Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 26, 2012 9:07AM ET
Mitt Romney earned huge cheers at a conservative conference in February when he bragged, "On my watch, we fought hard and prevented Massachusetts from becoming the Las Vegas of gay marriage." But in 1994, running for Senate against Ted Kennedy, he told a local gay and lesbian paper he was even more pro-gay rights than Kennedy.
Jun 25, 2012 6:08PM ET
On Monday we got a preview of what could be one of the must-watch face-offs of the summer: Romney spokesman Rick Gorka versus Obama spokesman Jay Carney in a contest of "sounding like you're saying something when you're saying nothing over and over again."
Jun 25, 2012 5:36PM ET
In today's tour of state-sponsored propaganda: Iran cheers the end of a computer virus, paywalls give an unexpected boost to state-run newspapers and America's propaganda arms faces a setback in Iraq.
Jun 25, 2012 2:59PM ET
Hillary Clinton is more popular than ever, and maybe that's because no one knows what she does.
Jun 25, 2012 12:59PM ET
The Supreme Court did not hand down its decision on Obamacare today but it did reveal clues about how it views federal power.
Jun 25, 2012 12:36PM ET
Your chance to enter and win a contest to eat a meal with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump has sadly ended, but if you forgot to enter, you can at least rejoice that you'll avoid paying taxes on the value of the winnings.
Jun 25, 2012 12:02PM ET
The Supreme Court's ruling on Arizona's controversial immigration law was confusing for the press, who couldn't decide whether it was a major defeat for President Obama or a victory for the federal government. But Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was not conflicted at all.
Jun 25, 2012 10:09AM ET
We know Mitt Romney loves to play pranks, and in yet another fun story about the candidate's teen years, The Daily Caller's Hal Libby tells us learn that he once impersonated a fireman, a story solidifies our sense that even as a mischief-maker, Romney is a square.
Jun 25, 2012 9:43AM ET
Americans think neither President Obama nor Mitt Romney can do much about the economy. Plus, Latinos lean heavily toward Obama, but not because of immigration, and voters think the president abused his executive powers on Fast and Furious.
Jun 25, 2012 9:05AM ET
It's the biggest event in politics this summer and we've got your guide to watching it unfurl.
Jun 25, 2012 8:49AM ET
Jimmy Carter on America's bad human rights record, David Martin on Obama's immigration move, Albert Hunt on Romney's business-unfriendly politics, Misha Glenny on regulating cyberwars, and Josh Barro on fixing air travel.
Jun 24, 2012 10:43PM ET
Women in Saudi Arabia are forbidden from driving, but they can now compete in this summer's Olympic Games. Well, one of them can.
Jun 24, 2012 6:52PM ET
Rupert Murdoch tweeted his latest complaints with the Romney campaign and said Romney doesn't even look like a challenger to Barack Obama's presidency.
Jun 24, 2012 5:43PM ET
The Romney campaign packed up their things for a weekend getaway in Park City, Utah, where top campaign supporters got to mingle with some of the GOP's mast famous faces, including runaway comedy star of the weekend Karl Rove.
Jun 24, 2012 3:11PM ET
Darrell Issa appeared on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopolous and Fox News Sunday to sell his contempt vote against Attorney General Eric Holder; Rick Perry called President Obama's use of executive privilege "Nixonian;" and Tim Pawlenty shied away from some of his VP hype.
Jun 24, 2012 11:48AM ET
Everyone's waiting for the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act that's expected to come as early as tomorrow, so here's our guide to how you should be preparing of the Court's decision.
Jun 22, 2012 4:52PM ET
Agenda 21 is right now an important issue that is being passionately debated in many state legislatures around the country, but it's mostly been ignored by our national leaders and the press. It is being ignored because it is an insane conspiracy theory.
Jun 22, 2012 2:56PM ET
Once again Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has grabbed headlines and been declared "tres cool," this time, because she wore some purple wing-tipped Mardi Gras sunglasses while swearing in Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Michael Hammer. But we've spotted a pattern: Eyewear, it seems, is her secret weapon.
Jun 22, 2012 1:04PM ET
Every big life decision Mary Cheney makes will always be news, because she's the openly gay daughter of not just any Republican, but former Vice President Dick Cheney.
Jun 22, 2012 12:22PM ET
When Rep. Dan Burton shot a pumpkin in his backyard in an attempt to prove Vince Foster had been murdered by Bill Clinton's henchmen, he almost ruined Republican congressional investigations.
Jun 22, 2012 10:16AM ET
The Huffington Post's new iPad magazine Huffington has hit the proverbial newsstands with a very fun, incestuous read on the inner-workings of Politico.
Jun 22, 2012 9:28AM ET
Today in Ad Watch: A sneak peek at Romney's first 100 days. Plus, a Montana Republican campaigns against the sacred Ryan budget plan, and President Obama demands reporters demand to know Romney's position on immigration.
Jun 21, 2012 10:36PM ET
While the President is hosting lavish dinners with Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker and accepting donations from some of Hollywood's biggest names, Mitt Romney isn't getting any love from right-wing celebrities.
Jun 21, 2012 5:56PM ET
Jerry Sandusky's adopted son Matt has told authorities that his father abused him, the Associated Press reports.
Jun 21, 2012 5:21PM ET
Politico caught Senate candidate Richard Mourdock accidentally uploading three pre-recorded YouTube videos in which he responds to all possible outcomes on the Supreme Court's ruling on the validity of health care reform.
Jun 21, 2012 3:21PM ET
Joe the Plumber, a campaign trail prop in 2008 and Ohio congressional candidate in 2012, is the latest conservative public figure to get busted stealing from an email created by the army of anonymous right-wing forwarders.
Jun 21, 2012 2:05PM ET
Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto gave a passionate defense of Ann Romney's fancy horse sport on his show last night, saying that it's entirely unfair to make fun of her horses, since she uses them as therapy for her multiple sclerosis.
Jun 21, 2012 12:11PM ET
Former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke released a video announcing his endorsement of Charles Barron, an affirmative action supporting African-American who is running for Brooklyn's 8th Congressional district, and the conflicting priorities ole' Duke faced are just mind-boggling.
Jun 21, 2012 11:35AM ET
Karl Rove is absolutely delighted at the Obama campaign's burn rate -- how many millions more dollars it's spending than it's bringing through fundraising -- six month before the election. But is this a sign of a campaign struggling or a campaign hard at work?
Jun 21, 2012 11:24AM ET
President Obama's commerce secretary John Bryson ha finally resigned after being cited for a felony hit-and-run following two car crashes in L.A. last week, and the hex on Obama's too-numerous picks for commerce secretary wins again.