Guest host Michael Shure talks to Current TV correspondent David Shuster about Mitt Romney telling Fox News that it “kills” him not to be in the White House right now.

"It sounds like he’s just starved for attention, and I suppose the easiest way to get that is to prove that you still don’t know basic math," Shuster says in response to Romney’s claims that he thought his campaign would win Ohio and the race even at 8pm on election night. "He lost this race 332 electoral votes to 206. If he had own Ohio, if he had won Virginia, if had won Florida — he still would’ve lost this election!"

Watch them mock Mitt’s latest fail here, and tune in to “The Young Turks” Monday-Thursday @ 7e/4p on Current TV.

Few things are more awkward than having lunch with someone you have very recently mightily trounced. 

President Barack Obama will host his former rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House on Thursday, their first meeting since the election.

The meeting comes after Obama promised in his victory speech to engage with Romney following their campaign.

"In the weeks ahead, I also look forward to sitting down with Gov. Romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward," Obama said.

The men are expected to meet in the White House’s private dining room, with no press coverage. 

After such a bitter campaign it is hard to imagine what the two men could possibly discuss over salad. We asked our show hosts what they thought they might discuss.

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With 47 percent of the popular vote, Mitt Romney may become the president of nothing more than Ironystan. Yes, the final general-election tally is trickling in and, as fate would have it, Romney’s total might look more like that mythical number after all. Well, according to David Wasserman of the Cook Political report, it’s more like 47.49 and dropping, which, of course rounds down to 47 — the same percentage of Americans he said were moochers and takers in a video that was one of the nails in the coffin of his presidential campaign.

“By virtue of rounding, Romney’s share of the popular vote will be recorded here and elsewhere as 47 percent, so long as it doesn’t rise above 47.5 percent again,” writes The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “That seems unlikely. Wasserman projects that Romney’s vote share will actually head more toward 47 percent flat — 47.1 percent or 47.2 percent — because many of the outstanding ballots in the presidential race come from California and New York, which both voted for Obama by a large margin.”

Fugelsang called it!

Fugelsang tells it like it is. See what else is trending on our Social Dashboard.

Fugelsang tells it like it is. See what else is trending on our Social Dashboard.

Stephanie’s nephew is running around NYC wearing a Romney mask

The apple of Stephanie Miller’s eye is running around in the Big Apple wearing a Romney mask. Nephew Paul Fitzgerald has a love of politics just like his Auntie Stephanie, and in a video for The Message titled “Mitt Romney tells NYC to ‘OCCUPY THIS,’” he has been filmed in the streets of Manhattan wearing a Romney mask and approaching strangers to say things to them that Mitt Romney has said. Stephanie talks to Cliff Chenfeld, founder of The Message, about the new video and why it is so important. Cliff says the video touches on social issues that the debates “barely mentioned,” issues that people need to know affect them directly. Chenfeld’s hope is that undecided voters start focusing on the social issues, not just the economy.

Watch ‘Talking Liberally with Stephanie Miller’ live weekday mornings at 9E/6P on Current TV. Find Current on your TV.

No one sets out to be liberal. No one says, ‘Hey, I’m going to adopt a set of morally and intellectually advanced ideas that are a bit beyond my own time, and have my neighbor with the bald eagle fetish hate me and question my patriotism.’ Nobody wants that.
John Fugelsang: “I’m voting for Mitt Romney because I’m a comedian” (watch the whole video here; catch Fugelsang’s show “So That Happened” on Fridays at 6E/3P and again at 9E/6P on Current)

As Election Day nears, fears have surfaced about possible tampering with electronic voting, as Tagg Romney’s Solamere has a business relationship with Hart Intercivic, which makes electronic voting machines. While that particular theory is up for debate, it is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to concerns over how votes wlll be counted this November.

The theory that Bain is planning to fix the election for Mitt Romney is likely unfounded. The thinking goes like this: Hart Intercivic, which makes electronic voting machines used in Ohio, is owned by investment company H.I.G Capital. H.I.G Capital, in turn, has business ties to equity firm Solamere Capital, which is owned by Tagg Romney. While Solamere Capital is emblematic of thecrony capitalism practiced by the Romneys, with Tagg Romney trading on his father’s name and connections in business, the idea of rigged voting isn’t so straightforward. H.I.G. Capital is a partner of Solamere and has partnered with the firm on other ventures, Solamere has denied any direct or indirect investment in Hart Intercivic, giving them less influence over the production or control of the voting machines.

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Obama’s most enthusiastic fan of the night? Mitt Romney!

He’s forgetting what his own positions are, and he’s betting you would too. He’s backtracking and sidestepping. We’ve got to name this condition he’s going through. I think it’s called ‘Romnesia.’ I think that’s what he’s going through.

President Obama on Friday mocked Mitt Romney’s recent efforts to appeal to centrist voters, telling supporters at a Virginia rally that his Republican rival is suffering from “Romnesia.” 

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Jennifer Granholm (@JenGranholm) is LOVING the #Romnesia trend. She’s going to be reading a few of her favorite #Romnesia tweets on air today on The War Room (at 10E/7P), so put your best foot tweet forward!