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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

Is Clinton's Tide Shifting?

For all the attention on Donald Trump and the GOP field, the Democratic side also bears watching.

Trump-Free Scenarios for 2016

In the likely event that he's not on the ballot in November 2016, what potential outcomes are we looking at?

A New Poll Shows the Contours of the GOP Field

Fresh numbers suggest which candidates are likeliest to emerge from the party's two main wings.

What Donald Trump's Surge Meant

After the McCain furor, Trump's support may decline. But conservative populist fervor within the GOP won't.

Like Kids in an Ice-Cream Shop

So far, the crowded primary field is nothing but good news for Republican voters.

Will Trust Be a Deal-Breaker for Hillary Clinton?

Voters have previously elected at least one president they considered dishonest: Bill Clinton.

2016 Voters, by the Numbers

A data-driven sneak peek at what the electorate is apt to look like next November.

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