Reliable, readable, insightful, and objective, CQ s Politics in America has been called the ultimate insider s guide to politics. Politics in America is an essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the 111th Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the delegates offer concise and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. Detailed state and district information plus a wealth of information and data on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member facts round out the book. The 2010 edition details how the Democrats strengthened their majorities in the House and Senate.Profiles include:Biographical data, committee assignments, CQ Vote Studies, interest group ratings, and contact informationState-by-state and congressional voting demographicsCampaign finance statistics and election resultsLeadership, caucuses, and member statistics
Chuck McCutcheon is a freelance writer in Washington, D.C. He has been a reporter and editor for Congressional Quarterly and Newhouse News Service and is co-author of the 2012 and 2014 editions of The Almanac of American Politics. He also has written books on climate change and nuclear waste.