Law Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/us.html Divided into the constitution, executive, judicial legislative, states and miscellaneous legal guides, this sites provides detailed information and resources, including historical documents, and supreme court decisions. Click on "Nations" to find similar information for other countries. A searchable directory for finding laws and court cases on any subject.
Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet http://thomas.loc.gov/ A searchable site for laws, legislation and bills being considered or acted on by congress.
United States House of Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Official site of the House. Find out what bills are one the floor, contact your representative, or learn about the legislative process.
United States Senate http://www.senate.gov/index.htm The official site of our our U.S. senators. Search the recent legislation, bills and comittees, get historical information or get a biography on a senator.
Specific Federal Government Policy Issue Sites
U.S. State Dept. Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/ Reports on human rights, labor, religious, and democracy around the world. Statements and positions included.
International Information Programs - Human Rights http://usinfo.state.gov/dhr/human_rights.html The latest files on democracy and human rights, capital punishment, international report on religious freedom , key documents and indepth coverage of human rights in journals.
U.S. State Dept. World Conference Against Racism http://www.state.gov/p/io/uncnf/wcar/ This conference will take place in the summer, but there is information on the task force, press releases and general information.
General Policy Sites
Speakout.com http://speakout.com Provides current information on opinion research for a host of issues from animal rights to gay rights. Lists organizations with bias for and against these issues.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research http://www.aei.org/research/filter./default.asp A Washington think tank, AEI posts a host of articles on economics, foreign and defense policy, and polititical and social policy.
Moving Ideas http://www.movingideas.org/ A clearinghouse of current policy issues with options to search by subject and/or organization.
Policy Resources on Specific Subjects
Legalskate http://www.skatepark.org/ Primarily "serves as resource for those working to legalize skateboarding or get a skatepark built in their community," but has some design information as well.
Consumer Federation of America http://www.consumerfed.org/ Policy and information on all kinds of consumer issues, such as articles on food, genetically modified foods, health and safety, and public records.
National Endowment for the Arts http://arts.endow.gov/ This agency site is searchable and is helpful for cultural, artistic and legislative issues.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov/wrkoth.html This federal agency provides information on wildlife, endangered species, hunting regulations, conservation, laws and many habitats in the U.S.