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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 25, 2006

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I feel compelled to report the latest signs that Republicans ought to be very worried about this fall's congressional elections. A Gallup Poll this wee…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 18, 2006

For years, the foundation of the Republican Party was built upon eight pillars of equal importance. Those pillars were (in no particular order): cutting taxes, reducing the size of government, balancing the budget and being fiscally responsible, creating a strong national defense, opposing communism, emphasizing free enterprise, getting tough on crime and emphasizing social issues. Over the last…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 15, 2006

As Sen. John McCain of Arizona begins moving to the right to maximize his chances of winning the 2008 Republican presidential nomination -- before making an equally inevitable move back toward the mid…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 11, 2006

The continuing gloomy numbers in national polls have raised the question of whether President Bush's problems, and by extension, his party's, have not only jelled but have hardened. In the latest C…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, April 4, 2006

The chances were close to zero that a 52-year-old white guy who is a registered independent and who has spent pretty much the last 33 years living and working inside the Capital Beltway would agree with all or most of what the two most prominent liberal Democratic bloggers in America, one 34, the other 41, would write in their scathing attack on Washington and the political establishment. In…

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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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