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Founded in 2000 by John McIntyre and Tom Bevan, Chicago-based RealClearPolitics.com (RCP) has become one of America’s premier independent political web sites. Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day. RealClearPolitics has become a trusted filter for anyone interested in politics.

What's New

Version 2.5

- Updated UI/UX
- Updated iOS 32-bit/64-bit Support for better device recognition
- Updated Video Module
- Access to Optimized Mobile Site
- Enhanced Developer Settings and UI/UX Features for a faster, cleaner App

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

"RCP Mobile Update!" Go away!

HR Proff

For years I've used the RCP app. While I'm drawn to the content, the app is just okay and could be more user friendly. But why won't that new pop-up go away? It keeps pushing me to the website. I even deleted and downloaded again

Ironically, the website and its content have always been far superior. (Pocket's app and RCP's website may provide a better alternative to the RCP app.)

I agree with reviewer comments that news and editorials updates lag behind events, especially over weekends, and that ads are too prolific.

Content Vs Ads


I enjoy the content on RCP, but the ads are crippling. They eat up my data on intrusive, pop-up after pop-up, nonsense. Most of the people who use this app are probably mobile, making the problem worse with the slower speed off of wifi. As a person who just wants to read, it's aggravating that reading has become a game of whack a mole with me trying to close videos, rescroll, close pop-up, rescroll, start over. This happens with about 50% of content, and wouldn't be so aggravating if it wasn't a chore just to keep the ads managed.

So many ads I can’t read the articles


I understand the need for ad revenue to fund free sites like Real Clear Politics (my favorite news aggregate online) but a 30 second video ad popping up every 3.5 seconds? It makes the app truly useless if I can’t actually read the articles... The RCP app has consistently been bad. I deleted it last year because it crashed constantly. Decided to give it a try again, but... not sure why they can’t get a decent developer to make this app more usable.


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6.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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