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Charlie Cook

Political Analyst

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Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report, and political analyst for National Journal, where he writes two weekly columns . He also writes a regular column for Washington Quarterly, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and is a political analyst for NBC News. In 2010, Charlie was a co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's prestigious Carey McWilliams award to honor "a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics."

Latest From Charlie Cook

Playing the Name Game for 2016

The key question is not who will run, but what the intrinsic value of Democratic and Republican nominations will be.

No Perfect Political Weapon

A new poll tests voters' attitudes about two key 2014 topics: Obamacare and the economy.

Democratic Senate Seats Might Prove Hard to Keep

The party should brace for brutal midterm elections, then hope to be pleasantly surprised.

My Republican Bracket

In the party's presidential-nomination tournament, logic would argue for a center-right pick, but it is clear the passion has been on the right.

Buckle Up for More Gridlock

Majority status in the Senate could swerve back and forth over the next few elections.

How 2014 Could Give the GOP False Hope

Republicans could win the midterms without fixing the party's problems.

Numbers Don't Lie: It's a Tough Year for Democrats

No matter how you look at it—qualitatively or quantitatively—Senate Democrats face quite a fight in November

Show More from Charlie Cook

Playing the Name Game for 2016

The key question is not who will run, but what the intrinsic value of Democratic and Republican nominations will be.

No Perfect Political Weapon

A new poll tests voters' attitudes about two key 2014 topics: Obamacare and the economy.

Democratic Senate Seats Might Prove Hard to Keep

The party should brace for brutal midterm elections, then hope to be pleasantly surprised.

My Republican Bracket

In the party's presidential-nomination tournament, logic would argue for a center-right pick, but it is clear the passion has been on the right.

Buckle Up for More Gridlock

Majority status in the Senate could swerve back and forth over the next few elections.

How 2014 Could Give the GOP False Hope

Republicans could win the midterms without fixing the party's problems.

Numbers Don't Lie: It's a Tough Year for Democrats

No matter how you look at it—qualitatively or quantitatively—Senate Democrats face quite a fight in November

Show More from Charlie Cook