Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 5, 2013 10:58AM ET
Winslow, a former lawyer for Mitt Romney with strong conservative credentials, appears to be the GOP's great hope to come out of nowhere and steal a spot in the Senate, much like Brown did in 2010.
Feb 5, 2013 9:44AM ET
The Daily Show host knows why the monkey Iran launched in space looks nothing like the monkey who returned to Earth.
Feb 4, 2013 7:17PM ET
Discovered: Giving is good for the soul; New York's so-called "Broken Windows Theory" is wrong; gold-loving bacteria; the different ways we experience fear.
Feb 4, 2013 5:03PM ET
After hostage negotiations broke down and the kidnapper was found to have a 5-year-old boy in "imminent danger" with a gun, the kindergartner known as "Ethan" was rescued today by a team of FBI agents.
Feb 4, 2013 1:31PM ET
"We miss you so much," Clinton said, "because we all know we're doing a lot better because you lived and served."
Feb 4, 2013 10:52AM ET
Michael Lewis on Goldman Sachs, Steve Kornacki on the remaking of the GOP, Charles C.W. Cooke on Black History Month, Jennifer Vanasco on pedophilia in the Boy Scouts, and Michael Tomasky on the paranoia of the NRA.
Feb 1, 2013 4:31PM ET
Friday was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's last day in Foggy Bottom. Watch her goodbye speech and read her resignation letter to President Obama.
Feb 1, 2013 4:18PM ET
Thanks to the new reality of Super PACs, one in election in America outspent the GDP of Kosovo, a nation of over 1.7 million people.
Feb 1, 2013 2:35PM ET
Brown's surprise move not to run for Senate comes at a heavy price to his party: There is no good replacement, and even a closer race among Democratic candidates makes stealing Kerry's seat for Republicans look like a long shot now.
Feb 1, 2013 12:45PM ET
Chu's rocky tenure at the Department of Energy appears to have influenced Obama's shortlist for his replacement, who will need more political brawn than academic clout.
Feb 1, 2013 11:25AM ET
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died early this morning at the age of 88. Below are some highlights from the many glowing remembrances of the very memorable politician.
Feb 1, 2013 9:45AM ET
According to the Boston Globe, President Obama settled on Kerry for Secretary of State before, not after, Rice withdrew herself consideration.
Feb 1, 2013 9:11AM ET
The Daily Show host wasn't very sympathetic to the speculation that the president has never actually operated a firearm. "Since when did the ability a fire a weapon become a badge of honor, a patriotic achievement?" he asked. "All you need is a finger!"
Jan 31, 2013 3:29PM ET
Parents, football fans, and bloggers are asking whether the NFL might be exploiting the 26 students scheduled to sing "American the Beautiful" with Jennifer Hudson on the field this Sunday.
Jan 31, 2013 12:31PM ET
Police say they've found what appears to be the body of 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon Harmon, the prime suspect in Wednesday's shooting in Phoenix, and there's a legal trail.
Jan 31, 2013 9:35AM ET
After nearly eight hours of testimony, former senator Chuck Hagel got up and walked away from two extended sessions before the Senate Armed Service Committee. It was not an easy day.
Jan 31, 2013 9:23AM ET
Not much has changed since Mitt Romney's suggestion that undocumented immigrants "self-deport."
Jan 30, 2013 5:38PM ET
Everyone knows Congress is unpopular. Now we know how to say that.
Jan 30, 2013 4:02PM ET
While saying a long goodbye to his fellow Senators on the day his temporary replacement was announced, the soon-to-be Secretary of State choked up as he mentioned his predecessors from Massachusetts.
Jan 30, 2013 12:27PM ET
The two may be sworn adversaries, but they wouldn't quite admit as much in sworn testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearings on gun violence, telling each other that they looked good.
Jan 30, 2013 11:34AM ET
His remarks came minutes after former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords implored the Committee to "be courageous" in addressing gun violence.
Jan 30, 2013 10:39AM ET
Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was injured in an Arizona parking lot in January 2011, spoke today at the opening of the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on gun violence.
Jan 30, 2013 9:33AM ET
The CBS station in Boston is reporting that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has selected William "Mo" Cowan to occupy Senator John Kerry's seat once Kerry is sworn in as Secretary of State today. So who is the second black Senator?
Jan 30, 2013 9:19AM ET
The Daily Show host pointed out how "Independence, USA" isn't, well, very independent.
Jan 29, 2013 6:37PM ET
It's Jonathan Franzen's worst nightmare, and it's according to a major new study.
Jan 29, 2013 5:51PM ET
America, you'll officially have a new Secretary of State within 24 hours. Who the heck is going to be your next Senator from Massachusetts — and the next one after that — remains as confusing as can be. Let's catch up on how the end of the Hillary era at Foggy Bottom might unfold, and fast.
Jan 29, 2013 4:52PM ET
A judge accepted a guilty plea, forcing BP to pay fine of $4 billion. But that doesn't encompass the massive oil spill and widespread contamination that the Deepwater explosion led to, and a "massive" trial still awaits the oil giant.
Jan 29, 2013 12:58PM ET
The corporate boycotts helped, but in the end, local resentment — from small-town chapters to Facebook pages — led to a change of heart at the national organization.
Jan 29, 2013 9:27AM ET
The Daily Show host addressed head-on the most strenuous objections — "little" women carrying big injured men and, you know, the potential embarrassment of public defecation.
Jan 28, 2013 4:00PM ET
The Daily Caller published a big story today about the apparent hypocrisy of Media Matters. Is it true? And how does it stack up next to David Gregory and Dianne Feinstein?