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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Arlington, US
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804 (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
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Politico Operating Metrics

Politico's Unique Visitors was reported to be 27.4 m in Jul, 2016.
Jan, 2014Jul, 2014Jan, 2015Jul, 2015Jan, 2016Jul, 2016

Unique Visitors

11.70 m9.90 m654.10 k455 k17.50 m27.40 m
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Politico Online and Social Media Presence

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Politico News and Updates

The 1,395 Dumbest Dollars Mick Mulvaney Spent Decorating His Office

The budget director has done some seriously gauche government spending.

Trump won't stop ripping up papers, so staffers have to literally tape them back together 'like a jigsaw puzzle'

White House officials couldn't stop President Donald Trump from his habit ripping up and throwing away papers, even when they needed to be preserved. So they enlisted records management staff to piece them back together, according to a report from Politico. Under the Presidential Records Act, all…

White House Reportedly Pays People To Tape Documents Trump Rips Apart

It's his "unofficial" filing system.

Scott Pruitt reportedly ate meals at the White House mess hall so often he got the whole Cabinet scolded

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly ate at the White House mess hall so often the entire Cabinet was told not to treat it as "their personal dining hall," Politico reported.  Politico obtained a billing statement from July 2017 that showed Pruitt ate at the White House mess at least nine tim…

Foreign leaders' efforts to woo Trump by catering to his ego don't seem to be working

Foreign leaders are beginning to realize that their efforts of wooing and capitulating to President Donald Trump and his ego on certain diplomatic issues are not working. Leaders such as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Prime Minister Theresa May of Great Br…

Gary Cohn reportedly kept the jobs report away from Trump out of concern he would break protocol and comment on them early

The former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn kept the monthly jobs report away from President Donald Trump to prevent any leaks, Politico reported Monday.  Over an hour before the jobs report on Friday, Trump tweeted he was "looking forward" to the numbers, jolting traders into speculat…
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