As the presidential election year gets started, is ranked as the No. 1 most popular political site on the Internet, according to, the public Net ratings service affiliated with

The new rankings, released today, show WND at No. 1 followed by Slate, the news and opinion website owned by Microsoft.

“This is quite an honor when you think about how many websites there are in the world offering political commentary,” said Joseph Farah, founder and editor of WND. “But it’s even more thrilling because we’ve never considered WND primarily a political site. It is first and foremost a newssite – the largest independent, full-service newssite in the world.” is No. 3, followed by NewsMax and Salon.

These were followed by Free Republic, Town Hall, National Review Online, Ludwig von Mises Institute and Less Government.

WND also is ranked No. 1 in Alexa’s News and Media category, followed by NewsMax, National Review Online, FrontPage Magazine and the Weekly Standard.

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