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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 1, 2008

With the upcoming Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont contests, this presidential primary campaign will, for all intents and purposes, turn the corner. John McCain will almost certainly win enough…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, February 26, 2008

With Ralph Nader's decision to mount another bid for the presidency, last week's New York Times story about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and the campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., potentia…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, February 23, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., clearly had a good night on Tuesday. With his wins in Wisconsin and Hawaii, he seems to be closing in on his party's presidential nomination. Not nearing a majority of the delegates, mind you, but building enough of a delegate lead that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., would have to chalk up massive victories beginning in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island, and Vermont on Mar…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, February 16, 2008

In a funny way, I can identify with how Republicans are feeling and acting these days. I've been fighting a cold since before I boarded a plane for Des Moines to attend the Iowa caucuses, feeling lous…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, February 12, 2008

One of the fascinating byproducts of this remarkable presidential campaign is that so many people, not just political junkies, are watching with rapt attention. If Obama can win Wisconsin, it may hamper Clinton in Ohio and Texas, making it difficult for her to get back in the race. My 18-year-old, fairly apolitical son was recently grilling me about the race, and I found myself saying that there…

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Al­most 130 years ago, Ger­man philo­soph­er Friedrich Ni­et­z­sche wrote, “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” In a per­verse way, BuzzFeed and CNN made Pres­id­ent-elect Trump stronger this week.

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Updated November 25, 2015 | As the 2016 election cycle begins to take shape, the Cook Political Report has identified several metrics worth monitoring between now and Election Day.

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