Today's Five Best Columns
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Apr 16, 2012 8:49AM ET
Yes, Hillary Clinton drank and had a lot of fun at a salsa bar in the resort town of Cartagena, Colombia. No, that doesn't mean the Secretary of State is an embarrassment to the United States.
Apr 16, 2012 8:07AM ET
Dan Rather still thinks he will be vindicated for his infamous story on President George W. Bush's Air National Guard Service but after reading a new epic re-investigation into the matter by Texas Monthly, it's difficult to see how that will ever happen.
Apr 16, 2012 8:03AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles sees a threat on women's rights.
Apr 16, 2012 6:38AM ET
A fundraising email sent by the Romney campaign offers donors the chance to attend "the first Presidential Inaugural retreat" even though the actual presidential election is seven months away.
Apr 15, 2012 2:00PM ET
Relive the highlights from a Sunday morning's worth of political talk shows.
Apr 13, 2012 7:25PM ET
Ann Romney's very first tweet, in response to a dumb comment about stay-at-home moms, said, "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work." She wasn't kidding!
Apr 13, 2012 5:46PM ET
For 24 hours, people cared so much about a mean thing Hilary Rosen said about Ann Romney that more people searched for "Ann Romney" on Twitter than "Justin Bieber," the tween Twitter god. This fake outrage -- the "Umbrage Wars"! -- is a terrible thing, according to lots of hand-winging reporters. They're wrong.
Apr 13, 2012 4:29PM ET
Last February, when White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters President Obama was still "evolving" on the issue of gay marriage, it was an implicit signal to gay rights advocates that the president was coming around to their side.
Apr 13, 2012 4:08PM ET
Mitt Romney didn't waste any time pulling his wife Ann into the fray at his address to the National Rifle Association on Friday, a speech his advisors say marks the beginning of the general election.
Apr 13, 2012 3:07PM ET
It's not that there are no second acts in American political life, it's more like the second and third acts are littered with what comedians refer to as "callbacks," allusions to jokes from Act One.
Apr 13, 2012 2:44PM ET
Dominic Basulto has an interesting piece in The Washington Post arguing that for politicians in the internet era, a viral meme is the new soundbite.
Apr 13, 2012 2:12PM ET
She's been a called everything from an "angry perm," to a "hair hero" and now, the Democrats' chief soundbite peddler, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has a new look.
Apr 13, 2012 1:27PM ET
If your'e among those who are sick and tired of hearing about Hilary Rosen and her CNN remarks about Ann Romney, you have company in Rosen herself, who announced on Friday she didn't want to go on Meet the Press because she had "said enough."
Apr 13, 2012 12:17PM ET
Mitt Romney has a few favorite words he uses as a crutch when he can't think of anything actually bad to say about President Obama.
Apr 13, 2012 10:50AM ET
President Obama's Federal income tax rate is 20.5 percent, which is actually higher than Mitt Romney's 15.4 percent despite making around $20 million less than the Republican frontrunner.
Apr 13, 2012 10:16AM ET
Soldiers have arrested Guinea-Bissau's prime minister and interim president, power in the country's capital was shut off, and the country's state radio has been compromised which would be in keeping with the recent history of what The Associated Press refers to as a "tiny, coup-prone African nation." The country has seen six coups or attempted coups since the 1980s.
Apr 13, 2012 9:38AM ET
Newt Gingrich has admitted that he probably won't become president, and Roger Ailes says there's no future for him at Fox News, but the candidate still insists on being treated like a king.
Apr 13, 2012 8:03AM ET
Cartoonist Lisa Benson has a sinking feeling.
Apr 12, 2012 6:12PM ET
The narrative of the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound is getting another revamp, and this time, bin Laden's youngest wife doesn't get shot in the leg.
Apr 12, 2012 5:22PM ET
Ann Romney may not have a full-time job per se, but we can all give her credit for struggling to raise five boys, especially with of millions of dollars to pay for help.
Apr 12, 2012 5:15PM ET
We humbly beg to differ with Newsweek's Paul Begala whose column in this week's issue begins, "You heard it here first: Mitt Romney is going to select Rob Portman, the junior senator from Ohio, to be his running mate." Maybe so, but we've heard it before.
Apr 12, 2012 4:51PM ET
In late March, there was broad agreement that George Zimmerman should be arrested for killing Trayvon Martin. Now white people and black people are divided over whether Martin was unjustly killed. Here's our guide to today's polls and which ones matter.
Apr 12, 2012 3:34PM ET
Mitt Romney just got himself a small army of campaigners in the God-fearing, stringed instrument-playing, formerly Santorum-supporting Duggar family.
Apr 12, 2012 3:13PM ET
Whenever Mitt Romney talks about money, he loses. His wife, Ann, is usually much better than he is at projecting sincerity in the artificial situations of the campaign, but she, too has stumbled when talking about money.
Apr 12, 2012 2:19PM ET
Discovered: alcohol may increase your problem-solving skills, men don't act chivalrous when disaster strikes, UCLA has created a time machine of sorts and toddlers and chimps have something in common.
Apr 12, 2012 2:09PM ET
Democratic pundit and strategist Hilary Rosen has issued a statement apologizing to Ann Romney for saying Mrs. Romney "never worked a day in her life" on CNN Wednesday, but, political strategist that she is, she's not exactly ceding all her points.
Apr 12, 2012 1:51PM ET
Recently former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum confessed his reasons for dropping out of the GOP primary race on the radio Thursday afternoon, and boy was he candid.
Apr 12, 2012 1:14PM ET
Republican pollster Resurgent Republic had a nifty idea for figuring out how swing voters see President Obama: Have them compare him to cars. But the biggest revelation: voters have a detailed knowledge of the car industry going back decades, but less knowledge about politics.
Apr 12, 2012 11:19AM ET
Ann Romney went on Fox News today to set the record straight about her husband's commitment to women and her own hard work as a mother, rebutting Hilary Rosen's CNN comments that she never worked a day in her life.
Apr 12, 2012 11:03AM ET
Hilary Rosen has had a lot of jobs: a Napster-killing lobbyist, the Huffington Post's political director, Democratic talking head on CNN, and, on Wednesday night, she became conservatives' current Enemy No. 1.