Political Science 355 Library Resources: Topics
Obama's defense plan ( http://www.barackobama.com/issues/defense/)
NSA warrantless surveillance
(FISC) Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Surveillance and without warrants and (text messaging or phone* or email*)
Alberto Gonzales and surveillance
50 U.S.C. 1802
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
Warrantless and Obama and view*
Economic Recovery/Wall Street Melt Down
Campaign Finance (Financial Disclosure, Honorari, PACs etc.)
Federal Election Commission: Campaign Finance Reports and Data ( http://www.fec.gov/disclosure.shtml)
Candidate, PAC, party summaries. FInancial Disclosure reports. Reports from 1993 to the present.
Opensecrets.org ( http://www.opensecrets.org)
Website for the Center for Responsive Politics. See Who Gives and Who Gets. Includes Donor Lookup back to 1990.
Project Vote Smart ( http://www.vote-smart.org/)
Choose "Campaign Finances." Biographical information, campaign finances, interest group ratings, and voting records. The information for Congress and the President is provided by the Center for Responsive Politics and the National Library on Money and Politics
ACE Project ( http://www.aceproject.org/)
(Administration and Cost of Elections) provides detailed instructions on what is involved in running an election.
Annenberg Political Fact Check ( http://www.factcheck.org/)
Nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" group that monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases
E-Voting Information and legal cases ( http://www.eff.org/Activism/E-voting/)
F rom the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Elections...the American Way ( http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/presentationsandactivities/presentations/elections/ho...)
[Library of Congress] - introduction to the U.S. electoral system.
Living Room Candidate ( http://www.livingroomcandidate.org/)
250+ Presidential Campaign Commercials 1952-2004 - from the Museum of the Moving Image.
Politicalweb.info ( http://politicalweb.info/)
Tracks "the emergence and development of campaign Web site" and offers resources on the role of the Internet in politics.
PollingReport.com ( http://www.pollingreport.com/) and RealClearPolitics Poll Averages ( http://www.pollingreport.com/)
Collapse of the GOP and reasons for Obama's victory in the 2008 elections