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Download the POLITICO for iPhone app today to get your politics fix. The clean, easy-to-navigate layout is ideal for staying up to date when you’re on the go. POLITICO serves as the one-stop shop for the fastest, most in-depth coverage of the president, Congress, 2014 Midterm elections, and 2016 presidential race. POLITICO’s journalists break news and drive conversation about the White House, Capitol Hill and Washington lobbying, plus the intersection of politics with Wall Street, media and personalities. POLITICO launched in January 2007 with the mission of covering politics with enterprise, style and impact.


■ Use the “Sections” button to navigate between several different POLITICO News, Blogs, Policy, Morning Tipsheets, Videos categories, and LIVE online content, as well as Photos, Polls and user-Saved Articles. The More Info section contains settings, a helpful FAQ, about, privacy policy, terms and conditions, and easy-to-use tell a friend and feedback mail templates.

■ NEW POLITICO Magazine covers in-depth opinions and narratives. 

■ Article images with caption and credits can be viewed in full-screen mode, including up to 4x zooming, image sharing actions, and several supported gestures.

■ Article videos can also be viewed in full-screen mode. Video playback supports Apple's AirPlay technology.

■ You can dynamically resize Article text so it's at your optimal reading size. Your desired setting is always remembered. To reset the size back to the original default value, use the user Settings app.

■ Article links to the source content on may be copied or shared with anyone via SMS, Mail, Twitter, or Facebook. You can also add to reading list or open them in Safari on your iPhone.

■ Current support for 4 types of push notifications. Users can enable/disable each type individually in the user Settings app. The complete text of the last (unexpired) pushed notification is always downloaded for in-app viewing. When enabled, access the current notification by tapping the “Alert” button from most section fronts. Notifications can now be copied or shared via SMS, Mail, Twitter, or Facebook.

■ POLITICO can dynamically deliver additional News, Blogs, or other feeds in the future, without requiring an app update. Make sure you have the "New App Features" notifications switch turned ON in the user Settings app for POLITICO, to get notified when new changes occur.

■ POLITICO Article, Video, and Polls content changes several times, every day. The app will automatically check for changes several times every hour, and intelligently download only those changes that are different from the last downloaded content. If you want an immediate update, you can always use the pull-to-refresh mechanism built into every section list.

■ All downloaded non-video Article content is intelligently cached for offline reading when a network is not convenient. You can use the “AUTO UPDATE” flags in the Sections menu to control what and how much content we automatically download. Selecting a section that is not flagged for auto updating will download that section upon demand when a network connection is available, or view the last downloaded version of that content when offline.

■ Use built-in app settings in More Info section to: 
– Enable/disable different types of pushed (or pulled) alerts
– Reset the default Article font size setting
– Remove all user-Saved Articles at once
– Empty the cache of Article images, freeing up device memory usage
– In the unlikely case of an app failure, reset all downloaded application files (doesn't affect cached images or user-Saved Articles)

■ For more usage, tips, and information, please refer to the FAQ from the More Info section.

■ Feedback is welcome and appreciated.  You can mail us directly from within the app by going to the More Info section (or via the Action button from any article).

» Follow us on Twitter: @POLITICO

What's New in Version 3.2.1

» Feedback is welcome and appreciated! Please contact us directly from within the app via the More Info section or the Action button from within any article. Please read the built-in FAQ. Please rate the app and not the politics.

■ NEW in version 3.2.1:

- Minor bug fixes and stability improvements

■ NEW in version 3.2.0:

- A beautiful new design for iOS 7
- Fully support native sharing interface for iOS 6 and up including more sharing options – and AirDrop support for iOS 7 and up
- Added sharing options for Breaking News and other push notifications
- Stability and performance improvements
- Bug fixes from previous version

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Customer Reviews

Unbiased and probative

POLITICO is hands down the best news source available today. I've since deleted most of my other news apps; I was sick of their push notifications of "breaking news" coming an hour or so after POLITICOS updates of the same information. As a strict Independent I am extremely sensitive to news bias (I can still enjoy NPR, but half the fun is laughing at the liberal bias), and POLITICO is the only news source which has my stamp of approval.

The app itself is pretty easy to use and the adjustable text is a really easy to modulate, however the sections beside the front page don't really describe what they are so I'm weary of subscribing to them. That's my only 2¢ that I think could improve the app, this app has been on my home bar since the 2012 republican primaries and it isn't going anywhere.

Recent shift

The app itself works fine, as far as I've been able to tell. My issue is more about content. I've had the politico app for years and I've always valued it for their unbiased, objective reporting. I keep the Fox News and cnn app to see partisan opinions, but politico was my primary centrist political app. Recently they seem to have shifted hard left, though, especially in the opinion pieces. If they would post an equal amount of right and left wing opinions, I wouldn't mind, but it seems every opinion piece they publish is liberal. It's disappointing, but I suppose in today's age of buzzfeeds and huffposts the idea of objective journalism is effectively dead.

Wish there was an ad-free version

Obviously, Politico is a great place for political news and op-eds from every perspective on the spectrum. The app is super easy to use and presents the information well. My only complaint is that there isn't an ad-free version of the app that I can buy!

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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 3.2.1
  • Size: 6.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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