Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 26, 2014 2:37PM ET
John Boehner made a startling revelation Tuesday in a new video released by his office: The Speaker of the House is little more than a wind-up monkey operated by his staff. We couldn't agree more.
Aug 26, 2014 1:06PM ET
President Obama mixed bluster with caution in a speech to the American Legion Tuesday. He repeated his warning to the Islamic State but didn't budge off his opposition to sending ground troops to Iraq.
Aug 26, 2014 12:57PM ET
The rent is too damn high, and Jimmy McMillan is too damn fed up with it, so he's going to be running for the damn governor of New York. Again.
Aug 26, 2014 12:13PM ET
Sen. Mark Pryor brings the Ebola outbreak to Arkansas by criticizing his opponent for voting against funding for pandemic responses.
Aug 26, 2014 10:52AM ET
The billionaire investor has been unofficial spokesperson for higher corporate taxes, but this won't help that campaign.
Aug 26, 2014 9:25AM ET
The Speaker and another senior House Republican made money off a corporate tax-avoidance maneuver that President Obama wants to stop, according to a Bloomberg report.
Aug 25, 2014 6:18PM ET
With the news that Burger King wants to become a Canadian company, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has decided that he'll have it his way at Wendy's instead.
Aug 25, 2014 5:01PM ET
House Republicans announced today they had signed a contract with a law firm for their suit against President Obama, agreeing to pay $500 an hour and a total of $350,000 for a legal team.
Aug 25, 2014 4:07PM ET
White House press secretary Josh Earnest wouldn't say whether President Obama was close to ordering airstrikes in Syria, nor whether he would seek congressional approval to do so.
Aug 25, 2014 3:54PM ET
The National Republican Senatorial Committee recently released "Giopi: 2014 Mission Majority," a game featuring a well-named elephant dressed like a frat boy on the Fourth of July.
Aug 25, 2014 1:24PM ET
The Texas governor's legal team is now formally fighting his charges in court.
Aug 25, 2014 11:53AM ET
State Sen. Jim Tracy announced Monday that he would not challenge the results of the August 7 Republican primary, making Rep. Scott DesJarlais the winner by a slim margin of 38 votes.
Aug 25, 2014 11:19AM ET
Under the deal, America's least-favorite burger makers would form a new company with Tim Hortons based in Canada.
Aug 25, 2014 10:38AM ET
In an interview with The Wire, Rep. Paul Ryan wouldn't commit to a major push to enact his sweeping entitlement and tax reforms while President Obama remains in the White House.
Aug 24, 2014 1:11PM ET
On the Ukrainian Independence Day, pro-Russian rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers through the separatist stronghold.
Aug 23, 2014 3:22PM ET
Thousands gathered to the scene of Eric Garner's death on Staten Island for a peaceful protest.
Aug 23, 2014 7:58AM ET
In a third straight night of calm in Ferguson, protesters and police alike hope violent clashes are behind them.
Aug 22, 2014 5:02PM ET
Sen. Rand Paul is itching for 2016. He called out Hillary Clinton as a "war hawk" in a Meet the Press interview set to air Sunday.
Aug 22, 2014 3:59PM ET
Women employed by closely-held for profit companies that opt-out of certain kinds of birth control will be able to obtain coverage directly from their employer, the administration announced Friday.
Aug 22, 2014 2:36PM ET
Deputy National Security Adviser Benjamin Rhodes had a blunt message for ISIL: "If you come after Americans, we're going to come after you, wherever you are."
Aug 22, 2014 1:53PM ET
Sen. Harry Reid continued a long tradition of members of Congress saying racist, politically incorrect and otherwise embarrassing remarks during the summer recess on Friday.
Aug 22, 2014 12:45PM ET
For Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), a finding by the congressional watchdog that the Obama administration violated the law was an 'I-told-you-so' moment.
Aug 22, 2014 11:34AM ET
The Human Rights Campaign wants an inquiry after congressional computers were used to make Wikipedia edits that disparaged transgender people. Wikipedia is blocking Congress as a source for a month.
Aug 22, 2014 9:44AM ET
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan sat down with Fox News for their first interview since the 2012 campaign. What followed was a game of 2016 chicken.
Aug 21, 2014 6:03PM ET
The Government Accountability Office has said the Obama administration violated the law in the Taliban prisoner exchange that freed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Aug 21, 2014 5:27PM ET
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is calling for an investigation into the possible leak about the failed mission to rescue James Foley and other American hostages.
Aug 21, 2014 4:50PM ET
"This operation was a flawless operation," Hagel said, "but the hostages were not there."
Aug 21, 2014 4:24PM ET
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis announced a plan on Wednesday that would end the statute of limitations for victims of sexual assault.
Aug 21, 2014 3:48PM ET
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that there was "a very real possibility" that terrorists from the Islamic State had crossed into the U.S. through the southern border with Mexico.
Aug 21, 2014 3:03PM ET
Republicans seized on the killing of James Foley to push for an expanded air campaign and even limited ground troops in Iraq to destroy the Islamic State.