VOTES: Links to Political Sites




A Few Favorites

www.270towin.com

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

Follow the latest political news and polls (updated daily) from an ideologically-wide range of sources.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/politics

Nate Silver’s site uses hard numbers and statistical analysis to break down 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 information for an engaged voter or student. Included are candidate biographies, voting records, issue positions, ratings, speeches, and campaign finance information for many politicians at the national level.

Political Parties and Their Candidates for President

DEMOCRATIC PARTY:

www.hillaryclinton.com Hillary Clinton’s website

www.democrats.org Democratic National Committee’s homepage

www.yda.org Young Democrats homepage

www.collegedems.com College Democrats


GREEN PARTY:

www.jill2016.com Jill Stein’s website

www.gp.org Green Party homepage


LIBERTARIAN PARTY:

www.johnsonweld.com Gary Johnson’s website

www.lp.org Libertarian Party homepage


REPUBLICAN PARTY:

www.donaldjtrump.com Donald Trump’s website

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

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

www.newrepublic.com The New Republic

www.progressive.org The Progressive

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

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

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

www.hoover.org The Hoover Institution

reason.org The Reason Foundation

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

www.realclearpolitics.com Real Clear Politics

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

www.cookpolitical.com D.C. Insider Charlie Cook gives his views

www.thehill.com Informative site about Capitol Hill

www.rollcall.com Newspaper covering Capitol Hill

www.centerforpolitics.org at University of Virgina

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

www.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

Political Ideology Spectrum Quizzes (just for fun!)

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