Bill Schneider, a leading U.S. political analyst, is Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. He is also a contributor to Al Jazeera English and Reuters.com. He was the Cable News Network’s senior political analyst from 1990 to 2009. Schneider has covered every U.S. presidential and midterm election since 1976. He has been labeled ``the nation's electionmeister'' by The Washington Times and ``the Aristotle of American politics'' by The Boston Globe. He was a member of the CNN political team that won an Emmy for its 2006 election coverage and a Peabody for its 2008 coverage. Schneider received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University. His book, ``Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable,'' will be published by Simon & Schuster in May 2018.