Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 14, 2012 12:05PM ET
Obama adviser David Axelrod not-so-gently teased Mitt Romney after his disappointing Southern Super Tuesday, tweeting, "You know what they say: as America Samoa goes, so goes the nation!"
Mar 14, 2012 10:47AM ET
Hillary Clinton is already an odds-on favorite to run for president in 2016, if you take your odds from people like Maureen Dowd and Game Change authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
Mar 14, 2012 10:35AM ET
In its latest ad, the Democratic National Committee is latching onto the pro-contraception zeitgeist within its party by dinging Mitt Romney on his Planned Parenthood stance.
Mar 14, 2012 10:18AM ET
What hurts Newt Gingrich the most about his second-place finish in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday? That his southern brethren didn't back him? That conservative leaders are now screaming for him to pull out of the Republican presidential race?
Mar 14, 2012 6:44AM ET
Big defeats in Alabama and Mississippi look bad for Mitt Romney, but when it comes to the all-important delegate count, he will likely still win Tuesday's primary night.
Mar 13, 2012 4:27PM ET
This is it, you guys: the very last chance all primary -- maybe all election -- to try out your jazziest Dixieland cliches.
Mar 13, 2012 4:19PM ET
The Congressional Budget Offices released a mixed batch of budget figures on Tuesday afternoon (PDF) that are bound to impact the election, though it's not clear who looks worse.
Mar 13, 2012 3:51PM ET
Newt Gingrich sure looked bored while he read his own campaign website on the Rick & Bubba radio show in Alabama Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2012 2:02PM ET
Rick Santorum isn't having a great day, from an embarrassing typo to a retracted endorsement and admitting he didn't do all that well on Super Tuesday.
Mar 13, 2012 1:17PM ET
Rick Santorum's campaign sent out an e-mail to reporters Tuesday with an unfortunate typo: "MEDIA ADVISORY: SANTORUM PUBIC SCHEDULE," and no, we journalists are not above having a little fun with it.
Mar 13, 2012 12:46PM ET
Game Change, HBO's docudrama about the McCain-Palin presidential bid, pulled in 2.1 million viewers on Saturday night.
Mar 13, 2012 12:45PM ET
It's official: Americans hate super PACs. A new Washington Post-ABC poll says nearly seven in 10 registered voters think they should be illegal.
Mar 13, 2012 11:00AM ET
Though the bulk of Sheldon Adelson's news appearances of late have involved his giving ridiculous amounts of money to Newt Gingrich's flailing campaign, the multibillionaire is making news today for a $375 million lawsuit involving his casino company.
Mar 13, 2012 10:05AM ET
Right after releasing an ever-growing-list companies that don't want anything to do with Rush Limbaugh on Monday (the count is at 140), the broadcaster's distributor has sent out a memo telling affiliates to suspend national advertising spots for the next two weeks.
Mar 13, 2012 9:53AM ET
There's a chance -- just a chance -- that the Republican primary will finally end tonight if Mississippi and Alabama pick Mitt Romney.
Mar 13, 2012 9:16AM ET
Newsflash: Some of Mitt Romney's good friends own football teams. That's in addition to his great friends who own NASCAR teams.
Mar 12, 2012 7:14PM ET
Who was that adorable child sitting next to usually-called-"boyish"-but-elderly-by-comparison Sen. Marco Rubio on Fox News Monday?
Mar 12, 2012 4:07PM ET
Obama strategist David Axelrod tweeted a not-quite-decipherable message Monday that included a link to a story about Mormon women being erroneously barred from some official ceremonies because they were menstruating. Then he deleted the tweet.
Mar 12, 2012 2:24PM ET
President Obama opened a wide lead over Mitt Romney in the last few weeks, but three polls show Romney now beating Obama in the 2012 election. But if you write about that on Facebook, it could cost you friends. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Mar 12, 2012 1:47PM ET
While the voter identification laws passed in several states have become a national political debate, the Justice Department blocked Texas's law Monday for extremely local reasons.
Mar 12, 2012 1:38PM ET
As soon as you hear the familiar voice of Tom Hanks talking about the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Barack Obama's latest campaign ad, you know this spot is meant to be a heroic with an all-American tone.
Mar 12, 2012 12:58PM ET
Rick Santorum can appeal to those those blue-collar workers that brittle rich guy Mitt Romney can't reach because… wait, why exactly?
Mar 12, 2012 12:56PM ET
Preparation H, Domino's, and Acura all have one thing in common--they don't want their ads to be scheduled within 15 minutes of Rush Limbaugh and other "controversial" content like Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Glenn Beck.
Mar 12, 2012 11:16AM ET
Apparently the GOP's gas price talking point is starting to hurt the president. The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll has found that 65 percent of Americans disapprove (52 percent "strongly") of the way Obama is handling the recent rise in gas prices.
Mar 12, 2012 10:59AM ET
A phrase that keeps coming up this Republican primary season is "war on women." But what's interesting in the conversations about a so-called "war on women" is that women do not seem to be having it.
Mar 12, 2012 10:42AM ET
The Republican candidates are finishing up their last minute pitches to voters who usually don't get that much attention -- those in Alabama and Mississippi.
Mar 12, 2012 9:35AM ET
Elliott Abrams on Tunisia's press freedom, L. Gordon Crovitz on Apple and anti-trust, Patricia Murphy on Gingrich's Southern strategy, James Surowiecki on the recovery, and Richard Brodsky on nuclear regulation.
Mar 12, 2012 9:26AM ET
Newt Gingrich's spokesman on Sunday dismissed speculation about a potential Gingrich-Rick Perry ticket being announced before the Republican National Convention in August, saying the two camps have not discussed the idea "at any level."
Mar 12, 2012 9:02AM ET
Americans Elect's quest for a third-party moderate to challenge Obama and whoever the Republicans settled on has hit a PR snafu of its own making.
Mar 12, 2012 7:37AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles on the GOP race.