What is Wake Up To Politics?

Wake Up To Politics is a daily email newsletter written by award-winning journalist Gabe Fleisher, getting you caught up on everything you need to know about American politics — in a clear and understandable style.

What sets Wake Up To Politics apart?

Let’s break it down quickly, WUTP style:

  1. It’s non-partisan. Only objective reporting and analysis.
  2. It’s concise. A quick and easy morning read.
  3. It’s accessible. Read by everyone from members of Congress to middle-school students.
  4. It’s focused on what matters. Policy, not palace intrigue or the horse race. Every Friday, we publish a substantive review of what actually got done in Washington that week.
  5. It’s completely independent. No advertisers, no corporate sponsors.

This formula has made WUTP an essential daily read for tens of thousands of subscribers, in all 50 states and dozens of countries around the globe.

Our readers span from top politicians and journalists to middle and high school students. That’s because WUTP explains politics in a way that allows everyone to follow along — without dumbing anything down.

Who writes it?

Gabe Fleisher is a junior at Georgetown University studying government and journalism. He may be only 20 years old, but he has more than a decade of reporting under his belt.

Gabe founded WUTP in 2011 for a lone subscriber: his mother. But as his mailing list has grown into the thousands, his mission has never strayed: to make politics and government interesting and accessible.

Along the way, Gabe has also scooped a presidential run, asked Joe Biden a question at the first-ever Zoom press conference by a presidential candidate, talked politics with Jaden Smith, interviewed a former Supreme Court justice, and covered countless events across Washington.

He’s also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR to offer political analysis, and been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, NBC News, Politico, and Columbia Journalism Review

How can I reach Gabe?

You can email Gabe at gabe@wakeuptopolitics.com. He’s also @WakeUp2Politics on Twitter and @WakeUpToPolitics on Facebook or Instagram.