Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report
Political Analyst, National Journal Group
Senior White House Correspondent
ABC News Chuck Todd
Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director
NBC News Margaret Carlson
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Margaret Carlson is a Bloomberg View columnist. A former White House correspondent for Time, she was also Time's first female columnist. She appeared on CNN's "Capital Gang" for 15 years.
Charlie Cook is the editor and Publisher of The Cook Political Report and a Political Analyst for National Journal Group.
Chris Matthews is the host of “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” on MSNBC and the host of NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show.” Over the last 15 years, he has become known for his powerful and influential political commentary. Matthews is an author, international journalist, and no-nonsense political commentator.
CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined the network in January 2013. His one-hour weekday program The Lead with Jake Tapper debuted in March 2013. Tapper was named host of the network's Sunday morning show, State of the Union in June 2015.
Chuck Todd is the chief White House correspondent for NBC News, as well as the host of “The Daily Rundown” on msnbc. He became NBC News’ political director in March 2007. He also serves as NBC News’ on-air political analyst for “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and msnbc.
Hardball host Chris Matthews says Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney doesn't fit the GOP paradigm, and predicts Republicans will look for any excuse to nominate Governor Rick Perry over the former Massachusetts governor.