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Mitt's Mormon Women Problem

Does Romney share the Mormon church's controversial views toward women? On today's NewsBeast, senior editor Harry Siegel, The Root's Keli Goff, and host John Avlon discuss why this question is only now surfacing.


Meghan to Romney: You're No John McCain!

Oh yes, she went there: Meghan McCain argues Romney needs to make his message clearer and do something her father, John McCain, loved to do: stir up the passion of the Republican base.


When Did Obama Most Disappoint You?

A reader asks Ta-Nehisi Coates: When were you most disappointed in President Obama?


Republicans' Second-Term Blues

If President Obama is re-elected, as Andrew Sullivan's Newsweek cover story suggests, will House Republicans actually be forced to compromise with him to save their own legacies? Michelle Goldberg and David Freedlander discuss the GOP's future if Obama gets a second term.


McCain: Hey Mitt, the Camera is ALWAYS On!

The worst part about the GOP candidate's '47 percent' remarks? According to Meghan McCain, it's that Romney assumed something – anything – a presidential candidate says isn't being recorded.


Everybody Hates Mitt?

It's been a rough week for Mitt Romney. On today's NewsBeast, 'Daily Show' writer Kevin Bleyer, Paula Szuchman, and John Avlon weigh in on the candidate's likeability problem—and why we should celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Constitution.


Mitt Romney: Victim of Comedy?

The wrath of pundits has nothing on late-night comedians. On today's NewsBeast, reporters Allison Yarrow and Tony Dokoupil join John Avlon to discuss the comic evolution of Romney's '47 percent' remarks.


GOP Braces for Civil War

'There bloody well ought to be' a civil war among Republicans if Romney loses, says David Frum. The former Bush speechwriter sat down with Michael Tomasky to talk about that pending crisis, Libya, and America's standing in the world under President Obama.


Don't Be Cocky, Mr. President!

Romney is trailing in the polls, but Obama shouldn't celebrate just yet. On today's NewsBeast, Tina Brown and Lloyd Grove join host John Avlon to discuss Obama's likeability, and whether the GOP should focus more on Congressional seats than the presidency.


Is The GOP Racially Motivated?

A reader asks Ta-Nehisi Coates: How much do you think the GOP opposition to Obama is racially motivated?


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!


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.