Michael Barone is senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner. A resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, he is also a Fox News contributor and co-author of The Almanac of American Politics, a reference work concerning U.S. governors and federal politicians published biennially by National Journal since 1971. He was a senior writer for U.S. News & World Report for 18 years and a member of the Editorial Board of The Washington Post for 7 years. He has traveled to all 50 states, all 435 congressional districts, and to 37 foreign countries. Barone is a graduate of Harvard University, Yale Law School, and the author of four books, including Our Country: The Shaping of America from Roosevelt to Reagan (1990).