Charlie Cook & Bob Rubin

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Charlie Cook

Political Analyst, The Cook Report

Bob Rubin

Former U.S. Secretary of Treasury


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Charlie Cook

Charlie Cook founded the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report in 1984, serving as its Editor and Publisher for 37 years, stepping down in 2021. Charlie is a political analyst and writes a weekly column for National Journal and as a contributor to The Cook Political Report with Amy Walter.

Covering and analyzing U.S. elections and domestic political trends, The New York Times once said it was "a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative" while CBS News' Bob Schieffer called it "the bible of the political community."

Al Hunt in the Wall Street Journal has referred to Cook as "the Picasso of election analysis."

The late David Broder of The Washington Post, long considered "the Dean of the Washington political press corp", once wrote that Charlie Cook is "perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races."

Charlie has appeared on the ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Evening News, the NBC Nightly News, and on ABC's This Week. Since the 1990's, he has also appeared on NBC's Meet the Press over a dozen times. Over the years, Charlie has served as an Election Night analyst for CBS, CNN, and, for 30 years, on the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in New York.

In 2010, Charlie was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association's prestigious Carey McWilliams award to honor "a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics." In 2013, Charlie served as a Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Source: Cook Political Report

Robert E. Rubin

When President William Jefferson Clinton swore in Robert E. Rubin (b. 1938) as the 70th Secretary of the Treasury, he was already one of the most knowledgeable and best prepared leaders of finance t/p>o assume the office. Before entering public service, Secretary Rubin worked for twenty-six years at Goldman Sachs & Company, one of Wall Street's venerable investment firms, where he rose to the position of Co-Chairman. He was originally appointed by President Clinton to be Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and to serve as the Nation's first director of the National Economic Council (1993 - 1995), which coordinated economic policy throughout the Clinton Administration. With his vast experience in financial markets and collegial temperament, he helped President Clinton and his economic team develop an economic policy based on vigorous deficit reduction, global open markets, and investments in education, training and the environment. This program helped to spark and sustain the longest economic expansion in the Nation's history to date, transforming the Nation's budgetary position from deficit to surplus, and producing the lowest national rates of unemployment in decades.

Source: U.S. Department of The Treasury

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