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Charlie Cook

Political Analyst

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

Republican Bracketology

Which GOP candidates will survive the first few rounds and advance to the Final Four?

Clinton's Rough Road Ahead

The liberal base and the media will work together to make sure she isn't crowned as the Democratic nominee.

Jeb Bush's Headwinds

He starts the race with ample money, veteran aides—and real problems on the policy and ideological fronts.

The Trouble With Being Jeb Bush

A new poll adds to the evidence that Bush will have to combat a negative impression, one he's unlikely to have earned himself. 

It's Not About the Emails: Clinton's Fate Hangs on Bigger Questions

Win or lose, her quality as a candidate and her party's image will matter much more than an inside-the-Beltway story.

The Early Betting Lines for 2016

What the nation's top horse race looks like now.

The GOP's Damage Done

How the Homeland Security stalemate is hurting the Republican brand.

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