Top Pundit Charlie Cook Talks 2014 Elections
The NASF is proud to again present Charlie Cook as the Washington Forum’s keynote speaker. Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and a political analyst for National Journal magazine, Charlie Cook applies his encyclopedic knowledge of American politics, memorable stories, quick wit, and meaningful insights to deliver a dynamic speech.
Using poll numbers, economic indicators, and historical data, Cook will forecast the fortunes of each party in a balanced, nonpartisan manner and furnish the Washington Forum audience with the concrete information they need to hear about today’s political and legislative environments.
The New York Times has called Cook “one of the best political handicappers in the nation” and David Broder of the Washington Post has said Cook is “perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races.”
In its feature, “The Top 50 Journalists in Washington,” The Washingtonian called him a “master observer” and “the man who knows more about everything political than anyone else.”
Andy Friedman is back to Speak on the Budget Deficit, Tax Policy and Business Legislation
Back by popular demand, the NASF again welcomes Andy Friedman, as a second keynote for the Washington Forum. An expert on political affairs, Andy is known for predicting the outcomes of Washington tax and fiscal deliberations and providing strategies for businesses and investors to consider in light of the changing political landscape. Andy was a senior partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., where he practiced for almost 30 years, serving as head of the tax and corporate groups.
Andy also served as tax counsel to Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the National Hockey League.
Andy appears on CNBC’s Squawk Box, which calls him “Wall Street’s Tax Expert.” He also has appeared on the Fox Business Channel, has been profiled in the Washington Post and Research
Magazine, and is quoted extensively in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today.
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