Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Launches as Premier Online Destination for Politics

CNN Pressroom - offers its latest innovation to CNN Worldwide’s multi-platform political coverage with the creation of a new online home for political junkies. The recently launched melds the newsgathering strength and analytical expertise of the Emmy Award-winning Best Political Team on Television with the vast resources of to create the Internet’s premier destination for political news and information.

“With, everyone from the passionate follower to the first-time voter gets the benefit of the unrivaled insights and coverage from our reporters and analysts,” said Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and senior executive producer of

“Users not only get the most up-to-the-minute political news from CNN’s array of correspondents but they also get behind-the-scenes details of how and why the news happened,” said Sam Feist, CNN’s political director. serves as a one-stop-shop for those who want to know everything going on inside the Beltway and beyond, particularly along the campaign trail. features streaming live video from political events, interviews with top newsmakers, CNN’s comprehensive political video library, exclusive online reporting, user generated content and feedback from the audience. In keeping with’s unmatched usability, all of the latest and most important political stories and video are easily accessible from the throughout the service – online and via CNN’s mobile distribution partners.

Also included as part of are the in-depth Election Center special section and the popular Political Ticker blog. The Political Ticker provides a constant stream of political news – as it happens – from hundreds of CNN journalists, keeping users informed of the latest political news with dispatches 24 hours a day every day. The Election Center enables users to dig deeply into details about the candidates, their campaigns and their positions on the issues most important to voters and includes detailed coverage of debates, fund-raising and state-by-state analysis.

For a more light-hearted play at politics, users can match up 2008 candidates in a game of Presidential Pong, a political version of the famed video game, or check out the daily “Political Humor” area of the main page.

The launch of is yet another step in CNN’s quest to re-energize and reinvent political coverage through bold innovations like the CNN/YouTube debates; the daily Situation Room, which has become can’t-miss political television; long-form specials like the Broken Government series; and the network’s ground-breaking mobile bureau, the CNN Election Express.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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