Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 30, 2012 10:54PM ET
Those expecting to see another night of on-stage fireworks between Massachusetts Senatorial candidates Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren are out of luck.
Oct 30, 2012 9:07PM ET
Despite rumors that his luck with woman has changed, Mitt Romney has continued to fail at closing the sizable gender gap among voters with only a week to go until the election.
Oct 30, 2012 5:23PM ET
The great war between people who write about politics for a living is not between liberals and conservatives, but between humanities majors and math nerds, and their battleground is currently the validity of Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight election prediction model.
Oct 30, 2012 5:11PM ET
Today in Poll Watch: An NPR poll shows just how perplexing the presidential race is a week away, it's a dead heat in the Florida Senate race, and a poll today shows Elizabeth Warren up by 7 points over Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts.
Oct 30, 2012 3:38PM ET
How do you know Mitt Romney's worried about his statement a June 2011 debate that he'd cut funding to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and send its power to the states and the private sector? Well for one, he was asked 14 questions about the agency by pool reporters Tuesday, and ignored all 14 of them.
Oct 30, 2012 2:28PM ET
While Romney surrogate Chris Christie is making waves for the heaps of praise he's been giving the President all morning for his emergency preparedness, one guy who is unimpressed with the President's response is the old FEMA director who was in charge during Hurricane Katrina.
Oct 30, 2012 11:18AM ET
Our of respect for the Americans put in harm's way by Hurricane Sandy, Mitt Romney's campaign events have been turned into "storm relief events."
Oct 30, 2012 10:12AM ET
Ana Marie Cox on Hurricane Sandy, Jeffrey Rosen on wiretapping, Richard Cohen on Obama's authenticity, Richard Vedder on online learning, and Noah Feldman on the Supreme Court.
Oct 30, 2012 10:04AM ET
As Sandy clean-up begins in New York City, the presidential horse-race, now officially a week before the election, slows—but doesn't quite come to a complete halt.
Oct 29, 2012 6:34PM ET
Today in Poll Watch: it's still a tight race for the senate in Massachusetts, polls make small movements in the national race, and another poll makes North Carolina a dead heat.
Oct 29, 2012 6:32PM ET
The Drudge Report is helping to stir up a panic that looters are going to come and take your stuff -- yes, you, you right there, sitting in your home, feeling frustrated an vulnerable -- you are about to get your stuff stolen by looters.
Oct 29, 2012 5:23PM ET
How much has Sandy changed the face of New York City? Well, the Yale Club has abandoned its dress code as it invites in students who can't make it back to the safety of New Haven.
Oct 29, 2012 12:29PM ET
Who has the most to gain from Sandy, President Obama or Mitt Romney? There are so many competing hypotheses it's hard to keep them straight. Here's our guide to them:
Oct 29, 2012 10:29AM ET
Bill Keller on "no agenda" myth, Michael Hiltzik on high taxes and millionaires, Thomas B. Edsall on rogue billionaires, Brian Lee Crowley on U.S. and Canada, and Jeffrey Toobin on the right to vote.
Oct 29, 2012 9:42AM ET
The New York Times' Nate Silver has created a model to predict the outcome of the presidential election that's watched by just about every pundit, and yet Silver's model refuses to perfectly reflect the conventional wisdom spouted by just about every pundit. The pundits do not like this!
Oct 29, 2012 9:15AM ET
Documents found in a meth house in Colorado offer a rare glimpse into the world of dark money, showing how Western Tradition Partnership appealed to donors, interacted with candidates and helped shape their election efforts.
Oct 29, 2012 9:12AM ET
Mitt Romney established a tax shelter in 1996 that allows him to take advantage of the tax-free status of a charity without actually giving much to the charity at all.
Oct 29, 2012 9:07AM ET
President Obama has decided to fly back to Washington today and will have to skip out on a campaign event in Orlando. But fear not, those Orlando Democrats are in good hands—Bill Clinton will take over.
Oct 28, 2012 9:32PM ET
With nine days to go until Election Day, political satirists are doing everything they can to squeeze every last laugh out of the campaigns, but Mitt Romney refuses to be the butt of anybody's joke.
Oct 28, 2012 3:04PM ET
Campaign aides used their appearances on the Sunday talk shows to fight over who is more confident they're going to win in Ohio next week, while Republicans come to the defense of Richard Mourdock.
Oct 27, 2012 2:36PM ET
If it wasn't already obvious that things are heating up in Ohio, well, this will certainly convince you. Buzzfeed's Zeke Miller had the brilliant idea of asking each campaign to annotate their opponents voting memo distributed in the Buckeye state.
Oct 27, 2012 12:19PM ET
What does it take to take down the 72-year-old Senate majority leader Harry Reid?
Oct 26, 2012 6:48PM ET
Vice tried to pull a fast one on the Internet today with their post "Is This Obama's Kenyan Birth Video?" It wasn't, obviously, and Wire commenters pointed out a bunch of dead give-aways.
Oct 26, 2012 6:16PM ET
President Obama and Mitt Romney will raise $1 billion each this election. They will spend almost all of it. It is impossible not to wonder, when contemplating $2 billion blown on ads that blare at empty rooms while people get snacks from the kitchen, why didn't the campaigns just buy us all presents instead.
Oct 26, 2012 4:20PM ET
Today in Poll Watch: Internal polls from both sides present conflicting but not-pretty pictures for Richard Mourdock in Indiana, Colorado is neck-and-neck in the presidential race, and tracking polls conflict again.
Oct 26, 2012 2:47PM ET
Right now, the conventional wisdom says that there are just nine states that might go either way on Nov. 6, meaning that if the other 41 states go the way they're supposed to, there are exactly (and only) 512 possible outcomes and Obama wins re-election in 84.2 percent of them.
Oct 26, 2012 2:17PM ET
The most amazingly, entertainingly fake video of a fake Barack Obama being born -- featuring a baby that is all cleaned up and looks about three months old -- to a fake Ann Dunham in a fake Kenyan hospital has been leaked to Vice because, wait for it, the leaker couldn't get in touch with Donald Trump.
Oct 26, 2012 2:08PM ET
With Ohio now the make it or break it state in the presidential race, its citizens are being inundated with propaganda: in fact, Julie Bykowicz of Bloomberg News reports that watching all of the presidential advertisements that aired in Ohio in the past month would take 80 days nonstop.
Oct 26, 2012 1:21PM ET
There's another big fat storm coming towards the Northeast, and of course it has political implications. What will Hurricane Sandy, aka the Snor'eastercane and Frankenstorm, do to the presidential race? And the liberal media?
Oct 26, 2012 12:36PM ET
As the outrage train over Lena Dunham's Obama ad rolls on, Eric Kleefeld at Talking Points Memo dug up something that might confuse disgusted conservatives: Ronald Reagan also made a voting as first sexual experience joke, and his was dirtier.