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Non-biased Political Apps

If you’re into politics, you probably already know that keeping track of candidates and issues important to you could be a full-time job.

A number of apps can make it much easier, however, and deliver everything from clips of late night talk show appearances to debate analysis right to your smartphone or tablet.

Inside 2016 is an app that brings you live updates of the latest news about presidential candidate and politics affecting the U.S. in general. The idea is to bring you the political stuff want beyond mainstream media coverage, from TV talks shows to appearances on podcasts that might otherwise fly under the radar. Inside 2016 is free for iOS.

Politomix culls top political news headlines from 40 web sources, from political blogs to content from the likes of the New York Times and more. Content curators take special pride in presenting a good balance of stories. In fact, Politomix uses its own color code system with stories so users can know if it’s likely to be liberal, conservative, or somewhere in the middle. The app is free for iOS.

Last, there’s U.S. Politics News. This app is constantly updating with data pulled from dozens of sources. Content is not biased and users can receive notifications to make sure they get the latest and most important stories, which can also be marked for reading at a later time. There’s even a way to set up the app so you can receive or block stories that include certain topics or people. The app is free for iOS and Android.

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.