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Website of the Week — RealClearPolitics


Time again for our Website of the Week, when we showcase interesting and innovative online destinations. Our web guide is VOA's Art Chimes.

As you've probably noticed, it's an election year here in America, so this week, we highlight a site that tries to bring together the latest political news from top online media, plus commentary and analysis from sources left, right and center.

BEVAN: "RealClearPolitics is the one-stop shop for political news and information on the Internet. We seek to gather the best of the best in commentary, news, opinion and analysis from all corners of the Web"

Tom Bevan is executive editor of RealClearPolitics.com. They're probably best known for bringing together just about all the publicly available polling data, which makes it easy to see at a glance who's up and who's down, thanks to the RealClearPolitics Poll Averages.

BEVAN: "In addition to all of the data that one would need to follow, whether it's the latest polling information, whether it is the latest campaign ads or video clips from speeches or cable television shows, transcripts of important speeches. We just try to put all of that information in one place so that people can see it and choose to view what they want to view."

Bevan admits that the question of who's ahead – the horse race, it's often called – drives much of the news coverage, but that doesn't mean you can't find a lot of issues-related information on the site.

BEVAN: "We do work very hard to provide information on the various issues of the day that are being discussed, whether it's foreign policy, economics, domestic issues or international issues."

Right now most of RealClearPolitics is devoted to the presidential contest, but Tom Bevan says that later on, closer to the November election, they'll increase coverage of races for Congress and for state governorships.

An impressive collection of political news and data at RealClearPolitics.com, or get the link from our site, voanews.com.

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