. Also provides links to other politcally-related sites with topics ranging from political activist sites to humor.
Open Secrets Organization
This site markets itself as "the guide to the money in US elections." Search for information by total contributions raised, as well as by geographic location and top contributors. Includes data for the 2000 presidential election, as well as information for congressional and state elections.
The Oyez Project
Maintained by Northwestern University, this interactive site offers audio recordings of famous Oral Arguments decided before the United States Supreme Court. A great place to hear and grasp the art of oral arguments, as well as exploring information regarding the Supreme Court.
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
The Pew Research Center (formerly the Times Mirror Center) is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politica, and public policy issues. They are best known for regular national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for their polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes.
Supreme Court Decisions
Maintained by Cornell University, this site allows for search of Supreme Court decisions by date or keyword. Also provides a calendar and a glossary of legal terms.
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet
This government site provides direct links to legislation, congressional records, and committee information. Search by keyword, bill number or follow the easy-to-use format.
Discussion and information for areas including peace and security, international law, humanitarian affairs, and economic and political development in nations throughout the world.
United States House of Representatives
This official site offers the latest news and activities currently taking place in the U.S. House of Representatives. Also provides links to committee and leadership offices, as well as to House of Representative task forces.
United States Senate
This official site offers the latest news and activities currently taking place in the U.S. Senate. Also provides a calendar of Senate events and links to committee members, roll call votes, and nominations.
United States State and Local Government
Links to government information in each of the 50 U.S. states.
University of Michigan Documents Center: Government Resources on the Web
Offers links to a substantial number of international, foreign, and domestic legal documents. Also provides statistics and information for elections.
An excellent source for government and legal information. Subjects range from Supreme Court decisions to arbitration proceedings--if you're just beginning your search for legal information, this site is a great place to start.
This useful site is designed to help voters make more intelligent voting decisions by reviewing the platforms of candidates. Information is available for presidential, congressional, and state candidates. Also provides election data and important dates.
The Washington Post
This site offers legal briefs summarizing the facts of current cases on the Supreme Court docket. The briefs are listed alphabetically by first-party case name.
The White House
Provides news and information on current initiatives of the executive branch, including economic reports and briefing room releases.