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Jimmy Kimmel: The election is over so stop harassing each other online -- VIDEO

I really didn’t mind that the presidential race permeated every facet of my life, until the election ended and the infiltration continued. Jimmy Kimmel — a.k.a. the people’s comedian — evidently feels the same way. The late-night host ran a faux ad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to “encourage people to put a sock in it for at least the next three years.”

The “$4 million” commercial featured distraught Americans making simple pleas: “stop harassing me on Facebook,” “stop threatening to move to Canada (no one believes you),” and, my favorite, stop forwarding forwards of forwards you forwarded. The calls to inaction sound reasonable enough, especially when the harassment crossed the lawn.

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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Abby:

“In plain English, there’s a whole lot of weed on the ballot tonight.”

–Brian Williams on NBC News Election Night

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Tuesday, Nov. 6 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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Obama answers young voter questions for MTV, addresses same-sex marriage, climate change

Image Credit: MTV

With the election a mere 12 days away, President Barack Obama’s media blitz continued today when he answered young voter questions on MTV.

In the half-hour special, MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway sat down with with the President in the Oval Office (one of three interviews Obama is conducting at the White House today) to ask questions submitted via Facebook. READ FULL STORY

President Obama visits Leno, jokes about Trump, gets serious about Richard Mourdock -- VIDEO

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President Barack Obama made his fifth appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight. After a lighthearted chat about the MLB World Series and Air Force One, the conversation took a more serious turn over half-way in when discussing women’s health care rights.

Obama, who was fresh-faced despite traveling 5,300 miles in one day, addressed his underwhelming performance during the first presidential debate, crediting his low energy and poor presentation skills for the upset. He also made an effort to crack jokes throughout the night. When Jay compared the debate to his conversations with the First Lady, Obama pointed out a significant difference: “With Michelle, I just concede every point. That’s why we celebrated our 20th anniversary.” READ FULL STORY

Clint Eastwood stars in campaign ad for Mitt Romney -- VIDEO

The American Crossroads super PAC released a new anti-Obama campaign ad today starring Clint Eastwood. With no empty chair to support his argument, the actor abandons improvisation for a more conventional attack approach.

Eastwood narrates over shots of factories and Americans standing in unemployment lines, saying “23 million can’t find full-time work and we borrow $4 billion every single day.” He argues that President Barack Obama should be held “accountable” for not getting the job done and Mitt Romney should be elected in his place to “turn [the country] around fast.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, the commercial is part of a $12.6 million ad campaign backed by Karl Rove’s political action committee that will run in the swing states of Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, Florida, New Hampshire, Nevada, and Virginia.

Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby costar Morgan Freeman recently narrated a campaign commercial with the opposite sentiment on behalf of Obama. Forget the presidential contenders, it’s a battle of the two most recognizable voices in Hollywood.

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EW's Morning Bite: And the best sound bite from last night is...

Submitted by Sarah El:

“That’s a load of malarkey.”

–Vice president Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate

Check out the rest of your quote submissions from Thursday, Oct. 11 and come back tonight to share your pick for best sound bite!

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'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash defends her Romney endorsement

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Clueless star Stacey Dash defended her Twitter endorsement of Mitt Romney yesterday on CNN’s Piers Morning Tonight after receiving extreme backlash on social media.

The former Single Ladies actress said, “I really don’t understand the fury. … But you know what, you can’t expect everyone to agree with you.”

Dash said she was “saddened and really shocked” by the racially charged firestorm, which included tweets such as “You’re an unemployed black woman endorsing Mitt Romney. You’re voting against yourself thrice, you poor beautiful idiot.” READ FULL STORY

Rainn Wilson wants Voting Day to be a national holiday -- VIDEO

Rainn Wilson, whose Office counterpart doesn’t celebrate any major holidays, stars in a new PSA for social media site GOOD supporting a measure to make “Voting Day” — Nov. 6 — a national holiday.

The video pokes fun of the “archaic” practice of voting on Tuesdays, which was instituted to ensure that people traveling to vote wouldn’t miss church on Sundays. It suggests that voting on a weekday is now an inconvenience as people are forced to choose between work and their civic duty.

Watch Wilson spar with a 19th-century sharecropper, who is oddly similar to his character Dwight’s cousin Mose from The Office, about voting below. READ FULL STORY

'Romney,' 'Obama' tell 'Jim Lehrer' to 'shut the f-k up' -- VIDEO

It’s safe to say that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don’t see eye to eye often, but there’s one issue that they do agree on: Debate moderator Jim Lehrer should “shut the f–k Up.” Jimmy Fallon and his Late Night writers spoofed the president and former governor yesterday, saying aloud what Obama and Romney most likely were thinking during the presidential debate Wednesday night.

Fallon plays Romney and initially asks Lehrer (his head writer A.D. Miles) to “hush child.” Then things slowly get out of hand: he makes a giant leap from saying “shut your yapper a little bit” to “you’re a useless human being.” Hilarity ensues when Obama piles on. Let’s just say he threatens to put his foot where it doesn’t belong. READ FULL STORY

The many faces of Paul Ryan at the RNC -- PHOTOS

Paul Ryan gave his big speech at the Republican National Convention last night in Florida. And while I won’t go into the politics, it’s safe to say that the VP-hopeful is expressive when he speaks. Here are our favorite DVR pause moments.

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