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Friday
Nov022012

Joe Biden Pushes Early Voting on "Late Show with David Letterman"

Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Vice President Joe Biden hit the late-night comedy scene Thursday night by reading his “Top Ten″ list of reasons to vote early on the Late Show with David Letterman.

“Honestly, don’t you want this election over with already?” Biden said as his number one reason to vote early.

Throughout their campaign stops in October, Biden and President Obama encouraged supporters to head to the voting booths early to help them win some of the key battleground states. 

Immediately after Biden stepped off the stage in Ocala, Fla., Wednesday afternoon, an Obama for America team leader took the stage to inform supporters that volunteers were waiting outside the event to drive them to cast their ballots early.

Biden’s Top Ten Reasons to Vote Early:

10. I’m not saying each early voter gets a free cheeseburger, but I’m not saying they don’t either.

9. It’s vastly more effective than voting late.

8. You know who votes early?  People with a backbone like a ramrod.

7. In a less crowded polling center, there’s plenty of room to stretch out, linger and relax.

6. If you vote early you don’t have to pay taxes.  I’m sorry I’m being told that’s not accurate.

5. Single and looking to mingle?  Find that special someone in the early voting booth.

4. Of course, there’s the open bar.

3. Not exercising your right to vote is malarkey -- it’s literally malarkey.

2. Early voters will receive a $5 million donation from Donald Trump.

1. Honestly, don’t you want this election over with already?

Biden concluded his early voting roundup by thanking Letterman for having him on the show and warning him, “Dave, I hope to hell you voted.”

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Friday
Oct262012

Donald Trump Talks More About $5M Offer to Obama on "Late Show"

ABC/Donna Svennevik(NEW YORK) -- Earlier this week, Donald Trump said he’ll have a check for $5 million ready for President Obama to donate to his favorite charity if Obama releases his college transcripts.

In fact, the real estate mogul and host of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice told the host of CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday that he’ll sweeten the pot if he likes what he sees.  The offer will be rescinded at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 31.

A skeptical Letterman, who has openly questioned why Trump is obsessed with finding out if the president was actually born in the U.S., asked why Trump is so interested in the college records when Obama is not legally obligated to release them.

Running off a list of other presidential candidates in the past who have revealed their college records, Trump, who supports Mitt Romney, says he wants “transparency” and also remarked that it would show where the president was born.

Letterman, who alternately appeared amused and aggravated with Trump, said the president should be above coercion and blackmail, something his guest bristled at.

When Letterman suggested that it would only be fair for Romney to release the 10 years of tax returns the Obama campaign has demanded, Trump said he would be open to a swap: the tax filings for the Obama college records.

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Tuesday
Sep182012

Obama to Letterman on Romney’s 47 Percent: Not Many ‘Think They’re Victims’

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- In his first response to Mitt Romney’s comments that 47 percent of voters believe “they are victims” and would cast their ballots for the president “no matter what,” President Obama told David Letterman Tuesday night, “If you want to be president you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some.”

“I don’t know what he was referring to,” the president said during an appearance on CBS' Late Show. “But I can tell you this. When I won in 2008, 47 percent of the American people voted for John McCain.  They didn’t vote for me. What I said on election night was even though you didn’t vote for me, I hear your voices and I’m going as work as hard as I can to be your president.”

“One of the things I’ve learned as president is you represent the entire country.  And when I meet Republicans as I’m traveling around the country, they are hardworking family people who care deeply about this country.  And my expectation is if you want to be president you’ve got to work for everybody, not just for some.”

Speaking to donors at a private fundraiser that was secretly videotaped and later made public by Mother Jones magazine, Romney said, “All right, there are 47 percent who are with him [Obama], who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. These are people who pay no income tax.”

“My job is not to worry about those people,” Romney added. “I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

The president adamantly denied Romney’s assertion. “There are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims,” he told Letterman. “There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something.”

“What I think people want to make sure of, though, is you’re not writing off a big chunk of the country,” the president said. “This is a big country....And people disagree a lot, but one thing I’ve never tried to do, and I think none of us can do in public office, is suggest that because someone doesn’t agree with me that they’re victims or they’re unpatriotic.”

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