Federal Reserve 101
Basic facts, research, etc.
Look up state and county census stats using this image map.
Links to hundreds of government agencies.
This government site is a tool for helping to build your own database using government statistics.
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Reports galore on public safety, homeland security, health, etc.
Google: Government Sites
Search government-only sites with this special Google feature
Studies and stats on federal government research..
PIBuzz.com: Government Salary Lists
Look up salaries for all kinds of federal positions.
Magazine on federal government and military.
Federal News Service
FNS produces transcripts of Presidential statements; briefings at the White House, State, Defense and Justice departments; speeches and press conferences of major political leaders and spokespersons; and Congressional hearings. Also offers English translations of Russian political speeches.
What roles do subsidies play in our daily lives? This site helps media and the general public understand.
Almanac of American Politics
Key votes, committee changes and election results.
ABA Administrative Procedures Database ABA Administrative Procedures Database
This site "is designed to facilitate the exchange of information about federal and state administrative law among legislators, lawyers, hearing officers, judges, and citizens. (It) contains links to federal and state Administrative Procedure Acts (APA), reform proposals, and organizational and other resources."
Organizes legal and government sites into a basic catalog.
CIA Biological Incidents--Handbooks
A recently released unclassified document.
Office of Personnel Management
Federal government human resource agency.
Daily journal of the U.S. government lets you browse agencies and topics. Good for digging up sources. The site is jointly managed by the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
Governing.com: What Government Does
Background story on fundamental functions and services the government performs at all levels.
Sunlight Foundation: Influence Explorer
From Marylaine Block: "Type in the names of lawmakers, corporations, or individuals here to find out who is providing the most funding for your congressional candidates."
The United States in International Context Full-Text Report
A 12-page .PDF document.
Center for Digital Government
Affiliated with Government Technology magazine, this organization has people who will talk to you, although they tend to be on the technology-is-the-solution side of things.
The National Journal
A weekly on politics and government published in Washington, put out a Guide to the Web in its Dec. 8, 2001 issue that probably would be helpful because it includes lots of government sites.
Coalition of Journalists for Open Government
A resource for journalists who want to stay current on open government developments or to learn more about access issues at the federal level.
Tools for covering federal government.
FDA Tobacco Regulation
An FDA database of every business that has been cited for selling cigarettes to minors -- searchable by zip code.
Progress & Freedom Foundation and the Center for Digital Government
Tracks happenings in online government sites.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Information from the nation's largest and fastest growing public service employees union.
The online version of Government Executive magazine.
Some states have their lists of people who are owed money online.
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A non-partisan research organization focusing on analysis of government programs affecting low- and moderate-income people.
Searching Uncle Sam
Searching for online government info just got easier, thanks to the cutting-edge search engine Google.
National Archives and Records Administration Research Page
Sections for federal government, courts, textual records, microfilm, etc.
Users have instant access to the best the Web has to offer on global affairs, governments, think tanks, libraries and multilateral institutions.
A pay service that provides written transcriptions from government meetings and hearings the day of the event.
International strategic communications service that designs, develops, and implements a variety of information initiatives and strategic communications programs, including Internet and print publications, traveling and electronically transmitted speaker programs.
This Sunlight Foundation site adds political context to news stories by scanning news articles you enter for the names of donors, corporations, lobbyists and politicians and shows how they are connected by contributions. Free site.
USA.gov: Mobile Apps
A handy list of which government agencies have mobile apps and mobile Web sites.
Washington Post: WhoRunsGov.com Post
A lot of user-generated content (bios, background, etc.) about how federal government operates.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
FBI now gets authority to wiretap individuals, or under the secret FISA procedures, which is also a secret court proceeding.
Government information portal: world, state, federal, etc.
PoliticalQuotes.org: Eigen's Political & Historical Quotations
More than 40,000 free quotations from more than 11,000 different historical and political figures in a searchable database.
National Archives and Records Administration
Look up just about anything on this government-run database.
Washington watchdog group includes articles and studies the organization has done on the influence of campaign contributions on Congress.
Inside source for public opinion and policy analysis on dozens of social issues.
A fantastic site for researching global political issues.
Government Computer News
Leading provider of integrated information and media for the government information technology market. Blog, print magazine, white papers and more.
Social Security Administration Data on Women
A new site with demographic info. on women.
U.S. State Department Living Abroad Guidelines
Dozens of links to helpful resources for U.S. citizens on exchange rates, vital records, emergency services and more.
PBS Frontline: Government and Elections
A collection of companion Web sites on various political topics.
Internet portal to stories and news releases from Washington.
The Avalon Project
Yale Law School site that offers digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.
U.S. Department of State: Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2001
Full text available as .PDF and html documents.
U.S. Department of State: Additional Info and Past Editions
Full text available as .PDF and html documents.
"Interesting Federal Government documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act."
National Center for Education Statistics
A complete electronic catalog and fast facts.
Family Taxpayers Network
Look up Illinois teacher salaries at public schools. Helpful research tool.
Birth Rates by Country
An Infoplease chart containing both years and "selected countries."
Statehouse News Service
SNS provides Washington coverage for all the small newspapers of America.
From the Sunlight Foundation, OpenSecrets.org, and the Project on Government Oversight, this site tracks voting trends of politicians. Great first-stop for tracking conflicts of interest or investigating a politician.
State and Federal Government Surplus Sales
Search state-by-state for all kinds of items seized by the government or surplus items for sale. Can make for some interesting stories to see what bizarre things are up for auction in your state/area.
National Priorities Project Database
Search state data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures.You also create your own customized tables, graphs and reports.
The Jamestown Foundation
The organization's mission is to "inform and educate policy makers and the broader policy community about events and trends in those societies which are strategically or tactically important to the United States and which frequently restrict access to such information." Includes a news archive, press releases and other resources.
Citizens Against Government Waste
A private, non-partisan, non-profit organization representing more than one million members and supporters to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in the U.S. federal government.
Forms.gov: Federal Forms Catalog for Citizens
A hub for federal government forms. Search forms across government agencies.
American Enterprise Institute
This organization "conducts policy research supportive of limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong U.S. foreign policy and national defense."
Federal government news, operations, agency management, etc.
New Deal Network
Background and documents from the New Deal.
Energy Information Administration
Resources from the U.S. Department of Energy.
MediaBistro: Fishbowl DC
Blog on Washington politics and buzz.