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2012 Presidential Election Results - By State
Find the official 2012 presidential election results. See which states President Barack Obama won in the 2012 presidential election. Learn how many electoral votes Mitt Romney won by state in the 2012 presidential election results.

Obama's Second Term
Learn about President Barack Obama's second term. Find out what issues and policies Obama was focusing on in his second term. See who Obama chose to serve with him in his second term.

Eliminate the Debt Ceiling - 5 Reasons Why It's a Good Idea
Read arguments for eliminating the debt ceiling. Find out why many believe the statutory limit on borrowing is a bad idea. See how many other countries have a debt ceiling.

Congress - Why People Hate it So Much
Find out why Congress has such a low approval rating. See why members of Congress keep getting re-elected despite being so unpopular. Learn about the most common complaints made against Congress.

List of Sequesters - In History
Read a list of sequesters in U.S. history. Find out when the government cut spending through the use of sequestration. Learn more about how much was cut from the budget in this list of sequesters.

Political Terms
Read a list of political terms and their definitions. Learn about U.S. politics and the phrases used to describe campaigns and politicians. Find out the roots and history of political terms.

Political Terms
Read a list of political terms and their definitions. Learn about U.S. politics and the phrases used to describe campaigns and politicians. Find out the roots and history of political terms.

Big Super PACs - 5 to Watch
Learn about the biggest super PACs in the 2012 presidential contest. Find out which candidates the big super PACs are supporting. See how much money big super PACs are spending.

Presidential Elections - 12 Things You Didn't Know
Learn how presidential elections operate in America. Discover some little-known facts about our electoral process. Get answers to some of the most common questions about presidential elections.

Primary Results - 2012 Republican Presidential Race
Read a list of primary results in the 2012 Republican presidential race. See who won the primaries and caucuses. Find out how many delegates were at stake in each contest.

Primary Results - 2012 Republican Presidential Race
Read a list of primary results in the 2012 Republican presidential race. See who won the primaries and caucuses. Find out how many delegates were at stake in each contest.

Primary Results - 2012 Republican Presidential Race
Read a list of primary results in the 2012 Republican presidential race. See who won the primaries and caucuses. Find out how many delegates were at stake in each contest.

Primary Results - 2012 Republican Presidential Race
Read a list of primary results in the 2012 Republican presidential race. See who won the primaries and caucuses. Find out how many delegates were at stake in each contest.

Primary Results - 2012 Republican Presidential Race
Read a list of primary results in the 2012 Republican presidential race. See who won the primaries and caucuses. Find out how many delegates were at stake in each contest.

Presidential Elections - 12 Things You Didn't Know
Learn how presidential elections operate in America. Discover some little-known facts about our electoral process. Get answers to some of the most common questions about presidential elections.

Primary Results - 2012 Republican Presidential Race
Read a list of primary results in the 2012 Republican presidential race. See who won the primaries and caucuses. Find out how many delegates were at stake in each contest.

Wave Election - Definition
Find out what a wave election is in American politics. See what constitutes a wave election. Learn about the difference between a landslide and a wave election.

The 2010 Election - U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, 2010
The 2010 election was held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, with at least 36 of the 100 seats in the Senate being contested and all U.S. House seats up for election.

Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry - Senate Ag Committee
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry -- better known as the Senate Ag Committee -- provides legislative oversight over issues relating to nation's agricultural industry, farming programs, forestry and logging. In addition, this committee -- as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture -- is responsible for some issues relating to nutrition and health.

Holiday Gift Guide - 2007
Find the perfect gift for the political junkie in your life! Recommended books -- from classics to the recently-published -- for the politicos on your gift list, whether they sit on the right or left side of the aisle!

US Political Theory - Foundational Thinkers
Political thinkers/theorists who provided foundational concepts -- the political philosophy -- for the government of the United States

US Attorneys General, 1980-2008 - The Department of Justice, Attorney General
Bios of U.S. Attorneys General from 1980-2007.

Congressional Profiles - House of Representatives
Profiles of members of the US House of Representatives

How Do The Iowa Caucuses Work?
Presidential election primaries and caucuses are two different methods that political parties use to let party members (voters) select the presidential nominee. How do caucuses work and why is Iowa first?

5 Reasons Your Member of Congress is Overpaid
Here are five reasons your member of Congress is overpaid. Find out why your member of Congress doesn't deserve to get $174,000 a year. See how much the public feels their member of Congress is worth.

Opposition Research - Definition
Read a definition of opposition research. Find out what opposition research is in American politics. See how opposition research is used in campaigns.

Elizabeth Warren - On Running for President
Find out why Democrats are speculating about Elizabeth Warren's presidential aspirations. See what Elizabeth Warren has said about running for president in 2016. Learn about Elizabeth Warren's background in the U.S. Senate.

Pardons Granted By Obama - Number
See how many pardons were granted by President Barack Obama. Find out how the number of pardons issued by Barack Obama compares to other presidents. Learn who President Barack Obama pardoned during his two terms in office.

Filibuster Rule Change of 2013 - Questions and Answers
Learn about the filibuster rule change in the U.S. Senate. Find out why Democrats made the filibuster rule change in 2013. See how Republicans reacted to the move and learn about the practical impact of the change.

Number of Pardons - By President
Here are the number of pardons by president. See which president issued the largest number of pardons. Find out which president issued the least amount of pardons.

Chris Christie Bridge Scandal - Bridgegate Details
Read about the Chris Christie bridge scandal. See what Chris Christie said about the bridge scandal. Learn about the timeline of the bridge scandal.

Longest Government Shutdown In U.S. History
Learn about the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. See how many day the longest government shutdown lasted. Find out what caused the longest government shutdown in history.

What Members of Congress Earn - Is It Too Much?
Find out why your congressman might be underpaid. See what your member of congress would earn in the private sector. Learn how much members of congress make per hour.

Rick Santorum Biography
Read a biography of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. Learn about the candidate's political career and personal life. Learn about the controversies in which Rick Santorum has been involved.

Chris Christie Political Career - Timeline
Read a timeline of Chris Christie's political career. See a list of all the offices held by Chris Christie. Learn about the elections won by Chris Christie.

Puerto Rico Statehood Vote - Election 2012
Learn about the Puerto Rico statehood vote in 2012. Find out how many islanders supported becoming a state. Learn more about the Puerto Rico statehood issue.

Jack Lew - Treasury Secretary Nominee
Read a biography of Treasury secretary nominee Jack Lew. Learn more about Jack Lew's political career. Find out why President Barack Obama nominated Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary.

Whose Idea Was Sequestration?
Find out who first proposed the idea of sequestration cuts in 2013. See why leaders of both political parties blamed each other for sequestration. Learn more about the origins of the 2013 sequestration mechanism.

2012 Presidential Election - Candidates and Results
Who won the 2012 presidential election? Learn about the candidates in the 2012 presidential election. Discover the issues in the 2012 presidential election.

2012 Republican Primary - Delegate Rules
Learn about the delegate rules for the 2012 Republican Primary. See why the party changed its rules for delegate appropriation. Discover the impact on the presidential primary contest.

The Paul Ryan Medicare Plan
Read about the Paul Ryan Medicare plan. See how you would be impacted under the controversial proposal. Find out how likely a Medicare overhaul really is.

Do Negative Ads Work?
Read about whether negative ads work in politics. Find out which negative ads have worked the best. See which campaigns have been effected by negative ads.

Super Tuesday - 2012
Find out when Super Tuesday is in 2012. See how many states are holding primaries and caucuses. Discover why Super Tuesday is so important to presidential candidates.

Swing State - Definition
Find out what a swing state is in American politics. See which states are considered swing states. Learn about the importance of swing states in presidential elections.

Use of Illegal Immigrant - Term Fading From Use
Learn about use of the term illegal immigrant and why it is controversial. Find out why the use of illegal immigrant is falling out of favor. See why you shouldn't use the phrase illegal immigrant.

Hillary Clinton - Position on Taxes and Middle Class
Find out where Hillary Clinton stands on taxes. See where the likely 2016 presidential candidate stands on the Buffett Rule. Read what Hillary Clinton has said about helping the middle class.

Line Item Vetos - The 1996 Line Item Veto Act
U.S. Presidents have been asking Congress for line-time veto power for a long time. The line-item veto was first brought before Congress in 1876 during President Grant’s term of office. After repeated requests, Congress passed the Line Item Veto Act of 1996. It was subsequently ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Best Analytical Blogs
These bloggers focus on analyzing campaign and polling data or deconstructing research assertions.

Best Media Blogs
Your guide to the most thought-provoking media blogs on the Net.

9-11 Commission
The 9-11 Commission is tasked with unearthing information surrounding the terrorist attacks that day in 2001. Check here for reports and news.

Best Conservative Politics Blogs
Your guide to the most thought-provoking conservative blogs on the Net.

Best Liberal Politics Blogs
Your guide to the most thought-provoking liberal blogs on the Net.

Best Libertarian Blogs
Your guide to the most thought-provoking libertarian blogs on the Net.

The Best Campaign/Election Blogs
Your guide to the most thought-provoking blogs on upcoming elections.

Libertarian Party
Find sites and background information about the US Libertarian Party.

Best Conservative News
Your guide to the best conservative magazines, journals, blogs.

Best Political News
Your guide to the most thought-provoking political news on the Net.

Other Political Parties
Find sites and background information about other political parties in the US.

Columnists and Media Commentary
Your guide to political analysts and columnists who write about U.S. politics.

News Aggregators
Sites that provide links to news from a variety of sources.

January 12 - This Day in History - U.S. Politics
This page features notable events in American political history - January 12.

Line Item Veto - Political Terminology, What Is A Presidential Line Item Veto?
The line-item veto is the power of an executive to nullify (strike out, line-by-line) specific provisions of a bill without vetoing the entire piece of legislation. Most U.S. Governors have line-item veto power; the President of the United States does not.

Greymail -- Political Terminology : What Is Greymail?
Defines greymail, a defense tactic used by government employees who have connections to national security.

MoveOn Ad On Gen. Petraeus - Senate Roll Call Vote - Cornyn Amdt. No. 2934
To express the sense of the Senate that General David H. Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force-Iraq, deserves the full support of the Senate and strongly condemn personal attacks on the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the United States Armed Forces.

The 2005 Energy Bill - Roll Call Vote
July 2005 - Congress passes HR 6, an energy bill that pours about $9 billion into the oil and gas sector in tax credits and incentives.

National Debt Limit Fight
The national debt limit always causes a fight between Congress and the President. Here is why raising the national debt limit is controversial.

Goss to Head CIA
Rep. Porter Goss, R-FL, was confirmed by the Senate to head the CIA. Only 17 senators voted against the confirmation.

What Was The Lockheed Bailout? - Political History: The Lockheed Bail Out
The year was 1971. Richard Nixon was in the White House. And Texas Republican John Tower was butting heads with Wisconsin Senator William Proxmire over a bailout ... of Lockheed Aircraft.

Lyndon B. Johnson - LBJ : The Architect Of The Great Society
Lyndon Baines Johnson would have been 100 on 27 August 2008. Here is his legacy, not just as a legislator, but as an executive who understood Congress, having risen from that body to the White House.

Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Everything You Wanted To Know About Lincoln, the 16th U.S. President
In 1861 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) became the 16th -- and first Republican -- president of the United States, in the middle of wrenching political, social, economic and technological change.

Presidential Appointments Requiring Senate Confirmation - The Obama Presidency, Guide To White House Appointments
These 2008 presidential appointments in the Obama Administration are positions that require confirmation by the Senate.

U.S. Senators That Operate Leadership PACs
A list of members of the U.S. Senate who operate Leadership PACs.

U.S. Senators That Operate Leadership PACs - Republicans
U.S. Senators That Operate Leadership PACs - Republicans. Page 2.

Learning About The Presidency - A Guide To The Office of The President of the United States
The President of the United States is the head of state and is the highest political official in the United States. The President leads the executive branch of the federal government; thus the role of the President is to implement the laws passed by Congress. This guide introduces you to all the Presidents of the United States, the qualifications for office, how Presidents are elected and presidential powers.

PAC Contributions to All Federal Candidates
PAC Contributions to All Federal Candidates - 1972 - 2006

Presidential Appointments - The Obama Presidency, Guide To White House Appointments, No Senate Confirmation
These 2008 presidential appointments in the Obama Administration are White House staff positions that do not require confirmation by the Senate.

Regulating Freddie Mac - 108th Congress, Senate and House Committees Dealing With Banking and Finance
The 108th Congress was controlled by the Republican Party. Learn which Senators and Representatives served on powerful committees providing oversight of the nation's finance, banking and housing markets.

What is a Recess Appointment?
Explanation and history of recess appointments in the United States.

US Civil Rights Act - 1964
Text of the US Civil Rights Act - 1964

Regulating Food : Standards of Identity
The Food and Drug Administration develops standards of identity for food products. Here's how.

Jack Abramoff, Lobbyist
Jack Abramoff corruption. US Politics.

2008 Presidential Primary Calendar
2008 Presidential Primary and Caucus Calendar

Americans Who Have Won The Nobel Peace Prize
A list of Americans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Americans Who Have Won The Nobel Peace Prize
A list of Americans who have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Campaign 2008 Endorsements - Newspaper Endorsements - Oregon
Who are Oregon papers endorsing for President?

Campaign 2008 Endorsements - Newspaper Endorsements - South Dakota
Who are South Dakota papers endorsing for President?

Campaign 2008 Endorsements - Newspaper Endorsements - Minnesota
Who are Minnesota papers endorsing for President?

Campaign 2008 Endorsements - Newspaper Endorsements - North Dakota
Who are North Dakota papers endorsing for President?

Controversial Presidential Pardons - How Have Presidents Used Their Power To Pardon?
The President derives the power of pardon from Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which gives the president

Controversial Presidential Pardons - George Push Pardons Iran/Contra Participants
On 24 December 1992, President George Bush pardoned six Reagan administration officials involved in the Iran-Contra Affair. Page 2.

Controversial Presidential Pardons - Who Did President Clinton Pardon?
President Clinton's most controversial pardon was of billionaire financier Marc Rich. His connection with the political and business elite of both parties demonstrates that the differences among those in power are less distinct than the differences between those in power and those out of power. Page 3.

Controversial Presidential Pardons - Who Did President George W. Bush Pardon?
As the end of President Bush's term drew near, he had pardoned about half as many people as his prior two-term predecessors, Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Page 4.

111th Congress - Overview of the 111th Congress (2009-2011)
The One Hundred Eleventh (111th) U.S. Congress -- the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives -- meets from 6 January 2009, to 3 January 2011.

"I Have A Dream" - Martin Luther King, Jr Speech, "I Have A Dream"
Text of Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, the closing speech of the March on Washington, DC, on 28 August 1963. The speech was carried live on network television.

"I Have A Dream" - Martin Luther King, Jr Speech, "I Have A Dream"
Text of Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, I Have A Dream, the closing speech of the March on Washington, DC, on 28 August 1963. The speech was carried live on network television. Page 2.

What Is The Surgeon General? - Getting To Know The Federal Government, The Surgeon General
Surgeon General. US Politics.

Healthcare in the United States
Details of the debate over healthcare reform in the United States, the different plans beind offered by Democrats and Republicans, the

Speech: President Outlines Strategy for Victory in Iraq - Page 2
Speech - President Outlines Strategy for Victory in Iraq - 30 November 2005

US Civil Rights Act - 1964 - Title 1
Text of the US Civil Rights Act - 1964 - Title 1: civil rights act of 1960 opportunity definitions equal employment opportunity civil rights act 1964 community relations service

31 December 2004 : History Calendar of US Politics
Today in History - US Politics is a series of monthly calendars describing events that occurred in the history of politics, with an emphasis on US politics

07 March 2005 : History Calendar of US Politics
Today in History - US Politics is a series of monthly calendars describing events that occurred in the history of politics, with an emphasis on US politics

Kevin Ryan, Former US Attorney
US Politics. Page 9.

Gwen Ifill
Host of PBS's 'Washington Week' Page 2.

Gas Costs More, Americans Drive Less - 2008 Year In Review, Gas Prices
Gas prices rode a roller-coaster in 2008, hitting $4 a gallon before plummeting to less than $2 a gallon. For the second year in a row, Americans drove fewer miles than the year before. Page 8.

Are You Better Off Today Than Five Years Ago? - 2008
Chart shows trends since 1964 for how America's middle class feels about their economic well-being; from Pew Research. Are You Better Off Today Than Five Years Ago? Page 3.

Which Class Do Republicans Favor, By Party Affiliation
Most middle-class Americans believe the Republican Party favors the rich. Page 2.

Republican Presidential Campaign Fundraising - 3rd Quarter 2007 - Small Contributions
Republican Presidential candidate fundraising ordered by small contributions - third quarter 2007. Page 4.

Secretary of Defense - The Obama Cabinet, Department of Defense
The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy advisor to the President and the head of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), focused on armed services and the military. Page 4.

Karl Rove
Karl Rove is a senior level policy advisor to President Bush. Page 3.

Patrick Fitzgerald
Patrick Fitzgerald, special prosecutor in the Valerie Plame case and United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Page 2.

Valerie Plame
Valerie Plame. US Politics. Page 5.

Recessions and Politics - Federal Government Action In Economic Crisis
In the U.S., the economy periodically rises and falls in a business cycle measured by fluctuations in real GDP and other macroeconomic variables. When the economy falls, the federal government often passes legislation to stimulate the economy or legislation to ease the pain of unemployment. The National Bureau of Economic Research is the federal agency that determines when the economy is in a recession.

Recessions and Politics - Federal Government Action In Economic Crisis
In the U.S., the economy periodically rises and falls in a business cycle measured by fluctuations in real GDP and other macroeconomic variables. When the economy falls, the federal government often passes legislation to stimulate the economy or legislation to ease the pain of unemployment. The National Bureau of Economic Research is the federal agency that determines when the economy is in a recession.

Politics 101 - A Field Guide To US Politics
The Founders established the federal government with three distinct branches, each with powers over the other -- something called

US Politics - Show And Tell
Show And Tell document index for the About.com US Politics GuideSite

Election Coverage : Candidates, Issues, News
News about upcoming federal and state elections, based primarily on the two-year (even years) election cycle.

US Politics - FAQ
FAQ document index for the About.com US Politics GuideSite

Desperation in New Orleans


2008 Elections
News and information about 2008 elections : president, governors, congressmen.

Campaign Finance and Election Reform
Examines the issues surrounding financing of American political campaigns as well as abolishment of the electoral college.

Pollsters and Poll Data
Polls are conducted for various media outlets. This section provides access to current poll results and historical polling data. In order to be included, a poll must provide the full text of the question asked and information about the polling methodology.

2004 Election - Post-Mortem
Collection of news and links specific to the 2004 Presidential Election. Issues with

Senate, House and Gubernatorial Candidates in 2006
News and information about Senatorial and House candidates in the 2006 election.

2005 Elections
News and information about 2005 elections.

Classical Democratic Theory
How did the concept of democracy develop? What theories underlie its functioning? How has it evolved, and how is theory reconciled with practice?

Electronic Democracy
The Internet has become ubiquitous, but its impact on democratic institutions is still evolving. Explore the issues surrounding electronic voting, government efforts to communicate via the Web, and ways the Net is being used to stimulate civic involvement.

Campaign Finance
Take a look at how campaigns are being financed, from finance reform laws to actual financial contributions.

Hot Political Issues
Explore current news and analysis about hot political issues.

Past Elections in the United States - Information About Past Elections in the United States
Information about past elections in the United States includes the 2004 and 2008 presidential eletions.

Political Humor
Recognizing that politics is often taken too seriously, this page offers a lighter view of today's issues. You'll find the equivalent of online slapstick as well as thoughtful and not-so-thoughtful self-assessments.

Information for Political Junkies
Check-out these resources for the political die-hard -- from the best of the political blogs to essential books, must-read online publications and favorite quotations.

Political Teminology
Every profession has its own special language, and the profession of politics is no different. Check out this guide to political terminology.

Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is the highest judicial body in the United States and heads the federal judiciary. It is one of the three branches of the US government.

United States Congress - Information About the United States Congress
The United States Congress is the body assigned the responsibility of passing the nation's laws. Learn all about how Congress works and important legislation.