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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.

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

Frederick J. Ryan

Frederick J. Ryan

President & CEO
John Harris

John Harris

Editor in Chief
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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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Politico total Funding

$10 m

Politico 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.
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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

The feisty judge in the Paul Manafort trial admitted he made a big mistake that could hurt Mueller's team

US District Court Judge TS Ellis admitted that he made a major mistake in the trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Prosecutors filed a motion complaining that Ellis' comments could hurt special counsel Robert Mueller's team. Ellis said it was a mistake to criti…

Christine Hallquist May Become America’s First Openly Transgender Governor

The CEO's Vermont campaign could make her the first transgender gubernatorial nominee of a major political party.

Statue Of Liberty Protester Trolls Melania’s ‘I Don’t Care’ Jacket

Patricia Okoumou’s dress also read “Be Best,” a reference to the first lady’s campaign focused on children.

WWE wrestler Kane is now an actual elected Mayor

When you hear the name Kane, one of your first thoughts might be of the towering, mask-wearing WWE wrestler. Politics probably wouldn't be the first thing to spring to mind. SEE ALSO: 7 celebrities that could run for president in 2020 but really shouldn't That's all about to change, though. On Thu…

Painfully awkward photo shows Mueller and Trump Jr. waiting at the same airport gate

Politico caught Donald Trump Jr. and Robert Mueller very awkwardly hanging out at the same airport gate in Washington D.C. on Friday.  In the photo, Don Jr. — or as he likes to call himself in his gym selfies, Donald Pump — leans against the back wall talking on the phone. Despite his camouflage h…

U.S. Housing Official Says He’s Confident He’ll Be Cleared in Harassment Probe

Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt is under investigation for sexually harassing a female subordinate.
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