Today's Five Best Columns
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3 Hrs Ago
New York Times writer Maureen Dowd has literally become the poster woman for responsible pot consumption, after a public awareness campaign turned her bad edibles trip into a cautionary tale.
9 Hrs Ago
StopHillary PAC, the group dedicated to smothering Hillary Clinton's unofficial presidential campaign in its crib, has released a new commercial demanding Clinton "break the silence" on Benghazi.
Sep 17, 2014 9:10AM ET
Each fellow will receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Sep 16, 2014 6:37PM ET
It would have been nice to have a U.S. ambassador to Guatemala during the height of the child migrant crisis, but better late than never.
Sep 16, 2014 1:21PM ET
The good news for the country as a whole is that the poverty rate went down for the first time since 2007.
Sep 16, 2014 11:05AM ET
The number of uninsured Americans fell 8 percent during the first three months of 2014, thanks to 3.8 million uninsured individuals gaining insurance.
Sep 15, 2014 6:47PM ET
The only issues black and white residents agreed on is that the media's presence in Ferguson made things worse and Gov. Jay Nixon didn't handle the situation well.
Sep 15, 2014 5:04PM ET
About 115,000 people failed to provide the government with documents verifying their citizenship and will lose Obamacare coverage at the end of the month.
Sep 15, 2014 3:18PM ET
If elections were won with sass, then Mitch McConnell slight lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes in the polls would be justified.
Sep 15, 2014 1:15PM ET
Most Americans support President Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, even though a majority of Americans don't think it will work.
Sep 15, 2014 9:28AM ET
The vice president of Arizona's Republican Party resigned late Sunday night after advocating for the forced sterilization of poor women on Medicaid.
Sep 13, 2014 1:00PM ET
When Madison, a Washington D.C. sixth grader, was told "somebody special" was going to show up to a community service event, she thought it would be Beyoncé. Instead, she had to settle for the president.
Sep 12, 2014 5:35PM ET
“I think the first executive order that I would issue would be to repeal all previous executive orders,” Sen. Paul said. A Paul spokesperson said he didn't mean it "literally."
Sep 12, 2014 3:40PM ET
Thursday marked two major events for Tumblr's community of "True Crime" fandom: it was the birthday of Dylan Klebold, and it was also the night that another school shooter, Thomas "T.J." Lane, briefly escaped from prison.
Sep 12, 2014 11:29AM ET
Democrats have Hillary Clinton, but Republicans still lack a clear 2016 frontrunner to direct their speculation toward.
Sep 11, 2014 6:31PM ET
“It is crystal clear to anyone who observes Ted Cruz that he stands with Israel,” said Sen. Cruz's communications director. “If organizers had asked us not to discuss our support of Israel, we would have declined the event.”
Sep 11, 2014 2:36PM ET
As calls for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign grow, a bipartisan group of 16 female senators wrote a letter to league urging a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence.
Sep 11, 2014 12:06PM ET
Police are investigating an attempted arson attack on Congressman Emanuel Cleaver's office, after someone threw a molotov cocktail through the window of his Kansas City, Missouri office early this morning.
Sep 11, 2014 9:47AM ET
Missouri woman now have one more hoop to jump through to receive an abortion.
Sep 11, 2014 12:11AM ET
Former White House Press Secretary and newly minted CNN commentator Jay Carney spent his first night on the network being put through the wringer by Sen. John McCain.
Sep 10, 2014 10:15PM ET
On Twitter, Congress's reaction during and immediately after the speech was either disparaging, supportive, or completely off-topic.
Sep 10, 2014 6:51PM ET
A federal appeals court is currently considering whether Obamacare's birth control mandate violates the religious rights of the parents of teenage girls.
Sep 10, 2014 6:14PM ET
A fired aide to Toronto's scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford is releasing a "tell-all" memoir about his former boss... days before the city's mayoral election.
Sep 10, 2014 5:20PM ET
The Supreme Court hasn't decided to review same-sex marriage, but it will consider appeals from state officials over court rulings that struck down bans during its closed-door conference on September 29.
Sep 10, 2014 1:52PM ET
Sen. Ted Cruz returned to the public eye this week when he argued — falsely — that a constitutional amendment proposed by Senate Democrats would allow the government to arrest Saturday Night Live members for making fun of politicians.
Sep 10, 2014 9:46AM ET
Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will join CNN as a commentator starting Wednesday, the network announced.
Sep 10, 2014 9:32AM ET
After losing to Governor Cuomo in Tuesday night's Democratic primary, Zephyr Teachout couldn't call the governor to concede because he didn't give her his phone number.
Sep 9, 2014 7:00PM ET
Rep. Bill Cassidy said Tuesday that Sen. Harry Reid runs the Senate "like a plantation." Unfortunately, that's not the first time an elected official said that.
Sep 9, 2014 4:53PM ET
The Government Accountability Office has "long-standing concerns" with the way the Department of Health approves Medicaid waivers.
Sep 9, 2014 11:54AM ET
The United Kingdom's effort to keep Scotland failed both literally and figuratively on Tuesday when Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the Scottish flag to be flown above his office. It fell down.