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- FiveThirtyEight has news and statistics related to the election.
- Countable is a digest of current bills and presidential actions. The site makes it easy to find and contact your congress folks to voice your opinion.
- Politifact fact checks the candidates' statements.
- Fact Check has the facts behind the political smoke screens. Sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
- If you can't get to sleep at night, you might want to visit the Thomas Jefferson Project. This is an attempt by the U.S. Congress to make legislation available to the masses. It includes the full text of bills, 'hot' bills, summary and status of bills, etc.
- GovTrack shows the status of federal legislation and information about your representative and senators in Congress.
- ProPublica collects data on various issues such as nursing homes, nuclear safety, workers compensation, etc.
- Open Secrets.org tracks money that is tied to political campaigns and politicians.
- Follow the Money tells you who gave political contributions and how much.
- BallotReady You put in your address and the site generates screens of candidates in your area. You select a candidate and the site tells you where the stand on various issues and the endorsements they might have received. Interesting idea but could be better.
- 10 Must Follow Sites of the 2016 Presidential Election including a site that shows how much money each candidate has raised and another that reports on the degree of truth in the facts that the candidates are presenting.
- Polling Report has latest poll information on a variety of issues and politicians.
- Primary Election Process is a collection of 5 sites that help you understand the primary election process and results.
- First Gov has links to all kinds of government related or sponsored sites.
- Ben's Guide to Government, aimed at high schoolers, has explanations of the various branches of the government and election processes.
- Governing.com collection of links to governmental resources.
- Public Information Resources - databases of state and county information including property values, owners, taxes, etc.
- Project on Government Secrecy sponsored by the Federation of American Scientists.
- Scorecard shows which counties are polluted. Enter your zipcode and get a rating on all kinds of pollutants and find out what the cancer risk is.
- Where Does My Water Come From is sponsored by the EPA and tells you about the specific source and quality of the water you drink.
- Your Water Quality comes to you via the EPA. Very nice presentation of the quality of your water based on an evaluation of the watershed structure in your area. Identifies who is dumping into your area.
- Drought Monitor
- Government Grants - one stop shopping if your looking for a grant.
- FundRace - site tracks contributions to political campaigns and reports it by geographical area or by individual. You can see who on your block are contributors and how much they gave, if you really want to.
- List of References - sponsored by constitution.org, includes a nice collection of links related to the federal government as well as a list of dictionary and thesaurus sites, a large list of sites covering laws and regulations, and sites related to activism and history..
- The Whitehouse is the official site.
- The Senate is the official site.
- House of Representatives is also the official site.
- US Postal Service where you can get postal rates and all sorts of useful information about mail (yawn). You can also arrange for the Post Office to hold you mail while you're away and you can tell them of an alternate delivery time when you receive one of those notices that they could not deliver a package. Somebody's thinking down at the Post Office.
- FTC Consumer Information Center
- Electronic Government Information has links to all kinds of government databases: Federal Bulletin Board, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Bureau of Land Management Publications, Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 1998, CBDNet (Commerce Business Daily), Congress of the United States Congressional Pictorial Directory, Department of Interior, Office of Inspector General, Food and Drug Administration, General Accounting Office, etc.
- A Citizen's Guide to the Federal Government has links to departments and news items.
- The United States Government Manual is a Wikipedia entry that has links to sites that formally describe how the various offices and departments work.
- The Supreme Court has a schedule of cases, opinions, rules, etc.
- US Citizen and Immigration Service
- Transportation Security Administration - new laws that affect what you can take with you.
- Congressional Research Documents has documents that reflect the research done for various Congressional studies. You paid for it, you might as well read some of it.
- USA.gov FAQ's is a collection of FAQ's from over 200 federal government agencies.
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a public database of complaints from the public about financial institutions.
- Freedom of Information Act Site where you can read about and submit a request for information.