Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 20, 2012 3:56PM ET
On this holiday reserved to honor and appreciate the accomplishments of all American presidents, it's also a moment to take stock of what the losers have given us.
Feb 20, 2012 3:41PM ET
Rick Santorum got pretty feisty on the campaign trail this weekend, and now "our less-than erudite members of the national press corps," as he put it, keep asking him if he really meant what he said
Feb 20, 2012 3:03PM ET
Ron Paul may have an army of small donors but when it comes to billionaire sugar daddies, PayPal co-founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel is the financial stalwart of the campaign.
Feb 20, 2012 2:47PM ET
The pro-Mitt Romney super PAC's ad war against his two main opponents cost it $14 million in January, The New York Times reports.
Feb 20, 2012 2:12PM ET
Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to prove their working-class roots as they campaign across the U.S., but the man who is truly one of us is Newt Gingrich, who, like so many Americans, is a crash dieter.
Feb 20, 2012 1:59PM ET
A candidate for about one second, Tim Pawlenty is almost done paying back his outstanding campaign debts.
Feb 20, 2012 12:30PM ET
Rick Santorum "gets pegged as a one-trick pony, but he’s not," his national political director said last month. Maybe that's true, but how can you ignore how candidate lights up when talks about his conservative Christian credentials?
Feb 20, 2012 9:59AM ET
Mitt Romney says that he opposed the government bailout of Detroit because the private market would have provided loans so GM and Chrysler could go through managed bankruptcy, but it turns out the firm Romney once led, Bain Capital, turned down the chance to do so.
Feb 20, 2012 8:19AM ET
The ProPublica editor explains two of his media obsessions: Sports and women's fashion.
Feb 20, 2012 5:37AM ET
With just over one week to go before the big Michigan primary, new polls show Mitt Romney has closed the gap on Rick Santorum, but still has his work cut out for him in the Great Lakes State.
Feb 19, 2012 11:40AM ET
Rick Santorum has clarified that he accepts Barack Obama is a Christian. All he meant by his "phony theology" comment was that the President's "world view...elevates the world above man."
Feb 18, 2012 8:00PM ET
Rising Republican star Paul Babeu, the face of Arizona's severe anti-immigration policies, has been outed as gay by his longtime Mexican lover, who claims Babeu threatened to deport him when he refused to sign a gag order.
Feb 18, 2012 4:00PM ET
At a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, today, Rick Santorum derided President Obama's "agenda," saying it was based on "some phony theology." The Obama campaign, meanwhile, has begun to take him seriously as a contender.
Feb 17, 2012 6:10PM ET
The cause of gay marriage in Maryland has brought together two unlikely allies: former Vice President Dick Cheney and Michael K. Williams, who played Omar Little on The Wire.
Feb 17, 2012 5:57PM ET
Foster Friess can agree with President Obama on at least one thing: website design.
Feb 17, 2012 5:38PM ET
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed the gay marriage bill passed by the state assembly Thursday, as he promised, the Associated Press reports.
Feb 17, 2012 4:05PM ET
The formation of an Occupy Wall Street super PAC by an activist in Decatur, Alabama is sparking a backlash from the movement's organizers in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
Feb 17, 2012 3:26PM ET
No wonder Mitt Romney seemed like a data-driven robot when he praised Michigan for its trees Thursday -- "I love this state. It seems right here. Trees are the right height." He didn't always feel that way.
Feb 17, 2012 12:04PM ET
Update: Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine, as expected, switches to endorsing Santorum.
Feb 17, 2012 11:46AM ET
Though it seemed like he might be wavering, casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson has decided to let another $10 million ride on Newt Gingrich's flailing bid for president.
Feb 17, 2012 11:28AM ET
Pete Hoekstra just had the worst week in Washington thanks to continuing fallout from his racist "Debbie Spenditnow" Superbowl ad, but he hopes things will get better as he campaigns with a new ally who should definitely prove he's not a racist: Herman Cain.
Feb 17, 2012 10:53AM ET
Rick Santorum got pretty mad Friday morning when CBS's Charlie Rose asked him about his No. 1 donor's comment about effective birth control being aspirin between the knees, but Santorum should get used to questions like it.
Feb 17, 2012 9:18AM ET
President Obama's raised $29.1 million in January, outpacing last year's figures, but the president's team would also like to remind you that 98 percent of those donations were $250 and less.
Feb 17, 2012 8:11AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles on Republican desperation.
Feb 16, 2012 9:12PM ET
Theodore Roosevelt may be finally close to announcing, it's a good time to be looking for a job in Washington, and William Jennings Bryan welcomes Arizona into the union.
Feb 16, 2012 5:52PM ET
Everyone will get what he wants in New Jersey when it comes to gay marriage, except the gay people who want to get married.
Feb 16, 2012 5:43PM ET
Paul Krugman was loyal to the Beatles and Fleetwood Mac until 2010, when he discovered Arcade Fire. He's remained loyal to Arcade Fire ever since.
Feb 16, 2012 5:24PM ET
"The more I think about it, and I know they deny it, I just don't believe George Stephanpolous's question on birth control wasn't coordinated," Erick Erickson, founder of the conservative blog RedState, tweeted Thursday.
Feb 16, 2012 3:14PM ET
Even though he dropped out of the presidential race to spend more time tweeting manly photos of himself and endorse Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry is making a bid for America's attention.
Feb 16, 2012 2:57PM ET
Mitt Romney is skipping the March 1 Republican primary debate in Georgia, which comes before Super Tuesday, due to "scheduling conflicts," National Journal reports.