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Political Fact Checking


Politifact: Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy. Is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding. Visi is the nation's premier website tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives. 


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CIA World Factbook:  The World Factbook presents the basic realities about the world in which we live in and is one of the U.S. Government’s most accessed publications.


Federal Election Committee: The FEC was created to promote confidence and participation in the democratic process. Read more about the FEC’s history, purpose and goals. The information on this Web site is compiled under the authority and direction of the Secretary of the Senate, Washington, DC  

U.S. Census Bureau: The Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.   

U.S. Office of Government Ethics:  The United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE) leads and oversees the executive branch ethics program which is at work every day in more than 130 agencies. The executive branch ethics program works to prevent financial conflicts of interest to help ensure government decisions are made free from personal financial bias.  Our mission is to create and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible anytime, anywhere, via your channel of choice.