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Nate Silver hit The Daily Show on Wednesday to discuss his uncanny use of math in regard to predicting the 2012 election.

But on Friday he's all ours. Or, at least he'll be a guest of the Humanities Festival - sorry, sold out.

Neil Steinberg, yet another sad scribe who couldn't gain one-on-one access to the, as Stewart called him, Lord God of the Algorithim, did manage to find out how the Festival scored the get of gets:

So hats off to the Chicago Humanities Festival, for scoring one of the better "gets" of the year, when the elusive Silver returns here Friday for a lecture at the University of Chicago, "Nate Silver on Baseball and Politics: The Numbers Don't Lie." A happy coincidence?

"It's not a coincidence," said Matti Bunzl, the festival artistic director. "We have been following him for years. The way the election was shaping up, it was so clear it would be very close, so much of the discourse would turn on polling, all issues. The fact that he has completely exploded, that we could not foresee But we assumed that he would play a pivotal role in the election, and it played out exactly as we anticipated. We assumed that by now he would be a household name." Bingo.

Silver did stop by to talk to Charlie Rose on October 30, though, and discuss his math, his politics - he claims not to vote - and all the hubbub surrounding the mild-mannered statistician as the election headed toward the boiling point:

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President Obama took time to answer questions from MTV viewers in a special segment called "Ask Obama Live: An MTV Interview With the President" hosted by MTV News' Sway Calloway.

Obama largely covered his boilerplate campaign statements, but did take time to talk about the murder and violence epidemic in Chicago, pointing out that shootings happen just blocks from his Kenwood home:

"I live on the South side of Chicago," said Obama, who lives in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. "Some of these murders are happening just a few blocks from where I live. I have friends whose family members have been killed."

"What I know is that gun violence is part of the issue," he said. "But part of the issue also is kids who feel so little hope and think their prospects for the future are so small that their attitude is, 'I'm going to end up in jail or dead.' And they will take all kinds of risks."

"If they've got mental health issues, are they getting the kind of services and counseling that they need early on?" he said.

"Are we making those investments in those young people so that by the time they're 11, 12, 13, 15 ... they can make responsible choices because they feel they've got something at stake?"

This interview comes on the same weekend that Chicago tied its total murder count from 2011 with 435 homicides - before the end of October this year.

The interview first aired Friday live and you can catch the rest of the segments here.

MTV - and its viewers - have come a long way in covering elections and the questions asked since this watershed moment in American history:

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Gov. Mitt Romney joined Fox' Neil Cavuto to discuss the maelstrom swirling around his "47 percent" video and the fallout Tuesday.

Recording via Reuters' Matthew Keys.

Dave Mustaine, former guitarist for Metallica and currently stalking the tip of the stage for Megadeath, has some definite political views, usually ranging toward the conservative end of the spectrum.

And he's certainly no fan of President Obama, whom he's pretty sure is not a U.S. citizen. But he stepped up his rhetoric during a show in Singapore. Fast forward to the 2:40 mark where Mustaine begins his diatribe on Obama's attempt to pass a gun ban in the U.S.. He starts off by mentioning the Fast & Furious investigation, then delves into his own theories on the recent deadly attacks in Aurora, Colo., and the Sikh temple attack in a suburb of Milwaukee.

"Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all of these murders like the Fast and Furious thing down at the boarder and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple. I was talking to JD our promoter here tonight, what a great guy, I was saying, "I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America." And he said, "Move down here to Singapore."

So Mustaine must be banging his head firmly in Romney's corner, right? Well . . .

"George Soros came out and said Mitt Romney is just like Obama. So what do you got there? You've got Obama's mentor saying that Mitt Romney's just like him, and he's leading the polls now."

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his freshly minted running mate, Paul Ryan, sat down with CBS' Bob Schieffer on Sunday for a "60 Minutes" interview.

The two candidates discussed their plans, the selection process and myriad topics ranging from government spending and Medicare cuts to the release of personal tax records.

You can read the transcript of the entire interview as well at the "60 Minutes" site.