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Welcome to the Political Science Research Guide. To locate information, click on the tabs directly above this box.

These pages are your gateway to information on political science. They include links to books, databases, articles, websites, and other sources you may need when researching political science topics. Please feel free to send comments and ideas for additional sources you find useful (my email address can be found in the box to the right).

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Political News from the New York Times

President Obama delivered the commencement address on Wednesday at the United States Military Academy.

'America Must Always Lead,' Obama Tells West Point Graduates

By MARK LANDLER

The president said the United States could play a vital role in world affairs without resorting to unilateral force or retreating to isolationism.

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix. The report validates allegations raised by whistle-blowers and others that employees in Phoenix kept an off-the-books waiting list or used other artifices to cloak long waiting times that many veterans faced for medical care.

V.A. Report Confirms Improper Waiting Lists at Phoenix Center

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and MICHAEL D. SHEAR

As hundreds of veterans were put at risk, the report said, the hospital falsely reported waiting times that suggested delays were minimal.


More Politics

Senator Mark Pryor campaigned in Hazen, Ark.,  in April.

Senate Democrats Turn Focus to Local Issues for Midterms

By ASHLEY PARKER

If Republicans are trying to make the 2014 midterms a referendum on the president, vulnerable Democratic senators are going local, doubling down on issues specific to their home states.

U.S. Asks Court to Censor More Parts of Targeted-Killing Memo

By CHARLIE SAVAGE

The administration said the passages in the memo, which cleared the way for a drone strike in Yemen that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, discussed classified facts.

Snowden Says He Was a Spy, Not Just an Analyst

By DAVID S. JOACHIM and SCOTT SHANE

In an interview with NBC News, Edward J. Snowden said American officials were trying to play down the importance of his intelligence jobs.

Jim Messina said he felt comfortable with his decision to work for Prime Minister David Cameron of Britain, who is campaigning for tough immigration laws that he says will protect British values and jobs.

Once Allies, Ex-Obama Aides Face Off in British Campaign

By JASON HOROWITZ

Jim Messina, who managed President Obama's re-election campaign, has crossed an ideological divide to do the same for Prime Minister David Cameron.

Obama Asks Homeland Security Secretary to Delay Deportation Review

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

President Obama has directed Jeh Johnson to hold off on the review until after the summer over fears that any action might doom hopes for an immigration overhaul.

The Caucus

The Caucus

What's News in Washington: Obama to Outline Foreign Policy Agenda

By ALAN RAPPEPORT

What's ahead on Wednesday for President Obama as he delivers a commencement address at West Point.

The Upshot

Representative Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee,  has not introduced any legislation since the 113th Congress began in January 2013.

A Do-Nothing Congress? Well, Pretty Close

By DEREK WILLIS

The number of bills proposed in the House of Representatives is down from previous Congresses. Experts have various theories on why.

President Obama with troops during a surprise visit to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan on Sunday.

How Americans View the Afghan War

By DALIA SUSSMAN

A poll finds that most people favor keeping some troops in Afghanistan, even as a majority also think the war was not worthwhile.

Multimedia

Video: Obama Announces Counterterrorism Plan

President Obama pledged $5 billion for a network of partnerships to help train countries in the Middle East and Africa to carry out operations against extremists.

Video: Obama Lays Out Foreign Policy Vision

President Obama gave a commencement speech at West Point on Wednesday, describing his foreign policy vision as one in which "American isolationism is not an option."

Graphic: Obama Foreign Policy Speeches Past and Present

Wednesday's speech at West Point offered President Obama an opportunity to offer a broad view of how he wants to steer American foreign policy in his last years in office, as well as a chance to rebut his critics.

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