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National Politics|By Amy Walter, June 29, 2016

This has been a good spring/summer for President Obama. While both parties decry the state of the economy and terrorism shows no signs of abating every major poll out this month– NBC/Wall Street Journal, ABC/Washington Post, CNN, and Bloomberg – have pegged his approval ratings between 51-53 percent. The easiest explanation for his rise is that in comparison to the craziness going on in the...

National Politics |By Michael Nelson, June 28, 2016

According to a senior Republican Party official, the chances of a contested convention when the GOP gathers in Cleveland in three weeks are a small but not negligible 15%.

National Politics|By David Wasserman, June 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton has a substantial lead in the polls over Donald Trump, and has vastly more cash on hand. But when it comes to spending that cash, her campaign may be making a strategic miscalculation. The campaign and an allied super PAC have reserved $137 million of ads across eight states.

National Politics|By Amy Walter, June 22, 2016

There’s no doubt that Donald J. Trump has had a bad few weeks. His party remains split over his nomination. He fired his campaign manager and his campaign has less money in the bank than some state Senate candidates.

National Politics |By Charlie Cook, June 17, 2016

This story was originally published on nationaljournal.com on June 13, 2016.

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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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