“Open States is a collection of tools that make it possible for citizens to track what is happening in their state’s capitol by aggregating information from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
Using the site is simple: enter a U.S. address or select a state to start to research bills, review voting records, contact elected officials and more.”–From the website.
Conservapedia is a clean and concise resource for those seeking the truth. We do not allowliberal bias to cedeive and distort here. Founded initially in November 2006 as a way to educate advanced, college-bound homeschoolers, this resource has grown into a marvelous source of information for students, adults and teachers alike. Our courses are ongoing and open to all here: Conservapedia:Index. We have received over 250 million page views!–From the website.
“The Avalon Project will mount digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government. We do not intend to mount only static text but rather to add value to the text by linking to supporting documents expressly referred to in the body of the text.”–From the website. Documents are included from ancient times to the present.
“MapLight is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics. Elected officials collect large sums of money to run their campaigns, and they often pay back campaign contributors with special access and favorable laws. This common practice is contrary to the public interest, yet legal. MapLight connects data on campaign contributions, politicians, votes, industries, companies, and more to show patterns of influence that could never be seen before. “–From the website.
“Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties–FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, and Nixon–secretly recorded on tape just under 5,000 hours of their meetings and telephone conversations. The Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings Program is a unique effort aimed at making these remarkable historical sources accessible.”–From the Website.
The Hill Newspaper offers a guide to the newly elected members of Congress. The guide offers some biographical information on each newly elected member.
“In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, corporations and wealthy individuals are spending unprecedented amounts of money to sway the 2010 elections. Much of this activity is secret, with the money funneled through independent organizations that do not disclose their funding sources. This site tracks groups that are using large contributions from corporations, unions or wealthy individuals to influence the election.”–From the Web site.
“Here at Project Vote Smart, Americans young and old volunteer their time, take no money from special interest groups, and have committed themselves to an extraordinary effort that, if successful, will provide their fellow citizens with the tools for a reemergence of political power not known for half a century. Their idea is one you may have thought of yourself. It is a deceptively simple concept but enormously difficult to achieve and would not be possible without the collaboration of citizens willing to lay their partisan differences aside for this one crucial task.”–From Web site.
“Here’s the place for head-to-head comparisons of the candidates in every U.S. House and Senate race this year. Just select the state or district to view race ratings, demographic information or the incumbent’s voting record from the New York Times. You can also select campaign finance information from OpenSecrets.org, allowing you to compare the candidates by the size and source of their contributions, the industries and interest groups that supported them, where the money came from geographically, and much more.”–From the Web site.
The title and salaries of all White House staff can be found in this annual report.
This is about as simple as one can explain a complicated process.