FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. politicians in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and press releases.
Politifact.com is run by the Tampa Bay Times newspaper and checks the accuracy of statements made by both state and national politicians, as well as political pundits. The status of specific campaign promises made by politicians is also evaluated.
"The Center for Responsive Politics is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government. OpenSecrets.org is the nation's premier website tracking the influence of money on U.S. politics, and how that money affects policy and citizens' lives."
The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a non-profit investigative reporting group. Their reporting and analysis focus on exposing corporate spin and government propaganda. They publish PRWatch, SourceWatch, and BanksterUSA. Their newest investigative site is ALECexposed.org. They accept no funding from for-profit corporations or grants from the government.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. (**Please note: The US Census Bureau has terminated the collection of this data as of 10/1/2011.**)
"BEA prepares national, regional, industry, and international accounts that present essential information on such key issues as economic growth, regional economic development, interindustry relationships, and the Nation's position in the world economy."
The mission of the Bureau of Justice Statistics is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) was established in 1975 to make available academic expertise in research projects that assist in the development of the Nevada economy, with special emphasis on the Southern Nevada business community.