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Stewart updates the legislative process: how a bill becomes an ad

Jon Stewart observed Tuesday night that, although Congress doesn’t pass many laws these days, all those bills don’t go to waste—instead they are reborn into campaign ads slamming opponents for not voting on something.

Jon Stewart wants America to move ‘home’– to England

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Jon Stewart is having second thoughts about the whole “American independence from Britain” thing.

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.

Thanks to a liberal Middle East lobbying firm ‘Bibi-Yoncé’ now exists

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If you’ve ever thought that the complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reminded you a lot of a Beyoncé song, liberal Middle East lobbying group J Street has the internet campaign for you!

George H.W. Bush had the coolest reaction to the ‘Scandal’ storyline

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Judy Smith, former special assistant and deputy press secretary to President George H.W. Bush and inspiration for “Scandal” main character Olivia Pope, spoke to an art and commerce conference Friday about Bush’s reaction to the storyline of the ABC series.

Actress Geena Davis wants more female politician roles in media

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In an interview with Politico, Davis spotlighted a recently released study that found only 10 percent of politicians in films in the world are played by female actors, which was completed in part by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media.

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 […]

Top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says she hates politics, wants more women in office during ‘The Good Wife’ cameo

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White House adviser Valerie Jarrett made a cameo appearance as herself on the CBS hit, “The Good Wife,” Sunday night. Jarrett’s role was to encourage the main character Alicia Florrick, played by Julianna Margulies, to run for public office. “I wanted to encourage you to run. The only way women are going to change the world […]

The Obamas went to see Denzel Washington in a play and used his ‘safe room’

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Actor Denzel Washington, the Obamas, and the “safe room”… Now there’s a good start to a story. Washington appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Thursday night and recounted his experience with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle seeing him in a play. “So my dressing room…I shouldn’t say this. But I will!” Washington said with […]

Actress Lena Dunham brings her sex life into politics again

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“Girls” star Lena Dunham is dragging her sex life into politics again. Dunham sent out an email Thursday to Planned Parenthood Action Fund supporters, urging them to vote against Republicans in Senate races. She specifically referenced tough races like Rep. Cory Gardner, who is running for a Colorado senate seat, Thom Tillis in North Carolina, Dan Sullivan […]

‘Scandal’ star Tony Goldwyn names Bill Clinton, Obama as inspirations for President Fitz

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In advance of the season four premier of ABC’s “Scandal” Thursday night, actor Tony Goldwyn — who plays President Fitzgerald Grant — spoke to Mother Jones  about politics and the inspiration for his performance.

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

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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.

Jon Stewart highlights how Democrats are pretending not to be Democrats to win the Senate

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Hey, you know what these Democratic campaign ads make the Democrats running for Senate sound like?

Key & Peele were too busy to help Obama promote Obamacare last year

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Apparently comedy duo Key & Peele were too busy to help President Obama promote Obamacare last year, leading to the president’s Emmy-winning sketch with Zach Galifianakis. To promote Season 4 of “Key & Peele” on Comedy Central, Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele took over Entertainment Weekly as guest editors. The latest edition also includes an interview with the […]

Jersey Shore Star Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino indicted for tax evasion, fraud

In this April 14, 2013 file photo, TV personality Mike Sorrentino, also known as The Situation, arrives at the MTV Movie Awards in Culver City, Calif. Sorrentino and his brother Marc are named in a seven-count indictment released Wednesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege the brothers failed to pay all taxes owed on nearly $9 million earned from various business ventures over the last four years. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Guess Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino couldn’t find time to pay his taxes in between all the gym, tan and laundry. “Television personality Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother Marc Sorrentino are expected to appear in federal court this afternoon to face an indictment alleging they did not properly pay taxes on $8.9 million in […]

Jon Stewart: These airstrikes against ISIS in Syria are ‘the iPhone 6 of wars’

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“At least it’s not the watch.”

John Boehner traps former ‘View’ host Joy Behar in a headlock

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and libera comedian and talk show host Joy Behar took an unusual selfie over the weekend when the two crossed paths at a restaurant in the Hamptons over the weekend.

Kendall Jenner is Rock the Vote’s latest celebrity spokesperson because she is ‘a powerhouse figure among millennials’

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Calling her  “a powerhouse figure among millennials,” Rock the Vote enlisted the help of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star and fashion model Kendall Jenner for National Voter Registration Day. “I’m here in Europe for fashion week, but back in the U.S. it is National Voter Registration Day and I’m using Rock the Vote’s new mobile […]

Jon Stewart discusses security breaches at ’1600 Jump Street’

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Jon Stewart brought up the two recent White House security breaches on “The Daily Show” Monday night, seeming both amused and baffled by the entire situation. “Wow! Good thing we don’t treat White House intruders the way we do Cuban refugees because then, when that guy reached the house, put his foot on the ground, […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt interested in playing Edward Snowden in film on NSA leaks

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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt is expected to play Edward Snowden in an Oliver Stone-directed movie about Snowden’s life, Variety reports. “The Snowden Files” would be based on the book about the NSA leaks written by Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, which is considered the closest thing to a documented account of the events. Stone acquired the rights to […]