Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 10, 2012 7:20AM ET
ABC News' Jake Tapper is reporting that the White House will announce an "accommodation" for religious organizations upset over the controversial rule requiring health insurance providers to cover birth control.
Feb 10, 2012 6:54AM ET
A woman in Pennsylvania says no one believed that she saw a purple squirrel in her backyard, until her husband caught him in a trap and turned him into an Internet celebrity.
Feb 10, 2012 6:19AM ET
Rick Santorum ran into the classic problem that all rising political stars inevitably face: accidentally saying something you really believe on camera, that also potentially offends half the voters in this country.
Feb 10, 2012 5:37AM ET
Two large explosions targeting military units in the Syrian city of Aleppo went off on Friday, as shelling and mayhem continue throughout the country.
Feb 9, 2012 8:27AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Feb 9, 2012 7:16AM ET
Rick Santorum says he raised $250,000 in one night after winning three GOP contests this week — a nice amount that wouldn't pay for the snack chips Mitt Romney throws at hungry reporters on his plane.
Feb 9, 2012 6:13AM ET
Homs continues to be pummeled by Syrian forces who shelled the city for the sixth straight day on Thursday, killing more than 30 people with rockets fired into residential neighborhoods.
Feb 9, 2012 5:17AM ET
"The Oracle" comes down from on high this month to deliver his annual wisdom to the shareholders of Berksrhire Hathaway, and naturally people want to know: Where does Warren Buffett put his money?
Feb 8, 2012 8:00AM ET
Feb 8, 2012 6:53AM ET
After announcing his resignation yesterday because he didn't want to "run the country with an iron fist" former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed says he was forced to make that decision at gunpoint.
Feb 8, 2012 6:25AM ET
A massive whale shark that may be among the largest fish ever caught, was pulled from the waters off Pakistan yesterday.
Feb 8, 2012 5:26AM ET
Rick Santorum rose from the near dead to win all three Republican voting contests last night, halting Mitt Romney's momentum and throwing another huge curveball at the GOP.
Feb 7, 2012 8:47AM ET
Feb 7, 2012 7:46AM ET
The Washington Post has a huge exposé on 33 members of Congress who directed earmarks to projects close to their homes, but it's hard to see how this latest "scandal" should surprise or outrage anyone.
Feb 7, 2012 6:03AM ET
People are still talking about the middle finger and the marching bands, but now they're finally coming back to the forgotten star of Madonna's halftime show — the flying dude in the toga.
Feb 7, 2012 5:19AM ET
Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed resigned today after a "mutiny" by police officers who took over the state broadcaster in the nation's capital.
Feb 6, 2012 8:00AM ET
Feb 6, 2012 6:57AM ET
Cyclist Alberto Contador has been banned from competition for two years and stripped of his 2010 Tour de France victory after being found guilty of using a banned substance during the 2010 race.
Feb 6, 2012 6:37AM ET
Josh Powell, a man who was a "person of interest" in the disappearance of his wife two years ago, killed himself and their two children after blowing up his house on Sunday, possibly because he was about to be charged with her death
Feb 6, 2012 5:55AM ET
Did you miss the Big Game? Or just need to catch up on what everyone is saying about it this morning? Here's a recap of what happened... and what happened after the New York Giants pulled of their big 21-17 victory.
Feb 3, 2012 8:52AM ET
Feb 3, 2012 7:48AM ET
Despite the angry words and hurt feelings on both sides of the argument, this week's controversy will see both the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and Planned Parenthood come out ahead in one very important area: fundraising.
Feb 3, 2012 6:08AM ET
The Associated Press reports that the federal government's list of those who are banned from flying in or to the United States has more than doubled in the last year, to 21,000 names.
Feb 3, 2012 5:26AM ET
As four states prepare to hold Republican caucus votes in the next week, The New York Times would like to remind you that the entire caucus system is a terrible way to elect a candidate.
Feb 2, 2012 8:32AM ET
Feb 2, 2012 7:34AM ET
Punxsutawney Phil "saw his shadow" this morning, proclaiming six more weeks of winter, but animal meteorologis watchers in New York city received a dissenting view from rival Staten Island Chuck.
Feb 2, 2012 6:41AM ET
An analysis by The Los Angeles Times has found that there are 17 people or companies who gave more than $1 million to a super PAC last year, showing how just one wealthy individual can make a big impact on the election.
Feb 2, 2012 5:29AM ET
The state Senate in Washington passed a bill on Wednesday night that puts the Evergreen State on a course to becoming the seventh state in the country to legalize gay marriage.
Feb 1, 2012 8:28AM ET
Feb 1, 2012 7:31AM ET
The BBC says that a leaked NATO report "fully exposes" the intimate relationship between the Taliban and Pakistan's internal security services.