Today's Five Best Columns
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Oct 23, 2012 6:28PM ET
Last night's debate had more competition than any other this election cycle. Placed firmly the middle of a crowded October night of sports, the third and final Presidential debate put up the lowest numbers of the three.
Oct 23, 2012 5:33PM ET
All of the evidence points to one thing, but most of the media is saying a different thing.
Oct 23, 2012 4:23PM ET
Today in Poll Watch: President Obama won the debate, tracking polls are up and down, and Sen. Ben Nelson's lead is shrinking in Florida.
Oct 23, 2012 1:21PM ET
The most important military-related question after the third presidential debate is not who has the best policy for the troops, but which civilians can most skillfully deploy military jargon to prove they can hang with the troops.
Oct 23, 2012 1:12PM ET
We live in the most partisan America some of us have ever seen. The choice in this election is huge. And most of us won't even consider voting for the other guy. So you should know your preferred candidate pretty well, right? Take this quiz and see.
Oct 23, 2012 10:35AM ET
Last night's third and final presidential debate appeared light on foreign policy (especially if it didn't involve the Middle East or China), but the meeting did spawn one of the more memorable memes of the campaign.
Oct 23, 2012 10:16AM ET
Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer hosted the final presidential debate sit-down with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, focused ostensibly on the matter of foreign policy, Monday evening. Here is your semantical commentary. (For GIFs and things, go here).
Oct 23, 2012 10:10AM ET
Peter Beinart on George W. Bush policy, David Brooks on poll addiction, Roger Cohen on Muslim Brotherhood, Charles Lane on the postal service, and Richard Vedder on college education.
Oct 23, 2012 9:48AM ET
The main message of the Obama campaign for the past year is essentially the one that's at the end of some ads airing in Ohio: "Mitt Romney: He's not one of us." Now, with the debates over and two weeks left in the race, the message is suddenly sunnier.
Oct 23, 2012 9:12AM ET
In an investigation into the "Barack-tose Intolerance" that afflicts Fox News, Jon Stewart examined four years of ridiculous hyperboles last night on The Daily Show.
Oct 22, 2012 10:32PM ET
The final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney was bound to spawn a meme or two in in the hours after the debate.
Oct 22, 2012 8:21PM ET
Both Obama and Romney started out with smiles and jokes. Then they got a little meaner.
Oct 22, 2012 3:26PM ET
Tonight is very our last chance to see President Obama and Mitt Romney yell at each other, as well as debate issues, at the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Florida.
Oct 22, 2012 2:38PM ET
There's a giant secret that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been keeping from you: the economy is actually looking pretty great. Seriously, it is.
Oct 22, 2012 2:05PM ET
Today in Poll Watch: Numbers raise questions about just how many opinions the debates affected, Obama's up in his crucial state of Ohio, and national polls give Romney the upper hand.
Oct 22, 2012 2:01PM ET
Nuanced policy arguments be dammed! Tonight's foreign policy debate is a battle of who can sound toughest without advocating all-out war.
Oct 22, 2012 1:17PM ET
Mitt Romney leads President Obama by 6 percentage points among likely voters nationwide, according to Gallup's seven-day tracking poll. The result, 51 percent to 45 percent, is a small 1 point drop for Romney from Sunday.
Oct 22, 2012 11:39AM ET
It's the time of year when newspaper endorsements of the presidential candidates start coming in. We're keeping track of who's backing President Obama and Mitt Romney here.
Oct 22, 2012 10:42AM ET
Frank Tanabe is on his deathbed in hospice care, suffering from an inoperable cancer tumor on his liver. With the help of his daughter he filled out his one last ballot on October 18, and thanks to inefficiency and the sheer number of votes, his vote will most likely count even if he dies before election night.
Oct 22, 2012 10:40AM ET
A blimp-like aircraft that carried advertising showing a beaming Mitt Romney was forced to make an emergency landing in a heavily Democratic part of Florida on Sunday, The Miami Herald reported.
Oct 22, 2012 9:40AM ET
William D. Cohan on regulating Wall Street, Alex Pareene on confused moderates, Robert J. Samuelson on Obamacare, Wendy Kopp on education and foreign policy, and Bob Dole on George McGovern.
Oct 22, 2012 9:36AM ET
Women are the key to President Obama's lead in Ohio, and Ohio is his key to stopping Mitt Romney's momentum nationally and winning the electoral college vote.
Oct 21, 2012 11:13PM ET
According to the latest poll numbers, the gender gap is on track to hit historic highs in the upcoming presidential election.
Oct 21, 2012 2:35PM ET
Marco Rubio didn't see the humor in Obama's 'Romnesia' line; campaign aides have a minor preview bout on Face the Nation; David Axelrod doesn't understand NBC's polling.
Oct 21, 2012 12:33PM ET
Maybe Todd Akin should consider thinking before he speaks. Two months after his "legitimate rape" comments, he's now been caught comparing his opponent Claire McCaskill to a dog.
Oct 20, 2012 5:41PM ET
If you are one of those pesky undecided voters and you were waiting to decide between Obama and Romney based off the word of Mayor Bloomberg himself, stop. You're turning blue in the face. Get a soda and make up your own mind. Bloomberg's probably not going to endorse anyone.
Oct 20, 2012 1:13PM ET
Your best tuxedo or gown is already getting pressed and steamed. The days on your calendar are quietly being crossed off. You're ready to look your best and mingle with the nation's most powerful (or defeated) on election night. The only question is, which party are you attending?
Oct 20, 2012 12:21PM ET
Mitt Romney's business experience has been his calling card throughout the election. 'A hard nosed businessman, that Romney fellow' has been the campaign message. But a New York Times investigation says he's more of a softy around the office than he'd like to let on.
Oct 19, 2012 5:21PM ET
National polls other than Gallup indicate the race is tight, Obama is up in Wisconsin and maybe Iowa, and Rasmussen has Romney up by five in Florida.
Oct 19, 2012 2:29PM ET
More New York City voters would rather see Eliot Spitzer, driven from the governor's mansion over a prostitution scandal, and, Anthony Weiner, driven from Congress by sending gross pictures on Twitter, enter next year's crowded mayoral race, than see Alec Baldwin, hilarious star of 30 Rock and Words With Friends plane outbursts jump into politics.