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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."

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Stress Tests for Republicans

Can Scott Walker and GOP congressional leaders step up their game?

The Outrage Dilemma

How exactly can a war-weary United States "do something" about ISIS and Ukraine?

A Tough Path to the Presidency

Fewer experienced senators seem interested in making White House bids, and it's easy to understand why.

The Front-Runner’s Peril

Would Hillary Clinton face the usual obstacles on her way to the Democratic nomination?

Romney Exit Opens the Field

Several 2016 GOP candidates could benefit from the 2012 nominee's decision not to run.

When Trends Collide

Which political pattern will prevail in the 2016 presidential race?

The GOP Bracket Challenge

There are at least four distinct types of Republican presidential candidates battling for 2016 supremacy.

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