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Government & Politics

VOTER EDUCATION

 

League of Women Voters        

The League is one of the nation’s largest and most longstanding voter registration groups.  League volunteers help hundreds of thousands register or update their registration each election year, focusing on reaching underrepresented groups such as young voters, minorities and first-time voters. 

 

MyOhioVote

Update your voter registration, address, locate your voting location, and much more while online.

 

Project Vote Smart                  

Project Vote Smart is where Americans young and old volunteer their time, take no money from special interests groups, and are committed to providing you with the most relevant, unbiased information on over 40,000 candidates and officials.

 

Smart Voter- from League of Women Voters   

Smart Voter provides nonpartisan information on elections and voting. Our goal is to offer the complete list of all contests on your ballot including local offices.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 

Congressional Record              

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session.

 

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)            

Provides America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all. The IRS is organized to carry out the responsibilities of the secretary of the Treasury under section 7801 of the Internal Revenue Code. The secretary has full authority to administer and enforce the internal revenue laws and has the power to create an agency to enforce these laws.

 

USA               

This is the online presence of the U.S. government for citizens. Learn more about the government through free publications, links to important information, and browse popular topics.

 

U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)           

This provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

 

White House               

This is the online presence for the U.S. government’s White House. It provides important information regarding the current administration.

 

 

FEDERAL AGENCIES & COMMISSIONS

 

Agencies & Commissions (alphabetical listing)  

Here is a direct link to the alphabetical listing of the various U.S. government departments and agencies. It provides access to getting important information.

 

Government Information (by topic)                   

Here is a direct link to the listing of various U.S. government departments and agencies by topic.

 

STATE OF OHIO GOVERNMENT

 

State of Ohio                           

This is the online presence of the state of Ohio government. It provides important information regarding the state of Ohio, its various departments and agencies, and access to consumer topics.

 

State of Ohio- County Profiles

Here is a direct link to the county profiles within the state of Ohio.

 

State of Ohio District Maps                

Here is a direct link to the district maps within the state of Ohio.

 

State of Ohio- 129th General Assembly           

Here is a direct link to the 129th General Assembly. Learn more about the legislative process within the state of Ohio.

 

GENERAL REFERENCE

 

ERIC              

ERIC (the Education Resources Information Center) is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

 

FederalOpenGovernmentGuide- FOIA            

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has provided free legal advice, resources, support and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and Freedom of Information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S. law applies, regardless of the medium in which their work appears.

 

FedStats                      

FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic. With convenient searching and linking capabilities to more than 100 agencies that provide data and trend information on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more, FedStats is your one location for access to the full breadth of Federal statistical information.

 

FirstGov                      

This is the online presence of the U.S. government for citizens. Learn more about the government through free publications, links to important information, and browse popular topics.

 

National Archives & Records Administration    

This is the online presence of the National Archives & Records Administration located in Washington D.C. It provides access to important historical documents and other items pertaining to the history of the United States.

 

Rulers              

This site contains lists of heads of state and heads of government (and, in certain cases, de facto leaders not occupying either of those formal positions) of all countries and territories, going back to about 1700 in most cases. Also included are the subdivisions of various countries (the links are at the bottom of the respective country entries), as well as a selection of international organizations. Recent foreign ministers of all countries are listed separately.

 

U.S. Census Bureau                  

The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the decennial census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities.

 

POLITICAL DISCUSSION

 

Democratic Party                     

This is a direct link to the Democratic Party. It provides access to information related to upcoming events and much more.

 

DrudgeReport                         

This is a direct link to the news aggregator. Learn more about what’s going on in the U.S. and around the world. It provides direct links to newspapers, headlines, and other resources for recent news.

 

PolitiFact- Bipartisan               

PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partners to help you find the truth in politics. Every day, reporters and researchers from PolitiFact and its partner news organization examine statements by members of Congress, state legislators, governors, and mayors, the president, cabinet secretaries, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in American politics.

 

RealClearPolitics- Independent              

The RealClearPolitics audience is made up of national opinion leaders, high level business executives and DC decision makers.

 

Republican National Committee (RNC)           

This is a direct link to the Republican Party. It provides access to information related to upcoming events and much more.

 

POLITICAL NEWS

 

CNN                                                  

This is a direct link to the CNN page dedicated to the world of U.S. politics.

 

FOX News                                         

This is a direct link to the FOX News page dedicated to the world of U.S. politics.

 

FirstRead- NBC News Political Unit                

This is a direct link to the MSNBC page dedicated to the world of U.S. politics.

 

The Huffington Post                             

This is a direct link to The Huffington Post page dedicated to the world of U.S. politics.

 

National Public Radio (NPR)               

NPR creates and distributes its news, information, and music programming to a network of independent stations.

 

MSNBC News                                   

This is a direct link to the MSNBC page dedicated to the world of U.S. politics.

 

Washington Post                                  

This is a direct link to the online version of The Washington Post.