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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 20, 2010

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., once said that "everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts." These days, it appears our society increasingly rejects that notion. More and more people are getting their information from clearly ideological and partisan sources, whether it be political talk shows on cable television, talk radio or on the I…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 13, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -- Last weekend's Southern Republican Leadership Conference presented a pair of contrasts. Though the city has been coming back economically since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl win gave the city a huge psychological shot in the arm, and the impending departure of the much and appropriately maligned Mayor Ray Nagin can't seem to happen soon enough to sui…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 10, 2010

As we head toward November's mid-term elections, the outlook remains dire for Democrats. For the trajectory of this campaign season to change in their favor, two things need to happen -- unemployment must drop significantly, and the public's attitude toward the new health care reform law must become much more positive. Neither seems likely, though. Increasingly, it appears that for Democrats to t…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 3, 2010

Does the Democrats' enactment of health care reform legislation mark the beginning of the party's turnaround, or the coming of an electoral apocalypse for it? Perhaps neither: It's rarely wise to bet that any single event more than seven months before an election will have a huge influence on its outcome. What's more, the next few weeks are a critical transition period in the 2010 cycle. Neither p…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 27, 2010

No matter how talented the pollster, the results of any survey conducted the day after an event ought to be taken with quite a few grains of salt. Nevertheless, the outcome of the Monday night USA Today/Gallup Poll, which checked the nation's pulse less than 24 hours after the House passed its massive health care package, demonstrates that seemingly huge, consequential events can have a rather sma…

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