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The 2008 presidential election is quickly approaching, so if you still don’t know who you’re going to vote for, this site is a great place to start. On, you’re asked a series of questions that will match you with the candidate whose views are closest to your own. First, choose which topics are most important to you, including the Iraq war, medical marijuana, the economy, and the environment. Then you’ll go on to the quiz, checking off whether you strongly oppose or strongly agree with the presented issue. At the end, your results will indicate which candidate shares your beliefs. Be sure to check out the Explore Candidates section, where you can find out where each candidate stands on every issue.

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If you’re engrossed with following daily projections, (the number refers to the amount of electors in the Electoral College) provides its own election projections by analyzing polling and political data. Charts, graphs, and polling averages on the site are said to be refreshed once per day. As of August 26, the site projects that Obama has 285.3 electoral votes to McCain’s 252.7. is also busily covering the Democratic and Republican Conventions.

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Start your own political interest group, post comments, and interact with others on Currently in beta, this social networking site with a political focus also offers the latest political news, a political events calendar, and the recently launched Convention Blog, which features credentialed bloggers from all over the country covering the conventions.

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The content offered on this political Web site is strictly video: ad campaigns, speeches, news, and opinion. You can view Ted Kennedy’s Democratic Convention speech, John McCain’s mansions, an interview with Michelle Obama, and more.

* * Daily Kos
Chosen as one of PC Magazine’s Top 100 Favorite Blogs and founded by Markos Moulitsas Zúniga (nicknamed “Kos”), liberals will enjoy the Daily Kos’s banter, mixed in with thorough news reports, stern opinions, and moving interviews. Many political figures publish content to the site as well, including Congressman Brad Miller, Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, and Senator Barbara Boxer.

* * Drudge Report
Matt Drudge’s Drudge Report, notorious for being the first to break the Monica Lewinsky scandal to the public, posts links to important stories of the day for the conservative set. Sure, his site isn’t as flashy as other political news sites, but we like its simplistic design—it makes it easier to spot news you want to read quickly.

* * Wonkette
Another PC Magazine Top 100 Favorite Blog, Wonkette will have you coming back on a daily basis for snarky political commentary and gossip. Just check out the site’s recent posts, such as “Joe Biden In The 70s: Would You Hit It?” and “Offensive Cocktail Dress To Blame For Michelle Obama’s Failure Of A Speech.” Gotta love election season!

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