VOTES: Links to Political Sites

A Few Favorites

www.270towin.com

A great site to follow the every-changing Electoral College map. It is interactive so students can make predictions for an Electoral College winner on their own as well.

www.realclearpolitics.com

A great site to follow the latest political news and polls (updated daily) from an ideologically-wide range of sources.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/politics  

Nate Silver’s great site which uses hard numbers and statistical analysis to breakdown issues related to the campaign

www.factcheck.org

From the Annenberg Public Policy Center, this site checks the factual accuracy of statements made by politicians.

www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball

From Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia, this site gives weekly updates on the status of the Congressional and Presidential races. Some great analysis from a historical perspective.

www.votesmart.org

This site provides all sorts of great information for an engaged voter or student. Included are candidate biographies, voting records, issue positions, ratings, speeches, campaign finance information for many politicians at the national level.

 

Political Parties and Their Candidates for President

Democratic Party:

https://www.hillaryclinton.com  Hillary Clinton’s web page

www.democrats.org Democratic National Committee’s homepage

www.yda.org Young Democrats homepage

www.collegedems.com College Democrats

 

Green Party:

http://www.jill2016.com  Jill Stein’s web page

www.gp.org Green Party homepage

 

Libertarian Party:

https://www.johnsonweld.com  Gary Johnson’s web page

www.lp.org Libertarian Party homepage

 

Republican Party:

https://www.donaldjtrump.com  Donald Trump’s web page

www.rnc.org Republican National Party’s homepage

www.crnc.org College Republican National Committee

 

Government Web Sites

www.whitehouse.gov

www.house.gov

www.senate.gov

www.supremecourtus.gov

www.fec.gov Federal Elections Commission website.  A lot of great information here about election laws and financial disclosure for candidates

 

Polling Web Sites

www.gallup.com

www.ropercenter.uconn.edu

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics

 

Magazines/Journals/Papers/Other Media

Liberal:

www.prospect.org The American Prospect

www.mojones.com Mother Jones

www.thenation.com The Nation

www.nytimes.com The New York Times

https://newrepublic.com/The New Republic

www.progressive.org The Progressive

http://www.washingtonpost.com The Washington Post

www.washingtonmonthly.com Washington Monthly

www.newyorker.com The New Yorker

 

Conservative:

www.conservativechronicle.com The Conservative Chronicle

www.drudgereport.com The Drudge Report

www.nationalreview.com The National Review online

www.policyreview.org Policy Review from The Hoover Institution

www.rushlimbaugh.com Rush Limbaugh’s homepage

www.wsj.com The Wall Street Journal online

www.washtimes.com The Washington Times

www.weeklystandard.com The Weekly Standard

www.thenewamerican.com The New American

 

Libertarian:

www.reason.com Reason Magazine

www.reddit.com/r/libertarian

www.libertyunbound.com

 

Neutral (if there is such a thing):

www.psqonline.org Political Science Quarterly

www.usnews.com U.S. News and World Report

www.economist.com The Economist

 

Helpful Fact-Checking Site:

www.factcheck.org from the Annenberg Public Policy Center

http://www.politifact.com

 

Political Think Tanks

www.conservative.org The American Conservative Union

www.aei.org American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy

www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org The Annenberg Public Policy Center (UPenn)

www.brookings.org The Brookings Institution

http://www.cato.org/Cato Institute

www.freedomworks.org Dick Armey's organization "Freedom Works"

www.heritage.org Heritage Foundation

www.ppionline.org Progressive Policy Institute

www.americanprogress.org  The Center for American Progress

http://www.hoover.org The Hoover Institution

http://reason.org/  The Reason Foundation

http://getliberty.org  Americans for Limited Government

 

Political Organizations

www.aclu.org American Civil Liberties Union

www.commoncause.org Common Cause

www.emilyslist.org Emily's List ("Early Money Is Like Yeast")

www.fairvote.org Center for Voting and Democracy

www.lwv.org League of Women Voters

www.nwpc.org National Women’s Political Caucus

www.prwatch.org Center for Media and Democracy

 

Other Miscellaneous Interesting Political Sites

http://www.realclearpolitics.com  Real Clear Politics

www.congress.org Set up by League of Women Voters-DemocracyNet

www.cookpolitical.com DC Insider Charlie Cook Gives His Views

www.thehill.com Informative site about Capital Hill

www.rollcall.com newspaper covering Capital Hill

http://www.centerforpolitics.org/ at University of Virgina

www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball from Larry Sabato at UVA

http://rockthevote.com/  Rock the Vote

www.vote-smart.org Project Vote Smart (a great site)

www.politico.com

www.slate.com

 

Interactive Electoral College Maps

www.270towin.com

http://fivethirtyeight.com

 

Political Ideology Spectrum Quizzes (just for fun!)

http://www.isidewith.com

www.politicalcompass.org

www.theadvocates.org

www.gotoquiz.com/politics/political-spectrum-quiz.html