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The Daily Caller is a news and opinion website based in Washington, D.C., United States, with a focus on original reporting, in-depth investigations, commentary and breaking news. Founded by political pundit Tucker Carlson and Neil Patel, former adviser to former Vice President Dick Cheney, The Daily Caller launched on January 11, 2010. In late 2012, it was reported that the site had quadrupled its page view and total audience and had become profitable without ever buying an advertisement for itself. 
The Daily Caller is in the White House rotating press pool. Its reporters have appeared on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS, and radio stations across the country. Reporters and columnists for The Daily Caller include Matt Lewis, MIckey Kaus, Alex Pappas, Jamie Weinstein, Caroline May, Nicholas Ballasy, Vince Coglianese, Matt Labash, Jeff Poor, Alexis Levinson and Jim Treacher. 
While the site states it is neutral in regard to ideology, some observers have commented that it is influenced by the libertarian views of its founders. The Guardian referred to The Daily Caller as "the conservative answer to The Huffington Post". An article in The Washingtonian (magazine) noted that in comparison to The Huffington Post that "The Caller puts more emphasis on its own reporting, whereas HuffPo is happy to feature someone else’s story" and "The Caller’s headlines tend to be less misleading and opaque."  In February 2012, Internet marketing research firm comScore found a plurality of The Daily Caller's site visitors to be self-identified political independents; of the remaining visitors, Republicans outnumbered Democrats 35 percent to 27 percent.
In an interview with Politico, Carlson said that The Daily Caller will not be tied to ideology but rather will be "breaking stories of importance". In a Washington Post article, Carlson said "We're not enforcing any kind of ideological orthodoxy on anyone." In a separate interview with The New York Times, Carlson observed that the vast majority of traditional reporting comes fro a liberal point of view and called The Daily Caller reporting "the balance against the rest of the conventional press." 
Opinion contributors have included Newt Gingrich, Andrew Breitbart, S.E. Cupp, Arianna Huffington, a weekly column by former Special Counsel to Bill Clinton Lanny Davis, and many current and former members of Congress.
On October 2, 2012, The Daily Caller released footage of a speech given by then-Senator Barack Obama in 2007, in which he made racially charged comments about the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina and asserted that the government cared less about the people of New Orleans than those of New York and Florida.  Although the speech was made at a public event, no media outlet at the time had mentioned the comment, which were not a part of Obama's prepared remarks. The video had over 1 million plays in its first 12 hours on DailyCaller.com
The Daily Caller reported that almost 20% of the so-called Obamacare waivers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act approved in April of 2011 were given to restaurants, nightclubs and hotels located in the Congressional district of Nancy Pelosi. After this and other reports of preferential waiver grants to labor unions, the Obama Administration announced it would be canceling the waiver program in September, 2011. 
The Daily Caller was the first news outlet to report that Congresswoman Michele Bachmann frequently suffers from stress-related migraine headaches, which can be incapacitating and can require Bachmann to be hospitalized. The news continued to plague Bachmann throughout her 2011-2012 bid for the Republican nomination for President, raising questions about whether she would be able to handle the stresses of the campaign and the Presidency itself.
On March 29, 2010, Daily Caller reporter Jonathan Strong reported that the Republican National Committee reimbursed a staffer almost $2,000 for an evening spent with donors at Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage-themed nightclub featuring topless women dancers who imitate lesbian sex acts. The resulting media backlash led to the firing of Allison Meyers, the staffer in charge of the Young Eagles program who submitted the expense report, and later the resignation of other RNC officials.
On June 25, 2010, The Daily Caller published private e-mails from Washington Post blogger Dave Weigel denigrating conservatives, whom he covered for the paper. The same day, Weigel resigned from the Post, and JournoList — the listserv that hosted Weigel's disparaging e-mails — was deleted by creator Ezra Klein of the Washington Post.
Several weeks later, TheDC published a series of articles based upon JournoList discussions.
The Daily Caller's White House reporter Neil Munro received criticism for interrupting President Obama's prepared remarks on June 15, 2012. Munro, along with Carlson and Patel, defended his behavior by saying that he tried to time his question to when he thought the president was finishing, though this was disputed by other reporters there.