President Obama's full-length 'Daily Show' interview

For those who aren't avid followers of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart had what's known in the biz as a "big get" last night. He spent his full show speaking with President Barack Obama.

You can watch the full interview below:

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 1
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Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 2
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Barack Obama Pt. 3
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Rally to Restore Sanity

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Linda McMahon Senate campaign wins right for fans to wear wrestling T-shirts at polls

Republican Linda McMahon's hopes in Connecticut look slim; The New York Times' FiveThirtyEight forecast currently gives her a 0.0 percent chance of winning. (That is not a typo.)

Things were about to look dimmer, as last week an aide with the Connecticut Secretary of State's Office said that they were considering asking voters wearing World Wrestling Entertainment attire to cover up the logo. McMahon is the company's former CEO and it's a family business, with her husband Vince McMahon taking over as CEO once she stepped down to run for Senate.

However, Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz announced yesterday that the state will not prohibit people wearing WWE merchandise from wearing said merchandise into the voting booth. So, feel free to wear your Hulkamania T-shirts proudly when you vote next Tuesday!

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New York Times looks at California's Proposition 23

The New York Times has an article today about California's Proposition 23, noting that a large amount of Prop 23's financial support comes from Texas oil companies. Prop 23 would delay California's global warming law until unemployment falls to 5.5 percent and stays there for one year.

The Times cites several No on 23 ads, including this ad featuring a man who's found himself in the news for other reasons lately, Mr. David Arquette. Arquette plays the state of California:

The Times also looks at the role Prop 23 has played in California's gubernatorial and Senate races. Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman both argue that Texas is at an economic competitive advantage due to lower taxes and less environmental regulation. However, while Fiorina supports Prop 23, Whitman opposes it, although she says she'll suspend California's global warming law for one year if elected.

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California Brown-Whitman gubernatorial race key to Congress's future

This November 2, 37 states are holding governors races. A Sunday article by the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza takes a look at five governors races to keep an eye on: California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Cillizza argues for the gubernatorial races being potentially more important than which side wins more seats in Congress, because governors play a key role in redistricting. Redistricting decides how districts are drawn, which influences which House seats are up for grabs and which, due to the makeup of the district, are unlikely to be open to an opposing party.

There are currently 26 Democratic governors, 23 Republican governors and one independent governor. The New York Times' well-respected FiveThirtyEight forecast indicates a seven governor swing between parties, leaving Republicans up 30 to 19 after Election Day.

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Characters come out for Obama's USC trip

The four streets surrounding the University of Southern California were blocked off this morning for a visit from the Commander-in-Chief and traffic suffered despite President Obama's shrewd/stylish tactic to fly into campus on Marine One.

The 30,000 people expected to attend Obama's stumping took a more pedestrian mode of transportation since parking was at a premium. Fortunately, walking to the USC campus offered unique opportunities for colorful characters to make their voices heard.

We begin with a vendor sporting a shirt and buttons with Obama's campaign logo seamlessly freestyle rapping to passersby.

"Come on and support the students, who represent not an election but a movement," the unnamed spirited vendor said. "I see you getting me by your flip phone; we're trying to come into your home and say we're here to grab the system by the throat. Everybody: we need you to vote!"

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