Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 23, 2012 4:56PM ET
Mitt Romney's argument for why he'd be a better president than Barack Obama is that he'd be a better manager of the economy, but a new poll finds that a majority of Americans think at least one Obama economic policy worked.
Feb 23, 2012 10:31AM ET
Even as Rick Santorum was defending himself at last night's Republican primary debate for saying birth control was bad -- "it's a license to do things in the sexual realm"-- he tried to look a little less strident, promising, "just because I'm talking about it doesn't mean I want a government program to fix it."
Feb 22, 2012 7:32PM ET
It's the very last Republican primary debate, and this time, and if you read all the solicited and unsolicited advice to the candidates, the message is: be as aggro as possible.
Feb 22, 2012 2:58PM ET
The 2012 Republican presidential candidates -- what's left of them -- will debate for the very last time Wednesday night and we're sure going to miss them.
Feb 22, 2012 12:32PM ET
With less than a week to go before the Michigan primary, Rick Santorum is polling just ahead of Mitt Romney, but Romney is crushing him with people who've already voted absentee. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush? Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Feb 22, 2012 10:54AM ET
Mitt Romney once treated Donald Trump like he was the girl he was too embarrassed to tell his friends he was hooking up with, but the candidate has finally upgraded their relationship status.
Feb 21, 2012 8:01PM ET
If you have been reading the political web today, you've probably come across Bob Morris, an Indiana State Representative who has condemned the Girl Scouts as "sexualizing" young girls and molding them into "feminists, lesbians, or Communists." Let's get to know him better.
Feb 21, 2012 3:09PM ET
Rick Santorum was sitting at the center of the Drudge Report's homepage Tuesday afternoon looking like a religious nut.
Feb 21, 2012 1:20PM ET
Today's Wall Street Journal calls skinny jeans into question, pointing out some scary health issues related to the tight pants trend. But are they really all that bad? We discuss.
Feb 21, 2012 11:01AM ET
It's not that Mitt Romney's money is no good in the Republican primary, it's just that his money buys a lot less than everyone else's.
Feb 20, 2012 5:29PM ET
Mitt Romney is polling just ahead of Rick Santorum in Arizona, with 36 percent to 33 percent, respectively, Public Policy Polling finds.
Feb 20, 2012 3:41PM ET
Rick Santorum got pretty feisty on the campaign trail this weekend, and now "our less-than erudite members of the national press corps," as he put it, keep asking him if he really meant what he said
Feb 20, 2012 2:47PM ET
The pro-Mitt Romney super PAC's ad war against his two main opponents cost it $14 million in January, The New York Times reports.
Feb 20, 2012 2:12PM ET
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to prove their working-class roots as they campaign across the U.S., but the man who is truly one of us is Newt Gingrich, who, like so many Americans, is a crash dieter.
Feb 20, 2012 12:30PM ET
Rick Santorum "gets pegged as a one-trick pony, but he’s not," his national political director said last month. Maybe that's true, but how can you ignore how candidate lights up when talks about his conservative Christian credentials?
Feb 20, 2012 9:59AM ET
Mitt Romney says that he opposed the government bailout of Detroit because the private market would have provided loans so GM and Chrysler could go through managed bankruptcy, but it turns out the firm Romney once led, Bain Capital, turned down the chance to do so.
Feb 17, 2012 6:10PM ET
The cause of gay marriage in Maryland has brought together two unlikely allies: former Vice President Dick Cheney and Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little on The Wire.
Feb 17, 2012 5:57PM ET
Foster Friess can agree with President Obama on at least one thing: website design.
Feb 17, 2012 5:38PM ET
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the gay marriage bill passed by the state assembly Thursday, as he promised, the Associated Press reports.
Feb 17, 2012 4:17PM ET
At least as recently as 2005, new Army recruits watched videos instructing them, "Do not attempt a gay marriage."
Feb 17, 2012 3:26PM ET
No wonder Mitt Romney seemed like a data-driven robot when he praised Michigan for its trees Thursday -- "I love this state. It seems right here. Trees are the right height." He didn't always feel that way.
Feb 17, 2012 2:22PM ET
A man was arrested Friday in another FBI sting operation that involved a fake terrorist ring and fake explosives.
Feb 17, 2012 1:47PM ET
In the wake of Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid's death Thursday, his book will be released a month early than previously planned.
Feb 17, 2012 12:04PM ET
Update: Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine, as expected, switches to endorsing Santorum.
Feb 17, 2012 10:53AM ET
Rick Santorum got pretty mad Friday morning when CBS's Charlie Rose asked him about his No. 1 donor's comment about effective birth control being aspirin between the knees, but Santorum should get used to questions like it.
Feb 16, 2012 6:52PM ET
Gary Carter, the 11-time All-Star catcher nicknamed "Kid," died Thursday, the Associated Press reports.
Feb 16, 2012 5:52PM ET
Everyone will get what he wants in New Jersey when it comes to gay marriage, except the gay people who want to get married.
Feb 16, 2012 5:43PM ET
Paul Krugman was loyal to the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac until 2010, when he discovered Arcade Fire. He's remained loyal to Arcade Fire ever since.
Feb 16, 2012 5:24PM ET
"The more I think about it, and I know they deny it, I just don't believe George Stephanpolous's question on birth control wasn't coordinated," Erick Erickson, founder of the conservative blog RedState, tweeted Thursday.
Feb 16, 2012 3:14PM ET
Even though he dropped out of the presidential race to spend more time tweeting manly photos of himself and endorse Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry is making a bid for America's attention.