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Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' filmmaker breaks his silence tonight -- VIDEO

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Just in time to truly capitalize on the scorching-hot pop culture phenom that is Mitt Romney, the guy who filmed the Republican presidential candidate’s campaign-changing “47 Percent” video is finally coming clean tonight.

We won’t know the filmmaker’s name until this evening’s edition of MSNBC’s The Ed Show, which will feature an exclusive interview with 2012′s very own Deep Throat. Still, a few facts about the guy are out there already: He worked as a bartender at Romney’s now-infamous May 2012 fundraiser, he previously worked at a Clinton fundraiser, and the contrast between those two events partially inspired him to make the video in the first place.

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Best of 2012: The real-world feuds

Here’s a list of 2012’s most memorable ongoing conflicts from the real world. READ FULL STORY

Over 470,000 sign petition urging Macy's to dump Donald Trump -- UPDATED

Bet this isn’t the kind of “revolution” Donald Trump envisioned on election night. Over 470,000 people have signed an online petition that urges Macy’s to sever ties with longtime spokesman Donald Trump — a figure who “engages in especially unpleasant, nasty and despicable behavior” that doesn’t “reflect the ‘magic of Macy’s.’” UPDATE: A spokeswoman for Macy’s has issued a statement in response to the petition; scroll down to read it.

According to the petition, Trump’s crimes against good taste are legion. Among other things, he has:

– Long engaged in sexist behavior. Trump has a long record of personally attacking women he disagrees [with] by calling them “unattractive,” ugly or fat. He once sent a target a personal note telling her that she has the “face of a dog.” READ FULL STORY

'Clueless' star Stacey Dash explains why she supported Mitt Romney

TMZ calls the 1,344-word pro-Romney missive Stacey Dash sent them earlier this week a “rant,” which isn’t totally fair. The letter is coherent, if rambling — and while Dash’s reasoning sometimes seems convoluted, she’s expressing thoughts that might be familiar to anyone who’s ever felt their political views shifting with age.

The actress apparently wrote most of her letter on Tuesday, 10 hours before the election’s results were revealed. She starts out by disclosing that she voted for Barack Obama in 2008:

I hadn’t known anything about him until he earned the Democratic nomination. He’s brilliant, understated, ethical, a great husband and father. President Obama will always be remembered as one of the greatest leaders this United States of America has ever known.

And the moderate Republican is still a fan of the president, praising him for achievements like “repairing the infrastructure of our highways, bridges and train rails” and the Claims Resettlement Act of 2010. The truth is, Dash doesn’t hate Obama — she just likes Romney better. “My vote for Romney isn’t a vote against Obama,” she writes, bolding her words for emphasis. “That’s not how full participants in the democratic process operate. We vote for candidates and we vote for issues.” READ FULL STORY

Election forecasting wizard Nate Silver takes a 'Daily Show' victory lap -- VIDEO

Is Nate Silver a witch? All signs point to “yes” — though he’s traded bubbling cauldrons and broomsticks for statistical models and pure reason.

After correctly predicting another presidential election with his patented FiveThirtyEight model, Silver is enjoying the sweet, sweet taste of mathematically ensured victory — which is all the richer for coming after high-profile detractors sniffed that Silver couldn’t possibly be as accurate as he was in ’08. On The Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart tried to encourage Silver to gloat, maybe by yelling something along these lines: “I AM NATE SILVER, LORD AND GOD OF THE ALGORITHM!” Since Silver abides by the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy, he declined — though if you squint, you can tell he’s totally nursing a butterbeer hangover.

See Silver and Stewart discuss magic, arithmetic, and one of The Daily Show‘s favorite subjects (utter bulls—) below.

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Election 2012: From Brian Williams to Jon Stewart to Shep Smith, how each network covered the election

From Brian Williams on NBC to Shep Smith on Fox, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central to Katie Couric on ABC, EW took in every corner of the election coverage on Tuesday night (and early Wednesday morning). Here are the highlights!  READ FULL STORY

Watch Key & Peele's 'Obama's Anger Translator: Victory' skit -- VIDEO

A new “Obama’s Anger Translator” skit from Key & Peele aired right after the President’s re-election on Nov. 6.

Following the live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, the sketch featured Keegan-Michael Key’s Luther gloating about the results. Watch it below!

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Rove holds Fox News hostage, is ultimately defeated by those traitorous statistics he once loved so much -- VIDEO

Fox News called the presidential election for Barack Obama at 11:18 p.m. And that’s when things got interesting. Karl Rove — former Bush sidekick, GOP rainmaker, and Fox News contributor — thought that Fox had called the all-important swing state of Ohio too early. He was so vociferous in his complaints that Fox News actually begin to doubt itself, and what followed amounted to a televised existential crisis for one of our nation’s most popular news networks. Host Megyn Kelly left the network’s neon-bunker election HQ and walked through the blank hallways of Fox News — at one point, she apologized because her earpiece apparently stopped working — and talked to the Decision Desk, an impressive-looking crowd of Boys in the Back Room. READ FULL STORY

Election 2012: When did the networks call it for Obama?

After a night of high-tech analysis and corny gimmicks, a majority of the networks called the election for President Barack Obama shortly after 11 p.m. ET Tuesday. Here are the exact times each said that Obama won four more years in office.

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Twitter reaction to Obama win: Trump goes on tirade, RuPaul tells Romney to 'sashay away'

Celebrities from both sides of the aisle agreed on one thing this election: Twitter was their site of choice to express their political beliefs, enthusiasm for the election and excitement or disappointment about the results. Donald Trump started out a long tirade of tweets with a call for revolution, but that particular tweet was deleted. He continued his rant with quotes from George Washington and slams on the electoral college system. But other reactions were more supportive of the President, from Andy Cohen’s “mazel” to the “most retweeted tweet ever” from Obama himself, below a selection of tweets after the networks announced the re-election of President Obama.
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