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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.

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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.

Company Growth (employees)
Arlington, US
Size (employees)
781 (est)
Politico was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Arlington, US

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

Politico Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$10 m

Latest funding size

$10 m

Time since last funding

about 1 year
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

11.7 m9.9 m654.1 k455 k17.5 m27.4 m
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Politico News and Updates

Davis tells Berlin: Do not put politics above prosperity on Brexit

David Davis last night urged Germany not to put “politics above prosperity” in a bold pitch to steer the direction of Brexit talks. The Brexit secretary told an audience in Berlin that the UK would be "a third country like no other", rejecting the European Union’s reported plans to impose a basic…

NYT Fires David Boies’ Law Firm Over ‘Reprehensible’ Work For Weinstein

The firm represented the newspaper in a libel case while it also contracted with investigators working for Weinstein.

A congressman once held a 10-inch knife to John Boehner's throat

Former House Speaker John Boehner said that Alaska Rep. Don Young once held a 10-inch knife to his throat in the House chamber when the two disagreed about earmarks.  Young, who called the account "mostly true," later became close friends with Boehner, who served as his best man in his 2015 weddin…

Trump's business watchdog has seemingly eased up on corporate crackdowns

Jay Clayton took over the Securities and Exchange Commission in May, after Obama appointee Mary Jo White stepped down in January. From February through September of this year, the SEC collected $127 million in civil case penalties against corporations, according to a report from Politico. This is …

McConnell is setting the stage for rapid-fire confirmation of Trump's judicial nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is picking up the pace of confirming President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. He scheduled votes for four circuit court nominees next week. McConnell and Trump have zeroed in on this issue in recent weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rampin…

First-time Democratic congressional candidates are 'printing money' for 2018 races — and Republicans are getting worried

Democratic congressional candidates are raising unprecedented funds for their 2018 bids, beating their Republican rivals in nearly three dozen GOP-held districts across the country. While it's still too early to understand how this will affect the 2018 House races, the historic number of Democrats…
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