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What's Wrong With The Republican Party?

Where did they go wrong? 'Reason' editor-in-chief Matt Welch argues the issue with the GOP this election cycle was their lack of narrative and failure to reach out to minorities, among other things.


The Next Four Years at Fox News

President Obama's re-election might seem as nothing has changed, but that doesn't mean it will be boring, says Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer. He talks with Spin Cycle's Howard Kurtz about Megyn Kelly's 'awkward' election night moment with Karl Rove, and why the astute viewer will watch all the news channels.

During our live election coverage, Newsweek & The Daily Beast's editor-in-chief lamented the divisiveness of U.S. politics. 'Whoever wins,' she asked, 'is it going to be the same stasis as it's been?'


Meet the Presidential Losers

It sucks enough to lose an election, but to then have to deliver a historic farewell in the midst of your blinding sorrow? Hear how presidential losers past have spun their defeat into concession speeches.


Does Race Matter In The Election?

After former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu intimated controversially that Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama was racially motivated, CNN's Soledad O'Brien joined Tony Dokoupil on Newsbeast to explore the role of race in this election.

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank tells Spin Cycle's Howard Kurtz that Twitter allows journalists to 'make sure that their opinions are not varying from other opinions.' The result? Homogeneous commentary.

As campaign season enters crunch time, political columnists Michael Tomasky and David Frum brave the rain to discuss the candidates' debate flip-flopping, the chaos of the polls, and whether the media narrative makes any sense.


The Number: 67 Days

That's how long until we 'go headlong over the fiscal cliff,' according to Washington Post columnist and The Big Picture blog founder Barry Ritholtz. On today's episode of The Number, Ritholtz and Daniel Gross share their predictions for where the economy is heading.


Is It Okay To Politicize Rape?

Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's remarks that a pregnancy from rape is 'something God intended to happen' sparked outrage—but some charge that politicians are exploiting the issue to win elections. Reporter Allison Yarrow hit the streets to get New Yorkers' take on the debate.

In the latest installment of or our Op-Vid: Campaign 2012 series, Megan McArdle argues: it's delusional to ask one man to restore the country to prosperity.


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.