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Who Funds The Presidential Transition?
Every four years Americans determine who is going to sit in the White House, who is going to be President of the United States. And after the election is decided, there is peaceful and orderly transition of power; this transition period is about two months. What does the transition team do? And who funds this transition process?

What Does It Mean To Be A Natural Born Citizen?
Only United States citizens have the right to vote and the right serve as an elected to the U.S. Senate or U.S. House of Representatives. But to run for President, you have to be a "natural born" citizen? What does that mean?

Presidential Approval Ratings
Historical look at presidential approval ratings, using data from January 2001. Trand data help put the "headline of the day" into context. Sources include Washington Post polling data as well as Gallup/USA Today.

Presidential Records Act (PRA)
The Presidential Records Act (PRA) of 1978, 44 U.S.C. ß2201-2207, governs the official records of Presidents and Vice Presidents that were created or received after January 20, 1981.

State Of The Union Address
The State of the Union address is an annual event where the President of the United States makes an address to the country, usually before a joint session of Congress.

Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act
Excerpt from HR6407, the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which is effectively line-item vetoed by Presidential signing statement

Presidential Approval Rating - Terrorism
Public opinion on how President Bush is handling the U.S. campaign against terrorism.

Presidential Approval Ratings - Gallup
Trend analysis of presidential approval ratings from the Gallup organization for President Bush, January 2001 - present. Includes one data point per month.

Presidential Approval Ratings - Washington Post
Analysis of approval ratings for the President, the economy and the war in Iraq, from the Washington Post. January 2001 - August 2005.

George W. Bush - About.Com Profile
An illustrated biography of George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States.

Bush Veto Action Sets 200 Year Record
22 March 2006. It is a momentous week in Presidential history: President Bush now ranks behind Thomas Jefferson as serving the longest without exercising President authority to veto Congressional legislation.

George W. Bush - White House Bio
The official bio of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the US (and the 46th Governor of Texas). The native of Connecticut was reared in Texas. President Bush is married to Laura Welch Bush, and they have adult twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna. The family also includes two dogs, Barney and Miss Beazley, and a cat, Willie.

Candidate Profile - George W. Bush - 2004
GeorgeWBush.com provides a candidate biography as well as information about his wife, Laura Bush.

Presidential Opinion Polls - September Update
Analysis of presidential approval ratings -- overall, Iraq and economy -- from July - September 2004.

Vice President Dick Cheney - Official Bio
Official White House bio for Vice President Dick Cheney, a Nebraska native and veteran of the Nixon Administration.

Whitehouse For Sale
This Public Citizen project tracks and reports private contributions to all presidential candidates.

3 Ways to Bypass the Electoral College
Learn about three alternatives to the Electoral College. Discover myths about what the U.S. Constitution does and doesn't say about electing presidents. Find out why the current system is the subject of so much controversy.

Primary Dates in the 2012 Presidential Contest
Find out all the primary dates in the 2012 presidential contest. See how many state hold caucuses instead of primaries. Learn about the differences between presidential primaries and caucuses.

Rick Santorum Biography
Read a biography of 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. Learn about the candidate's political career and personal life. Learn about the controversies in which Rick Santorum has been involved.

Presidential Candidates Against SOPA
Find out why the 2012 presidential candidates are against SOPA. Read what each presidential hopeful has said about SOPA and the proposed crackdown on piracy of intellectual property online. Find out what the legislation would do.

State of the Union Ratings
Learn about State of the Union ratings. Find out how many people watch the annual presidential address. See how viewership of the State of the Union compares to the Super Bowl.

Are Keystone Pipeline Jobs Estimates Just Pipe Dreams?
Find out why the Keystone XL pipeline was considered to be the biggest environmental issue facing President Barack Obama during his two terms in the White House.

2012 Republican Primary Results
Read a list of primary results in the 2012 Republican presidential race. See who won the primaries and caucuses. Find out how many delegates were at stake in each contest.

5 Big Super PACs to Watch
Learn about the biggest super PACs in the 2012 presidential contest. Find out which candidates the big super PACs are supporting. See how much money big super PACs are spending.

Mitt Romney Biography
Read a biography of Mitt Romney. Find out more about the Republican presidential frontrunner in 2012. Learn about Romney's background in politics and business.

What is a Brokered Convention?
Find out what a brokered convention is in presidential politics. See why and when brokered conventions occurred. Learn why they are rare in modern history.

10 Great Presidential Campaign Songs
Read a list of the best campaign songs used by presidential candidates. Find out how politicians choose campaign theme music. See what recording artists had to say about their music being used by politicians.

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