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Women & Politics: Political News/Polls

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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. Click here for a link to a huge site that makes thousands of newspapers available for free online. Coverage varies and they don't always have an archive of back issues.  Click here for a link to newspaper databases available through the MU Libraries where you can do more sophisticated searches and where backfiles are available.  The databases Factiva and Lexis/Nexis also contain 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:

Women's e-News

Democracy NOW!

BBC News

Real Clear Politics




Public Agenda

Opinion Polls

The Pew Research Center is just one of the many polling organizations that makes data available on the web.   Click here to link to a listing of some of the top polling organization sites, including Gallup and Roper.