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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.

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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.
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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!

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Simpsons and Family Guy veteran Lucas Gray has reimagined the tired campaign ad -- watch as an April Obama speech on trickle-down economics and the American dream comes alive with bobblehead politicos and pundits.

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Barry Blitt, on his latest New Yorker cover: "This image seemed like a proper response to the first Presidential debate, but I'm not sure I realized how hard it is to caricature furniture."

Could have been worse, he could have had to actually talk to the chair.

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At least we can all agree on one thing: their houses are probably nicer than all of ours.

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"No props, notes, charts, diagrams, or other writings or other tangible things may be brought into the debate by any candidate."

[thanks, austin!]

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Happy first presidential debate!

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"What parties are going on? There are two parties? I can't... do this question."

[thanks, lisa!]

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"This past summer in a movie theater in Colorado I was shot, shot in the face and neck," Stephen Barton says. "But I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won't be so lucky, because they'll be murdered with guns in the next president's term. Enough to fill over 200 theaters. So when you watch the presidential debates, ask yourself: Who has a plan to stop gun violence?"

Wednesday's debate in Denver will be held just 9 miles from the Aurora theater.

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National Journal used responses from political surveys to create this totally legit infographic. (Embiggen.)

Time to judge your friends by their choice of beer.

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Say what you will about Romney's recent missteps -- this 1968 pic, taken during the candidate's missionary days in France while Ann was studying at BYU, is quite the charming romantic gesture.

Too bad so many are calling its release desperate.