Today's Five Best Columns
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Nov 14, 2013 1:40PM ET
Dylan Davies, the disgraced contractor at the center of 60 Minutes' Benghazi story, has gone into hiding, leaving CBS standing alone in the spotlight of continuing critique over the controversial story.
Nov 14, 2013 11:37AM ET
Admitting that "the roll-out has been rough so far," President Obama announced that his administration is giving insurance companies a one-year grace period on cancelling policies. As for Healthcare.gov? It won't be perfect on December 1, either.
Nov 14, 2013 10:46AM ET
According to CNN's Dana Bash, President Obama will announce at a news conference this morning that he supports a plan allowing people to keep their existing healthcare plans for a period of one year.
Nov 14, 2013 10:26AM ET
Even after Hawaii's million-plus residents joined the ranks of those legally allowed to enter into same-sex marriage on Wednesday, more Americans live in states with bans on the practice.
Nov 14, 2013 9:52AM ET
Obamacare has taken a sudden and spectacular dive in public opinion, according to a new poll from Gallup. Democratic unity is splintering. What the party wouldn't give for it to be one month ago.
Nov 13, 2013 4:23PM ET
While Wednesday's Obamacare numbers include people who have and have not paid their first premium, they show that where Obamacare had the support of state leaders and a functioning website, it did much better than in federal exchanges.
Nov 13, 2013 3:52PM ET
About 106,000 Americans enrolled in health insurance plans through the exchanges in October, according to numbers released by the White House today.
Nov 13, 2013 2:42PM ET
Did the voters of Massachusetts know, when they elected Elizabeth Warren to the Senate, that she advocates nuclear war? Warren now supports reform of Senate filibuster rules — the so-called "nuclear option."
Nov 13, 2013 1:32PM ET
John Boehner hammered the last nail into the coffin of the Senate immigration reform proposal, saying, "We have no intention of ever going to conference on the Senate bill." Future Republicans likely won't be pleased.
Nov 13, 2013 12:20PM ET
Hey, here's a new rumor about 2016, it being a new day and all: Wall Street wants Jeb Bush to run. Attention, Wall Street. You actually don't know anything about politics, so stop.
Nov 13, 2013 8:32AM ET
About 700 people showed up at the first stop on Sarah Palin's tour promoting her new book about the War on Christmas. Or: 701, including me.
Nov 12, 2013 3:25PM ET
Making fun of Gov. Chris Christie's weight, Palin said, is understandable because his appearance has "been extreme." "It's hard for some people not to comment on it."
Nov 12, 2013 2:42PM ET
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seems to be the least-wanted guest at the government's party. Lots of people, including the host, wish he'd leave, but no one's willing to ask him to go.
Nov 12, 2013 1:09PM ET
Bill Clinton told an interviewer that he thought Obama should let people keep insurance policies they have. The time has come for Team Clinton to put 2016 ahead of its tenuous loyalty to the sitting president.
Nov 12, 2013 12:00PM ET
There are those, like The Washington Post, that will suggest that the cuts to the nation's food stamp allotments by about $36 per family per month are a bad thing. But, a silver lining: Walmart could make more money.
Nov 12, 2013 11:12AM ET
Nothing demonstrates your deep-rooted commitment to respecting the traditions of Christmas more than leveraging the holiday and specious political arguments into a hefty payday. Sarah Palin is on book tour, America!
Nov 12, 2013 9:56AM ET
Big business shouldn't be worried about progressives like Sen. Elizabeth Warren triumphing in 2016. It should be worried about who controls the House after 2014.
Nov 11, 2013 6:16PM ET
When President Obama came out in support of a minimum wage increase last week, he was in line with public opinion. A poll out Monday shows that 76 percent of Americans support a hike — including a majority of Republicans.
Nov 11, 2013 4:57PM ET
As we all try and wrap our brains around the magnitude and severity of super typhoon Haiyan, the Red Cross shared a shocking map over Haiyan overlaid on top of the United States and was quickly "debunked" by The New Republic. So who's right?
Nov 11, 2013 3:45PM ET
Every American knows that money buys elections, that votes come with a price tag. Given new reports of one millionaire's investment in the Virginia gubernatorial race, we decided to test that assumption.
Nov 11, 2013 1:06PM ET
Corporate tweeting in response to Veterans Day is particularly obnoxious and should result in immediate termination for those responsible — but it does help show why these efforts are always horrible.
Nov 11, 2013 12:30PM ET
One year ago last month, the unemployment rate for veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan was at 10 percent. Last month, it was at 10 percent.
Nov 11, 2013 11:01AM ET
People are pretending Democrats might nominate an extreme partisan and that the Republicans might not. This is mostly due to boredom.
Nov 11, 2013 10:13AM ET
Speaking in Des Moines on Saturday, Sarah Palin declared that the nation's high levels of debt was "like slavery." But before you get all mad about it, she also said, "this isn't racist."
Nov 8, 2013 5:30PM ET
In case you didn't see any of the various media coverage, someone 3D-printed a metal gun. There is nothing you should be more worried about than that, except for literally everything else in the universe.
Nov 8, 2013 4:09PM ET
Chris Christie's reelection by an overwhelming margin has revived the question of whether he is too fat to be president. It is a stupid question. We compared presidential BMIs to their historical rankings, and found that physical fitness doesn't tell you much about presidential fitness.
Nov 8, 2013 2:37PM ET
Apparently, only John Kerry can avert the threat of nuclear war, so it's too bad he left the Senate. For at least the third time this year, Senate Democrats are threatening to use the "nuclear option" against GOP filibusters.
Nov 8, 2013 10:33AM ET
CBS' Friday morning retraction of a 60 Minutes report on the Benghazi attack wasn't the first time the media has been burned by bad information on the story. It's too good a story in theory for the media to resist.
Nov 8, 2013 8:56AM ET
We get it, America. We get it. You're interested in 2016. Well, there is absolutely no reason to delay one minute further. Here's your real-time Republican primary footrace to 2016 victory.
Nov 7, 2013 3:31PM ET
In a two-to-one vote Thursday afternoon, the Senate passed the Employee Non-Discrimination Act. By going on the record, it gives us an opportunity to rank America's gay-friendliest states.