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Political Institutions

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Senate

The Whitehouse

California State Assembly

California State Senate

Office of Governor Jerry Brown

Political Help
Nonpartisan, nonprofit, consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

Up to the minute public affairs reports including political news. Users may browse web site by issue area.

Project Vote Smart
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
"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
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
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
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
"A collection of fairly autonomous state/local political entities comprising traditional leftists, democratic-socialists, and environmentalists."

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

Constitution Party
"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
"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.
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
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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