Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Jun 7, 2012 4:49PM ET
Did you hear? Bangs are back! Or so says The New York Times' Thursday Styles section. Let's put it through The Atlantic Wire's trend-story rating system to figure out if this true, probably, true, or totally fake.
Jun 7, 2012 1:41PM ET
Today in Ad Watch: A mustachioed Arizona congressional candidate tries to get his name out there by shooting a law, Karl Rove's organization begins airing ads in three state races, and Obama insists we've made progress on jobs.
Jun 7, 2012 12:34PM ET
It's unlikely that the Romney campaign didn't know its own May fundraising total when Obama and the Democrats announced theirs Thursday morning, but the Republicans waited until midday to announce they'd out-paced the president
Jun 7, 2012 11:34AM ET
There are four ways to interpret what President Obama meant Wednesday when he said that his wife "doesn't go all the way down" at last night's fundraiser at the home of Glee creator Ryan Murphy.
Jun 7, 2012 10:01AM ET
President Obama's adviser David Axelrod sounded confident and a little mystical in October when he said of the Republican presidential candidates, "Campaigns are like an MRI for the soul — whoever you are, eventually people find out." But the vetting of Mitt Romney has not revealed him to have a terrible dark side. Instead, it's painted a picture of him as a fun-killing square.
Jun 7, 2012 9:17AM ET
Hey, if we made $1 million dollars within 90 minutes of announcing our support for same-sex marriage you can sure bet our next events would include Cher and a house party with the guy who made Glee.
Jun 7, 2012 7:47AM ET
Jeb Bush has always been supportive of Mitt Romney, but comments Bush made in a CBS This Morning interview leave us wondering how he really feels about Mitt Romney.
Jun 6, 2012 9:48PM ET
The Defense of Marriage Act took another hit on Wednesday when a New York federal judge ruled it unconstitutional, this time because it interferes with the states' right to regulate marriage.
Jun 6, 2012 5:16PM ET
In today's Poll Watch: Mitt Romney's campaign makes a big presentation on how he'll win enough swing states to get 270 electoral votes, and it doesn't add up to 270 electoral votes. Romney can't count on Wisconsin turning, either.
Jun 6, 2012 3:01PM ET
Presidential campaigns are no longer just about the "boring white guys" running for office -- they're also an American Idol-style tryout for the aspiring media stars of the candidate's families.
Jun 6, 2012 12:41PM ET
Nancy Pelosi's open letter to House Speaker John Boehner asking him to work through next week's planned recess is basically political posturing, but the House minority leader has a point.
Jun 6, 2012 11:09AM ET
There is much punditocratic disagreement over what the Wisconsin recall election Tuesday night means for Gov. Scott Walker, President Obama, Democrats, and the general election. But there seems to be near universal agreement on one thing: Unions are toast.
Jun 6, 2012 9:58AM ET
For the second time in less than a month, Bill Clinton has undercut President Obama's re-election campaign by pushing policies that directly contradict Obama's stated positions.
Jun 6, 2012 9:47AM ET
A bleeding-heart liberal from one of the most wholesome states in the union slapped Tom Barrett in the face for conceding to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the recall election Tuesday night.
Jun 6, 2012 5:47AM ET
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker easily won his recall election last night, dealing a morale-killing blow to Democrats and labor union supporters.
Jun 5, 2012 6:38PM ET
When it comes to our view of Congress, we are the boy who cried "worthless."