Today's Five Best Columns
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Jul 17, 2014 12:30PM ET
"I had a number of people on my campaign that were children that had grown up who were conceived in rape," Todd Akin said. "Which, by the way, also undermines your argument that the woman's body shuts down," MSNBC's Chuck Todd replied.
Jul 17, 2014 10:41AM ET
“It makes no sense at all. Why should we have to serve them? Why should we have to pay anything?”
Jul 16, 2014 4:29PM ET
The Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act would have reversed the Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby ruling.
Jul 16, 2014 3:55PM ET
"When a president delays or exempts people from a law — so-called benevolent suspensions — who has standing to sue him? Generally, no one."
Jul 16, 2014 12:24PM ET
A Democratic source said O'Malley "privately said 'please don't send these kids to Western Maryland.'"
Jul 16, 2014 10:07AM ET
Residents of a South Carolina subdivision woke up Sunday to bags of candy and fliers that read "SAVE OUR LAND, JOIN THE KLAN," according to WHNS.
Jul 15, 2014 6:47PM ET
The House overwhelmingly passed an unpopular proposal to use revenues from underfunded pensions to pay for one year of funding for the Highway Trust Fund.
Jul 15, 2014 5:48PM ET
There are certain things every 2016 presidential not-a-candidate needs for their 2016 not-a-campaign, but two are key: a book tour and an unaffiliated PAC begging you to run.
Jul 15, 2014 4:27PM ET
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the latest group to attempt to estimate just how many people identify as a sexual orientation other than heterosexual.
Jul 15, 2014 11:04AM ET
“These are people who are coming with broken hearts and shattered dreams,” the first lady of Honduras, Ana García de Hernández, said as she welcomed the group back.
Jul 14, 2014 6:14PM ET
At this point in his life, Dick Cheney is probably used to protesters leaping out of crowds to call him a war criminal.
Jul 14, 2014 10:35AM ET
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has finished his recuperation and could return to active duty as soon as Monday, a defense official told CNN.
Jul 11, 2014 4:45PM ET
“We knew it was coming,” James Lathrop, the store's owner, said.
Jul 11, 2014 4:16PM ET
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that this year's deficit will be $492 billion, the lowest deficit since 2008's $459 billion.
Jul 11, 2014 1:38PM ET
Ten brain-damaged veterans have been discharged from their special therapeutic group homes because Congress has failed to renew their rehabilitation program, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Jul 11, 2014 11:44AM ET
The problem with suing over the employer mandate delay is that it wasn't illegal and, more embarrassingly, Republicans are accusing the president of failing to enforce a law he actually supports.
Jul 10, 2014 6:00PM ET
AFSCME has ended its paid internship program with the United Negro College Fund over the fund's embrace of the conservative Koch brothers.
Jul 10, 2014 2:50PM ET
If buying Robin Thicke's Paula is a tacit approval of his stalker-status attempt to reunite with his estranged wife, then Australia doesn't want to help him get her back.
Jul 10, 2014 2:14PM ET
A pair of new studies argue that the GOP's anti-Obamacare ads may have actually increased enrollment in blue states and the majority of the people who enrolled — even Republicans — like their plans.
Jul 10, 2014 9:57AM ET
Todd Akin and the rest of America agree on one thing: his odds of beating Sen. Claire McCaskill in his 2012 Missouri Senate race would have been better if not for the whole "legitimate rape" incident.
Jul 9, 2014 1:04PM ET
Prince George of England turns the big 0-1 later this month, and Vanity Fair has seen fit to name him "the World's Most Eligible Infant." We have our own ranking system.
Jul 9, 2014 9:34AM ET
President Obama spent Tuesday night in Denver, Colorado, the beating heart of America's legalized weed revolution, and it was about as weird as you'd expect.
Jul 8, 2014 12:17PM ET
"If you haven’t been to Cleveland lately, it’s a real surprise how beautiful it is down by that lake,” Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus told Fox News.
Jul 8, 2014 11:36AM ET
President Obama will request $3.8 billion from Congress to alleviate the immigration crisis at the border, reports The Washington Post.
Jul 8, 2014 11:08AM ET
Democratic Sen. Cory Booker and Republican Sen. Rand Paul are working on a bill that would restructure the criminal justice system in a way that helps criminals readjust to the outside world.
Jul 8, 2014 9:37AM ET
There's a new Harry Potter short story.
Jul 7, 2014 5:45PM ET
The page obviously hasn't been updated in a while, but it might have been a good idea to update it with a slightly less awkward picture.
Jul 7, 2014 4:32PM ET
A pretty big chunk of people would rather read about Katy Perry than Rick Perry, and most people can't tell you what's in the First Amendment.
Jul 7, 2014 2:28PM ET
Washington state's recreational pot dispensaries will receive their first licenses this week to sell a legal product that's less accessible than black market marijuana.
Jul 7, 2014 11:29AM ET
States are now releasing their preliminary 2015 Obamacare premiums, which means price hikes could become another negative talking point right before the midterm elections.