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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 18, 2008

If we've learned anything in political journalism this year, it should be that absolutes are absolutely to be avoided. Hillary Rodham Clinton might well win more delegates than Barack Obama in the…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 18, 2008

For all of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters who argue that she is more electable in the November presidential election and all of Sen. Barack Obama's backers who claim their guy has the best c…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 11, 2008

Anyone who has watched American politics lately didn't particularly need to see another piece of evidence proving just how challenging the political environment is for Republicans. Considering the…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 8, 2008

"Once again two great armies will be coming back to Pennsylvania to fight the decisive battle." Tony Corrado, a professor of government at Colby College, is one of the few real experts on the Democ…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, March 4, 2008

Supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D) presidential campaign really shouldn't condemn me for this column, which looks at the prospects for a general election matchup between Sens. Barack Obam…

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Charlie Cook is Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for National Journal magazine, where he writes a twice weekly column. Charlie is considered one of the nation's leading authorities on American politics and U.S. elections.
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GOP Divisions Doomed Health Care Bill

July 25, 2017

The collapse of the Senate Republican health care bill isn’t all that complicated and shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Like some bad marriages, you can chalk it up to “irreconcilable differences.” The Senate Republican Conference includes very conservative members who to their marrow believe in minimalist government, especially when it involves health care. But it also includes senators...

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The 2016 Political Environment

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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C-SPAN's Q&A with Charlie Cook

Learn more about Charlie and the history of The Cook Political Report through a recent hour-long episode of CSPAN's Q&A.

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