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National Politics|By Charlie Cook, July 22, 2016

The Republican National Convention is now underway, with the critical question being whether it can reconfigure a race that looks close in some polls but is really an uphill climb for Donald Trump. There’s no question that the Democratic Party is not in particularly good standing right now, with a very large swath of the electorate either disliking or distrusting Hillary Clinton, but the GOP...

National Politics|By Amy Walter, July 20, 2016

It is day three of the RNC convention and I am struggling. The late nights and early mornings are taking their toll. I am no longer the young and flexible person I was at my first convention in 1992. 

National Politics|By Amy Walter, July 13, 2016

I have a complicated relationship with the vice presidential speculation phase of the presidential campaign.

National Politics|By Charlie Cook, July 8, 2016

FBI Dir­ect­or James Comey’s an­nounce­ment Tues­day morn­ing that Hil­lary Clin­ton will not be in­dicted ef­fect­ively re­moves one of the last im­port­ant vari­ables in this pres­id­en­tial elec­tion—at least any that we know about. Comey’s rather re­mark­able 15-minute, na­tion­ally tele­vised state­ment care­fully re­viewed the FBI’s year-long in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to al­leg­a­tions that...

National Politics|By David Wasserman, July 1, 2016

Picture a "typical" Bernie Sanders supporter. Before the primaries began in earnest, most people probably pictured a Birkenstock-wearing, Occupy protesting, anti-climate change activist who lives in Seattle, Austin, or Boston. Many still do. However, with the benefit of primary hindsight, we now know this stereotype wasn't fully accurate - and it's why Hillary Clinton still has a lot of work to...

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Charlie Cook

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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