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Political Resources Sites
- Elections Almanac
Site has links to News Feeds and Current Elections data for Canada and the United States.
- Canadian Politics on the Web
Links people to thousands of sites dealing with Facts, Canadian Federal and Provincial Government, Canadian Legal System, Political Parties, Interest Groups, Elections, and a Wide array of topics in Canadian Politics.
- Maple Leaf Web
With information on Canadian Politics including links to Feature Discussions, Blogs, Discussion Forums, Cartoons, the Voter Almanac, the most recent election (2008) and Web Polls, it is a Rich Array of information pertaining to politics in Canada.
- Canadian Elections Study
This sites main objective is to explain what makes people decide to vote (or not to vote), and, if they do, what makes them decide to support a given party or candidate, and why parties gain or lose ground from one election to another.
Political Fact Checking
- During Elections each media outlet has vowed to check the accuracy of claims on a day to day basis and report on them in the news.
- FACTSCAN will check the facts on claims and rate them.
Produced by the Annenburg Public Policy Center, Factcheck.org checks comments made against information sources and either verifies the statement, qualifies the statement or calls a statement false.
- Washington Post Fact Checker
Fact Checks and rates comments by elected officials.
This Pulitzer Prize winning site by the Tampa Bay Times, has its Journalists and Editors going over assertions by elected officials and campaign advertising.
- Sunlight Foundation
The Sunlight Foundation is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that uses the tools of civic tech, open data, policy analysis, and journalism to make our government and politics more accountable and transparent to all.
ProPublica (2010 & 2011 Pulitzers)
An independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting and a 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting."
Reporters without Borders
Pew Center for Civic Journalism
Political Analysis Programming
- The House
CBC's Weekly broadcast - available in audio - covers political events and interviews political newsmakers.
- Power & Politics with Rosemary Barton
Provides an in-depth look at that intersection point where politicians, policy, and power meet the people who are affected. Evan will take you through the day's political news, offering a daily topical discussion of key issues affecting Canadians.
- Washington Week
PBS program offering Weekly analysis of events in U.S. Politics
Political Contributions Web Sites
Created by a nonpartisan organization devoted to the impact of money on politics, this site is hosted on Google Fusion and contains downloadable tables. It states:
"Citizens, journalists, and programmers can now view, search, sort, filter, and visualize (with charts, line graphs, bar graphs, scatter plots, and timelines) federal campaign contributions using Google Fusion Tables. Data can also be merged with outside databases, and visualizations can be easily embedded into blogs, media sites, and more."
Nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. As part of their site they have the Lobbying Database with information on the amount of lobbying dollars given to elected officials in the U.S.
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