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 senior at Georgetown University studying government and journalism. He may be only 21 years old, but he has more than a decade of reporting under his belt.

Gabe founded WUTP in 2011 with a lone subscriber: his mom. The newsletter now reaches more than 40,000 readers across the globe, but his mission has never strayed: to make politics and government interesting and accessible to all.

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 lawmakers and Supreme Court justices, and received credentials to cover everything from presidential debates to a summit at Camp David.

He was also named one of the 50 most influential American Jews of 2019 by The Forward and given the Horace Mann Friend of Education Award by the Missouri NEA for his year-long podcast series produced by St. Louis Public Radio.

Gabe has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and NPR to offer political analysis and has 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.