Data Archives from the American Presidency Project
November 6, 2002 12:22 PM   Subscribe

Data Archives from the American Presidency Project Fascinating statistical data about a variety of subjects, and not just trivia either. Includes data, for example, about Congressional concurrence with the President, number of Presidential vetos, number of first-year requests, etc. Good information for acquiring an overall understanding of our current political situation.
posted by oissubke (6 comments total)
It's easy to get wrapped up in the moment and to regard an election as either the end of the world or the beginning of a glorious new era. I think this site helps to give some context. It seems (to me, anyway) to show a nation neither failing nor booming, but merely rolling along as it always has.
posted by oissubke at 12:32 PM on November 6, 2002

Thanks, very nice link, I always love the raw numbers and especially pretty graphs!
posted by Pollomacho at 12:38 PM on November 6, 2002

Awesome link. Thanks, oissubke.

(you dirty right wing rat) :)
posted by hackly_fracture at 1:43 PM on November 6, 2002

This is really interesting. Great link!
posted by SisterHavana at 3:22 PM on November 6, 2002

great link, oissubke, and I finally got over my temporary bout of politically induced projectile vomiting long enough to explore it. You make an excellent and gracious point in your comments, about life going on no matter what your persuasion. And in the spirit of presidential history there's this excellent resource on campaign memorabilia too. (I probably got the link from mefioso plep where I find tons of my favorite links.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:43 PM on November 6, 2002

Great link! If you look through the Portrait Gallery, every President, including G.W. Bush, has a painted portrait, except Clinton. His portrait is a photograph.... I wonder if he never had an offical painting done?
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 6:42 AM on November 7, 2002

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