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National Politics|By David Wasserman, February 12, 2016

Now that the primaries are underway, votes and delegates matter more than polls. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders would need to win 2,382 of Democrats' 4,763 delegates to the Philadelphia convention to clinch the nomination.

National Politics|By David Wasserman, February 12, 2016

Now that the primaries are underway, votes and delegates matter more than polls. On the Republican side, one candidate would need to capture 1,237 of 2,472 delegates to the Cleveland convention to clinch the nomination. To help you keep track of who's ahead, the Cook Political Report has devised a delegate scorecard.

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, February 11, 2016

For lead­ers of the Re­pub­lic­an es­tab­lish­ment, things could not look much worse. They des­per­ately need one of the four con­ven­tion­al, main­stream can­did­ates—Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich, or Marco Ru­bio—to pull away and con­sol­id­ate that wing of the party, the way Ted Cruz has done on the Right. But after Ru­bio’s ro­bot­ic de­bate show­ing, it looks less likely now that...

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, February 10, 2016

1. Trump had a great night. While I am still quite sure that Donald Trump will not be the Republican nominee, unlike in the Iowa Caucus and he did turn in an impressive performance and got his vote out. Aside from calling his opponents foul, obscene names, he is becoming a better candidate than at the beginning of the race. But I still see Trump as more of a protest candidate, a vehicle...

National Politics|By Amy Walter, February 10, 2016

The quick takeaways from the Granite State: 1. Trump and Sanders won big, but haven’t put to rest questions about their electability and 2. The GOP establishment vacuum remains, but Marco Rubio, the big loser tonight, still remains the likeliest candidate to fill it.

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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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