Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 8, 2014 3:48PM ET
"If Alison Lundergan Grimes thinks that it's appropriate to attack family in this campaign she better think through that very carefully," a McConnell spokeswoman told a Louisville radio station.
Aug 8, 2014 10:58AM ET
Rep. Scott DeJarlais, the pro-life Republican candidate who encouraged his ex-wife and mistress to get abortions, is caught in one of the closes primaries of the year. He's up by 33 votes.
Aug 7, 2014 3:18PM ET
Theodore Wafer, the Detroit homeowner who killed 19-year-old Renisha McBride last November, has been found guilty on all three charges, including second degree murder.
Aug 7, 2014 3:08PM ET
A Minnesota restaurant decided to greet the state's recent minimum wage increase by adding a $0.35-cent "minimum wage fee" to all bills.
Aug 7, 2014 11:41AM ET
The GOP may have found an in with hip young people: Doesn't it suck that Big Government wants to take Uber away from you?
Aug 7, 2014 9:26AM ET
Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor turned whistleblower, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer Anatoly G. Kucherena said Thursday.
Aug 6, 2014 6:27PM ET
Start-ups are moving into the very underserved and likely lucrative pot industry with products like childproof bags, high tech vaporizers and Leafly, aka Yelp for Weed.
Aug 6, 2014 5:26PM ET
Corporations are people, which means they sometimes give up their U.S. "citizenship" to get tax breaks somewhere else.
Aug 6, 2014 3:00PM ET
"If naming DC the coolest city in the US didn't sound any alarm bells, ranking Riverside the (8)th-coolest should have," tweeted Laura J. Nelson at the Los Angeles Times.
Aug 6, 2014 1:19PM ET
Sen. Rand Paul said that about five minutes before the video a reporter came up to the table and asked if he would do an interview. "And I said 'I need to take a couple more bites and then we'll do an interview,'" he said
Aug 6, 2014 10:01AM ET
Last night's primaries were a twist on the season's Tea Party narrative: in three of the four major races, it was a Tea Party representative who'd been in Washington too long, and one them actually lost.
Aug 5, 2014 3:45PM ET
The U.S. government believes it has another Edward Snowden following a new story from The Intercept based on post-Snowden government documents.
Aug 5, 2014 2:04PM ET
This week's primaries in Kansas and Tennessee are the last hope of the Tea Party's efforts to oust the G.O.P. establishment. Meanwhile, Democrats will deal with their own party rift in Hawaii.
Aug 5, 2014 11:23AM ET
What happens when you put Rep. Steve King, Sen. Rand Paul and two beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the same restaurant?
Aug 5, 2014 9:25AM ET
Republican Rep. Todd Rokita suggested Monday that some of the migrant kids might have Ebola. Before you read any further, please note: Ebola does not exist in Central America.
Aug 4, 2014 4:04PM ET
The Department of Health and Human Services will phase out three shelters for migrant children on military bases over the next couple of months, the agency announced Monday.
Aug 4, 2014 11:45AM ET
The "too good to be true" cliche is especially accurate when it comes to viral news stories on perfectly formed dollops of bird crap.
Aug 4, 2014 10:16AM ET
"Our water is safe," Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said during a press conference Monday. Officials told residents to flush out their water systems but also wait to water their lawns or wash their cars.
Aug 4, 2014 10:06AM ET
The same agency responsible for "Cuban Twitter" also sent dozens of Latin American young adults to Cuba to pose as health program workers while attempting to "provoke political change."
Aug 1, 2014 6:16PM ET
A Florida judge ruled Friday that the state's lawmakers have until August 15 to redraw its current congressional districts. But there are a few other districts across this mighty nation that also might benefit from a little nip and tuck.
Aug 1, 2014 1:15PM ET
According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation health care tracking poll, 63 percent of Americans aren't sure if Obamacare plans are private or government-sponsored.
Aug 1, 2014 11:50AM ET
If Sen. Ted Cruz is the de facto Speaker of the House, then Sen. Jeff Sessions is his Majority Whip.
Aug 1, 2014 9:51AM ET
Uganda's horrible law punishing "aggravated homosexuality" has been ruled illegal — not because anyone had second thoughts, but thanks to a procedural technicality.
Jul 31, 2014 2:59PM ET
Back in March, CIA director John Brennan flat out denied the allegations that his agency was spying on the Senate Intelligence committee. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said.
Jul 31, 2014 12:39PM ET
During one arrest he made two suspects flip a coin to decide who would get written up, according to one ticket, which read: "(Suspect) lost the coin flip so he got the ticket while the other person walked. (Suspect) was allowed to keep his pipe."
Jul 31, 2014 11:20AM ET
The Wisconsin voter ID law, and similarly restrictive efforts in Ohio, "represent the latest, misguided attempts to fix a system that isn't broken," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
Jul 30, 2014 5:26PM ET
Rev. Richard Cizik wrote in his prepared remarks that it's his "conviction as an evangelical Christian that we must be stewards of God’s creation.”
Jul 30, 2014 1:53PM ET
"I know they're not that happy that I'm president but that's okay. I've only got a couple of years left," President Obama said.
Jul 30, 2014 12:15PM ET
"Maureen hated him for not being around, for serving the public night and day and not having anything left for her," Bob McDonnell's lawyer told the jury.
Jul 30, 2014 9:52AM ET
While the broken pipe dumped millions of gallons of water on the campus, the rest of California was dealing with a massive drought.