Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 19, 2012 5:23AM ET
Mitt Romney pulled off a clean sweep of Puerto Rico's Republican delegates on Sunday, and at least one poll shows him with a commanding lead in Tuesday's Illinois primary.
Mar 18, 2012 3:30PM ET
Ronald Reagan's artistic handiwork, swiped by Margaret Thatcher herself at the 1981 G7 Summit, has been released online, among other historical curios from her archives.
Mar 18, 2012 1:00PM ET
We watch the Sunday morning political talk shows so you don't have to.
Mar 17, 2012 3:00PM ET
Two men kiss at a Rick Santorum rally in Illinois, inspiring the crowd to chant, "USA! USA!"
Mar 16, 2012 5:03PM ET
Rick Santorum recovered from stirring up a little controversy in Puerto Rico by relaxing shirtless next to the pool at one of the island's resorts. Unfortunately for his modesty, some of his fellow sun worshippers were passengers on an all-gay cruise, and they sent this photo of Santorum to the blog Joe My God.
Mar 16, 2012 4:33PM ET
It wasn't that long ago that some of the top conservative publications were in full-on Newt panic, but they're now a bit more mellow, just sitting back and enjoying the candidate make a fool of himself
Mar 16, 2012 4:27PM ET
Campaigning in the small-town Midwest on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested Mitt Romney is too big-city to secure the Republican nomination.
Mar 16, 2012 1:27PM ET
Of the explanations offered for why a staff sergeant went on a shooting spree that killed 16 Afghan civilians, one is especially unsatisfying because it is trotted out so often: marital problems.
Mar 16, 2012 10:46AM ET
The Brits were thrilled that President Obama swept Prime Minister David Cameron off his feet in his official state visit this week, but now they're feeling a bit used.
Mar 16, 2012 10:37AM ET
If CBS wanted to depict attendees as caricatures of moneyed power, they couldn't have picked a better place than Florida's private over-the-top bastion of leisure and luxury the Ocean Reef Club.
Mar 16, 2012 8:11AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Breen on the GOP primary.
Mar 15, 2012 4:26PM ET
Rush Limbaugh has had a personal Twitter account since 2009, but it has taken him over three years to send his first tweet. He wanted to share a blog post concerning the boycott of advertisers on his show.
Mar 15, 2012 4:17PM ET
Rick Santorum is the latest politician to promise to ban online porn, but is it possible?
Mar 15, 2012 3:10PM ET
This feels like a Catch-22: An election board in Sen. Richard Lugar's Indiana hometown ruled him ineligible to vote Thursday because he's lived in Virginia since voters sent him to Washington in 1977.
Mar 15, 2012 3:05PM ET
Even though conservatives love to bat around the phrase "American exceptionalism" these days, the phrase itself has very lefty origins.
Mar 15, 2012 1:53PM ET
President Obama is receiving a fair amount of amused attention for lobbing a seemingly random dig at Rutherford B. Hayes Thursday, but maybe Hayes can thank Obama, because America is sure paying a lot more attention than usual to our 19th president.
Mar 15, 2012 1:18PM ET
Mitt Romney was an agitated and evasive candidate on Fox News Wednesday. He was a relaxed and able explainer of his policies on Fox News Thursday.
Mar 15, 2012 12:59PM ET
So many people have fainted in front of President Barack Obama that he's an expert by now. He was unfazed by the latest fainting during his speech on energy policies: "You got to get something to eat, you've got to get some juice."
Mar 15, 2012 11:30AM ET
A Washington Post profile of Joe Biden calls him the Obama administration's "traveling everyman," and he's got a simple strategy to connect with every man (and woman) in the far-flung parts of America he visits: He'll figure out how he's related to them.
Mar 15, 2012 9:38AM ET
If politics is a zero-sum game, there has to be at least one winner, right? But to read the latest news from the top three Republican presidential campaigns, it sounds like every campaign is in disarray, or close to it.
Mar 15, 2012 7:45AM ET
Cartoonist Nick Anderson on the GOP and contraception.
Mar 14, 2012 6:10PM ET
President Obama's reelection team was quick to conjure the horror of a Mitt Romney victory in November in an email to supporters Tuesday, but maybe they jumped the gun. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Mar 14, 2012 5:55PM ET
If his bosses get their way, 24-year State Department veteran Peter Van Buren will need to look for a new job, thanks to a list of offenses related to some critical commentary on the United States and, among other things, linking to Wikileaks from his blog.
Mar 14, 2012 5:03PM ET
Campaigning in Puerto Rico, Rick Santorum doesn't show any signs that he wants to pander Wednesday, telling voters (erroneously) that they must declare English their only official language to achieve statehood.
Mar 14, 2012 3:46PM ET
It was unfair to ignore him before voting had begun. But now it has, and Paul is losing. And so the reporters are assigned to cover his campaign are dwindling.
Mar 14, 2012 3:17PM ET
Just one day after the president kicked off his annual March Madness bracketing, that other yearly ritual of overanalysis and conservative criticism has begun.
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?