Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 15, 2012 2:59PM ET
Did you watch the president's address on his new immigration policy? Did you see the part where he yelled at someone for interrupting? Turns out that someone was The Daily Caller's Neil Munro.
Jun 15, 2012 1:42PM ET
Today in Ad Watch: Karl Rove's American Crossroads translates President Obama's speech, and Sen. Scott Brown tries to soften the hearts of the ladies.
Jun 15, 2012 1:39PM ET
President Obama spoke from the Rose Garden about his new executive order, a DREAM Act-like policy that grants work permits to many young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, and it was punctuated with a mildly dramatic exchange between the president and a reporter.
Jun 15, 2012 12:32PM ET
Politics is one of those industries, like writing and coaching professional sports teams, where everyone thinks they could do it better than the pros, without any practice, any training, or any real-world experience.
Jun 15, 2012 11:44AM ET
One measly year: That's the only thing standing in the way of Jose Antonio Vargas being granted a work permit to safely live in the U.S. under the new immigration rules announced today.
Jun 15, 2012 11:28AM ET
By most human accounts, Sweden's latest social experiment of letting random Swedes control the country's official Twitter account has been a bit of disaster after of Sonja Abrahamsson, a topless-appearing 27-year-old shared her curiosity about Jews. But if you ask number-crunching robots, it's been a huge success.
Jun 15, 2012 10:24AM ET
As many as 800,000 young immigrants could avoid deportation under a new policy President Barack Obama plans to announce Friday, granting work permits to those who entered the country illegally as children.
Jun 15, 2012 9:05AM ET
Stephen Colbert discussed The Atlantic Wire's post, "Is Legalizing Weed Obama's Secret Weapon?," on Thursday's show, wondering whether marijuana initiatives on several state ballots could swing a close election for the president.
Jun 15, 2012 12:35AM ET
Just in case you can't afford the $40,000 per plate price tag, or you didn't win the Obama campaign's win-a-trip-to-a-fundraiser contest, we've got you covered. This is everything that went down at Sarah Jessica Parker's big Obama party.
Jun 14, 2012 9:25PM ET
Someone uttered the horribly offensive, borderline criminal V-word during a Michigan House of Representatives debate over an abortion bill. Which is to say, a woman said "vagina," and now male Republicans are mad about it.
Jun 14, 2012 4:28PM ET
"President Obama spoke for 54 minutes and there was not one new idea about how to fix the economy," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor tweeted in response to President Obama's big campaign speech in Ohio Thursday, and he was right!
Jun 14, 2012 4:16PM ET
The Republican National Committee apparently liked one former Democratic National Committee staffer's clever microsite knocking Republican then-candidate Tim Pawlenty so much, they decided to just, uh, repurpose it.
Jun 14, 2012 3:25PM ET
Does Barack Obama's have "very high" "geek quotient" as chief technology officer -- a.k.a official White House geek -- Todd park claimed today in a CNN interview?
Jun 14, 2012 1:54PM ET
President Barack Obama gave a big speech in Cleveland in a bid to distinguish himself as a better economic choice for voters this November, as Mitt Romney offers an opposing speech.
Jun 14, 2012 12:07PM ET
Because of his last name, Jeb Bush represent the Republican Party's past. But he clearly wants to be seen as its future. Bush needs to look like a serious person, and to do that, he needs to be praised by centrists and bashed by the unserious fringe. This week, Bush has succeeded.
Jun 14, 2012 11:37AM ET
Here's one for fans of cheap irony: Mitt Romney gave a speech in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday at which reporters were asked to leave before the floor opened up to questions at... The Newseum, an institution devoted to America's press.
Jun 14, 2012 11:29AM ET
New York Times reporter David Sanger just got the plug of a lifetime for his new book Confront and Conceal even though it came from someone who wishes it was never published.
Jun 14, 2012 9:38AM ET
Today in Ad Watch: Mitt Romney makes his first negative TV ad about Obama's "doing fine" comment, Obama says Romney grew the debt in Massachusetts, and a Republican group urges action on Iran.
Jun 14, 2012 8:51AM ET
Leave it to the creative team at Bloomberg Businessweek to find a way to turn the worst fonts on the Internet, the silliest Obama products, and all the president's bundlers into a hilarious cover.
Jun 14, 2012 8:30AM ET
With a speedy apology following a half-day blog uproar, you can bet that the folks running HBO's of Game of Thrones totally regret impaling the 43rd president's head on a spike. Or at least, regret saying it was him on a DVD commentary track.
Jun 14, 2012 12:29AM ET
Leon Panetta had to tell the Senate Appropriations Committee the writer and director of Zero Dark Thirty, one of the killing Bin Laden movies, weren't given any classified information while researching the film.
Jun 13, 2012 10:24PM ET
Bob Schieffer called out the Romney campaign for only doing Fox, and now he gets to do the first interview with Mitt on a Sunday morning show not named Fox News Sunday.
Jun 13, 2012 6:24PM ET
Four years ago this July, The Atlantic marshaled neurological evidence to show how Google is making us stupid. Turns out, the Supreme Court wasn't spared either.
Jun 13, 2012 5:36PM ET
Mitt Romney doesn't like to apologize. He even named his book No Apologies!
Jun 13, 2012 4:30PM ET
By donating $10 million to a pro-Romney Super PAC today, the right's favorite money man, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, brought himself a little closer to making good on his boast of possibly contributing $100 million to the GOP cause in 2012.
Jun 13, 2012 3:39PM ET
In 2004 George W. Bush's re-election campaign worked to put anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives up for vote in several swing states in order to turn out more hard-core conservatives to the polls. This year the question is whether marijuana legalization measures will turn out young voters for Obama.
Jun 13, 2012 2:31PM ET
Vanilla cable news channel CNN is ceaselessly derided for its rock-bottom primetime ratings and gimmicky presentation but the middle-of-the-road network is actually a profit-generating behemoth.
Jun 13, 2012 2:01PM ET
In every election to follow 2000 the Bush-Gore cliffhanger, pundits have wondered, could the most dramatic presidential election in living memory happen again (and thus throw us into another month of rapt pundit-watching on cable TV)? Spoiler alert: Yes! But it probably won't!
Jun 13, 2012 10:31AM ET
This morning we were greeted by some pretty dismal retail sales figures, but according to Yahoo's Daniel Gross, you shouldn't fret just yet.
Jun 13, 2012 10:28AM ET
Did you enjoy the debate over a doomed bill to enforce pay equity between men and women earlier this month? How about the posturing over raising the absolutely-had-to-be-raised debt ceiling last year? Well there's more stagecraft to come this summer, and this time we get to know about it a little in advance. Think of this as your Capitol Hill Summer Concert Series guide.