Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 26, 2014 1:59PM ET
Todd Akin, the former congressman best known for saying women can't get pregnant from "legitimate rape," is coming out with a new book that defends his infamous comments and take a jab at Hillary Clinton.
Jun 26, 2014 11:19AM ET
The Republican Civil War has cost at least $35 million this midterm season.
Jun 26, 2014 9:38AM ET
The nanny state suffered a blow Thursday when the New York Court of Appeals ruled against former New York City Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large sodas, according to the Associated Press.
Jun 25, 2014 6:12PM ET
The Republican National Committee is one step closer to choosing a host city for its 2016 convention, after narrowing the choices down to the "world class" cities of ... Cleveland, Ohio and Dallas, Texas.
Jun 25, 2014 3:49PM ET
We tend to pay the most attention to government agencies when their funding is about to run out, which is why all eyes are suddenly on the Export-Import Bank.
Jun 25, 2014 3:38PM ET
President Obama signed 147 executive orders his first term. President Reagan signed 200.
Jun 25, 2014 11:59AM ET
After last night's defiant not-a-concession speech, the Tea Party's Chris McDaniel doesn't seem willing to let his Mississippi Senate seat dreams go.
Jun 25, 2014 9:46AM ET
A Republican in North Carolina's state legislature argued that pedophilia, necrophilia and bestiality are also sexual orientations while discussing an amendment to a bill ending discrimination in charter schools based on sexual orientation.
Jun 24, 2014 11:29PM ET
Sen. Cochran won by less than 2 percent, but his opponent has hinted that he may challenge the results.
Jun 24, 2014 4:56PM ET
There are three odd additions to today's Republican primary in Mississippi: black Democrats, Tea Party poll watchers and NAACP monitors to watch the poll watchers.
Jun 24, 2014 2:36PM ET
Another day, another bridge probe for Gov. Chris Christie's administration.
Jun 24, 2014 11:50AM ET
"If you have a good old horse that kept winning the races, why in the world would you want to bring in a colt that doesn't even know where the track is?" Rep. Rangel asked Saturday.
Jun 24, 2014 10:43AM ET
The Associated Press is reporting that the Department of Homeland Security is building a huge holding center near the border with Mexico to accommodate the surge of undocumented children entering the country.
Jun 23, 2014 2:46PM ET
The former secretary of state, senator and FLOTUS hasn't driven a car since 1996.
Jun 23, 2014 2:14PM ET
Here's a story that sounds way too familiar: Mississippi conservatives will be watching the polls during Tuesday's primary, to make sure black Democrats aren't breaking any voting laws.
Jun 20, 2014 6:25PM ET
George Will is standing by his controversial Washington Post column, in which he stated that universities have turned sexual assault into "a coveted status that confers privileges," arguing that people on the internet just like being upset about things.
Jun 20, 2014 2:09PM ET
The internet momentarily lost its mind when a mugshot of Jeremy Meeks, a super hot 30-year-old arrested for five counts of gun possession and one gang charge, was posted on the Stockton Police Departments Facebook page.
Jun 20, 2014 12:17PM ET
Just like a high school student body election, the keys to winning the GOP leadership race were making friends, starting early and giving out free food.
Jun 20, 2014 10:19AM ET
Pope Francis strongly condemned the legalization of recreational drugs on Friday, arguing that the idea is legally questionable and a "veiled means of surrendering to the phenomenon."
Jun 19, 2014 5:30PM ET
Rick Perry finally admitted he "stepped in it" when he compared homosexuality and alcoholism.
Jun 19, 2014 5:13PM ET
New York will likely become the next state to allow medicinal marijuana, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached a deal with pro-marijuana legislators on Thursday, according to The New York Times.
Jun 19, 2014 2:10PM ET
Now is not a good time to be a member of Congress, particularly for people who want to inspire "a great deal" of confidence in their fellow Americans.
Jun 19, 2014 12:15PM ET
Even though we're still two years away from the 2016 presidential election, Joe Biden's friends in the Senate already have a preferred Democratic candidate. It's not him.
Jun 19, 2014 10:02AM ET
Border Patrol agents gave reporters access to the Nogales processing center in Arizona on Wednesday, following reports that children live in crowded and unsanitary conditions, and calls from advocates and lawmakers for increased transparency on the conditions.
Jun 18, 2014 6:16PM ET
Two senators are working on a bill to raise the federal gasoline and fuel tax to boost the Highway Trust Fund. Finally.
Jun 18, 2014 4:10PM ET
Supporters of New York's proposed medical marijuana law have until the end of the legislative session — tomorrow — to convince Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Compassionate Care Act into law without gutting it.
Jun 18, 2014 12:43PM ET
Today in Obamacare news: millions of Americans are getting cheap insurance, but it won't be as cheap for taxpayers as we thought.
Jun 17, 2014 10:41PM ET
Despite its strict gun laws, high taxes, and legalized same-sex marriage, Texas Gov. Rick Perry claims he might move to California.
Jun 17, 2014 11:06AM ET
To all the Americans experiencing high and mighty liberal indignation over Delta implying there are giraffes in Ghana, we ask: what do you think of when you think of Ghana?
Jun 16, 2014 4:51PM ET
Republican Sen. David Vitter took some time away from making sure his staff has to pay for Obamacare to support accepting the law's Medicaid expansion in Louisiana.