Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 13, 2012 7:28AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jan 13, 2012 6:09AM ET
Newt Gingrich's attack ads are growing increasingly strange (and desperate) as a new YouTube ad compares Mitt Romney to John Kerry — specifically his ability to decode the crazy language of French people.
Jan 13, 2012 5:25AM ET
The Obama administration has reportedly opened a "secret" line of communication between Washington and Tehran in order to warn leaders there that closing the Strait of Hormuz would provoke an American response.
Jan 13, 2012 4:47AM ET
Apple has called a halt to all iPhone sales in China after huge crowds disrupted the launch of the iPhone 4S in Beijing. And now there's video.
Jan 12, 2012 8:36AM ET
Jan 12, 2012 7:52AM ET
North Korea announced today that Kim Jong-il's body will be put on permanent display in Kumsusan Memorial Palace, lying beside the body of his father, for all to see.
Jan 12, 2012 7:19AM ET
Political attacks on Mitt Romney and his old day job have divided the normally pro-business Republican Party and are giving most Americans their first look at the mysterious world of private equity.
Jan 12, 2012 5:55AM ET
Mississippi's attorney general has convinced a state judge to block 203 pardons handed out by Governor Haley Barbour on his last day in office, even though some of those violent criminals had already been released from jail.
Jan 11, 2012 8:30AM ET
Jan 11, 2012 7:37AM ET
Mitt Romney's big victory in New Hampshire was decisive, but expected, which means it will take another 10 days — and another vote in South Carolina — before any more Republican contenders are driven from the race.
Jan 11, 2012 6:35AM ET
An Iranian scientist was killed in a bomb blast on Wednesday, suggesting that Western forces may be dismantling the country's nuclear program from within.
Jan 10, 2012 7:28AM ET
Jan 10, 2012 6:12AM ET
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered a defiant televised address on Tuesday saying that he will not step down and will not institute new democratic reforms, insisting that unrest in his country is the work of a foreign conspiracy.
Jan 10, 2012 5:17AM ET
New Jersey State Assemblyman Alex DeCroce collapsed and died in the Statehouse late on Monday night, just hours before lawmakers were set to begin the new legislative year.
Jan 10, 2012 4:52AM ET
Jon Huntsman jumps out to an early lead in the New Hampshire primary (2 votes!), but got more bad news when his application for the Arizona ballot was rejected.
Jan 9, 2012 8:50AM ET
Jan 9, 2012 7:56AM ET
Newt Gingrich may not be able to win the Republican presidential nomination, but with the help of a wealthy casino magnate with powerful allies around globe, he's going to do everything he can to make sure Mitt Romney doesn't either.
Jan 9, 2012 5:46AM ET
Last-minute polls show Jon Huntsman finally starting to make an impact on the New Hampshire primary, but is it too little too late?
Jan 9, 2012 5:29AM ET
Amir Hekmati, an American citizen who was accused by Iran of being a spy for the CIA, has been sentenced to death by that country's Revolutionary Court.
Jan 6, 2012 9:02AM ET
Jan 6, 2012 7:43AM ET
The reunited Van Halen — with, yes, original singer David Lee Roth — gave a giant dose of '80s nostalgia to long-time fans and music critics at an invite only club show on Thursday night.
Jan 6, 2012 7:05AM ET
Iran promises more military action in the Strait of Hormuz, western nations try turn up the economic and regular Iranians prepare for the real possibility of war.
Jan 6, 2012 5:23AM ET
A Iowa caucus goer claims the Republican Party's vote totals were off by 20 votes in favor of Mitt Romney, a error that if fixed would be enough to swing the final tally to Rick Santorum.
Jan 5, 2012 8:46AM ET
Jan 5, 2012 7:15AM ET
A 15-year-old girl who ran away from home in 2010 was mistakenly deported to Colombia, despite being an American citizen who doesn't speak Spanish.
Jan 5, 2012 6:13AM ET
Rick Santorum raised more than $1 million in the day after the Iowa caucus and has brought in more cash via online donations in last week then he did in the previous six months combined.
Jan 5, 2012 5:33AM ET
A series of bombings struck across Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing 24 people in the latest round of sectarian violence since the departure of American soldiers.
Jan 4, 2012 8:27AM ET
Jan 4, 2012 7:12AM ET
The best TV moment from last night's coverage of the Iowa caucus was a late night phone appearance by two ladies who were dragooned into service to count votes for CNN in the middle of the night.
Jan 4, 2012 6:03AM ET
The last Republican nominee is set to weigh in on the next one as John McCain will reportedly back Mitt Romney during an appearance in New Hampshire today.