Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 20, 2012 4:35PM ET
After a week that included questions about his campaign finances and reports of him out drinking in Chicago, Jesse Jackson Jr. is heading back to the Mayo Clinic for the second time this year.
Oct 20, 2012 3:56PM ET
This is the best news we've heard about the Hobbit trilogy yet: comedian Stephen Colbert is going to appear in either the second or third movie.
Oct 20, 2012 2:28PM ET
Lance Armstrong's week has included new details of a potential doping ring, losing major sponsors like Nike, and even some smaller ones like Anheuser-Busch and Trek bicycles. Add a renewed interest in old race fixing accusations to that list.
Oct 20, 2012 1:13PM ET
Your best tuxedo or gown is already getting pressed and steamed. The days on your calendar are quietly being crossed off. You're ready to look your best and mingle with the nation's most powerful (or defeated) on election night. The only question is, which party are you attending?
Oct 20, 2012 12:21PM ET
Mitt Romney's business experience has been his calling card throughout the election. 'A hard nosed businessman, that Romney fellow' has been the campaign message. But a New York Times investigation says he's more of a softy around the office than he'd like to let on.
Oct 20, 2012 10:40AM ET
Rupert Murdoch wants to add two new gems to his soon-to-be-formed publishing company after News Corp. splits into two pieces, and his wandering eyes are focusing on the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune.
Oct 19, 2012 1:17AM ET
Kim Han-sol is the 17-year-old Millennial grandson of Kim Jong-Il and judging from this video interview he managed to turn out pretty normal. Han-sol was interviewed by former United Nations Under-Secretary General Elisabeth Rehn for a Finnish television station.
Oct 19, 2012 12:06AM ET
One of the main suspects in the attack on U.S. consulate in Libya recently sat down for drinks with the New York Times' David Kirkpatrick and trolled the Obama administration hard with his conflicting version of what went down during the attacks.
Oct 18, 2012 10:19PM ET
The 'Restore Our Future' super PAC is making sure Romney's face will be all over your television screen (if you live in a battleground state) after Monday's final debate.
Oct 18, 2012 9:35PM ET
Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old man who posted on Reddit under the name Violentacrez until Gawker's Adrian Chen outed him, went on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend himself on camera for the first time.
Oct 17, 2012 6:23PM ET
Apparently not everyone likes a rematch. Numbers are down across the board for last night's debate. We're a little less than three weeks away from the election's end, but everyone is getting jaded. You can't deny it, either. The truth is in the numbers.
Oct 17, 2012 5:04PM ET
Sure lots of people complain about Pitchfork's reviews, but Chicago rapper Chief Keef might have a real bone to pick with the sometimes snobby music site, now that an interview he did with them might land him in jail.
Oct 17, 2012 3:38PM ET
It was almost happy hour, but Veronica De Souza was having a pretty awful Tuesday. She has just been laid off from her job as a social media manager and what else did she have to do but pour a drink and watch the debates...
Oct 16, 2012 5:38PM ET
Despite griping from both parties for tonight's debate moderator Candy Crowley to stay quiet, she's been given free reign to ask as many follow up questions as she sees fit.
Oct 16, 2012 4:00PM ET
The first semester of freshman year is hard. Your interest expand beyond your teenage obsessions. You find new things to focus on. Sometimes you grow too fast, and relationships get strained. Like the one between Jonathan Krohn and VICE which only lasted three weeks.
Oct 16, 2012 2:16PM ET
With the NHL's lockout dragging on for months and little movement from either side, fans are starting to lose it. Since the NHL knew they were losing the publicity battle, they got GOP strategist Frank Luntz to help win back fans and get leverage in the negotiations.
Oct 14, 2012 5:58PM ET
Former Republican Senator Arlen Specter passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 82. His son said he lost his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Oct 14, 2012 5:22PM ET
Christopher Stevens' father would really like it if everyone stopped trying to turn his son's death into a political issue.
Oct 14, 2012 4:24PM ET
Welcome to the Box Office Report where the movie about a bunch of Canadians was polite enough to let Liam Neeson stay in first place. Typical.
Oct 14, 2012 2:55PM ET
Campaign flacks pump up expectations ahead of Tuesday's debate while other are still talking about Libya fallout. Also, Stephen Colbert explains Rachel Maddow's heavy influence on his show.
Oct 14, 2012 12:30PM ET
Al-Jazeera reports things aren't looking very good for Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl and activist that Taliban members shot the other day while she was walking to school.
Oct 14, 2012 11:32AM ET
Saturday Night Live is starting to hit its stride. Last night's episode started with an excellent cold open on the Vice-Presidential debate, strayed with a promising-but-flawed tech journalist sketch, and excelled with an appearance from a flirty Arianna Huffington on Weekend Update.
Oct 14, 2012 9:42AM ET
Daredevil parachutist Felix Baumgartner survived his attempt to break the record for the highest sky dive ever today. He did it. He really did it.
Oct 13, 2012 5:35PM ET
There's a specter haunting Washington, D.C. today. The curse of an old President is torturing legions in the nation's capitol as they try and recover from one of the nation's biggest losses ever.
Oct 13, 2012 4:45PM ET
Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corporation, stodgy old man, is a big fan of the the rude, crude, drug-obsessed hipster bible, VICE.
Oct 13, 2012 3:34PM ET
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri would prefer it if everyone focused on the important things like that awful anti-Muslim movie that caused so much controversy in September.
Oct 13, 2012 2:46PM ET
Mitt Romney didn't stay in Massachusetts very much while he was governor, according to a new investigation by the New York Times.
Oct 13, 2012 1:15PM ET
There might not be a more recognizable voice in America than Morgan Freeman, so the President exercised some common sense and got the famous actor to narrate his new ad.
Oct 13, 2012 12:21PM ET
The space shuttle Endeavour is retiring. Did you not hear? It celebrated its new life of sitting by the fire and reading Reader's Digest with a scenic fall drive through L.A. on Friday and Saturday.
Oct 13, 2012 10:58AM ET
Iran has a growing legion of low-grade hackers that are quickly becoming a pain in the side of the Obama administration, and financial companies.