Below are links to useful reference information on politics,  government and the media.

Polls:

Real Clear Politics (poll aggregator)
FiveThirtyEight (Nate Silver)
Gallup
World Public Opinion (polls worldwide)

Watchdogs:

The Media
Editor & Publisher
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Free Press
Media Matters
Nieman Watchdog
PR Watch
Romenesko

Campaign Finance
Open Secrets

Political Front Groups
SourceWatch

Political Contribution Records
NewsMeat

Government:

The Executive Branch
White House.gov
Federal Spending – fedspending.org
Recovery.gov
Middle Class Task Force – www.whitehouse.gov/strongmiddleclass
Office of Management and Budget – www.whitehouse.gov/omb
Road To Recovery Graph
Bills signed into law
Executive Orders
Other presidential actions

Agency News
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
U.S. Dept. of Commerce
U.S. Dept. of Defense
U.S. Dept. of Education
U.S. Dept. of Energy
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Dept. of Justice
U.S. Dept. of Labor
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Dept. of State
U.S. Dept. of the Interior
U.S. Dept. of Treasury
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
U.S. Dept. of Transportation
U.S. Dept. of Transportation Blog
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Main Page
Independent Agencies and Government Corporations
The Federal Register

News Sources:

Alternet
The Week
The Economist
Crooks and Liars
Obama’s Smearbusters
Truthdig
Salon
Slate
DailyKos
TPM Muckraker
FireDogLake
The Nation
Mother Jones
Think Progress
MSNBC
CBS News
ABC News
CNN
AP
Reuters
McClatchy
BBC America
NPR
Center For Investigative Reporting

Capital Hill
C-SPAN
Congressional Quarterly
The Hill
The Hill Blog Briefing Room
Roll Call
Roll Call Latest News
Today’s Government News

Wires
Agence France Presse
Associated Press
McClatchy Newspapers
PR Newswire/Public Interest
Reuters
United Press International

Newspapers
Christian Science Monitor
Los Angeles Times
New York Times
USA Today
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post

Magazines
The Atlantic
Grist
Harpers Magazine
In These Times
Mother Jones
The Nation
The New Yorker
The Progressive
Rolling Stone
Salon
Vanity Fair

Foreign Press
BBC News
Deutsche Welle
Le Figaro
The Guardian
The Independent

News Aggregators and Blogs
AlterNet
BuzzFlash
Common Dreams
Consortium News
Counterpunch
CSM Global News Blog
Daily Beast
Daily Kos
Democratic Underground
Firedoglake
Guerrilla News Network
Huffington Post
LeftyBlogs/Liberal Oasis
Muckety (maps paths of power)
MyDD
NewsTrust
Obsidian Wings
Open Left
OpEdNews
Progressive Review
Raw Story
Talking Points Memo
Tapped
TomDispatch
TomPaine.com
Truthdig
Truthout
Wayne Madsen Report

Bloggers
Andrew Sullivan
Brad Friedman
David Corn
Eric Alterman
Glenn Greenwald
Greg Palast
Jason Leopold
Jeffrey Feldman
Joe Conason
Josh Gerstein
Juan Cole
Larisa Alexandrovna
Mark Crispin Miller
Max Blumenthal
Michael J. Totten
Ray McGovern
Roy O’Connor
Steve Benen
Steve Clemons

Media and Video:

YouTube Channels
Air America Media
Black Press Media
Center for America Progress
C-SPAN
Citizen Tube
Environmental Defense Fund
Declare Yourself
Defenders of Wildlife
Earth Justice
Friends of Earth
LinkTV
Media that Matters
National Wildlife Federation
NRDC Flix
One
OneVoice
Politico
Russ Feingold’s Progressive Patriots
The Real News
Witness
You Choose
The Young Turk

Think Tanks:

The Brookings Institution
Center for American Progress
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
Center for Economic and Policy Research
Economic Analysis and Research Network
Economic Policy Institute
Good Jobs First
New America Foundation
Progressive States Network
Project on Regional and Industrial Economics
The Tax Foundation
Urban Institute
Urban Land Institute
The Century Foundation
Citizens for Tax Justice
The Economic Policy Institute
MassINC
New America Foundation
New Politics Institute (NDN)
Urban Institute

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http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=101

What’s FAIR?

FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints. As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.
Uniquely, FAIR works with both activists and journalists. We maintain a regular dialogue with reporters at news outlets across the country, providing constructive critiques when called for and applauding exceptional, hard-hitting journalism. We also encourage the public to contact media with their concerns, to become media activists rather than passive consumers of news.

FAIR publishes Extra!, the hard-hitting magazine of media criticism, and produces the weekly radio program CounterSpin, the show that brings you the news behind the headlines. In addition, FAIR’s thriving listserv distributes regular Action Alerts to our international network of over 50,000 activists. Sign up today.

For an in-depth explanation of FAIR’s critique of the mainstream media, you should start with our overview, What’s Wrong with the News? You might also check out the article What’s FAIR?, by FAIR founder Jeff Cohen. And see what journalists, activists and scholars have to say about FAIR.

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AdLib, and “senior” planeteers, I just discovered in the Take Action/Polls, Graphs, Research section some more of the excellent work you have already done here. These links will come in so very handy, even if the “Emerald” project may have to slim down a bit due to lack of active supporters. Thanks for your good work!

***Edit: except there is no reason for the Huffington Post to be mentioned in the list….

And here’s the new Russ Feingold initiative: http://www.progressivesunited.org/

plus foreign magazine “Der Spiegel”: http://www.spiegel.de/international/

consortiumnews.com is mentioned, but doesn’t say that it’s excellent Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995

bito
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To track a bill and votes
http://www.govtrack.us/

Chernynkaya
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DANG! I left out one of my favorite news aggregate sites:

NewsTrust

http://newstrust.net/

nellie
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Excellent — that’s a new one for me!

bito
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BDM

Chernynkaya
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Nellie– just got this from David Plouffe;

(Chernynkaya)–

Wondering what the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — President Obama’s stimulus bill — has accomplished? Look at this:

Learn more about the stimulus and the road to recovery

One year ago tomorrow, after tens of thousands of you shared stories and called your representatives, the President signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

And while this anniversary isn’t a cause for celebration, there is reason to be optimistic. This chart makes it clear: We’re on the road to recovery.

Still, we know there is a long way to go. Many Americans are still struggling, and creating jobs remains President Obama’s top priority.

Click here to learn more about the President’s record on the economy, what we’re doing to put more Americans back to work, and get easy-to-share information you can pass on to friends and family:

http://my.barackobama.com/Recovery

Thanks for making change happen,

David Plouffe

We should add that link, methinks.

nellie
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Campaign Finance Watchdogs

Open Secrets

(in case it hasn’t been mentioned yet)

nellie
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Chernynkaya
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Very extremely excellent, Nellie!

nellie
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Thanks, Cher.

I definitely need to fill out the blog section. I don’t even have Ezra Klein!

Chernynkaya
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I have to leave for about 30 minutes– but I’ll be back to do more on this !! In the meantime, I left you guys at the Planet a stupid big post to delete once the article sources are captured. 🙁 😳

Chernynkaya
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POLLS

Real Clear Politics (This site aggregates all polls)
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/polls/

Nate Silver 538
http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

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Office of Management and Budget
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/

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bito
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This link came from Sue the other night. It is chock-full of info on government spending :

http://www.fedspending.org/