Grant Cornett for TIME
Clint Eastwood’s Chair: Prime-time viewers of the GOP Convention witnessed the year’s most bizarre political debate, improvised by surprise guest Clint Eastwood with this empty chair, occupied by Invisible Obama, who became an instant Twitter star after being harangued by the Hollywood icon. Eastwood to chair: “You’re crazy. You’re absolutely crazy. You’re getting as bad as Biden.”
Soup Kitchen Pot: After Paul Ryan visited a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen on Oct. 13, Brian Antal, president of the charity, accused him of staging a photo op without permission and washing dishes that were already clean.
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