The Washington Post, the leading source on politics, today introduces a new politics homepage, PostPolitics.com. The new site offers the best compendium of U.S. political news, as well as the in-depth, original reporting and analysis that has made The Post Washington’s top online destination for politics.

PostPolitics.com brings together political coverage produced across the newsroom, from The Post’s established reporting teams and columnists to its bloggers and online tools. In coming phases, the site also will offer more video, unique perspectives from an expanded number of bloggers, easier ways to share content with social media networks, must-read content aggregated from elsewhere and original polling.

“If you care about American politics, you’ll want to bookmark PostPolitics or make it your homepage,” said Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli. “No other politics website in the capital reaches more people than we do, and the reason is our depth, our expertise and our talent. The new site builds on that.”

Chris Cillizza, author of the must-read political blog The Fix, will expand his role to serve as Managing Editor of PostPolitics.com. In addition to seasoned Post writers and opinion columnists such as Dan Balz, David Broder, Eugene Robinson, Kathleen Parker, Ezra Klein, Charles Krauthammer, Steve Pearlstein and Dana Milbank, PostPolitics.com will be home to recent additions to The Post’ political team, including Karen Tumulty, David Weigel and Nia-Malika Henderson.

"What we bring to the often muddled political landscape is a clarity that is unmatched and an authority you can trust," said Washington Post National Editor Kevin Merida. “We have the most reliable political team in American journalism."

New PostPolitics.com Features:
  • 2010 Elections: PostPolitics.com will be a central resource for original, on-the-ground reporting, analysis and opinion on the midterm elections including:
  • Interactive Election Map: Shows candidates running in senate, house and gubernatorial races, election results, current fundraising stats and state and district demographic information.
  • Increased User Engagement: The site provides better integration with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, highlighting Tweets and user comments, access to tools like the congressional votes database and POTUS Tracker, an in-depth look at Obama’s schedule and issue agenda.

Coming soon on PostPolitics.com:
  • Blog Network: A network of independent state-based political bloggers providing expanded coverage and analysis from local experts closely covering 2010 state races and guiding readers to the important on-the-ground reporting that continuously impacts the political landscape.
  • Video Chats: A series of live political video discussions: a debriefing following White House press conferences, a discussion on the day’s top political news from The Fix’s Chris Cillizza, and more.
  • Network News: Integrates Facebook to create a more personalized and social experience where users can share what they are reading and get recommendations from friends.
  • The Fix Political Podcast: Chris Cillizza will give state-by-state political news and analysis, also to be broadcast on Sirius XM radio’s POTUS channel and available through iTunes.

The new page design makes it easier for users to find political content from across the newsroom, highlighting The Post’s visual storytelling, including photo and video journalism and interactive graphics. In-depth series and resources will now have a permanent home on the page where readers can find and return to them regularly. Users can sign up to receive a selection of political news email alerts: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?node=admin/email

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is the Washington Post's exclusive launch sponsor of PostPolitics.com.

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