When I was a middling political reporter covering presidential campaigns, the first stop of my day was always Mark Halperin's politics coverage on ABCNews.com I wasn't alone--pretty much every political reporter started with Mark's take on the day. After 20 years at ABC News--where he is still an on-air consultant--Mark came to TIME this spring. Last week we launched thepage.time.com his daily one-stop-shopping site for everything that's important in the political world. I'm guessing that it will become the indispensable site not only for political insiders but also for all those who care about the presidential race. This site was designed by Mark and TIME.com to fill a void--it is clear, clean, Webby and user-friendly. Now you can check in every morning, as I do, with Mark's PageCast, which highlights the day's big political stories. (It's also my way of keeping track of where he is.) The Page exemplifies TIME's tradition of aggregating the best information out there: it has links to the latest stories, campaign ads and TV clips from debates, talk shows and YouTube. If Barack Obama says something memorable on The Charlie Rose Show, you'll be able to find it on The Page. In politics, schedule is destiny, so the site has a constantly updated calendar of important campaign events. Plus, it's truly 24/7, updated by our colleagues in Hong Kong and London. And just in case you don't get enough politics on The Page, you can read Mark's newly released book, The Undecided Voter's Guide to the Next President.
Richard Stengel, MANAGING EDITOR