10.20.12 8:45 AM ET
Mitt Romney’s Binders Full of Women, Freefall Record & More Viral Videos
Our Very Own Beasty Boys Do ‘Binders’
Ludacris ain’t got nothing on Mitt Romney. In this parody, The Daily Beast’s Jake Heller and Ben Teitelbaum show us how the GOP nominee has binders—binders!—full of women
Crowley Crushes Romney on Libya
Moderator Candy Crowley spent Tuesday evening trying to avoid getting ‘Lehrer-ed,’ but her shining moment came when she shut down Mitt Romney on Libya. When the GOP nominee claimed President Obama didn’t initially call the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi ‘an act of terror,’ Crowley corrected him. ‘He did in fact, sir,’ she said. ‘Can you say that a little louder?’ added Obama. While the president did, indeed, refer to ‘acts of terror’ in the aftermath of the attack, some are disputing Crowley’s characterization of his response.
Meet Malala, the Girl Shot by the Taliban
In 2009, New York Times reporter Adam B. Ellick travelled to Pakistan’s Swat Valley to profile Malala Yousafzai on the day before the Taliban closed her school. Malala was shot last Tuesday, and is recovering.
New World Freefall Record
‘I’m going home now,’said Felix Baumgartner before stepping off a ledge and plummeting 24 miles to earth. Minutes later, the Austrian daredevil touched down safely, breaking the record for the world’s highest freefall.
Glenn Beck Is Selling Jeans
Yes, you read that correctly. The man who was too extreme for Fox News has decided to dabble in denim. But Beck’s trousers aren’t just any blue jeans: these, his commercial says, are ‘the jeans that built America.’
The Moderator Who Shushed Me
The GOP nominee has been called out by pundits for his many interruptions during Tuesday night’s debate. But the question on everyone’s mind is: what would Dr. Evil say? Watch our shagadelic supercut.
Georgia Congressman Shows His Family Guns
In his latest campaign ad, U.S. Rep. John Barrow proved Republicans aren’t the only ones in this election with NRA ties. The Georgia Democrat demonstrated his support for the Second Amendment by showing the guns that have been in his family for generations and declaring, ‘Ain’t nobody gonna take ‘em away.’
Honey Boo Boo Endorses Obama
The president has finally captured the coveted outrageous reality-TV star demographic. On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Monday, Alana Thompson (a.k.a. Honey Boo Boo) expressed her support for the incumbent, saying she doesn’t even know who Mitt Romney is.
‘You’ll Get Your Chance in a Moment’
Let the games begin! President Obama stood up to challenge Mitt Romney’s claim that his administration doesn’t support increased oil production in America—but Romney ultimately got in the last word, talking over Obama and telling the president: ‘You’ll get your chance in a moment, I’m still speaking.’
Romney’s Got Binders Full Of Women
In an attempt to communicate his support for women, Romney recalled the time he put together his cabinet in Massachusetts. He was confronted by a host of male candidates, he said, so he sought the help of women’s groups to find female candidates. ‘They brought us whole binders full of women!’ he said gleefully.