New features include: “The Top 5,” a daily digest of the five most important political stories; “Top Stories” and “The Conversation,” the biggest political stories of the moment, broken down by topics generating the most conversation and comments among CNN.com users; “Opinion,” op-eds and daily musings from CNN’s political contributors and pundits; “Polling Center,” featuring CNN’s extensive polling, plus public political polling from across the country; and “Local Headlines,” political headlines from across the nation customizable by ZIP code and powered by CNN’s local affiliates.
The new CNNPolitics.com also features cover story “The Sweep” and regular features from political contributors including “Wolf’s Picks” from The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer anchor Wolf Blitzer, weekly column “Henry in the House” from senior White House correspondent Ed Henry, weekly column “Reliable Sources” from Reliable Sources host Howie Kurtz, and “Preston on Politics,” an analytical wrap-up of the day’s political headlines from political editor Mark Preston.
CNN.com vice president and managing editor Meredith Artley said:
The new CNNPolitics.com pairs CNN’s timely, smart reporting with new interactive features and visual oomph. Our dynamic coverage now has the dynamic digital presence it deserves.
Political director and VP of Washington-based programming Sam Feist added:
Everyone in the business knows CNN has the “Best Political Team on Television,” but not everybody knows the extent of the massive team in the wings supplementing, reporting, and breaking political news every single day on-air and online. The new CNNPolitics.com will spotlight the extensive political news apparatus that truly makes CNN the place for politics.