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Massive Shakeup At Politico With Co-Founder Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen Set To Leave

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.29.2016 | Media

Politico CEO Jim VandeHei and chief White House correspondent Mike Allen will leave the news organization they helped launch nine years ago and built ...

Friday Talking Points -- Underpants Gnomes Will Defeat Trump!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now that the primaries are getting a lot closer, some are doing mental pretzel-bends to rationalize their gut feeling about Trump's inevitable loss (since their gut feeling can't possibly be wrong, of course.)

If Family Portraits Were Up To Dad, This Is What They'd Look Like

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.11.2016 | Divorce

Now this is one rad dad. When Mike Allen decided to take family photos with his 6- and 7-year-old daughters post-divorce, he went all out, asking pho...

Politico's Mike Allen Promised 'No Surprises' Coverage Of Chelsea Clinton

Gawker | Whitney Snyder | Posted 11.24.2015 | Media

But as newly released emails between the veteran reporter and a former State Department official show, Allen’s coveted access sometimes comes at the...

Politico's Mike Allen: No One Cares About Poor Jeb Bush

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Media

With the media's recent glut of Donald Trump coverage, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is being left out. Bush suffers from a relevance ...

Jason Linkins

Mike Allen Has Some Fact-Free Smarm-Thoughts For Wesley Lowery | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

In today's Politico Playbook -- presented by Chevron, Chevron is awesome, please let us know, Chevron, if there's any pending legislation we can help ...

Politico, Washington Post Editor Discuss Playbook Rift

Michael Calderone | Posted 03.17.2014 | Media
Michael Calderone

Politico and Washington Post editors discuss growing rift over coverage of Mike Allen and Playbook.

Mike Allen Finally Responds To Erik Wemple

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

Politico's Mike Allen has broken his silence about a string of critical reports regarding his signature Playbook newsletter. In an email to HuffPos...

Politico Paints Comically Flattering Portrait Of Fox News Chief

The Washington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

In Sunday’s edition of “Playbook,” Politico’s Mike Allen included a massive excerpt of the new biography of Fox News chief Roger Ailes by jour...

Michael Calderone

Washington Post, Politico Editors To Meet After Bombshell Mike Allen Reports | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- Politico editor-in-chief John Harris and chief executive Jim VandeHei are expected to visit The Washington Post on Wednesday to discuss ...

'Politico' Gets Pressed About Journalism Scandal

The Washington Post | Erik Wemple | Posted 12.30.2013 | Media

On Nov. 20, the Erik Wemple Blog reported that “Playbook” author Mike Allen of Politico showed a discernible pattern of writing favorable blurbs a...

Dubious Honor For DC's Most Compromised Journalist | Posted 12.19.2013 | Media

Our annual list is here! This time, we channeled each hack's unique voice -- and let them...

Jason Linkins

Someone Had The Crazy Idea That They Could 'Promote Through Politico' | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

One of Politico's best, Byron Tau, tweeted a complaint this morning. And he is right to do so! Because whoever sent the missive he obtained, in which ...

Politico Responds To Mike Allen Allegations

Daily Intelligencer | Jonathan Chait | Posted 12.03.2013 | Media

In the fifties, a bunch of rock stations got caught taking money from music producers to give their artists airtime. The "Payola" scam, as it was call...

Michael Calderone

New York Times Moves In On Politico's Turf | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- A few months ago, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said in an interview that she looks at Politico each day, and specifical...

Questions For Politico's Mike Allen | Erik Wemple | Posted 11.20.2013 | Media

Introducing: The “Playbook” game! Politico Chief White House Correspondent Mike Allen writes “Playbook,” a daily e-mail newsletter featuring ...

5 Reads That Will Help Anyone Understand Washington, D.C.

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Brian LaSorsa

K Street and the Kremlin aren't invading our nation's capital. Rather, a pretty small city is being overrun by more than 600,000 people who dream of the White House.

How the Press Helped Cause the GOP Shutdown

Eric Boehlert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

What's been clear for years is that the press clings to its preferred storyline: When Republicans obstruct Obama's agenda, the president's to blame for not changing the GOP's unprecedented behavior. In other words, "both sides" are to blame.

Politico's Acquisition of Capital New York Is Scaring the New York Times

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Brian LaSorsa

Attacking outlets like Capital New York for no other reason than being new to industry might be a fun way for the Times to tout its influence today, but it won't be fun when someone else is sitting atop that throne.

Michael Calderone

New York Times Writer's Book On Powerful Media Ignores The Times | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -– When the Obama administration rolled into Washington in 2009, The New York Times once again found itself in the mix. It had been tough f...

A Politico Snack Before the Main Course of 2012 Campaign Books

Scott Porch | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Scott Porch

The Playbook 2012 series is a breezy, fly-on-the-wall, real-time reporter's notebook. It is not a definitive history of the election and does not purport to be.

SIGHTING: Reporter Sights Self At Party | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media

This is too much!...

Michael Calderone

Politico Puts Flagship Web Show On Hold To Retool | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.03.2013 | Media

Politico has quietly placed its thrice-weekly web show “Politico Live” on hold while retooling the format, perhaps to a weekly show featuring its ...

Jon Ward

When Was The Last Time Obama Endured A Media Feeding Frenzy? | Jon Ward | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was much hand-wringing last week over Politico's "puppet master" piece claiming that President Obama runs circles around reporter...

Politico Accidentally Exposes Beltway Elite

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Politico editors Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen today have published what may be the most revealing piece I have ever read about the Washington power eli...