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Britney Gives Good Debate Face

What would happen if Britney Spears moderated the vice-presidential debate in the same way she judges 'X Factor'? Watch our mashup and see for yourself. It's Britney, Biden!

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A Night of 53 Smiles for Joe Biden

So just how many times did Biden deploy his withering/excessive smile of contempt in the vice-presidential debate? We've counted it up—non-teeth-baring smirks excluded—and present them here.

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Is The GOP In Demographic Trouble?

A reader asks Reihan Salam: How can the GOP help reverse its demographic crisis?

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan faced off Thursday night over Libya, the economy, abortion, and the meaning of 'malarkey'—and pundits are handing the victory to the incumbent. (And a second victory to moderator Martha Raddatz!) Watch the most memorable moments.

‘A Bunch of Malarkey’

The sparks flew early, as moderator and ABC News reporter Martha Raddatz questioned the candidates about last month’s deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. After expressing his shock that Ambassador Christopher Stevens reportedly lacked sufficient security detail, Paul Ryan claimed that Mitt Romney and President Obama had the same reaction to the events on the first day of the attacks. “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey,” the vice president shot back, pointing out that Ryan’s proposed budget cuts embassy security by $300 million. “I don’t understand what my friend is talking about.”

Raddatz Lays Down the Law

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Dinesh D'Souza on Obama's America

Who will win tonight's Vice Presidential debate? Documentarian Dinesh D'Souza thinks Paul Ryan is the favorite to win but Andrew Romano says VP Biden might surprise us. John Avlon weighs in on the candidates--and on D'Souza's film '2016: Obama's America'--on today's Newsbeast.

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The Number: 339,000

That's how many first-time unemployment claims were filed this week, marking a four-year low. But is the drop too good to be true? In today's installment of The Number, Daniel Gross and 'Bloomberg View's Josh Barro break down why the latest numbers raise some questions.

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Romney's Big Abortion Shimmy

Are the 'proudly pro-life' candidate's claims that he wouldn't change abortion laws pragmatic, pandering, or both? In our debut installment of The Break Room, political columnist Michelle Cottle visits the Washington offices of NARAL Pro-Choice America to get their inside take.

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Is Bibi Meddling in the U.S. Election?

As part of our Ask Anything series, a reader asks Peter Beinart: do you agree with Andrew Sullivan that Netanyahu is trying to influence the U.S. election to favor Romney?

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Dan Savage Uncensored

On today's NewsBeast, the famed columnist offers his take on Mitt Romney's deceptions, the future of marriage equality, and the most important gay activist you've never heard of. (Warning: NSFW language.)

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It's a Walk-Off!

Tonight's vice-presidential debate won't be the first time Joe Biden and Paul Ryan rumbled. Watch our never-before-seen footage of the candidates' secret face-off...on the runway.

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Beast TV's original videos, animations, and mashups covering the 2012 presidential campaign, from the conventions through election week.

Chris Christie's Obama Lovefest

The New Jersey governor may have been a keynote speaker at the Republican National Convention, but he's developed a not-so-subtle affection for President Obama since Hurricane Sandy came to town. Watch a short history of Christie's bromance.

AUTOTUNE: Paul Ryan Trims the Fat

Before Mitt Romney's veep pick takes the stage at the Republican convention tonight, get to know the hunky congressman with this musical supercut. What's he really all about? Two words: muscle confusion.

Mitt: I'll Have What He's Having!

The combative Mitt Romney of the first presidential showdown made way for a far more agreeable candidate in the final debate. Watch just a few of the many moments in which Romney concurred with the incumbent in Boca Raton.

‘The 1980s Called…’

…and they want their expressions back? In a zinger seemingly designed to ignite memes across the Internet, shortly into the final presidential debate, Obama chided Romney for saying in March that Russia was America’s 'number one geopolitical foe.'

Mitt Does the Math

Does it all add up? Romney dropped facts and figures at every turn during the second presidential debate, but in the end, numbers couldn't win him the night. Watch our statistics supercut.

The Moderator Who Shushed Me

The GOP candidate has been called out by pundits for his many interruptions during the second presidential debate. But the question on everyone's mind is: what would Dr. Evil say? Watch our shagadelic supercut.

A Night of 53 Smiles for Joe Biden

So just how many times did Biden deploy his withering/excessive smile of contempt in the vice-presidential debate? We've counted it up—non-teeth-baring smirks excluded—and present them here.

Britney Gives Good Debate Face

What would happen if Britney Spears moderated the vice-presidential debate in the same way she judges 'X Factor'? Watch our mashup and see for yourself. It's Britney, Biden!

Hankygate!

The blogosphere was abuzz after the first presidential debate over conspiracies that Mitt Romney snuck notes onto the stage, while the GOP candidate's camp insists the white object in question is a handkerchief. Watch three key Hankygate moments.

Jim Lehrer's Gonna Let You Finish

Knock knock—who's there? Interrupting candidates. Watch every frustrating debate moment in which moderator Jim Lehrer got verbally steamrolled in the first presidential debate.

Bill Clinton's Obama Smackdowns

Clinton may be stumping for Obama at the DNC tonight—but four years ago, as Ryan Lizza controversially noted in 'The New Yorker,' his endorsement would have been unthinkable. Watch a short history of Bubba's Obama slams.

Can Michelle Woo Women?

Ann Romney killed it in Tampa with her fiery appeal to the lady folk—but will the first lady try to top her in Charlotte? Here’s what that attempt might sound like.

Is Tampa Ready for 'Magic Mitt'?

The site of the Republican National Convention is also the strip-club capital of America—and the setting for this summer's smash stripper flick, 'Magic Mike.' Watch what happens when Mitt embraces this happy coincidence.