ELECTIONS
Chart & Annotations

ISSUES

POLITICAL PARTIES

NEWS

CNN


Congress


Fact Check


League of Women Voters


On the Issues
(links to candidates websites)


ProCon


Project Vote Smart


Public Agenda Online


2008 Election Issues

 


WBUR: Vote by Issue

Congress


Democracy in Action: P2008:
Race for the White House


Democratic Party


Republican Party


Republican National Committee


Politics 1: Presidency 2008
(includes third parties)


Project Vote Smart


Public Agenda Online


Third Party Watch


e-book - Encyclopedia of
Third Parties in America, 3v

CNN


League of Women Voters


MSNBC Politics: Decision '08


New York Times Election Guide 2008


PBS: the Online News Hour, Vote 2008


USA Today


The Wall Street Journal Campaign 2008


Yahoo! News Presidential Election '08


 

     

CARTOONS

DEBATES

CAMPAIGN FINANCES

Election Cartoons, 2008


Presidential Elections
1860-1912

Commission of
Presidential Debates

Opensecrets


Project Vote Smart

CANDIDATES SELECTOR

INTEREST GROUPS

MISC

Beyond Red vs. Blue:

 Where do you fit?


Glassbooth


Select Smart

Democracy in Action: P2008:
Race for the White House


Interest Groups in
American Politics

Democracy in Action: P2008:
Race for the White House


Factcheck


New York Times Learning Network


Real Clear Politics


Rock the Vote


Times Looks Back:
Presidential Elections
1896-1996

ELECTORAL SYSTEMS

POLLS

ONLINE DATABASES

Elections and Electoral Systems Around the World


270 to Win

Polling Report: Election 2008


Real Clear Politics

Electing the President (facts on file)


Election Study Resources (ABC-CLIO)

ELECTIONS - Annotations

Beyond Red vs. Blue:

Where Do You Fit?

Here students can take the Pew Center's Political Typology Questionnaire to identify their political typology group.

CNN Politics

Congress

Presidential candidate guide to the issues and up and coming primary information.

Commission on Presidential Debates

Debate history from 1858 to present.

Democracy in Action: P2008: Race for the White House

Comprehensive site with useful and balanced information. Five major areas: Candidates and their Campaigns; Media: Covering the Campaign; Parties: Framing the Debate; Interest Groups: Many Voices; and Electorate: Voters and Non Voters. Go to What's Hot for: 08 prospects, schedule of debates and forums, activities, a look at Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire and South Carolina and more.

Democratic Party

Electing the President (Facts on File, American History Online)

Overview essay as well as images, videos, primary source documents, maps and charts.

 

Election Cartoons 2008

View a gallery of 2008 cartoons featuring the latest political cartoons about the 2008 political campaign and candidates.

2008 Election Issues

Election Study Resources

Includes information on campaign, voting, presidency, biographies and history.

Elections and Electoral Systems Around the World

Links to election information in many countries around the world as well as to the best general sites on the topic. Scroll down for a view of the vast resources maintained for the Political Science Resources page at the University of Keele in the United Kingdom.

Factcheck

Analyzes claims made by politicians in the news to determine their accuracy. New entries several times per week.

Glassbooth

Connects you to the 2008 presidential candidate that represents your beliefs the best.

Interest Groups in American Politics

An interest group also called an advocacy group, lobbying group, pressure group or special interest group is an organization of people determined to influence… encourage or prevent…changes in public policy without trying to be elected.

League of WomenVoters

Educate yourself on local, state, and national issues. Publishes voter guides for upcoming elections and holds public forums on issues including open government, election reform, campaign finance reform, the environment and civil liberties.

MSNBC Politics: Decision '08

New York Times Election Guide 2008

New York Times Learning Network

The NY Times Learning Network is sharing valuable activities for election, history of government projects with links to articles. Crossword puzzles and links to other related resources are provided.

On the Issues: Every Political leader on every issue: Candidates>>2008 speculation

Candidates include leaders in state and federal campaigns, presenting their positions on major issues (with quotes). Short biographical info, links to candidates' websites, charts showing candidates' positions on issues and more.

Opensecrets

Anyone running for president has to raise a lot of money. But candidates with a realistic chance of winning the election must collect enormous sums for their campaigns. This website tells who is giving and who is getting.

PBS: The Online News Hour, Vote 2008

Election news, interviews, audio slide shows, election feed, reporter's blog news, etc.

Politics 1: Presidency 2008

Non-partisan website features some of the best information on Presidency 2008. (Candidates, State and Federal, Political Parties including Third Parties, etc.)

Polling Report: Election 2008

If you have to choose one polling site for 2008, this is the one! The free web site includes current and historical polling results from all of the major polling organizations (e.g., Pew, Gallup, Reuters/Zogby, NPR), plus many more). In addition, you can find polling results from previous elections

Presidential Elections 1860-1912: Political Cartoons

Divided into three sections: elections, issues, biographies and has the following information: overview, cartoons, biographies, events.

ProCon

The mission of Pro/Con is "Promoting education and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a simple, nonpartisan primarily procon format."

Project Vote Smart

Search by candidate-Biographical information, issues, party platforms, Debates, Forums, Voting Records, Pubic Statements and Events and Campaign finances, etc. Find the candidate or official by zip code.

Public Agenda Online

Non-partisan, non-profit website's mission is to help citizens know more about today's critical issues and policies in order to make informed choices and decisions. Research Studies and Issues Guides available.

Real Clear Politics

One of the best all-around election sites, you will find an extensive collection of resources (e.g., news, editorials, commentary, polling data, video and more) from a highly respected independent organization. [Just be prepared to ignore the ads.]

Republican Party

Home of conservative opinions.

Republican National Committee

Rock the Vote

Non-partisan, non-profit organization's mission is to involve youth actively in the voting process.

Select Smart 2008 Presidential Candidates Selector

Begin by answering questions dealing with the major issues. After making your selections, press Show me my results. It finds the candidate whose views are most like yours.

Third Party Watch

Scroll down column on right for Party Websites.

The Times Looks Back: Presidential Elections 1896-1996

The New York Times Learning Network presents historic presidential elections with historical articles, editorials, trivia quizzes, facts about the US Presidents and more.

270 to Win

270towin.com is an interactive Electoral College Map for 2008 that includes a history of Presidential elections, a blog and more.
USA Today

The Wall Street Journal Campaign 2008

WBUR: Vote By Issue Quiz

Do you really know where the candidates stand? Learn about the candidates through their platforms, not their personalities. This quiz features some of the issues that have gained traction this campaign season. Your job is to simply select positions that correspond with your own views and that way, learn about where candidates stand.

Yahoo! News Presidential Election '08

 

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