Government Information (Library of Congress Explore the Internet)

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This page is a representation of what can be found at the following web site (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/news/extgovd.html). That site maintained by the Serial and GovernmentPublications Division, Library of Congress and is, of course, perpetually under construction. See also U.S.Legislative Branch Internet Resources, and Thomas, searchable full-text of bills and the Congressional Record.

Sources of Government Information of Broad Scope:

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1. Official U.S. Executive Branch Web Sites

2. Other Sources of Federal Government Information:

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US Politics

  • Advocacy Groups (interest groups, lobbyists)
  • Congress.org Information about members of Congress.
  • National Journal limited to subscribers.
  • Opensecrets.org Has industry-by-industry breakdown of PAC spending, even to the specific firm, has a searchable database by lobbyist, firm, client and candidate. In its section on individual and soft money donors, it also has a searchable database of current Federal Election Commission data.
  • PoliticalMoneyLine Campaign financing information.
  • Politics 1
  • Polling Report
  • Project Vote Smart Tracks the performance of over 13,000 political leaders.
  • Public Agenda (Polls can be found under "The Issues" on the left side of the screen.)
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International Information

1. General International Information:

2. International Organizations

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