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Friedman: Romney Flip-Flops

In a sit-down interview with Spin Cycle's Howard Kurtz, 'New York Times' columnist Tom Friedman called out Mitt Romney for flip-flopping on foreign policy issues, and explained why he doesn't see himself golfing with the GOP candidate.

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Obama's Economic Decisions

A reader asks Reihan Salam: What's one major thing Obama could have done differently to improve the economy?

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Do GOP Women Look More Feminine?

Democrat or Republican? The Daily Beast's Allison Yarrow hit New York City's Highline to see if people could spot a woman's party by her appearance.

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The Number: 7.8 Percent

That's the employment rate for September, the lowest it's been since President Obama took office in January 2009. In today's installment of The Number, political analyst Doug Schoen and Daniel Gross examine the 114,000 jobs created last month—and the figures' potential impact on Obama's campaign.

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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.

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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.

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Who Should Lead the GOP?

A reader asks Reihan Salam: who would you like to see lead the Republican party?

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Sullivan's Scorecard: Romney 'Knockout'

Frustrated with President Obama and his handlers, Andrew Sullivan said the incumbent gave 'an absolutely disgracefully bad performance' in tonight's debate. Watch the highlights of Sullivan's impassioned post-mortem.

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What to Expect in Tonight's Debate

With the first presidential debate hours away, on today's NewsBeast, consulting editor Richard Just, senior political correspondent David Freedlander, and host John Avlon discuss what the candidates might—and should—do to win the night.

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Political Dodgeball

Initiate evasive maneuvers! On the heels of Paul Ryan's notably vague interview with Fox News' Chris Wallace on Monday, watch a selection of Matrix-style question-ducking from your favorite faces of both parties. Are Obama and Romney stretching for tonight?

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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.