VOTES 2012 Political Links

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 (updated daily) from an ideologically-wide range of sources.

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:

Constitution Party:
www.goodeforpresident2012.com
www.constitutionparty.com Constitution Party homepage

Democratic Party:
www.barackobama.com
www.democrats.org Democratic National Committee’s homepage
www.yda.org Young Democrats homepage
www.collegedems.com College Democrats

Green Party:
www.jillstein.org
www.gp.org Green Party homepage

Libertarian Party:
www.garyjohnson2012.com
www.lp.org Libertarian Party homepage

Republican Party:
www.mittromney.com
www.rnc.org Republican National Party’s homepage
www.crnc.org College Republican National Committee
www.yrnf.com Young Republicans homepage


Government Web Sites:

www.whitehouse.gov
www.house.gov
www.senate.gov
www.supremecourtus.gov
www.fec.gov Federal Elections Commission


Polling Web Sites:

www.gallup.com
www.people-press.org (Pew Research Center)
www.ropercenter.uconn.edu
www.zogby.com
http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute


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.tnr.com The New Republic
www.progressive.org The Progressive
http://www.washingtonpost.com The Washington Post
www.salon.com Salon.com
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
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

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


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


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 DC Insider Charlie Cook Gives His Views
www.thehill.com Informative site about Capital Hill
www.rollcall.com newspaper covering Capital Hill
www.centerforpolitics.org at the University of Virginia
www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball from Larry Sabato at UVA
www.rockthevote.org
www.vote-smart.org Project Vote Smart (a great site)
www.politico.com
www.slate.com


Interactive Electoral College Maps:

www.270towin.com
www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/2012_elections_electoral_college_map.html
www.cnn.com/election/2012/electoral-map.html
www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/archive/2012_electoral_college_scoreboard


Political Ideology Spectrum Quizzes (just for fun!):

www.politicalcompass.org
www.theadvocates.org
www.gotoquiz.com/politics/political-spectrum-quiz.html
www.people-press.org/typology/quiz/