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Former President Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention last night was one of his all-time great stem-winders, and nearly shut down Twitter.

An estimated 496,222 tweets were posted during Clinton's 48-minute defense of President Barack Obama, and Bubba certainly has no shortage of celebrity fans.

Read some of the best reactions to his impassioned, heartfelt speech below:

Bill Clinton DNC Speech

Olivia Wilde: Bill, lookin good. #veganfox

Eva Longoria: Clinton was amazing tonight! Spoke the truth about our choice this election! #dnc2012

Magic Johnson: Ive always said that former Pres Bill Clinton is 1 of the greatest speakers of our time & he again proved it tonight. The man is brilliant.

Will.I.Am: Republicans...it takes some balls to attack accuse a guy for doing what you did' president bill clinton...wow...pres. clinton is the best.

Jessica Capshaw: Bill Clinton...you are a truly wonderful speaker. You gots some brass ;) #DNC2012

Zachary Quinto: There was more specificity in bill clinton's speech tonight than in the entire three days of the RNC. so grateful for his intellect!

Patton Oswalt: Clinton has the "Destruction! TERROR! And Mayhem!" part of LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" playing on a loop in his head.

Whoopi Goldberg: Bill Clinton has given one of the best speeches of his life. Great great speech. He just made the single BEST argument for Barack Obama.

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's Democratic National Convention speech brought the house down this week. That would've been reason enough to watch the DNC, but she delivered a list of reasons to do so on The Late Show with David Letterman.

If nothing else, it's gotta be better than what you're watching now! Ziiing, Dave!

Watch her Top 10 Reasons to Watch the Democratic National Convention below:

President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for another four years in the White House tonight, following a stirring endorsement from Bill Clinton.

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No one does it quite like Bill Clinton.

The 42nd U.S. President offered a rousing endorsement of Barack Obama's record last night at the Democratic National Convention, holding the audience captive for over 48 minutes and proving that even a quadruple bypass can't slow him down.

Whether you agree with Clinton's political views or not, his DNC speech was folksy, detailed and compelling, offering a more cogent defense of Obama's tenure in the White House than its current occupant himself has ever given.

Obama, Clinton said, cannot be blamed for the struggling economy he inherited and has set the foundations for strong and continued growth over time.

"Listen to me now," said Clinton. "No president - not me, not any of my predecessors - could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years."

If Americans "renew the president's contract," the economy will get better and "you will feel it," the 66-year-old man from Hope, Ark., urged the crowd.

"Folks, whether the American people believe what I just said or not may be the whole election. I just want you to know I believe it. With all my heart I believe it."

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Obama Girl is back! Sort of!

Four years ago, Amber Lee Ettinger seductively crooned, “I Got a Crush on Obama,” racking up more than 100 million YouTube views. Only she didn't actually sing the viral hit ... Leah Kaufmann provided the lyrics and vocals, apparently.

Now, four years later, Kaufmann stars in the 2012 reboot, penning the track and appearing on camera. In case you hadn't guessed, she's still crushin' on Barry (and probably also on Julian Castro after last night). Take a look!

For more Obama-related videos from this week, check out Michelle's DNC speech last night. Then check out the original Obama Girl video from 2008 below:

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An anonymous individual or group claims to have obtained "all available" tax returns associated with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The alleged hackers claim to have accessed them via computers in the Franklin, Tenn., office of professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

An anonymous posting on a file sharing website claims PwC was hacked; the same site has been used to boast of other high-profile corporate hacks.

How'd they pull it off, allegedly? The posting states:

Mitt Romney Image

"[Romney's tax returns] were taken from the PWC office 8/25/2012 by gaining access to the third floor via a gentleman working on the 3rd floor of the building."

Bribes go a long way, apparently.

President Obama's 2012 election opponent has faced calls to release his tax forms prior to 2010. The former CEO of Bain Capital has refused to do so.

Wonder if this will change his mind.

After "all 1040 tax forms for Romney were copied," the perpetrators claim, having sent Mitt's tax returns "to Democratic and GOP offices in the county."

"A scanned signature image for Mitt Romney from the 1040 forms were scanned and included with the packages," which are almost entirely encrypted.

That's where the fun part comes in.

The group claims it will "release all available files to the public on the 28 of September, 2012," unless someone coughs up $1 million ... in Bitcoins.

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The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic National Convention speech.

Michelle called President Barack Obama caring father at home and a "man we can trust" to revive the nation's weak economy despite its slow recovery.

"He reminds me that we are playing a long game here ... and that change is hard, slow and never happens all at once," she told the Charlotte, N.C. crowd.

"But eventually, we will get there, we always do."

Michelle Obama's well-received speech blended scenes from 23 years of marriage with Barack to the couple's time in the White House since 2009.

Obama confided that at family dinners in the White House with their two daughters, the president joins in "strategizing about middle school friendships."

The self-described "mom in chief" made no mention of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a distinctly positive, and inspiring, personal appeal to voters.

Those who preceded her to the podium had plenty to say about Romney, however.

Julian Castro's DNC keynote speech drew a sharp contrast between what he described as Obama's opportunity society and his opponent's candidacy of no.

Election 2012:

 

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro was plucked from relative obscurity to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night.

The 37-year-old quickly showed America why.

Earning rapturous applause, the party's first-ever Hispanic keynote speaker called the American dream "not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay."

"Our families don't always cross the finish line in the span of one generation ... but each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor."

For nearly 20 minutes Julian Castro made the case for President Barack Obama's reelection while arguing time and again that Mitt Romney "doesn't get it."

Castro praised Obama's support for Pell grants, the DREAM Act and more broadly, the belief that opportunity today is the prosperity of tomorrow.

Obama, he said, "understands that when we invest in people we're investing in shared prosperity, and when we neglect that responsibility, we risk our promise as a nation."

Romney, meanwhile, he painted as an out-of-touch "son of privilege."

"Some people are lucky enough to borrow money from their parents, but that shouldn't determine whether you can pursue your dreams," continued Castro.

"Not here, not in the 21st century. I don't think Governor Romney [means] any harm. I think he's a good guy. He just has no idea how good he's had it."

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What grade would you give President Barack Obama on the U.S. economy?

We ask because he gave himself an "incomplete" in an interview Monday.

"You know I would say incomplete," the President replied.

"The steps that we have taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable ... investing in clean energy and science and technology and research, those are all the things that we are going to need to grow over the long term."

He said the same in an interview in May with ABC's The View. And in a CBS interview in August 2010. And in an October 2010 interview with ABC News.

A Republican National Committee aide told Yahoo News: "Doesn't an incomplete eventually turn into an 'F' in the end if you don't hand in the work?"

Ziiiiiiing.

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As the organizer and headlining performer at the Budweiser Made In America festival in Philadelphia this weekend, Jay-Z received a boost from one of his biggest fans:

United States President Barack Obama.

In a pre-recorded video, Obama said Jay-Z's personal story is what Made In America - the concert series' tagline - means. He also urged concert-goers to vote, obvs.

Obama is up for reelection on Tuesday, November 6. Nicki Minaj endorsed Mitt Romney today in a new rap song, but it's safe to say we know which way Jay's voting.

Check out the Obama Jay-Z concert below:

Decision 2012: How are you voting?

 

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One of the more outspoken artists in the music business, Nicki Minaj makes her political leanings very clear in a verse from the track "Mercy," which is included on Lil Wayne‘s "Dedication 4" mixtape.

So, who has Minaj poetically endorsed?

“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney," she raps in the following video, adding (we presume) of the Democrats: "You lazy bitches are f-cking up the economy."

Minaj isn't the only celebrity who will be pulling a lever in Romney's direction in November. Chuck Norris worries that another four years of President Obama will send the nation into darkness, while Clint Eastwood expressed his concerns by talking to an empty chair.

Who will YOU be voting for in this election?