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The Number: 47

That's the percentage of Americans that Mitt Romney believes are voting for Obama because they're 'dependent' on the government. In today's installment of The Number, Daniel Gross sits down with political columnist John Avlon to discuss the accuracy and ramifications of Romney's remarks.


Can Romney Recover?

With 50 days before the election, will Mitt Romney be able to bounce back from his many campaign missteps? On today's NewsBeast, The Root's Keli Goff and Allison Yarrow join John Avlon to discuss the now-infamous '47 percent' video and more.


David Corn Tells All

Spin Cycle's Howard Kurtz catches up with the 'Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief about how he obtained the controversial video that captures Mitt Romney saying that 47 percent of Americans 'believe that they are victims'—from none other than Jimmy Carter's grandson.


The Number: $3,700

That's the average tax increase that the American family is going to face next year. In today's installment of The Number, Daniel Gross sits down with economist Daniel Altman to discuss what will happen if Congress and the White House don't come up with a deal by the new year.

Richard Schiff stops by the NewsBeast set to talk about one of his favorite politicians, Joe Biden. Biden, says Schiff, sees Obama as his little brother, and that's why he gets so emotional when talking about the president.


Libya Killings Turn Political

In the wake of U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens' death in Libya, campaigning quickly shifted focus to foreign policy. Fox News' Alan Colmes, The Root's Keli Goff, and John Avlon discuss how the tragedy is being politicized.


Hodgman: The RNC Was 'Comedically' Better

As part of our Ask Andrew Anything series, a reader asks author and humorist John Hodgman: which political convention did you like better and why? Two words: empty chair.


Thoughts on Eastwood's Speech?

A reader asks John Hodgman: What do you think of Clint Eastwood's speech?


Martin Amis Gets 'Sweaty With the GOP'

On the heels of his trip to Tampa, British novelist Martin Amis offers a wry take on the American political circus in this exclusive video from filmmaker Jacob Septimus.

The former Ohio congressman, long known as an independent voice within the Democratic Party, told Beast TV that he wishes the president had done more to create jobs in America.


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.