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Pat Robertson is at it again.

The controversial televangelist suggested that a caller move to Saudi Arabia, ostensibly so he can legally beat his non-submissive, disrespectful spouse.

On Monday's broadcast of his show The 700 Club, viewer Michael asked for marital advice, as his wife "has no respect for me as the head of the house."

Robertson's take: "Well, you could become a Muslim and you could beat her."

Robertson's co-host, Terry Meeuwsen, laughed at this. He wasn't done either.

"I don’t think we condone wife-beating these days but something has got to be done to make her," he said, calling the unnamed woman a "rebellious child."

Since the Bible doesn't allow for divorce, Robertson urged they "move to Saudi Arabia," where, ostensibly, beating her would be more socially permissible.

So, there's your free advice Michael. Good thing this guy doesn't have a huge audience and isn't a widely respected figure among many ... never mind.

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The economy. The war in Afghanistan. Nicki Minaj.

Barack Obama tackled all the important issues this morning during a radio interview with Orlando radio station Power 95.3.

Asked about Minaj's supposed endorsement of Mitt Romney - she rapped in a verse from "Mercy" that "I’m a Republican" - Obama sounded rather confident that his Presidential opponent doesn't actually have the vote of this rumored American Idol judge.

“I’m not sure that’s exactly what happened," Obama says in the following video. "She likes to play different characters.”

And it turns out - like the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden when he approved a SEAL team mission to take out that terrorist - Obama was correct!

“Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President," Minaj Tweeted today. "The smart ones always do… *sends love & support.”

Sorry, Mitt. You'll always have Clint Eastwood.

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Clint Eastwood is speaking out to his hometown newspaper about his bizarre appearance at the RNC and "conversation" with an "Invisible Obama."

The 82-year-old Academy Award-winner tells the Carmel Pine Cone that he came into the night with three things he wanted to communicate:

  1. That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left
  2. That Obama has broken a lot of the promises
  3. That people should vote out failed politicians

Mission accomplished, he said. As for the empty chair, Eastwood made it clear to Mitt Romney's campaign early on that he planned to wing his speech.

That is what he did. The empty chair was a last-minute idea.

"There was a stool [backstage], and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down," he says. "When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea."

"I'll just put the stool out there and I'll talk to President Obama and ask him why he didn't keep all of the promises he made to everybody."

Eastwood then asked a stagehand to place the stool on stage.

Clint says he was initially unaware of the media criticism or the "Eastwooding" meme he sparked, and heard only positive reactions from RNC attendees.

Eastwood believes those shocked by his speech "are obviously on the left," though he is willing to label himself "crazy," at least in a joking way.

"They've got a crazy actor who's 82 years old up there in a suit," says the former mayor of Carmel, Calif. "I was a mayor, they're probably thinking I know how to give a speech."

"But even when I was mayor I never gave speeches. I gave talks."

Who was the winner of this particular "talk"?

 

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Lindsay Lohan feels she really needs a tax cut. Guess all those worthless lackeys, coke dealers, and lawyers really take a bite. Ohhhh, ziiing!

No, seriously, she Tweeted at President Obama and asked for a tax cut.

She's since erased it from her feed, though as we all know, once it's been out there on the Interwebs, someone's likely seen and preserved it.

Case in point? The following Twitter "exchange" ...

Lohan on Obama

As President Obama's convention speech alluded to last night, he wants to extend the current Bush-era tax breaks for all but the top earners in America.

Lindsay does make a good point, though.

Poor baby was just booted out of the Chateau Marmont after stiffing them on a $46,000 hotel bill. How's she supposed to pay that with the government gouging her?

Hopefully the Republicans stick with Paul Ryan as their point person for advocating conservative economic policy instead of the 26-year-old ne'er-do-well.

This is the second most absurd Tweet Obama's received from a troubled starlet this year, after Amanda Bynes' plea for him to fire the cop who busted her for DUI.

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Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made a return to the political stage last night, leading the pledge of allegiance at the Democratic National Convention.

Giffords, who left Congress in January to focus on her recovery from a shooting that left her grievously wounded, was greeted with thunderous applause.

She walked out with good friend and DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) by her side. Watch Gabby lead the pledge below ...

Her appearance brought the Time Warner Cable Arena to their feet in an ovation that lasted more than a minute and spurred chants of "Gabby, Gabby!"

Many in the audience were visibly moved, for good reason.

Giffords delivered the pledge in a clear strong voice, her left hand holding up her right - the side left weakened by a bullet to her brain - to her heart.

She left the stage blowing kisses to the crowd, prompting another rousing ovation. President Obama's acceptance speech followed shortly thereafter.

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No longer the transformative political figure of 2008 but a struggling incumbent hoping to eke out reelection, President Barack Obama nevertheless promised wary Americans that brighter days are still ahead if voters grant him four more years.

"Know this, America: Our problems can be solved," he told the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. "Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be difficult, but it leads to a better place. I'm asking you to choose that future."

His appeal aimed to build on a rousing speech by Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton's epic defense of the current White House occupant this week.

"I won't pretend the path I'm offering is quick or easy. I never have," Obama told his constituents. "You didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear."

"You elected me to tell you the truth. And the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over a decade."

The President, who is currently in a dead heat with Mitt Romney, wasted little time contrasting the policies of his administration with his challenger's.

"All they have to offer is the same prescriptions they've had for the last 30 years: Have a surplus? Try a tax cut. Deficit too high? Try another."

"Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back regulations, and call us in the morning!" he said to laughter, then pivoted to foreign affairs.

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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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