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Federal Election Commission (FEC)
The US independent regulatory agency created to administer and enforce the statute that governs the financing of federal elections.

Political Advocacy Groups
A Directory of United States Lobbyists.

Open Secrets - Your Guide to the Money in US Elections
Center for Responsive Politics guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Their mission is to inform citizens about how money in politics affects their lives, empower voters and activists by providing unbiased information and advocate for a transparent and responsive government.

Follow the Money
The National Institute on Money in State Politics is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization revealing the influence of campaign money on state-level elections and public policy in all 50 states.

Lobby Watch
Reports on how private interests influence public policy

Your Lobbyist Information Resource
A comprehensive lobbying compliance resource, it includes all Federally registered lobbyists.

Lewis County
Lewis County Auditor, Elections Department, Chehalis, Washington

Thurston County
Thurston County Auditor, Elections, Olympia, Washington

Pacific County
Pacific County Auditor, Election Information, South Bend and Long Beach, Washington

Mason County
Mason County Auditor, Mason County, Shelton, Washington

Grays Harbor County
Grays Harbor County Auditor, Elections, Montesano, Washington

Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture and new technologies to engage and incite young people to register and vote in every election and to give young people the tools to identify, learn about and take action on the issues that affect their lives.

League of Women Voters
Comprehensive site for election and voter information and links to other election/political participation sites.

Project Vote Smart
Comprehensive site for information on elections, parties, candidates and legislation.

Declare Yourself: Register to vote
Declare Yourself is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit campaign to empower and encourage every eligible 18-year-old in America to register and vote in the presidential primaries and 2008 presidential election.

Electoral College
How the Electoral College works.

Government 101
This tutorial is informative, practical and easy, and is intended to help refresh your knowledge of American politics by providing useful information about Congress, political parties, campaign finance, the Constitution, elections, state government and much more.

Comedy Central

Pure Politics Political Humor

Radioactive Liberty

The Huffington Post Political Humor


ABC News

CBS News


Fox News


New York Times, Politics

Washington Post

The Advocates Quiz - Where you fit on the political map
World's Smallest Political Quiz that attempts to figure out your political leanings.

Directory of U.S. Political Parties
Links to all national party websites with commentary on the current state of each organization.

Democratic National Party
Characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality.

Republican National Party
Republicans emphasize the role of free markets and individual achievement as the primary factors behind economic prosperity. Small government, fiscal and social conservatism and individual responsibility are also tenets of the Republican party.

Constitution Party
Strongly pro-life, anti-gun control, anti-tax, anti-immigration, trade protectionist, "anti-New World Order," anti-United Nations, anti-gay rights, anti-welfare, and pro-school prayer

Green Party of the United States
An affiliate of the leftist, environmentalist Green movement.

Libertarian Party
Individual rights where each person is sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others

America First Party
Uncompromisingly social conservative and fair trade party, with a strong foundation in the Religious Right movement.

American Reform Party
More of a political action committee who are looking for common sense answers, solutions and implementation of conservative policies and legislation that are fair and just for all Americans while maintaining strict fiscal responsibility by government.

Communist Party
Free universal health care, elimination of the federal income tax on people earning under $60,000 a year, free college education, drastic cuts in military spending, "massive" public works programs, abolition of corporate monopolies, public ownership of energy and basic industries, huge tax hikes for corporations and the wealthy.

Social Democrats, USA
Believes in an organized society of collective justice and individual freedom where everyone gets food, shelter, health care, education, and the ability to actualize his or herself.

Washington Voter
The League of Women Voters of Washington provides a comprehensive guide to government and current elections.

Washington Public Disclosure Commission
The Public Disclosure Commission was created and empowered by Initiative of the People to provide timely and meaningful public access to information about the financing of political campaigns, lobbyist expenditures, and the financial affairs of public officials.

Washington State Registered Lobbyists
Lobbyists registered with the Washington [State] Public Disclosure Commission.

Washington Secretary of State Election and Voting
Online voter registration, personal registration lookup and previous election results.  Information on the Primary System.  Candidates & Political Parties and Initiatives & Referenda.  Information for Students, Parents & Teachers and Media.

TVW - Washington State Public Affairs TV Network
TVW provides unedited television coverage of state government deliberations and public policy events. Programming can be accessed on cable networks throughout Washington State.

Washington Public Campaigns
Washington Public Campaigns promotes the passage of legislation establishing public financing of campaigns and of other measures reforming campaign laws.

Washington State Republican Party
Officials, platform, state committee, and events calendar.

Washington State Democrat Party
State convention, resolutions and platform.

Washington State Socialist Party
Working people own and control the means of production and distribution through democratically-controlled public agencies.

Christian Liberty Party of Washington State
Reclaiming America's political institutions and culture for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith.

Washington State Constitution Party
Limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions and to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations.

Washington State Green Party
Peace, social justice, environmental protection and grassroots democracy.

Washington State Natural Law Party
Founded to bring the light of science into politics.

Washington State American Reform Party
Dedicated to fiscal responsibility and political accountability.

Washington's Top 2 Primary
Answers questions on how the top 2 primary system works in Washington State.

Etalkinghead's Political Blog Directory
513 blog listings in the following categories: Conservative;  Group Blog;  Humor;  Independent;  Liberal; Libertarian;  Moderate;  News Only;  Religious.

Blog Catalog - Political Blogs
BlogCatalog features 4,517 Political blogs for you to browse.

A List of Political Blogs
Blogs are listed and cross referenced by category and popularity.

Move On - a Political Action Committee
Move On, with over 3.2 million online members across America, is one of the largest Political Action Committees (PACs) in the country.  It brings Americans into politics to fight for a more progressive America and elect progressive candidates.

Center for Public Integrity: Investigative Journalism in the Public Interest
The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to producing original, responsible investigative journalism on issues of public concern. The Center is non-partisan and non-advocacy.

Common Cause: Holding Power Accountable
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest, as well as encouraging citizen participation in democracy.

Public Agenda - Nonpartisan Opinion Research
Public Agenda Issue Guides provide facts and figures, different perspectives and analysis of public attitudes from surveys conducted by Public Agenda and by other respected polling and news organizations.

Columbia Journalism Review, Campaign Desk
CJR delivers real-time criticism and reporting, giving it a vital presence in the ongoing conversation about the media.

League Of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

On the Issues
Gives an overview of many current issues and then provides links to local, state and federal  candidates views on that issue.

Presidential News and Speeches
The official Whitehouse site offers video, audio, announcements, In Focus features, press briefings, proclamations and executive orders.

Real Clear Politics
Real Clear Politics culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day.  It is updated every morning and throughout the day.

Project Censored
Project Censored is a media program conducting research on important national news stories that are underreported, ignored, misrepresented, or censored by the US corporate media.  Each year it publishes a ranking of the top 25 and posts articles on the website throughout the year.

The Cato Institute
A liberal think tank promoting public policy based on individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and peaceful international relations.

The Heritage Foundation
A conservative think tank who state their mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major US political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.

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Magazine and newspaper articles, books, photographs and maps.

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