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Colbert: Obama is mad-libbing Bush’s greatest hits

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Colbert observed Monday night that some of Obama’s recent comments on ISIS and Iraq seem a little familiar.

Stephen Colbert is not at all sorry about Kim Jong Un’s case of gout

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Comedian Stephen Colbert is not at all upset that North Korea’s dear leader Kim Jong Un might have gout or some other condition in part due to his obsession with cheese. In fact, Colbert is downright giddy about it. He spent a segment of Monday night’s “The Colbert Report” rubbing it in the dictator’s face by […]

You need to see Jimmy Fallon’s edit of Obama’s ’60 Minutes’ interview

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This seems like a different version of President Obama’s “60 Minutes” interview than the one we saw Sunday evening. “To be honest, it seemed like they needed more time to get to all the challenges we’re facing,” Fallon said before playing his new version of the interview. “A lot of things going on in the […]

John Oliver bizarrely decides to go after Ayn Rand

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For his latest “How Is This Still A Thing?” segment, John Oliver decided to go after objectivist philosopher and author Ayn Rand Sunday night. Rand is in interesting company for this segment. Oliver has previously wondered how blackface and the Miss America pageant were “still things.” The latest segment called Rand “something you’re supposed to […]

John Oliver questions America’s drone program, calls it ‘as much a characteristic of the Obama presidency as Obamacare’

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President Obama and his frequent use of drone strikes were the target of John Oliver’s latest “evisceration” Sunday night. U.S. drones reportedly sent missiles into Yemen and the Waziristan province of Pakistan, Oliver reported on “Last Week Tonight.” But it was not mentioned on any American newscast. “There is something strange about the fact that […]

WH: Secret Service’s ‘task is incredible’

Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

THE HILL – The White House said Sunday it remained confident in the Secret Service despite news that the agency didn’t realize for five days that bullets had hit the White House in a 2011 shooting incident. “I know the Secret Service is on top of this and they will take every necessary step to correct […]

Chris Pratt, Aidy Bryant spoof Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Aidy Bryant and Chris Pratt attempted to flirt with one another during a “Saturday Night Live” skit about picking up someone at a bar, but when they got too nervous they had to channel confidence queen Nicki Minaj. Launching into the “Booty Rap” instead of just talking, the two got to know some very interesting […]

RAP Minute: Ashley Dobson on Obama’s ‘gainful employment’ rule

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This week, Red Alert’s Deputy Editor Ashley Dobson discusses a new education rule from the Obama administration that may harm the students it’s trying to help most. 

Bill Hader impersonates his former ‘SNL’ castmates

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“Saturday Night Live” is back this weekend, but it will still be lacking audience favorite Stefon. Bill Hader appeared on “Conan” Thursday night and gave us a reminder of what we’ve been missing. Hader impersonated some of his former “SNL” castmates and ratted out some of their bad habits and personality traits. Apparently Kristen Wiig […]

Stephen Colbert wants to be Eric Holder’s replacement

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With Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation leaving a big hole for the Obama administration, comedian Stephen Colbert says he has the perfect replacement in mind — himself. “Obama’s presidency is sinking so fast even his friends won’t stick around,” Colbert said on Thursday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report.” “…Now Holder will be leaving in […]

Kate Mara and Ellen Page are 10 feet, 3 inches of ‘Tiny Detectives’


The funniest thing about this Funny or Die video is that Vince Vaughn is quite tall.

Native Americans and Redskins fans confront each other in ‘Daily Show’ segment


“The Daily Show” aired a segment Thursday night that featured a group of Washington Redskins fans being confronted by Native Americans upset about the team’s name.

FBI Director James Comey ‘Very Concerned’ About New Apple, Google Privacy Features

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HUFFINGTON POST – FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he was “very concerned” about new steps Silicon Valley tech giants were taking to strengthen privacy protections on mobile devices. “I am a huge believer in the rule of law, but I am also a believer that no one in this country is beyond the law,” Comey told […]

Jimmy Fallon, Chris Pratt play epic game of ‘Word Sneak’

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“The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and actor Chris Pratt played an epic game of “Word Sneak” Thursday night. They were each given a list of words they had to work into the interview segment, ranging from “Titmouse” to “Norm from ‘Cheers.’” The two did a surprisingly good job with the storytelling, at least until […]

GOP to Obama: Don’t replace Holder in lame-duck Congress

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THE HILL – Conservatives are warning President Obama against using a lame-duck session of Congress to push through Attorney General Eric Holder’s replacement, even as the White House signals its intention to fill the post quickly. Holder’s announcement that he will resign as the nation’s top law enforcement officer reverberated Thursday around Washington, where speculation has already […]

The New York Times gets everyone’s hopes up, tweets about ‘Obama resignation press conference’

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Conservatives cheered when news broke that Attorney General Eric Holder was stepping down, but they thought they were in for an even bigger win Thursday afternoon when the New York Times First Draft political account tweeted about an “Obama resignation press conference.” The Twitterverse promptly exploded and congratulations to the Veep were properly extended. Uhm […]

Chuck Schumer’s tribute to Eric Holder gets squashed by Twitter

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One could see how Schumer’s simile may have been a stretch. Twitter certainly did.

America needed it, and we got it: John Bolton comments on a cuddling app

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Wrong, Mr. Ambassador. You were just the person to comment on this.

Holder resigning as attorney general, official says

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FOX NEWS — Attorney General Eric Holder plans to announce Thursday that he is resigning from the Obama administration, a Justice Department official confirmed to Fox News. The decision would cap a tumultuous six-year term for the nation’s top law enforcement official.

Fallon jokes that Harry Reid and Anthony Weiner have been inspired to embrace their true selves


A Pennsylvania state senator came out Wednesday with the words “I’m gay, get over it, I love it” — inspiring Jimmy Fallon to imagine what it would be like if other politicians just decided to publicly embrace their true selves.