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    Politics.ie Member Bren Boru's Avatar
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    Default Best political analysis / news apps?

    Can I ask what other posters preferences are for political analysis or news apps or even websites?

    Personally I like the Fox News app. While I rarely agree with much of the content, it's well put together and informative. It's also entertaining in an ironic kind of way as it labels itself "Fair and Balanced".

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    So no-one knows of any good apps then?

    Gap in market???

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    For US politics, Politico is good.

    The main thing I look for in an app is that it can load its content when I have WiFi or 3G signal to be used when I don't. Politico does that but the Huffington Post, for example, doesn't. So if I want to read articles on the tube, HuffPo is useless to me.

    I'm not aware of any particularly good ones for Irish/UK politics. As general news goes, The Independent (UK, not Irish) app is good - and free.

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    How can "Best / Most meaningful / poignant song lyric" get 500+ posts and this one gets 4, and 3 of those from me!

    Dear me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren Boru View Post
    How can "Best / Most meaningful / poignant song lyric" get 500+ posts and this one gets 4, and 3 of those from me!

    Dear me....
    If it ever was.... this site stopped being a political discussion site some time ago. It's more just a gossip site with a small bit of politics thrown in.... Politicalworld dot Org or Politico have more serious political discussions without Government supporters trolling the b'jesus out've it....

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    The Bloomberg app is very good for business news and market information. The Breaking News app is very good for getting Irish news as is Journal.ie on the move and the Irish Independent has the best of the Irish newspapers app and Daily Mail for the UK.

    The Livescores app is a great simple app for football score updates.
    Last edited by gijoe; 25th January 2013 at 08:41 PM.

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    Edit: Opps never mind, not the kid of app you are looking for.
    Last edited by ManOfReason; 25th January 2013 at 08:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfReason View Post
    Try this: Storyful - on iPhone storyful I assume there is an android version too.
    I checked and its not on Android as far as I can see.

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    Salon and Slate both very good for US political analysis. Sidney Blumenthal was a Salon columnist and that guy's knowledge of American politics is second to none. Also the Washington Post's daily political "The Fix" column.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emulator View Post
    If it ever was.... this site stopped being a political discussion site some time ago. It's more just a gossip site with a small bit of politics thrown in.... Politicalworld dot Org or Politico have more serious political discussions without Government supporters trolling the b'jesus out've it....
    Unfortunately too many people like you define "trolling" as "making an opposing argument to mine". If you can't debate your views and listen to those of others, then you really shouldn't be here.
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