I don't know if you guys have seen this, but the Pew Research Center has a political news IQ test you can take to see how well informed you are about current political events. Most people did horribly so take the test and feel good about yourself!
Unfortunately for me, I got one wrong. I knew the answer too, but I thought the test was trying to trick me. I also thought it was surprising that Republicans did better than Democrats and Independents this time around. What's unsurprising though is the fact young people still know more about facebook than they do the leaders of congress. You win some you lose some I guess.
You can take the test here if you're interested. Let me know how you do.