Politico is a section of Great Food Forum... it's a group within our group. Folks can elect to be a part of it or not. It's an out-of-the-way spot (Group). PS: On our user settings, we can elect to show the word "Politico" beneath our avators if we wish (meaning: I belong to that group additionally, here on this same board), or we can hide the word, even if we do join the 'Politico' group.
This little group within the group was an answer, we hope, for those folks who say they do not want to wade through political headlines (of threads) to get to something else that they want to read. In other words, we made it to please all sides. Folks who really want political chat can have it; those who don't, won't be bothered with it. I hope this helps. (Oh and in order to see it, in order to get into that section, we have to JOIN the group. To do that, go to our Profile (see colorful words at very top of main screen), then Edit Profile (which will be over at the right of the screen), then Groups (a tab at top of that window), I believe, and join it (it should show you the option to join Politico). Same thing if you change your mind and want to not be a part of it anymore...elect out via same place, I mean.)
(Bev has included a link (in her post -- above this one) to a place that explains it all better than I just did. I forgot that she wrote all about it there.)