Today's Five Best Columns
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Aug 8, 2014 10:58AM ET
Rep. Scott DeJarlais, the pro-life Republican candidate who encouraged his ex-wife and mistress to get abortions, is caught in one of the closes primaries of the year. He's up by 33 votes.
Aug 8, 2014 9:58AM ET
New details about the former Virginia governor and his wife's corruption scandal indicate the curse of the State of the Union address respondent lives on.
Aug 7, 2014 4:26PM ET
Sen. John Walsh withdrew from the U.S. Senate race after revelations that he plagiarized his master's thesis. The Democrats will search for a last-minute replacement but have few good options.
Aug 7, 2014 4:20PM ET
The House Select Committee on Benghazi was created three months ago, but it has yet to hold a single public hearing.
Aug 7, 2014 3:08PM ET
A Minnesota restaurant decided to greet the state's recent minimum wage increase by adding a $0.35-cent "minimum wage fee" to all bills.
Aug 7, 2014 12:48PM ET
Sen. John Walsh (D) has left the campaign trail after a damaging plagiarism revelation and may drop out. Democrats are looking to see if they could replace him on the ballot for November.
Aug 7, 2014 11:41AM ET
The GOP may have found an in with hip young people: Doesn't it suck that Big Government wants to take Uber away from you?
Aug 7, 2014 9:50AM ET
The state Republican Party said it didn't have enough time to hear Chris McDaniel's challenge of the primary run-off he lost to Sen. Thad Cochran in June.
Aug 7, 2014 9:26AM ET
Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor turned whistleblower, has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer Anatoly G. Kucherena said Thursday.
Aug 6, 2014 6:27PM ET
Start-ups are moving into the very underserved and likely lucrative pot industry with products like childproof bags, high tech vaporizers and Leafly, aka Yelp for Weed.
Aug 6, 2014 5:26PM ET
Corporations are people, which means they sometimes give up their U.S. "citizenship" to get tax breaks somewhere else.
Aug 6, 2014 4:26PM ET
Russia President Vladimir Putin responds to Western sanctions with a call for import bans of his own.
Aug 6, 2014 1:19PM ET
Sen. Rand Paul said that about five minutes before the video a reporter came up to the table and asked if he would do an interview. "And I said 'I need to take a couple more bites and then we'll do an interview,'" he said
Aug 6, 2014 12:44PM ET
Hillary Clinton's lease of office space near Times Square sparked new buzz about her 2016 decision, but won't be used as a campaign headquarters.
Aug 6, 2014 11:45AM ET
Days after Chris McDaniel formally challenged his loss to Sen. Thad Cochran in a Republican primary run-off, a McDaniel staffer is accused of paying someone to lie about a vote-buying scheme.
Aug 6, 2014 10:01AM ET
Last night's primaries were a twist on the season's Tea Party narrative: in three of the four major races, it was a Tea Party representative who'd been in Washington too long, and one them actually lost.
Aug 6, 2014 8:42AM ET
Hillary Clinton stopped by for a "surprise" appearance on "The Colbert Report" Tuesday night, but her name-dropping segment was entirely scripted.
Aug 6, 2014 8:00AM ET
A bumper crop of potential G.O.P. presidential candidates is heading to Iowa for its annual state fair, nearly a year-and-a-half before the first votes of 2016 are cast.
Aug 5, 2014 3:45PM ET
The U.S. government believes it has another Edward Snowden following a new story from The Intercept based on post-Snowden government documents.
Aug 5, 2014 2:04PM ET
This week's primaries in Kansas and Tennessee are the last hope of the Tea Party's efforts to oust the G.O.P. establishment. Meanwhile, Democrats will deal with their own party rift in Hawaii.
Aug 5, 2014 11:23AM ET
What happens when you put Rep. Steve King, Sen. Rand Paul and two beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the same restaurant?
Aug 5, 2014 11:17AM ET
The former Virginia governor and his wife are trying to defend themselves from corruption charges by arguing that their marriage had fallen apart. It hasn't been pretty.
Aug 5, 2014 9:55AM ET
Jon Stewart wondered if there's any chance at all for a Congressional solution to the immigration crisis.
Aug 5, 2014 9:25AM ET
Republican Rep. Todd Rokita suggested Monday that some of the migrant kids might have Ebola. Before you read any further, please note: Ebola does not exist in Central America.
Aug 5, 2014 9:04AM ET
The Tea Party-linked charity lifted photos and testimonials from other charities and misrepresented its programs, while also promoting partisan political groups.
Aug 5, 2014 8:56AM ET
Voters generally approve of their congressman even when they are sick of Congress as a whole. A new poll finds that might not be true this year.
Aug 4, 2014 4:57PM ET
State Sen. Chris McDaniel is formally challenging the results of a Republican primary run-off he lost to Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi nearly six weeks ago.
Aug 4, 2014 4:04PM ET
The Department of Health and Human Services will phase out three shelters for migrant children on military bases over the next couple of months, the agency announced Monday.
Aug 4, 2014 2:36PM ET
James Brady, the former White House press secretary who became an advocate for gun control after he was paralyzed in the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, died Monday at age 73.
Aug 4, 2014 11:45AM ET
The "too good to be true" cliche is especially accurate when it comes to viral news stories on perfectly formed dollops of bird crap.