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11.06.12 Joseph Schulhoff

Whenever ANIMAL wants to ask a pertinent question to as many random people as possible we take it to Times Square. We asked people to predict the winner of tonight’s presidential election and literally every single person (Romney voters included) projected Barack Obama as the winner. It’s over, everybody! HILLARY ’16 Y’ALL! […]

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Aymann Ismail & Nate Cepis

ANIMAL headed to our local polling place at 322 West 48th Street in Hell’s Kitchen today to conduct a completely unscientific, anonymous exit survey–by asking voters to hold up colored pieces of cardboard to show support for their candidate of choice. And for what it’s worth, our results skewed overwhelmingly to the left, with 88% […]

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Andy Cush

After what felt like an eternity of lead-up and one of the most contentious presidential campaigns of all time, election day 2012 is finally upon us. So get to the polls! If you’re in New York and have any questions at all about where to vote, how to vote, or what you’re entitled to as […]

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11.05.12 Andy Cush

There are thousands of Mormons in New York City–the latest figure we could find was 4,853, in 2007, and the number has likely grown since then–and not all plan to vote along religious lines tomorrow. WNYC recently profiled some of our city’s Latter Day Saints and found people on all areas of the political spectrum. There […]

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Andy Cush

Politics remixer extraordinaire Nate Belasco is back with the latest installment of his NEWSBEATS series, dropping the beats and bass behind a 2007 Mitt Romney interview that’s recently gone viral, in which the Republican presidential candidate rants and raves about his religion–touching on abortion, the second coming of Christ, and the state of Missouri. “MC […]

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10.26.12 Andy Cush

Veteran hip-hop producer/DJ Steinski, who invented mashup culture nearly 20 years before anyone else caught on, sets his sights on the Republican presidential candidate with new track “Mitt Romney Vs. the Truth (Steinski’s Fair and Balanced Hip Hop Mix).” In the vein of ANIMAL-favorite video remixer Nate Belasco, Steinski chops up some of Mitt’s greatest-hit […]

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10.24.12 Bucky Turco

After making its debut on the streets of NYC in 2008 during the presidential race and again in 2011 to gauge public opinion in the war between cellphone carriers, the Gum Election is back. The good people of Bushwick have already begun casting their votes according to the website. (Photo: Gum Election) […]

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Andy Cush

Though Monday night’s debate didn’t spawn a meme quite as formidable as Romney’s now-infamous “binders full of women” comment, it still provided enough fodder for ace video remixer Nate Belasco to do his thing–chopping up the candidates lines and setting them to big-bass, futuristic electronic goodness. The president’s “horses and bayonets” zinger gets a little […]

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10.17.12 Jay Smooth

The game still makes no sense, but at least Obama played it right this time. Ill Doctrine is a video blog on music, politics and culture, launched in 2007 by Jay Smooth. We will be premiering an episode a week on ANIMAL. Older episodes can be found at IllDoctrine.com and you can follow Jay on […]

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Andy Cush

Last night’s most memorable debate moment has already spawned a 7,000-follower Twitter account, a 284,000-like Facebook page, a well-trafficked Tumblr, and a viral Mean Girls-referencing blog post. Now, the meme-ification continues with the above video remix from beat maven Nate Belasco, in which Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” gaffe becomes a hard-knocking electronic anthem. Enjoy. […]

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