Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 4, 2014 4:57PM ET
State Sen. Chris McDaniel is formally challenging the results of a Republican primary run-off he lost to Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi nearly six weeks ago.
Aug 4, 2014 4:04PM ET
The Department of Health and Human Services will phase out three shelters for migrant children on military bases over the next couple of months, the agency announced Monday.
Aug 4, 2014 2:36PM ET
James Brady, the former White House press secretary who became an advocate for gun control after he was paralyzed in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday at age 73.
Aug 4, 2014 11:45AM ET
The "too good to be true" cliche is especially accurate when it comes to viral news stories on perfectly formed dollops of bird crap.
Aug 4, 2014 11:14AM ET
From immigration reform to a pat on the back for the improving economy, the president probably has a long wish list of birthday presents as he celebrates 53, but he's not likely to get many of them.
Aug 4, 2014 10:16AM ET
"Our water is safe," Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins said during a press conference Monday. Officials told residents to flush out their water systems but also wait to water their lawns or wash their cars.
Aug 4, 2014 10:06AM ET
The same agency responsible for "Cuban Twitter" also sent dozens of Latin American young adults to Cuba to pose as health program workers while attempting to "provoke political change."
Aug 1, 2014 6:16PM ET
A Florida judge ruled Friday that the state's lawmakers have until August 15 to redraw its current congressional districts. But there are a few other districts across this mighty nation that also might benefit from a little nip and tuck.
Aug 1, 2014 4:50PM ET
President Obama is known for being long-winded, but on Friday he uttered a phrase that may be as blunt as any modern president has ever made.
Aug 1, 2014 4:27PM ET
President Obama told reporters that the U.S. "does not control everything in the world" as he responded to the array of crises and conflicts escalating around the globe.
Aug 1, 2014 1:15PM ET
According to a new Kaiser Family Foundation health care tracking poll, 63 percent of Americans aren't sure if Obamacare plans are private or government-sponsored.
Aug 1, 2014 1:10PM ET
The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent after its members had left town to restock Israel's missile defense system. The House could follow suit later on Friday.
Aug 1, 2014 11:50AM ET
If Sen. Ted Cruz is the de facto Speaker of the House, then Sen. Jeff Sessions is his Majority Whip.
Aug 1, 2014 11:29AM ET
The House stayed in Washington another day so Republicans could pass their border bill. But the Senate has gone home for the summer, so it won't become law anytime soon.
Aug 1, 2014 9:46AM ET
The Daily Show-described "Sharknado of Government" went on recess without passing almost any necessary legislation. Is anyone surprised?
Aug 1, 2014 8:51AM ET
The monthly jobs report came in slightly below expectations, as the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent.
Aug 1, 2014 8:33AM ET
The defeated House majority leader says he will resign early rather than serve out his term after leaving his leadership post on Thursday.
Jul 31, 2014 4:36PM ET
House Republicans found themselves offering mixed messages in the aftermath of their failure to pass a bill to help fix the migrant crisis on the border.
Jul 31, 2014 2:59PM ET
Back in March, CIA director John Brennan flat out denied the allegations that his agency was spying on the Senate Intelligence committee. “Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said.
Jul 31, 2014 2:18PM ET
Speaker Boehner can't pass a bill addressing the border crisis in an embarrassing defeat for his new leadership team.
Jul 31, 2014 1:30PM ET
Eric Cantor delivers his farewell speech as House majority leader and receives a bipartisan ovation from his colleagues.
Jul 31, 2014 12:39PM ET
During one arrest he made two suspects flip a coin to decide who would get written up, according to one ticket, which read: "(Suspect) lost the coin flip so he got the ticket while the other person walked. (Suspect) was allowed to keep his pipe."
Jul 31, 2014 12:01PM ET
All but five House Republicans voted to sue President Obama on Thursday. Those who didn't believe the House should go even further.
Jul 31, 2014 11:20AM ET
The Wisconsin voter ID law, and similarly restrictive efforts in Ohio, "represent the latest, misguided attempts to fix a system that isn't broken," Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement.
Jul 31, 2014 8:00AM ET
Rep. Kevin McCarthy officially becomes the House's second-in-command when the clock strikes 12, but it's a job he's already been doing for more than a month.
Jul 30, 2014 6:31PM ET
Republicans overcame staunch Democratic opposition to pass a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama, accusing him of changing his health care law without approval from Congress.
Jul 30, 2014 5:26PM ET
Rev. Richard Cizik wrote in his prepared remarks that it's his "conviction as an evangelical Christian that we must be stewards of God’s creation.”
Jul 30, 2014 4:47PM ET
In a rare bipartisan vote, the House approved a bipartisan compromise responding to the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill now heads to the Senate, which could pass it this week.
Jul 30, 2014 3:58PM ET
Hillary Clinton's book tour is still going on... and on... and on...
Jul 30, 2014 1:53PM ET
"I know they're not that happy that I'm president but that's okay. I've only got a couple of years left," President Obama said.