Today's Five Best Columns
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1 Hr Ago
New York Times writer Maureen Dowd has literally become the poster woman for responsible pot consumption, after a public awareness campaign turned her bad edibles trip into a cautionary tale.
2 Hrs Ago
The measure vote was broad and bipartisan, but it drew opposition from both Republicans and Democrats. The Senate could act on it as soon as Thursday.
The secretary of state responded directly to CodePink protesters on Wednesday while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
6 Hrs Ago
"When the world is threatened, when the world needs help, it calls on America," the president told the troops.
7 Hrs Ago
StopHillary PAC, the group dedicated to smothering Hillary Clinton's unofficial presidential campaign in its crib, has released a new commercial demanding Clinton "break the silence" on Benghazi.
The House Select Committee on Benghazi held its first hearing on Wednesday, and lawmakers mostly managed to steer clear of grandstanding.
9 Hrs Ago
The House is expected to pass President Obama's request, but it won't fall along party lines.
Sep 16, 2014 6:37PM ET
It would have been nice to have a U.S. ambassador to Guatemala during the height of the child migrant crisis, but better late than never.
Sep 16, 2014 5:03PM ET
The president said the outbreak could infect hundreds of thousands of people if it isn't stopped, but the chances of it hitting the U.S. remain "extremely low."
Sep 16, 2014 3:45PM ET
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, suggested deploying ground troops to fight ISIS if airstrikes didn't work. The White House promptly slammed the door shut.
Sep 16, 2014 1:21PM ET
The good news for the country as a whole is that the poverty rate went down for the first time since 2007.
Sep 16, 2014 12:06PM ET
CodePink protesters interrupted a Senate hearing on the war plan at least four times Tuesday morning.
Sep 16, 2014 11:05AM ET
The number of uninsured Americans fell 8 percent during the first three months of 2014, thanks to 3.8 million uninsured individuals gaining insurance.
Sep 16, 2014 9:54AM ET
The speaker's office releases another installment in its occasional "John Boehner is a Real Person" video series.
Sep 16, 2014 9:22AM ET
The senator from South Carolina seems to live in waking fear of apocalypse happening at any moment. Poor guy.
Sep 15, 2014 6:47PM ET
The only issues black and white residents agreed on is that the media's presence in Ferguson made things worse and Gov. Jay Nixon didn't handle the situation well.
Sep 15, 2014 6:12PM ET
The measure would be an amendment to a government funding bill, giving lawmakers an opportunity to go on-record about the president's plan.
Sep 15, 2014 5:04PM ET
About 115,000 people failed to provide the government with documents verifying their citizenship and will lose Obamacare coverage at the end of the month.
Sep 15, 2014 4:04PM ET
A coalition of civil rights groups is asking the Defense Department to stop transfers of military equipment to school districts.
Sep 15, 2014 3:18PM ET
If elections were won with sass, then Mitch McConnell slight lead over Alison Lundergan Grimes in the polls would be justified.
Sep 15, 2014 1:15PM ET
Most Americans support President Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, even though a majority of Americans don't think it will work.
Sep 15, 2014 11:08AM ET
The likely presidential candidate dropped hints about 2016 left and right as she appeared in Iowa for the first time since she lost the state's Democratic caucuses to Barack Obama in 2008.
Sep 15, 2014 10:30AM ET
After a controversy broke over an Urban Outfitters sweatshirt that appeared to make light of the Kent State University shooting, Urban Outfitters said that the blood-splattered design was actually just "sun-faded vintage."
Sep 15, 2014 9:28AM ET
The vice president of Arizona's Republican Party resigned late Sunday night after advocating for the forced sterilization of poor women on Medicaid.
Sep 14, 2014 3:13PM ET
Sen. Bernie Sanders says he's considering running for president in 2016. But will he do it as an independent or as a Democrat?
Sep 14, 2014 2:10PM ET
The NYPD is still figuring out what to do with social media, but these classes should help.
Sep 14, 2014 10:58AM ET
Secretary of State John Kerry says he's encouraged by the broad international support in the anticipated military campaign against ISIL militants, including some countries offering ground troops.
Sep 14, 2014 10:00AM ET
Republicans could be headed for a big win in November. Here's why.
Sep 14, 2014 9:18AM ET
Prime Minister David Cameron said the government will take on ISIL militants after beheading a British aid worker.
Sep 14, 2014 8:32AM ET
A U.S. citizen has been sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea after being accused of espionage.