Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 7, 2014 11:30AM ET
Despite President Obama's expressed commitment to deporting only "gang bangers" and criminals, an investigation by The New York Times found that two-thirds of undocumented immigrants who were deported had committed only minor crimes like traffic offenses.
Apr 4, 2014 2:51PM ET
The Obama administration announced on Friday that the number of individuals enrolled in Medicaid increased by 3 million between October and February.
Apr 4, 2014 12:06PM ET
The GOP picked a bad week to try to pass bipartisan Obamacare reforms.
Apr 4, 2014 9:37AM ET
This episode will not restore your faith in humanity. Spoilers ahead!
Apr 3, 2014 5:25PM ET
Iceland's prime minister is ready to ride the wave of melted polar ice caps to increased food production and export opportunities for his arctic island.
Apr 3, 2014 10:02AM ET
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it plans to release previously undisclosed data on how much Medicare pays individual physicians sometime next week.
Apr 2, 2014 6:16PM ET
How do you go from arguing that black people are poorer because of their DNA to advising ladies about love?
Apr 2, 2014 10:36AM ET
President Obama won the news cycle Tuesday with his Obamacare victory lap, but Republicans are looking ahead to how the law will play out in November, and in 2016.
Apr 1, 2014 6:12PM ET
The White House held a press conference Tuesday to discuss Obamacare's enrollment numbers, but the biggest news may have been President Obama's unintentional snubbing of Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Apr 1, 2014 4:45PM ET
The story of the first generation Ghanian-American student accepted by all eight Ivy league schools is wonderful, but it also stirs up the tension between black Americans and recent African immigrants — especially when you describe him as "not a typical African-American kid."
Apr 1, 2014 1:06PM ET
Pundits across the country woke to very disappointing news this morning — they were completely wrong about Obamacare.
Mar 31, 2014 11:34AM ET
As new reports show that Obamacare is the largest healthcare expansion in 50 years, it faces a weird political problem: conservatives hate it far more than the left likes it.
Mar 31, 2014 11:01AM ET
This show is called The Good Wife, not The Smoldery-Eyed Hot Boss. Spoilers ahead!
Mar 31, 2014 8:22AM ET
Healthcare.gov was down for maintenance Monday morning, and is now queueing guests — on the last day to attempt to enroll for health insurance.
Mar 28, 2014 5:10PM ET
In a curious turn of events, the Republican National Committee demanded an apology from Ebony for racism — and amazingly, it got one, by conflating racial prejudice with ideological prejudice against conservatives.
Mar 28, 2014 12:25PM ET
Congress, which has Friday off, finished their work week with an exciting, and unusually productive day of legislating on Thursday.
Mar 28, 2014 10:30AM ET
Obamacare hit the six million mark on Thursday, giving the healthcare law's supporters and detractors a concrete landmark to grade Obamacare's success on. The thing is, that number means something different to every state.
Mar 28, 2014 8:37AM ET
Fitz has solidified his standing as the most garbage human being on this awful show. Spoilers ahead!
Mar 27, 2014 5:53PM ET
On Wednesday MSNBC host Chris Hayes went all in on Jennifer Stefano of the Koch-brother backed Americans for Prosperity. The interview quickly devolved into a shouting match and, by Thursday afternoon, liberals and conservatives were arguing that the other side got schooled.
Mar 27, 2014 2:45PM ET
President Obama said that 6 million people have enrolled in Obamacare during a call Thursday, according to White House officials.
Mar 27, 2014 2:00PM ET
Since taking office in January, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's hires have been mostly female and most minorities — the last mayor's government was not.
Mar 27, 2014 11:15AM ET
These are not just conventionally beautiful butts. These are the butts that have resonated through history.
Mar 26, 2014 6:00PM ET
Belgium's papers are indignant and confused over a New York magazine post that called their giant Obama-plays-basketball cookie and racist Obama-as-monkey cartoon racist.
Mar 26, 2014 11:52AM ET
Mitch McConnell's latest campaign faux pas — mistaking the universally reviled Duke Blue Devils for the University of Kentucky Wildcats — made the front page of one of Kentucky's biggest papers Wednesday morning.
Mar 26, 2014 9:59AM ET
As politicians on the left and the right try to spin Tuesday's Obamacare news — "special enrollment period" vs. "yet another delay" — here's what you actually need to know: insurance companies expected this and deadline extensions for government programs are normal, and legal.
Mar 25, 2014 6:03PM ET
In an effort to promote his upcoming documentary and further devalue the presidency, right-wing filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza parodied President Obama's "Between Two Ferns" appearance in a new video.
Mar 25, 2014 2:26PM ET
Cole Alexander of The Black Lips spoke out against Lorde's "Royals" today to defend, in his words, "ghetto and ratchet sounding" rap music performed by people from "ratchet-ass ’hoods." It gets worse.
Mar 25, 2014 10:58AM ET
Michelle Obama's "gentle diplomacy" visit to China could be a great way for America to appreciate Chinese culture and start making up for meddling in its border disputes with Japan, according to the Chinese papers.
Mar 25, 2014 10:43AM ET
Halbig v. Sebelius, aka the Obamacare subsidies case, is the closest the law's detractors have come to crippling the law through the legal system, and oral arguments in the District of Columbia’s Circuit Court of Appeals are today.
Mar 24, 2014 4:57PM ET
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on Obamacare's requirement that insurers cover all methods of birth control, activists are starting to wonder what the case could mean for their causes.