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Democratic consultant James Carville famously cast the 1992 presidential election as "change versus more of the same".

Here at the Fix, we believe in change AND more of the same.

This morning, we launched PostPolitics our brand-spanking new politics homepage. (Full disclosure: I'm managing editor of the site.)

If you haven't already bookmarked PostPolitics, do so now!

A few of our favorites elements of the new page:

* A handy, dandy 2010 map that allows users to not only see the most competitive House, Senate and governors races but also supplies you with the latest campaign finance data as well as historical election results.

* An awesome interactivity bar that allows you to easily share stories via Facebook, Twitter and a bunch of other social media sites.

* A tracker of where President Obama is at all times on any given day.

The new site also is the online home of the Fix, and I'm focused on making it the best blog out there for political news and analysis.

To that end, we are bringing on two terrific young reporters -- Felicia Sonmez and Aaron Blake to help broaden and deepen the political coverage in the Fix on a daily basis.

You'll get to know Aaron and Felicia starting May 10 but if you want a sneak peek you can check out Aaron's work for The Hill newspaper's campaign blog and Felicia's writing for Hotline's "On Call" blog. You should also sign up to follow Felicia and Aaron on Twitter -- they'll be tweeting away once they start on May 10.

All of these changes are designed to make Post's political coverage -- and the Fix specifically -- even better and more relevant to our community of political junkies.

So, wander around in the new site. Tell us what you like and don't like. There are more cool features that will be rolled out in the coming days so make sure you stay tuned!

And, thanks to every Fixista out there who has and continues to make my job fun day in and day out.

By Chris Cillizza  |  April 28, 2010; 11:11 AM ET
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Congrats and kudos, Chris, on becoming Managing Editor of PostPolitics. No one could have deserved the honor more. I played with it all evening yesterday, and came to like it almost immediately. It's better than Politico in most ways, if that means anything.

Three concerns: it doesn't have a masthead, at least not one I could find, and it should. And I have reservations, given the weird mood of the country, about having the POTUS itinerary posted daily for every nutcase to review. Finally, what will it do to The Fix? Will the two projects remain unique? Hope so.

Great job, Chris!

Posted by: tjbv1 | April 29, 2010 6:49 AM | Report abuse

Keep up the good work, Chris. Saw you on TV the other day, and you were very smooth and comfortable AND I learned something.

Posted by: dognabbit | April 28, 2010 7:54 PM | Report abuse

'While congratulations are in order, I admit to some disappointment that this announcement did not include a mechanism to filter the scum out of the blog.'

Yeah, chris -- that is disappointing.

Posted by: drindl | April 28, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

While congratulations are in order, I admit to some disappointment that this announcement did not include a mechanism to filter the scum out of the blog.

Posted by: bsimon1 | April 28, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

It was a little difficult to find the link to the daily politics chat on the new site. Could that be made more prominent, maybe with a link/button at the top of the page?

Posted by: andrea81 | April 28, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Madoff versus Socialist Security:

Takes money from investors with the promise that the money will be invested and made available to them later

Instead of investing the money Madoff spends it on nice homes in the Hamptons and yachts.

When the time comes to pay the investors back Madoff simply uses some of the new funds from newer investors to pay back the older investors.

When Madoff's scheme is discovered all hell breaks loose. New investors won't give him any more cash.

Bernie Madoff is in jail.


Takes money from wage earners with the promise that the money will be invested in a "Trust Fund" and made available later.

Instead of depositing money in a Trust Fund the politicians use it for general spending and vote buying.

When benefits for older investors become due the politicians pay them with money taken from younger and newer wage earners to pay the geezers.

When Social Security runs out of money they simply force the taxpayers to send them some more.

Politicians remain in Washington .

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 28, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse


Obama said this weekend democrats "must appeal to "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again."



The democrats in Congress are running PARTISAN VOTES when bipartisan negotiations are going on.

Obama - instead of being bipartisan and trying to bring the sides together - he is off on a Main Street tour - completely ducking what he said he would do if elected.

Meanwhile - Obama is so COMFORTABLE WITH RACIAL POLITICS - that he broadcasts his RACIAL intentions on the internet.


This is NOT what Obama was elected to do - and everyone in the country can see it.


Meanwhile, Obama's taxes are set to place a massive DRAG ON HIRING - AND STOP THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

Why are they putting Clair McCaskill out there - she has no credibility left.


Posted by: 37thand0street | April 28, 2010 1:09 PM | Report abuse

drivl's whole life is a 404.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 28, 2010 12:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: leichtman1 | April 28, 2010 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Favorite WaPo story today:

"Perry told The Associated Press on Tuesday he needed just one shot from the laser-sighted pistol he sometimes carries while jogging to take down a coyote that menaced his puppy during a February run near Austin. "

Of course, there were no witnesses and the WaPo ran it as fact, just on Perry's word. A nice, big wet kiss.

Because of course, Perry would never make up a story like this to reinforce his gun- loving macho cred during a political campaign, now would he?

Funny too, that he runs with a 'gun in his belt.' Teehee. Someday that's likely to backfire on him, as it were.

Posted by: drindl | April 28, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Outstanding . Love it. Simply the Best. Beautiful.
Leonard Edwards

Posted by: leonardbedwards | April 28, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Congrats CC, good to hear that you are moving up the corporate ladder. Just don't forget about us small folks down here now that you are on the top.

Posted by: AndyR3 | April 28, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Chris, congrats.

That said, your page looks too much like Politico.

Posted by: tmp23 | April 28, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse

while the fix evolves, the Kennedy's, well, they are pretty much the same:

Good Morning Right Wing Patriots, Good Morning Left Wing Hollaback Girls,

Last Tuesday, Representative Patrick Kennedy spoke at a charity event about substance abuse, then went to a bar and tossed back a few vodka shots, where he apparently got drunk enough to declare B. Hussein Obama "the best president ever."

Not kidding.

Posted by: Comrade_Zero | April 28, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Sounds great, CC! Now you can use the "we" without it being a royal one.


Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | April 28, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse


As I said in my tweet this morning, congratulations! I know you'll do a brilliant job as managing editor.

I do hope the coming-on-board of your two acolytes won't diminish your own presence. The Fix wouldn't be the same if you began hiding in your cubicle, merely managing behind the scenes.

You have a unique voice which cannot be duplicated. I'm sure your mixture of hard-nosed political reporter and enthusiastic political junkie is one of the keys to your success--it certainly is as far as I'm concerned.

I hope you'll continue to do the Live Fix (and see to it that there is a LIVE link to it--we've talked about the dead-end the Live Fix sidebar link on this page is).

Naturally, the moment I got your news, I went to PostPolitics, and now have a shortcut on my menu bar! It is great (PostPolitics, that is, not the shortcut--although that's convenient)!

Posted by: sverigegrabb | April 28, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: DDAWD | April 28, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Alert your tech people, Chris...the link to the new site takes you to a 404.

Posted by: drindl | April 28, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

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