Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 5, 2014 4:38PM ET
John Boehner offered one possible way of increasing pressure on Vladimir Putin: increase natural gas exports. Of course, Republicans in Washington have been calling for increased gas exports for a while.
Mar 5, 2014 1:32PM ET
The Senate voted to reject the nomination of Debo Adegbile to lead the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division because he once filed an appeal on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Mar 5, 2014 12:28PM ET
Paul Ryan's House Budget Committee on Monday released a lengthy report citing various studies that he suggested proved that poverty initiatives saw a lot of waste. Many of the studies' authors, however, disagreed.
Mar 5, 2014 11:05AM ET
Every weekday for the rest of the month, we're presenting a different tournament to determine the very best (or worst) thing in a given field.: Today's contest: Which school rules?
Mar 5, 2014 10:44AM ET
On Tuesday night, Steve Stockman got completely obliterated in the state's Republican senate primary. Which means that by the time January 2015 rolls around, the House will be without two of its most colorful characters.
Mar 5, 2014 9:34AM ET
While the Senate Intelligence was preparing a 6,000-plus page report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture program, the committee experienced an "unprecedented action" from the agency.
Mar 4, 2014 5:49PM ET
Two new polls offer good news for Hillary Clinton. A majority of Americans want her to run in 2016 and most people don't see her gender or husband as disqualifying.
Mar 4, 2014 3:07PM ET
Putin's invasion of Ukraine is President Obama's fault, as Obama critics have been hasty to point out. But what Obama specifically did is still up for contention. Here are the nominees.
Mar 4, 2014 1:20PM ET
On Tuesday, the White House released its proposed 2015 budget, a document that The Los Angeles Times describes as "policies far more likely to be written into a campaign ad than a federal law."
Mar 4, 2014 11:19AM ET
We're starting our month-long March Madness tribute off with one of the most contentious issues in America today: which of our American metropolises is the best?
Mar 4, 2014 10:28AM ET
You might recall a time when President Obama was a strongman hell-bent on subverting democracy. That was way back in February. Now, Obama's critics point out that he is an untough wimp who, in the evocative words of Sarah Palin, "wears mom jeans."
Mar 4, 2014 9:20AM ET
As it turns out, when you produce a film that isn't sparing in presenting the horror that was the slavery, it makes people uncomfortable. And that discomfort can prompt them to do and say things that are dumb.
Mar 3, 2014 5:37PM ET
After 20 years, we're starting to come to terms with the immediacy of the web. But we're only just starting to figure out what its permanence means.
Mar 3, 2014 3:58PM ET
The Associated Press asked Ellen DeGeneres for permission to share her now-famous Oscar selfie with subscribers to their photo service. But does Ellen have the right to give it away? Who owns that picture?
Mar 3, 2014 2:41PM ET
Paul Ryan on Monday published a teaser of his upcoming budget proposal, focused on programs for addressing poverty. In short: government money is being wasted. Proposals for improvement were not presented.
Mar 3, 2014 10:28AM ET
Putin's annexation of Crimea caught Washington off guard. The points of consensus seem to be these: The only responses available are un-tough ones, and the only reason Putin did what he did was because Obama wasn't tough enough.
Feb 28, 2014 6:06PM ET
Sarah Palin, who is "usually not one to Told-Ya-So," is on social media, this afternoon to remind the world that she predicted that Obama would let Russia invade the Ukraine.
Feb 28, 2014 3:57PM ET
Organizing For Action, the non-profit outgrowth of the 2012 Obama For America campaign, had to return a $100,000 check to a donor with a felony conviction that was reported by NBC News.
Feb 28, 2014 2:34PM ET
As promised, the Clinton Presidential Library on Friday released 5,000 pages of previously withheld documents from the Clinton White House.
Feb 28, 2014 1:34PM ET
President Obama announced on Thursday a new initiative called "My Brother's Keeper" aimed at bolstering the ability of young men of color to succeed in America.
Feb 28, 2014 10:54AM ET
With poll after poll after poll showing Clinton leading a hypothetical 2016 presidential race, her opponents on the right hope to prove either that she's too scandal-ridden or too sick to actually run.
Feb 28, 2014 10:03AM ET
The Republican right/far-right civil war is the guiding narrative for the party in 2014. So it's fitting that the first big skirmish of the year — Arizona's "religious freedom" bill — should have been part of that bigger war.
Feb 27, 2014 6:21PM ET
People have been playing around with a tool from Clarity Campaigns that tells you how Democratic or Republican a first name is. We put it to the test with the most partisan group in America: Congress.
Feb 27, 2014 5:02PM ET
Mark Penn, dropped by the 2008 Hillary Clinton campaign well after it was clear she would lose, landed at Microsoft, where he's been running the company's marketing efforts against Google.
Feb 27, 2014 12:59PM ET
At his regular press conference on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner set a reporter straight on his name.
Feb 27, 2014 12:32PM ET
Last month, I suggested that his repeated pretend campaigns for president/governor/attention should be met with stony silence. That was wrong. This week, we've seen the value in letting Trump be himself.
Feb 27, 2014 10:55AM ET
Joe Biden is almost certainly as close to the presidency as he's going to get, bless his heart. He's 73, he feels younger, and everything says that he should run for president except the polls.
Feb 27, 2014 9:39AM ET
Time has the story of the team of guys (basically all guys) that fixed Healthcare.gov, making it a footnote in the great war over Obamacare and paving the way for Democrats like Hillary Clinton to embrace it.
Feb 26, 2014 5:04PM ET
If court rejections of gay marriage bans in Texas and three other states are upheld, just over 50 percent of gay Americans will for the first time apparently live in states where they can legally marry.
Feb 26, 2014 2:14PM ET
Rand Paul put a hold on the nomination of Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General on Tuesday. His sole concern, echoing nearly a month of critique from conservatives, is that Murthy opposes guns.