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New political apps for your Android device

Handmark has launched to political news apps aimed at liberal and conservative voters. PolitiCaster Left provides content for the former, whereas PolitCaster Right is aimed at the latter.

Just in time for the midterm elections, app developer Handmark has launched two new political news apps, one aimed at liberals and the other at conservatives. PolitiCaster Left and Politicaster Right popped up in the Android Marketplace today and can be downloaded for free as both are ad-supported.

Handmark PolitiCaster app
On the left is a sample screen shot from PolitiCaster Left; the right is a grab from PolitiCaster Right. Handmark

Each app compiles national and local political news from hundreds of sources in a single, tabbed interface, offering content customized for the opposing viewpoints. As the names suggest, PolitiCaster Left pulls a feed from liberal sites and blogs, such as Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Think Progress. Similarly, PolitiCaster Right features commentary from influential conservative sources such as The National Review, Red State, and Michelle Malkin.

In addition, the apps integrate the top tweets from the respective parties as well as offer the option to directly share articles via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. There's also a "Talk Back" feature that lets users send a personal message or forward any article to elected officials and popular political media personalities.