RealClearPolitics About RCP

At RealClearPolitics (RCP) we’re dedicated to providing our readers with better, more insightful analysis of the most important news and policy issues of the day. RCP’s daily editorial curation and original reporting present balanced, non-partisan analysis that empowers our readers to stay informed.

RCP’s staff of experienced journalists delivers insightful and impartial news and analysis from the White House, Congress, the campaign trail, and roundtable discussions on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. This reporting is supplemented by in-depth exploration of campaigns, candidates, and voting trends by in-house senior political analyst Sean Trende. We also field a roster of contributing columnists spanning the political spectrum. The mission of our original material, overseen by executive editor & Washington bureau chief Carl M. Cannon, is to give our readers an objective look at the news landscape every single day. In addition to RealClearPolitics, RealClear Media Group’s flagship brand, there are 14 RealClear brands that cover a wide range of interests from defense and religion to energy and science.

Company History

Founded in 2000 by two news junkies from their Chicago apartment, RealClearPolitics grew out of a passion for combing the internet for the most interesting political stories of the day. Tom Bevan and John McIntyre wanted a site that contained the most pivotal information on the day’s need-to-know issues. It wasn’t long before they discovered they weren’t the only ones with this desire. Today, RealClearPolitics has grown from an intelligent aggregator into a comprehensive media company – RealClear Media Group (RCMG) – encompassing 14 specialty areas of coverage, original reporting from our staff of seasoned reporters, live events, the well-known RCP Poll Average, and original video. Read More


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Tom Bevan
Co-Founder and Executive Editor of RealClearPolitics
Liz Martin