Today's Five Best Columns
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Jan 27, 2014 7:34PM ET
The House and Senate Agriculture committees announced a long-in-the-works compromise Farm Bill Monday evening — at the exact same time Tom "Kristallnacht" Perkins was defending the mega-rich on television.
Jan 27, 2014 6:25PM ET
Earlier this month, Americans United for Life ranked Louisiana as 2013's number one pro-life state (beating Texas!).
Jan 27, 2014 5:12PM ET
The GOP's new version of Obamacare seems pretty similar to the old version of Obamacare, just worse, especially if you're old, a dependent under 26 or receive a tax credit.
Jan 27, 2014 5:08PM ET
Dinesh D'Souza, newly-minted anti-conservative conspiracy martyr, has a film coming out in July (the fourth, of course).
Jan 27, 2014 4:56PM ET
Don’t expect me to police everything that is said by everybody," Fox News host Greta van Susteren writes in a recent blog post, "but I will from time to time speak up."
Jan 27, 2014 3:05PM ET
The agenda more favored by Republicans seems to control the debate in Washington, probably not coincidentally because wealthy Americans are promoting it.
Jan 27, 2014 1:14PM ET
The NSA is sitting quietly along the road data takes between apps on your phone and the advertising companies or the servers hosting your pictures and personal information.
Jan 27, 2014 1:09PM ET
Robot cars are coming. But while engineers speed toward road-ready future cars, it's unclear that the rules of the road will be ready when the cars are.
Jan 27, 2014 12:46PM ET
Speaking at the National Automobile Dealers Association's annual conference, Hillary Clinton talked cars, Benghazi, and 2016. People seem to be mostly interested in the fact that she hasn't driven a car since 1996.
Jan 27, 2014 12:43PM ET
Ben Bernanke has never been as appreciated as he's been this month, now that he's leaving. Both liberals and conservatives, who have questioned the Bush-elected chairman's handling of the recession, are predicting that this legacy will be a good one.
Jan 27, 2014 12:07PM ET
A vocal minority has managed to ban marijuana commerce in certain municipalities in Colorado, where recreational weed is legal.
Jan 27, 2014 11:53AM ET
Republican leaders will likely bring immigration reform proposals to a vote in the House this summer. Why wait? First, they have to get past the threat posed by their congressional primaries.
Jan 27, 2014 10:49AM ET
Missing Rep. Steve Stockman wasn't missing, according to Steve Stockman — he was just traveling Europe, as one does when trailing badly in a Senate primary and saying you'll take important votes on Capitol Hill. Mystery solved!
Jan 27, 2014 10:12AM ET
Alyssa Rosenberg on Beyoncé's case for marriage, David Carr on Ezra Klein, E.J. Dionne on the state of the union, Jonathan Chait on Rep. Paul Ryan's quiet visits to the poor, and James Hamblin on the Obamacare deadline.
Jan 27, 2014 9:23AM ET
The fight on Capitol Hill between now and November is more likely to be Obama's decision to work around Congress than his actual policy proposals.
Jan 27, 2014 8:36AM ET
Florida Representative Trey Radel resigned from Congress on Monday.
Jan 27, 2014 8:12AM ET
The White House announced today the first round of guests to be invited to sit with President Barack Obama's two top ladies — Michelle and senior advisor Valeri Jarrett — during Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Jan 26, 2014 3:56PM ET
On Meet the Press this morning, Sen. Rand Paul decided it was time to finally set the record straight about the 16-year-old Lewinsky scandal.
Jan 26, 2014 9:47AM ET
Citing his "long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats," the Arizona Republican Party passed a resolution attacking Senator John McCain for being too liberal.
Jan 24, 2014 6:02PM ET
Conservatives have another sick burn on Obama, noting that his State of the Union, during which he might talk about global warming, might be the coldest day for such a speech ever. Except it probably won't be.
Jan 24, 2014 5:30PM ET
The administration announced Friday that three million individuals have enrolled in private Obamacare plans through this week.
Jan 24, 2014 5:18PM ET
Religious non-profits challenging the constitutionality of a paperwork requirement in the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate won a small victory from the Supreme Court on Friday.
Jan 24, 2014 4:44PM ET
Congress' consistent lousy poll numbers are often explained away with, "yes, but people like their own representatives." That's never been less true.
Jan 24, 2014 2:25PM ET
No, you don't get to see a different side of Mitt Romney in Mitt. But even so, the Netflix documentary is very much enjoyable — particularly thanks to our favorite scenes.
Jan 24, 2014 1:44PM ET
If you're over 55 years old, Medicaid can come after your home and assets when you die to pay for your medical expenses.
Jan 24, 2014 1:05PM ET
Time's Zeke Miller got a pretty amazing story: the Republican National Committee passed a resolution broadly condemning the NSA's surveillance tools at its winter meeting on Friday. The only catch is that the resolution got some pretty important details wrong.
Jan 24, 2014 12:15PM ET
Ryan Loskarn — the former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander who was arrested for possession of child pornography last month — was apparently found dead Thursday afternoon in an apparent suicide.
Jan 24, 2014 12:05PM ET
New Jersey's reputation for political wrong-doing predates the Christie administration's futzing with bridge traffic.
Jan 24, 2014 11:44AM ET
Dinesh D'Souza's indictment on charges of illegal campaign donations seemed to confirm, for some conservative activists, what they've believed all along.
Jan 24, 2014 11:24AM ET
The ongoing tension between state and federal law regarding the sale of marijuana has left banks at a loss for what to do.