Top Apps for Politicos
Congress +: This app is a must have for anyone involved with Congress. For every member, Congress + provides: headshot, short bio, contact information, key capitol staff names and email addresses– i.e scheduler (updated frequently to account for turnover), legislative activity, campaign information.
Real Time Congress: Real Time Congress is a free app from the non-partisan non-profit Sunlight Labs. It features the latest floor updates, whip notices, hearing schedules and reports from CRS (Congressional Research Service) CBO (Congressional Budget Office) and GAO (Government Accountability Office).
CIA World Factbook: On your way to an Embassy party and want to sound worldly? Looking for some quick trivia facts? For 99c you get immediate access on the go to information about any country in the world from the CIA (no internet required).
Politico Playbook: If you read only one thing in the morning– make it this. Mike Allen’s morning briefings will keep you in the know on what happening every day of the week in Washington. Love Congress? Get Politico Huddle- morning briefings focused on the hill.
image from the NYTimes Online.