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Politics 2014: Timing is everything

The huge schism among elements of the Republican Party in the U.S. House of Representatives -- and how it plays out the midterm elections -- was on display last week as the lower chamber lurched toward approving raising the $17 trillion debt limit so the United States wouldn't go into default.
Backers see McCain gain in Georgia fight

Backers see McCain gain in Georgia fight

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Supporters of likely Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain say the conflict between Russia and Georgia is making him look better to voters.

Clinton, Giuliani keep double-digit leads

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A national poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Republican ex-New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani lead their parties for the 2008 presidential nomination.

Frist's presidential ambitions damaged

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A poor "political ear" and an ill-timed stock sale have harmed the presidential ambitions of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Texas, a report said.

Cook says Bush bouncing in toss up states

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- National Journal contributing editor Charlie Cook says President Bush's resurgence in toss up states helped him take the lead from Sen. John F. Kerry.

Washington Agenda-General

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By United Press International

Washington Agenda-General

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
By United Press International

Analysis: Dems 2002 -- Southern disaster

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The conventional wisdom about the 2002 midterm election was that it went badly for the Democrats who boldly predicted -- along with this writer-- that they woul
PATRICK REDDY

Washington Agenda-General

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
By United Press International

Analysis: Congress control up for grabs

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Patrick Reddy, a consultant to California Democrats, predicts Tuesday's congressional elections.
PATRICK REDDY

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Election 2002: Emerging Dem majority?

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Election 2002: House election focus local

(Part of UPI's Special Report on Election 2002)
SHARON OTTERMAN

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Elections: Looking back, looking ahead

As this year's "midterm" elections begin to take shape, the shadow of the war on terrorism looms large. Republicans hope that President Bush's phenomenal post-S
PATRICK REDDY, Special to United Press International
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Charlie Cook (born November 20, 1953), originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, is an American political analyst who specializes in election forecasts and political trends. He attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He delivers election forecasts and rankings in his own publication, The Cook Political Report, and in other media venues. Cook writes two columns for National Journal, the "The Cook Report" for the main publication and "Off to the Races" for CongressDaily. Since the 1984 presidential election, Cook has provided election night commentary for various television networks. He is a political analyst for the National Journal and NBC. He has been with NBC since 1994.

In 1984, he founded the acclaimed The Cook Political Report newsletter, which publishes analysis of the primaries and general elections for federal political offices and state governorships. The Report's predictions are accorded high credibility among journalists and politicians. Cook readily acknowledges some of his failed predictions. In 2006, he said he had "tread marks on my forehead" after understating the Republican gains in the 1994 midterm Congressional elections. In July 2008, at a time when U.S. Senator John McCain had for many months been the presumptive presidential nominee of the Republican Party, Cook reminded his audience that he had "written McCain off as politically dead just a year ago"..

He claims to be non-partisan in his analyses. Prior to founding his newsletter in 1984, Cook worked on Capitol Hill for then-Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Jr., a Democrat from Shreveport who served from 1972-1997. Cook also worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Policy Committee. In addition, he worked as a pollster and campaign consultant and on the staff of BUILD-PAC, the political action committee of the trade association, the National Association of Home Builders.

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