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1stheadlines.com (Top Breaking News Headlines)


CNN/All Politics

Congressional Quarterly

Cook Political Report, "the insider's choice for election analysis"


Debates.org, Commission on Presidential Debates

Federal News Service, "provides transcripts of the news when it happens"


Goddard (Taegen): See Political Wire. 

Governing Magazine, covers the politics from a small-town and city perspective  

Harvard University Institute of Politics

The Hill: "The newspaper for and about the U.S. Congress." 

Kennedy School of Government Leadership and Policy 2005

MSNBC First Read: “First Read is a daily memo prepared by NBC News’ political unit, for NBC News, analyzing the morning’s political news."

New York Times

New York Times Capitol Advantage:  National campaign and election coverage from the NYT's Washington, D.C., bureau.

New York Times Political Navigator:  "A selective guide to political [and government] sites on the Internet."

OpenSecrets.org:  Your Guide to the Money in U.S. Elections

Pelican File

Pew Charitable Trusts:  "The Pew Charitable Trusts serves the public interest by providing information, policy solutions and support for civic life. Based in Philadelphia, with an office in Washington, D.C., the Trusts makes investments to provide organizations and citizens with fact-based research and practical solutions for challenging issues. In 2003, with approximately $4.1 billion in dedicated assets, the Trusts committed more than $143 million to 151 nonprofit organizations."

Politics1:  "Founded in 1997, Politics1 is published as a nonpartisan public service to promote fully informed decision making by the American electorate. Our traffic statistics show that Politics1 continues to be one of the most popular political sites on the net. According to the WebTrends traffic report [for the period ending July 11, 2004], Politics1 is recording over 469,000 unique user sessions, 804,000 page views, and 13.4 million hits per month. During the final one month leading up to the November 2000 elections -- our busiest recorded period to date -- Politics1 received over 800,000 unique user sessions and 12 million hits."

Political Graveyard:  "A Web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. It is the Internet's most comprehensive source for American political biography, listing 120,948 politicians, living and dead.biographies of U.S. politicians."

Political Wire, Taegen Goddard's:  A "first read" by politicos everywhere. "Taegan D. Goddard is the creator of Political Wire, a political column updated around the clock with the most interesting news, buzz and commentary." 

PolitInfo.com: "PolitInfo.com is an independent and nonpartisan portal for political resources, news, and information. Designed for political professionals and academic researchers. PolitInfo.com is also aimed at students, librarians, political activists, media editors, and journalists. PolitInfo.com is one of the most comprehensive online resources for politics, political science, and political information."

Poynter Online - Romensko, news about the news business

PurePolitics.com:  "Politics everyone can enjoy."

Project Vote Smart

Real Clear Politics:  Comprehensive, top notch, and  always-ahead  

RollCall:  "Capitol Hill's newspaper since 1955."  

Taegen Goddard's Political Wire

Thomas, Library of Congress site for legislative information

U.S. Election Atlas

U.S. Electoral College Web Zine

Washington Post

Washington Times

Washington Whispers (U.S. News & World Report)


White House Interactive


Page last updated April 16, 2006 .