Today's Five Best Columns
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Jun 12, 2012 3:26PM ET
Mitt Romney declined to say Tuesday whether he would waive his salary as president as he did in Massachusetts as governor, but he did offer up hints at another tweak to the chief executive's pay: performance bonuses.
Jun 12, 2012 2:38PM ET
With the Supreme Court's ruling on Obamacare expected anytime now, the Washington press wants to prepare you for how the ruling will affect the presidential election.
Jun 12, 2012 2:14PM ET
Mitt Romney will go on a five-day bus tour through six states this week, and where he plans on going offers clues to how the presidential election is shaping up.
Jun 12, 2012 11:14AM ET
Independents don't like Mitt Romney personally, and they don't think Obama has great ideas to fix the economy. Both candidates are counting on turning out their bases to win the election, both are facing problems doing that.
Jun 12, 2012 9:04AM ET
You guys really like that Anna Wintour ambassadorial rumor a lot don't you? Enough to give it three years of legs? Well, sorry to kill your dreams of the icy Vogue editor becoming a U.S. ambassador, but just like in 2009, this isn't happening.
Jun 11, 2012 3:43PM ET
Meghan McCain is going through a transformation most people experience at an age ten years younger.
Jun 11, 2012 2:07PM ET
In one sense, campaigns are doing a more sophisticated version of what they've always done through the post office 2014 sending political fliers to selected households. But the Internet allows for more subtle targeting.
Jun 11, 2012 1:06PM ET
Jeb Bush is setting himself up perfectly to be the savior of the Republican Party in 2016, but first has to rehabilitate the Bush brand, and what's fascinating is that he's doing it by stealing from the playbook of John McCain, his brother's former nemesis.
Jun 11, 2012 11:50AM ET
Paul Krugman on Europe, Niall Ferguson on the future, E.J. Dionne on government, The Wall Street Journal on bailouts and Juan Williams on Obama's playbook.
Jun 11, 2012 10:43AM ET
When news broke that Commerce Secretary John Bryson was involved in two car crashes just minutes apart this weekend, Karl Rove's Super PAC American Crossroads clearly felt the news gods were shining upon it.
Jun 11, 2012 10:06AM ET
It's supposed to be a forgettable cabinet position, but the people nominated to lead President Obama's Department of Commerce seem predestined to resist the low profile.
Jun 11, 2012 9:54AM ET
Today in Ad Watch: Mitt Romney pounces on President Obama's comment that the private sector is "fine," a pro-Obama Super PAC launches several ads attacking Romney as a jerk, and Allen West shows his warm and fuzzy side.
Jun 11, 2012 9:29AM ET
If The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza is right, we might be in for four more years of compromise on things like climate change and nuclear proliferation.
Jun 11, 2012 9:05AM ET
Tradition dictates that presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney will wait until the end of August, right before his party’s convention, to announce his choice of running mate. But the candidate is reportedly exploring the idea of announcing the vice presidential pick in time to boost fundraising during the August lull.
Jun 11, 2012 8:37AM ET
Politico executive editor Jim VandeHei told the New York Times the site is adding 40 employees in coming months: 20 journalists (reporters and editors) and 20 on the business side. He wants the new staff in place by September.
Jun 11, 2012 8:24AM ET
Cartoonist Tony Auth on the state of unions.
Jun 10, 2012 1:54PM ET
Woodward and Bernstein talk leaks on CBS; McCain and Axelrod spar over Eric Holder on CNN; Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels think Wisconsin spells the end of public-employee unions. Oh, and two more names can be crossed off the VP watch list.
Jun 8, 2012 6:03PM ET
Naturally, John Hudson's post about Ron Paul supporters furious over Rand Paul's endorsement of Mitt Romney drew many Ron Paul-supporting comments.
Jun 8, 2012 5:58PM ET
Steve Schmidt is the guy everyone blames -- himself included -- for convincing Sen. John McCain to pick Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008.
Jun 8, 2012 3:55PM ET
For good or bad, a recently published email exchange between the White House and Big Pharma during the height of the 2009 health care reform debate, is one of the most important documents from that epic legislative struggle.
Jun 8, 2012 1:57PM ET
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's endorsement of Mitt Romney last night is igniting a fury of rage from his father's hardcore fan base.
Jun 8, 2012 1:50PM ET
It should come as no surprise that Mitt Romney suffered a mental block when he tried to say the word "doughnut" at an Iowa diner Friday. We've been seeing the warning signs of Romney's problems with food for months.
Jun 8, 2012 11:34AM ET
Washington people are very excited by reporter Marc Ambinder's claim that there is a whole lot of secret sex going on in the city.
Jun 8, 2012 10:29AM ET
Paul Krugman on Reagan, Robert Satloff on Syria, Peggy Noonan on Obama, Jonathan Chait on Romney's money, and John Yoo on drone strikes.
Jun 8, 2012 10:17AM ET
President Obama spoke about the economy from the White House briefing room, urging Congress to take action on his economic policies.
Jun 8, 2012 9:43AM ET
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's reputation for toughness when it comes to cracking down on national security leaks is bringing her dangerously close to butting heads with the White House.
Jun 8, 2012 9:29AM ET
Today in Ad Watch: Mitt Romney responds to President Obama's attacks on his jobs record, while the Republican National Committee makes Obama look like a whiner.
Jun 8, 2012 12:08AM ET
Rand Paul endorsed the GOP's last man standing during an appearance on Fox News's Hannity on Thursday night.
Jun 7, 2012 7:36PM ET
The latest nugget in conservatives' "vetting" of President Obama is the revelation by the National Review's Stanley Kurtz that in 1996, a pro-union third party called the New Party named Barack Obama as a member in meeting minutes.
Jun 7, 2012 5:22PM ET
Master prognosticator Nate Silver has released his first projections for the presidential election and his forecast gives a significant edge to President Obama ... for now.