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Political Science: Political News

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Sources for political news and opinion polls

Political News

Newspapers can be an excellent source for political information of all kinds on the international, national, regional or local level.

OnlineNewspapers    This site makes thousands of newspapers available for free online. Coverage varies and they don't always have an archive of back issues. 

Newspaper databases available through the MU Libraries where you can do more sophisticated searches and where backfiles are available.  The database Factiva contains television, radio and internet media sources in addition to newspapers.

There are thousands of  news sites of all political stripes on the internet.  Always look for information,  (e.g., About Us ), on the sponsoring organization to check for bias.  Here are several that are often cited: