We created POLITICO with a simple promise: to prove there's a robust and profitable future for tough, fair and fun coverage of politics and government. To do this, we cling to a simple principle: always hire the most talented editors, reporters and newsroom staff and then set them loose on many platforms for modern media consumption: print, online, mobile, video and events.    

We break down the traditional journalistic conventions that make stories dull, predictable and often unreadable. Instead, while holding tightly to principles of fairness and accuracy, we have created a distinctive brand of journalism that drives the conversation—a conversation absolutely essential for readers and advertisers alike. We never lose sight of our most important audience—the political and government decision makers nationwide—and focus relentlessly on beating our competition to the big stories, emerging trends and sharpest analysis of Congress, the White House and public policy.

We never forget that complacency in the modern media is a deadly cancer. We constantly innovate, both in journalism and as a business proposition. In recent years, we have moved in and captured the dominant market position in providing subscriber-only information on the most important public policy debates with POLITICO Pro and hosting sponsored newsmaking events with the country's most powerful elected officials. 

But none of this works if we ever fall short of that initial promise of delivering nonpartisan news, fast, fair and first. We are proud that six years in, the passion to deliver exactly what readers and advertisers need burns more powerfully than ever.

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790 (est)
Politico was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Arlington, US
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Key People/Management at Politico

Frederick J. Ryan Jr.

Frederick J. Ryan Jr.

President & CEO
John Harris

John Harris

Editor in Chief

Politico Office Locations

Politico has an office in Arlington
Arlington, US (HQ)
1000 Wilson Blvd
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Politico Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$10 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago
Politico's latest funding round in September 2016 was reported to be $10 m. In total, Politico has raised $10 m

Politico Operating Metrics

Politico's Unique Visitors was reported to be 27.4 m in Jul, 2016.
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Unique Visitors

11.70 m9.90 m654.10 k455 k17.50 m27.40 m
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Politico News and Updates

Mueller's authority in the Russia investigation has been called into question by a federal judge

A federal judge raised concerns on Thursday about the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's authority in the Russia investigation. The judge's questions over Mueller's power in the Russia probe came up in a hearing in the criminal case involving President Donald Trump's former campaign chairma…

The financial services industry is reportedly trying to poach a top Trump aide

One of President Donald Trump's top economic advisers, Shahira Knight, is thinking about leaving the White House, Politico reported Tuesday. The deputy director of the National Economic Council and a tax policy expert, Knight played a key role in the administration's tax overhaul effort, the most …

It looks like Trump's plan to protect himself in New York has backfired spectacularly

President Donald Trump personally interviewed Geoffrey Berman to be US attorney for the Southern District of New York. Berman reportedly recused himself from the Michael Cohen raid. It was exactly the kind of thing Trump was likely looking to avoid. It appears as if President Donald Trump's plan…

The White House is now saying that VA Secretary David Shulkin actually resigned and wasn't fired

A White House spokesperson contradicted former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's claim that he was fired from his job on Wednesday. The spokesperson told Politico on Saturday that Shulkin resigned. The claim comes amid questions about President Donald Trump's authority to appoint an act…

Report: FEC Probing Whether NRA Took Russian Funds For Trump Campaign

The NRA spent $21 million backing Trump in the 2016 election.
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