Selected Politics Websites
Digital Public Library of America – The DPLA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston. It works with a national network of partners throughout the United States to provide access to make millions of materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country available to all. Often providing primary sources on political movements.
Congress.gov – The online resources from the United States Government detailing the legislative activities of the U.S. Congress. In addition, to legislative matters and committee hearings, there are links to every member of Congress and their respective web resources.
National Security Archive – Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars, this archive has one of the most extensive collections of declassified US governmental documents. It also serves as a resource for investigative journalism, and also as a research institute on international affairs. Hosted by George Washington University.
Opensecrets.org – Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the Center for Responsive Politics is a research group that tracks the influence of money in American politics and the effect on the political process, elections, and public policy.
Oyez.org – A resource sponsored by Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Justia, and Chicago-Kent College of Law to provide access to the workings of the U.S. supreme Court. although this is often imbued with legal resources, it is clear that it is also a part of the political process in this country.
Center for American Women and Politics – Sponsored by Rutgers University, this resource originated in 1971 and is now dedicated to its mission of promoting knowledge and understanding about the role of women in American politics.
FactCheck.org – This organization is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that seeks combat the inaccuracies and confusion in U.S. politics. They “monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.” FactCheck is is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.