Government and Politics websites
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Official Website of the White House
This is the official website of the White House, the home of the President of the United States
Presidents of the United States
This page is part of the Internet Public Library. It displays links to biographies of every U.S. President, from George Washington to Barack Obama. Lots of information, too, like family backgrounds, cabinet members, votes received in elections, etc.
Library of Congress - Thomas
OK, why is it called Thomas? According to the website, it's "in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson". This is pretty much the place to go if you want to get details about legislation going through Congress.
BBC News Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions.
They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.