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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, November 3, 2007

If Rudy Giuliani were to win the Republican presidential nomination, would that trigger a significant third-party effort by social and religious conservatives, potentially costing the former New York City mayor the general election? Don't expect an unequivocal answer here. I, for one, am still trying to get my arms around the fact that Giuliani is doing so well and appears to have a 50-50 chance o…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, October 30, 2007

There's a vigorous debate going on these days over whether national polls that suggest Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is running away with the Democratic presidential nomination are correct or e…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, October 20, 2007

Good mottos for political columnists might be "Quick to judge, quick to change" and "Don't go down with the ship." That is, don't hang on to a theory or prediction that you no longer believe in or that is increasingly likely to be wrong. As political analysts, we are supposed to figure out what is going on and maybe even venture a forecast. But, let's face it, from time to time, we're wrong. And I…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, October 16, 2007

Although there are hundreds of ways to look at the fight for the GOP presidential nomination, increasingly it looks as if the South Carolina primary could end up as the pivotal contest. Right now,…

Natoinal Politics|By Charlie Cook, October 16, 2007

This must be a tremendously frustrating time for Republican members of Congress, particularly those in potentially competitive re-election fights next fall. Is an expansion of a health care program…

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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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