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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, September 12, 2006

Since this is the first "Off To The Races" column since Congress returned from its August recess, a bit of stage setting would seem to be in order. Only an ABC News poll, in which 42 percent approv…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, September 12, 2006

Republicans are facing a motivation deficit unlike anything they've seen at least since 1982 and probably since 1974, the post-Watergate midterm. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, September 9, 2006

One aspect of this election cycle that has fascinated me for months is the generation gap that has developed among experienced political operatives and professional election analysts. As a general rule, election-watchers under the age of 40, regardless of their party or ideology, see the contest for control of the House as fairly close. They foresee Republicans' losing at least 10 seats, but cert…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, August 12, 2006

Amid all of the sophisticated -- and more than a little hyperventilated -- analysis on Tuesday night after the primary defeats of Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., and Rep. Joe Schwarz, R-Mich., I received an e-mail from a friend who is a senior national political correspondent for a major national newspaper: "If I were an incumbent with the least bit of worries, I'd be po…

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, August 7, 2006

Today will be the most watched day in politics this year, and not just for political aficionados, but for anyone with more than a casual interest in politics. The Connecticut Democratic Senate primary between incumbent Joe Lieberman and challenger Ned Lamont is drawing an extraordinary level of interest, as well it should. Polling by Quinnipiac University showed Lamont with a 13-point lead 10 day…

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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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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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