Here are a collection of links to various websites that I found to be both informative and enjoyable. Descriptions are compiled from various web sources and personal experience.
The Huffington Post. A liberal American news website and aggregated blog founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti, featuring various news sources and columnists. The site offers coverage of politics, media, business, entertainment, living, style, the green movement, world news, and comedy, and is a top destination for news, blogs, and original content.
The Washington Independent. The Washington Independent is a fleet-footed webpaper of politics and policy. They provide thought-provoking commentary from insightful experts. The Washington Independent belongs to a network of state-based online news sites founded by the Center for Independent Media.
Think Progress. Think Progress is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization. Through this blog, CAPAF seeks to provide a forum that advances progressive ideas and policies.
Center For American Progress. The Center for American Progress is a liberal public policy research and advocacy organization. Its website describes it as "... a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just and free America that ensures opportunity for all."
PolitiFact. Operated by The St. Petersburg Times, and is a project in which its reporters and editors "fact-check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups...."
FactCheck.org. FactCheck.org is a non-partisan, nonprofit website that describes itself as a "'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics." Most of its content consists of rebuttals to what it considers inaccurate, misleading, or false claims by politicians. FactCheck has also targeted misleading claims from various partisan groups.
Media Matters For America. Media Matters for America describes itself as "a web-based, not-for-profit, progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media."
Drudge Report. A conservative news aggregation website. The site consists mainly of links to stories from the United States and international mainstream media about politics, entertainment, and current events as well as links to many columnists. Beware of misleading headlines!
Big Government. Founded by Andrew Breitbart, this is a conservative "news" site, filled mainly with propaganda and various topics taken out of context to paint liberals and progressives in a negative light. This site is similar to the other Andrew Breitbart right-wing journalistic hack websites Big Hollywood and Big Journalism. Breitbart.tv, is less sensational then the other Big sites.
CNN.CNN.com is among the world's leaders in online news and information delivery. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, CNN.com relies heavily on CNN's global team of almost 4,000 news professionals.
Fox News. Fox News is a conservative cable news program that features popular conservative commentary program. Many observers have asserted that both Fox's news reporting and its political commentary promote conservative political positions while Fox maintains to hold no bias and that their opinion shows are separate from their news programming.
The American Thinker. This site is a conservative internet publication dealing with American politics, foreign policy, national security, economics, diplomacy, culture, and military strategy.
The Raw Story. The Raw Story is a left-leaning news, politics, and weblog. They are known for daily local, world and economic news as well as publishing its own editorials and investigative pieces
Politico. Politico is a American political journalism organization based in Arlington, Virginia, that distributes its content via television, the Internet, newspaper, and radio. Its coverage includes Congress, Washington, D.C. lobbying, and the Presidency.
OpenCongress. OpenCongress brings together official government data with news coverage, blog posts, public comments, and more to give you the real story behind what's happening in Congress. Small groups of political insiders and lobbyists already know what's really going on in Congress.