Political Science Useful Links

Political Institutions

U.S. House of Representatives
http://house.gov/

U.S. Senate
http://senate.gov/

The Whitehouse
http://www.whitehouse.gov/

California State Assembly
http://www.assembly.ca.gov/defaulttext.asp

California State Senate
http://senate.ca.gov/

Office of Governor Jerry Brown
http://gov.ca.gov/

Political Help

FactCheck.org
http://www.factcheck.org
Nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

C-SPAN
http://www.c-span.org
Up to the minute public affairs reports including political news. Users may browse web site by issue area.

Project Vote Smart
http://www.vote-smart.org
A non-profit grassroots organization attempting to provide information on candidates and issues to citizens so that they can make prudent decisions in the voting booth.

The World's Smallest Political Quiz
http://www.theadvocates.org/quiz.html
"Find out your political identity with this quiz. The results of the quiz will place you on a multi-spectrum political map that is far more accurate, insightful, and diversified than old labels such as left and right. "

Polling Report
http://www.pollingreport.com
Site contains a compilation of polls from various sources including polling information on state and national elections as well as contemporary public affairs issues.

Political Parties

Democratic Party
http://www.democrats.org
The major center left political party in America. Since the New Deal the Democratic Party has had a reputation for being liberal and believing that government can be used for solving social problems.

Republican Party
http://www.gop.org/
The major center right political party in America. The Republican Party generally favors a reduction in the size of the federal government by curtailing government regulation and privatizing some government functions.

Green Party
http://www.greenpartyus.org
"A collection of fairly autonomous state/local political entities comprising traditional leftists, democratic-socialists, and environmentalists."

Reform Party
http://www.reformparty.org
"Founded by Ross Perot in 1995, the Reform Party generally espouses center right fiscal policies but holds more libertarian social views."

Constitution Party
http://www.constitutionparty.com
"Formerly known as the U.S. Taxpayers Party, the Constitution Party is strongly pro-life, anti-gun control, anti-tax, anti-immigration, and protectionist on trade."

Libertarian Party
http://www.lp.org
"Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party calls itself America's third largest party. The Libertarian Party advocates drug legalization, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-home schooling, and anti-gun control, among other issues."

Socialist Party U.S.A.
http://www.sp-usa.org
The Socialist Party U.S.A. advocates electoral change over militant change and is staunchly anti-Communist. The party is generally occupied by left labor union supporters and peach activists.

Labor Party
http://www.thelaborparty.org/
A liberal political party created by a group of labor unions. The party has focused its energies on advocacy rather than fielding political candidates for office.

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