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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

The Lessons of 2010

After the Democratic debacle in the last midterms, no one can ignore the power of holding the redistricting pen.

Crystal-Ball Gazing on the Senate Races

Data-crunchers and political pundits are coming to largely the same conclusions about the battle for control.

Blocking the Vote

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle. 

Rick Perry Revisited

The Texas governor seems to have remade himself, and the 2016 presidential field is starting to look wide open.

How Rising Populism Is Changing the Identities of Both Parties

Rising populism is altering the identities of both parties—and scaring the heck out of the establishment.

Darrell Issa Stars as Captain Louis Renault

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is "shocked" to learn the White House has a political office.

Post-Katrina Politics in New Orleans

A new documentary looks at the racial, economic, and cultural divisions the storm brought to the Big Easy.

Show More from Charlie Cook

The Lessons of 2010

After the Democratic debacle in the last midterms, no one can ignore the power of holding the redistricting pen.

Crystal-Ball Gazing on the Senate Races

Data-crunchers and political pundits are coming to largely the same conclusions about the battle for control.

Blocking the Vote

A big country has big problems—but the systematic failure of congressional leadership is making them impossible to tackle. 

Rick Perry Revisited

The Texas governor seems to have remade himself, and the 2016 presidential field is starting to look wide open.

How Rising Populism Is Changing the Identities of Both Parties

Rising populism is altering the identities of both parties—and scaring the heck out of the establishment.

Darrell Issa Stars as Captain Louis Renault

The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is "shocked" to learn the White House has a political office.

Post-Katrina Politics in New Orleans

A new documentary looks at the racial, economic, and cultural divisions the storm brought to the Big Easy.

Show More from Charlie Cook