Stay up to speed on the political news driving the day with the POLITICO iPhone app, featuring up-to-the-minute insight and analysis delivered straight to your phone. The sleek and navigable design offers a convenient way to access POLITICO's dynamic stories and breaking news alerts and share them with your friends on social media.

What’s New

Version 12.0

This release includes bug fixes and general stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
40.1K Ratings

40.1K Ratings

ravingrusset ,

My fav news outlet online.

And it’s free which many are not. This is my first “go to” news app as the journalism is so well done and I feel like it is as objective in its reporting for being a progressive news outlet. There are some smart cookies who work for this news outlet and I like reading about all the view points as well as the factual news. I am a child of post WWII which means I have been thru the Nixon impeachment, the anti war movement thru the 70’s and became an independent leaning toward the Democratic Party. I read many news apps every morning yet this by far my favorite.

Anencephalic ,

Horrid App

The content is worthwhile, but it's like the creators of this app want to prevent you from reading it. The "navigation" is like blindly jumping through hyperspace. You have no idea where you might end up. I try swiping left and right but, instead of smoothly moving between stories, it's all twitchy and spastic. I can see the edge of a story I want to get to, but I can't make it land on that story. Just moving my finger slightly to the left and right, which should just move me between two stories, flashes glimpses of 4 or 5 different articles.

Other news apps give the impression that there's some stationary content that their app provides a window into. You have a sense how the stories are laid out and where you are in that context. Not so with the Politico app. Instead it's chaos. Blank pages, stories with a picture but no content, videos with no play button. It's incredibly frustrating.

I am on an iPad Air 2 with iOS 10.3.2.

Deft Advocate ,

Politico April 2020 update

I have always liked this app. With the newest update however, once you have chosen an article to read, you can’t get back to the article menu. Instead you have to keep scrolling thru one article to the next, to rotate thru them all to find the ones you want.

To me this is a step down from the prior edition’s layout, where you could scroll down the articles based on their topics, and not have cycle thru every single one to the topics you actually wanted to read.

Perhaps the developer should do another update, to bring back the functionality of the prior iteration’s ability to allow the reader to see all the articles’ headlines at once, and for a reader to return to the main page with the article headlines once they have finished an article.

App Privacy

The developer, POLITICO, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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