And The Winner Is... of the Day

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... Martha Raddatz.

Also, props to Salon's Benjamin Wheelock for making Paul Ryan the star of Atlas Shrugged.

Further coverage to come Friday.

@LaughinJoeBiden of the Day

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That was fast.

And so was @SmilingJoeBiden.

Jim Lehrer Finally Kicks Ass of the Day

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Coulda, woulda, shoulda... he had so much potential.

Sexy Big Bird Costume of the Day

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When in the course of human events, Mitt Romney issues a death threat against Big Bird, Americans will defend the beloved Sesame Street character with every fiber of their being.

The winning defense? Making Big Bird the No. 1 Halloween costume in the country.

Feeling inspired? Here's a make-your-own tutorial from Internet inventionista JacquieLongLegs.

Say What Now: Election Edition of the Day

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Poor timing for Paul Ryan in advance of tonight's big VP debate -- a Wisconsin state lawmaker endorsed by the GOP nominee is under fire for suggesting that "some girls rape easy":

While discussing a case in which "a 17-year-old high school senior was charged with sexual assault for having sex with an underage girl in the school's band room," State Rep. Roger Rivard (R) told the Chetek Alert newspaper in December that his father taught him that some girls will portray a sexual encounter as rape if they become pregnant.

He is now claiming that those remarks were taken out of context and has issued a statement condemning sexual violence.

Clinton Totally Gets Romney of the Day

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Ol' Bill's got a fresh take on the first debate: "Old Moderate Mitt, where ya been, boy? I missed you all these last few years."

Bill for president!

Debate Gets The Bad Lip Reading Treatment of the Day

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Jim Lehrer: "A little pitchy, but mmm. Good stuff!"