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Sure, the sparring between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in the latest televised Republican debate is making headlines. But the big political news? President Barack Obama's teleprompter was stolen!

Seriously. A van containing the prompter, sound equipment, podiums and presidential seals was stolen from a hotel parking lot in Virginia, NBC12 in Richmond reports.

What's more concerning, though, is how Obama will survive without it. On Tuesday night's Conan, the host speculated what that scenario might be like: