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Kimmel spoofs Americans about President Obama, Donald Trump ahead of July 4th

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Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t resist doing an All-American edition of “Lie Witness News” ahead of the Fourth of July.

State orders Oregon bakery owners to pay $135K for denying service to same-sex couple

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THE OREGONIAN — The owners of a shuttered Gresham bakery must pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for refusing to make them a wedding cake, the state’s top labor official said Thursday.

Jimmy Kimmel spotlights the most outrageous hot dog gadgets ahead of 4th of July

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The comedian honored the BBQ-centric holiday by spotlighting the most outrageous hot dog cooking gadgets advertised on cable television.

Katherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel play gay couple marrying in ‘Jenny’s Wedding’

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Not even a week after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the first trailer for the film Jenny’s Wedding — which centers on a gay couple as they get engaged — has hit the Internet.

Jon Stewart: Donald Trump is like ‘a monkey who throws poop at you at the zoo’

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During his last episode of The Daily Show before a substantial break, Jon Stewart spent a solid nine minutes laughing at Donald Trump for all of the controversy he has caused with his comments about Mexicans.

Chik-fil-A is the most highly-rated fast food in America–and McDonald’s the least

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#LoveWins, but so does Chik-fil-A. Chik-fil-A is the highest-ranked fast food chain in America, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index’s 2015 Restaurant Survey. With a score of 86/100, MarketWatch reports it’s also the most highly-ranked fast food ever recorded,  since ACSI began taking the survey 20 years ago.   It seems that, despite efforts to tie […]

Colbert interviewed Eminem on public-access TV, pretending not to know who he was. Eminem wasn’t pleased.

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Stephen Colbert spent 40 minutes hosting a random Michigan public access TV show, and at one point interviewed Eminem while pretending to have no idea who he was.  “Since my last show ended in December, I’ve been itching to host a talk show again,” Colbert said, “but my new theater’s not ready yet, so I […]

The ultimate all-purpose celebrity PSA, brought to you by Jimmy Kimmel and Liev Schreiber

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In which Jimmy Kimmel and actor Liev Schreiber neatly sum up celebrity PSAs: paid for by “celebrities who want you to know they really care about things.”                      And since at the end of the day, all PSAs are the same–the sad music, the vague comments about […]

‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ gets a celebrity makeover, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel

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If you’ve been on the internet at all this week, you’ve probably already seen pics of the winner of the “World’s Ugliest Dog” contest, Quasi Modo.

Rand Paul: ‘I wouldn’t interfere with’ recreational marijuana legalization

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While visiting in Denver, Colorado this week, Rand Paul made history as the first major candidate to fundraise with the marijuana industry.

Amy Schumer invents a lifeline service that would listen to all your boring stories

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You know when your friends mysteriously don’t want to listen to your excruciatingly-detailed accounts of your last work trip/diet/feelings in general?

Watch Ted Cruz audition for ‘The Simpsons’

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After Ted Cruz gave an interview at BuzzFeed HQ on Monday, BuzzFeed surprised him with a script to audition for The Simpsons now that Harry Shearer is retiring.

New Chris Farley documentary trailer released

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The trailer of a new documentary, I Am Chris Farley, was released on Monday with a star-studded cast of comedians who knew Farley best. Adam Sandler, Christina Applegate, Mike Meyers, David Spade, Molly Shannon, Bo Derek, Bob Saget, and Dan Aykroyd are just a few of the actors who make an appearance in the film. I Am Chris Farley […]

Ted Cruz recalls the time he watched hard-core porn with Supreme Court justices

In this Jan. 21, 2015, photo, adult film actress Jillian Janson poses for fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Sometimes, when you’re Ted Cruz, you end up awkwardly watching hardcore porn with Supreme Court justices

Chris Christie formally announces his presidential campaign, based on tough-talking ‘telling it like it is’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie arrives to speak to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Chris Christie is now officially the fourteenth GOP candidate for president, publicly announcing his campaign at his old high school gym in Livingston, N.J. on Tuesday.

Jon Stewart says he wants Christians treated as bigots for opposing same-sex marriage

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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide, Christians are worried about being ostracized and treated as bigots for their beliefs. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito expressed this concern is in his dissent, writing, “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in […]

Flashback: Hillary Clinton opposed gay marriage in 2004

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Hillary Clinton may be celebrating the Supreme Court’s historic decision on same-sex marriage that came down Friday, but its worth it for Clinton supporters and critics alike to note that the former secretary of state once voiced her opposition to the legalization of gay marriage.

Supreme Court: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act

FILE - In this July 1, 2013, file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators who will have another chance to get the process right. The justices split 5-4 along ideological lines to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency failed to take cost into account when it first decided to regulate the toxic emissions from coal- and oil-fired plants.  (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

CNN — In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act when it decided to set limits on the emissions of toxic pollutants from power plants without first considering the costs of the industry to do so.

Rand Paul wants to privatize marriage: ‘I believe that all Americans have the right to contract’

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Road to Majority 2015 convention at the Omni Shoreham Hotel  in Washington, Thursday, June 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

After several days of silence, Rand Paul has finally responded to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide. In a Sunday TIME op-ed–titled Government Should Get Out of the Marriage Business Altogether–Paul said he disagrees with the Supreme Court ruling, but that America should instead privatize marriage, since “I believe that all Americans have the right […]

John Oliver spotlights individuals who have ‘prematurely’ declared end of Obamacare

Obamacare turns five. These business owners and employees are definitely not celebrating its birthday

John Oliver celebrated the recent Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare by spotlighting people who have “prematurely” declared the end of the healthcare law in the last five years during Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight.