05.05.12

Dark Knight Rises, Justin Bieber, Steve Jobs, and More Viral Videos

From Steve Jobs’s FDR cameo in a 1984 spinoff to Jimmy Fallon’s SNL audition tape and the epic preview for The Dark Knight Rises, see our countdown of the week’s buzziest videos.

Inside the Situation Room During the Bin Laden Raid

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What was it like watching a team of Navy SEALs take out the world’s No. 1 terrorist? “It was the longest 40 minutes of my life,” President Obama told Brian Williams in an exclusive interview a year after Osama bin Laden’s killing. Watch as Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Mike Mullen recount watching the riveting mission.

The Pros and Cons of Newt’s Exit

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See ya! Tuesday night on Late Night, Jimmy Fallon broke down the pros and cons of presidential candidate Newt Gingrich dropping out of the race.

Strippers, Blow, and Colbert’s SuperPAC

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Lessons from Stephen Colbert: In politics, apparently you can spend money on just about anything. On Thursday the Comedy Central host stopped by the Late Show, where he discussed his super PAC’s pile of cash.

Steve Jobs’s Blast From the Past

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Is that Franklin D. Roosevelt—or a young Steve Jobs? Watch closely for the late Apple founder in this recently unearthed spinoff of Macintosh’s famous “1984” ad.

Obama’s Surprise Speech in Afghanistan

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Mitt Romney isn’t going to be happy about this. The president made a surprise visit on Tuesday to Afghanistan, where he commemorated the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death and addressed America’s war on terror just in time for his campaign kickoff.

Is Avengers Worth a Trip to the Movies?

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Is the long-awaited superhero ensemble The Avengers a perfect start to the summer movie season or a disappointing one? Newsweek & The Daily Beast’s Ramin Setoodeh and Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers review the comic-book action flick, starring Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson.

Is Newt Really a Romney Fan?

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In honor of Newt Gingrich’s impending endorsement of Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign compiled several clips reminding voters of all the nasty things Newt said about Mitt during the GOP primary.

Bieber Does ‘Double Dream Hands’

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The Biebs just made us into beliebers. Behold the recipe for the ultimate viral video: a teenage pop star, a viral dance, and babies.

Fallon’s SNL Audition Revealed

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Jimmy Fallon rose to fame with his hilarious run on Saturday Night Live. Watch this gem from his recently unearthed audition tape.

The Dark Knight Rises Over Gotham

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Batman’s back, and this time he has some new toys to play with. The brand-new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises was released online this week and comes complete with bad-guys, lip-locks, and a Batmobile that takes flight.