Among the most respected publications in the world, The NYTimes began in 1851 and continues to lead the pack in journalistic excellence.
The Washington Post has recently surged to front of the journalistic pack thanks to its extensive coverage of the White House.
In addition to its excellent reporting, The WSJ offers a more conservative approach to political news, balancing the more liberal papers.
Politico exerts significant influence on political news; its high rate of publciation ensures a constant source of news and has forced other publications to keep up.
Focuses more on longer features pieces, delving deeper into political stories than other publications.
It began as a polling aggregation website in 2008, but it has since been acquired by ESPN. Now, the site focuses on statistical analyses of political data.
FactCheck.org fact checks and rebuts false claims made by politicians and partisan groups; it is an important resource for keeping politicians honest. It won a Webby for best political blog.
It was founded as a successor to The Liberator, William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist, and it continues to carry the progressive torch. It won a Webby for best political blog.
A massive popular, earning about 25 million hits per month. It has a vibrant comment section, so it's great if you like to participate in the discussion.