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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, January 9, 2007

For all the talk about swing voters, we have seen extremely low instances of crossover voting -- when members of one party vote for congressional and presidential candidates of the opposite party -- i…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, January 6, 2007

Democrats and Republicans alike will be feeling their way through the next month or two, trying to adjust to this New World Order. Back in control on both sides of the Capitol, Democrats must relearn…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, December 19, 2006

This past week has been about Senate control, a House runoff and 2008 presidential politics. That is a lot for what is normally an extremely slow, pre-holiday time of year. The hospitalization of S…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, December 12, 2006

This week I write my last two columns for the year, so it's probably natural to be a bit reflective after such a tumultuous election year. Those who tried to impose a Tip O' Neill-style "all politics is local" template on the 2006 elections missed the boat. This was not a normal election like 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 or 2004 were; it was more like the elections in 1958, 1966, 1974, 1982 or 1994. Bu…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, December 9, 2006

Despite all the huffing and puffing about presidential exploratory committees, staff announcements, and phone calls to party leaders, only four consequential events other than the midterm elections oc…

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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 Faces Trump Effect in 2018

February 17, 2017

Many congressional Republicans who had town meetings over the last week or two have gotten an earful from constituents upset over the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act or President Trump’s immigration enforcement or both. Some of these highly unpleasant scenes don’t look too different from what congressional Democrats encountered back in 2009 and 2013, rocky years that preceded...

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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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