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Amy Schumer makes light of Lafayette shooting before promoting gun control on ‘The Daily Show’

Actress and comedian Amy Schumer appeared on The Daily Show Monday to kick off host Jon Stewart’s last week on the show and to promote her new passion project — gun control. Schumer and Stewart didn’t quite take the discussion of the bill she is helping her distant cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), push very […]

Amy Schumer teams up with cousin Chuck Schumer to push for stricter gun control

Actress Amy Schumer becomes emotional during a news conference while her distant cousin, New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, looks on in New York, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. The Schumers are teaming up to try and enact gun control regulations. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Sen. Chuck Schumer is using his famous family tree to try and make the argument for stricter gun control laws in the wake of several mass shootings this summer. Schumer called his distant cousin, actress and comedian Amy Schumer, who also happens to have another connection to this push. The shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, last month […]

Caitlyn Jenner is politically conservative–and some of the transgender community is ‘worried’

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Caitlyn Jenner is definitely a controversial figure–but among some liberals, it’s not her gender that’s the problem. It’s her conservative economic views. In a new E! preview for I Am Cait, Jenner clashes with some of her new LGBT activist friends when they try to get her to advocate for social welfare programs for transgender people–and she knocks down […]

Jon Stewart: Donald Trump is every stereotype the GOP was trying to get rid of this election

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Jon Stewart can’t get enough of bashing Donald Trump, but on Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show, he actually made a solid point. In the Republican Party’s assessment of what went wrong in 2008 and 2012, when Democrats and Obama took the White House, they determined that it was because of the negative stereotypes that […]

Jon Stewart humblebrags about his private meetings with Obama: Yes, he was trying to flatter me

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Jon Stewart insists that his quiet meetings with Obama weren’t that different from how most of his meetings go—with Obama basically saying, “Jon, why are you such an a—hole.” Politico reported earlier this week that Obama has twice called Stewart to the White House for private meetings where the president tried to sell Stewart on his agenda. […]

Tina Fey, Colin Jost agree: Trump is ‘great for comedy’

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She is best known for her impersonation of Sarah Palin in the 2008 election, but Tina Fey says she’s found a new source of inspiration this time around. His name is Donald Trump, and you might know him from the tastefully placed signs tacked onto the sides of some skyscrapers, which it turns out, are not loved by […]

Jon Stewart thinks Obama is in trouble with his Kenyan grandmother

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Jon Stewart had a few problems with Obama’s Kenya trip—like how he lectured them on gay rights and women’s rights…despite the fact that Obama stayed totally mum on human rights abuses during a previous trip to Saudi Arabia. He was also amused by the passive aggression exhibited by Obama family members whom he did not […]

Obama ordered Jon Stewart to the White House for secret meetings

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The “most open and transparent administration in history” already has quite the reputation for stonewalling and bullying the press. It’s little surprise that the president was also in the practice of secretly cajoling the Daily Show into plugging his agenda. A new Politico report reveals that Barack Obama twice called Jon Stewart to the White House for secret meetings—a process Stewart jokingly compared […]

John Oliver blasts unjust mandatory minimum sentencing

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John Oliver spent Sunday night highlighting the tragic effects of senselessly harsh mandatory minimum sentences–sentences, he noted, which were once enthusiastically pushed by Democrats like Bill Clinton. In one case, Weldon Angelos, a twenty-something nonviolent first-time offender, received 55 years with no parole for selling a small amount of marijuana to an informant, simply because he happened […]

Dennis Rodman endorses his ‘great friend’ Donald Trump for president

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Most of Donald Trump’s former Celebrity Apprentice contestants have stayed silent on his presidential run, but Trump scored an endorsement from one star that’s just as controversial as himself. NBA champion and part-time North Korean ambassador Dennis Rodman tweeted out his support for Trump Friday. @realDonaldTrump has been a great friend for many years. We don't need […]

Can somebody please explain ‘Sharknado 3′ to poor Jeb Bush?

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Jeb Bush saw Sharknado 3 and now he’s just really confused, and has turned to the American people, begging “Please help me.” Needed a quick explainer on this #Sharknado3 thing @mcuban http://t.co/MfXqQBelbw— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 24, 2015 @mcuban @SyfyTV I already caught 10 minutes of it I don't know if watching more will bring additional […]

Jon Stewart admits it: Everyone else is boring compared to The Donald

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Jon Stewart stumbles on the sad truth of American politics: anything that’s not a Donald Trump zinger is just, well, boring in comparison. “This guy is so much fun,” Stewart enthused. “Watching this man run for president, it’s like eating ice cream on  a roller coaster made of blowjobs.” He also had some fun imagining […]

In final ‘Daily Show’ appearance, Obama claims government works ‘better now than it probably ever has’

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Obama has declared another executive order: “Jon Stewart cannot leave the show,” he proclaimed, during his final appearance on the Daily Show. “It’s being challenged in the courts.” Obama will no doubt be sad to see one of his number 1 fans leave the media—as a parting gift, he gave him a lengthy interview on […]

Jon Stewart goes to town on Donald Trump’s McCain comments

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Jon Stewart came back from break just in time to herald the presidential aspirations of Donald Trump, the prospective “first openly a—hole president.”

Pitbull, the coveted GOP celebrity, says he won’t go to Trump hotels anymore

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Donald Trump lost not only the opportunity for a big celebrity endorsement for his presidential run, but also a paying customer. Fusion’s Jorge Ramos had an interview with Armando Perez — better known as Pitbull — on Wednesday and asked the Republican-leaning rapper his thoughts on Trump’s candidacy. “Donald Trump doesn’t become Donald Trump by being […]

Actor Michael Peña calls Trump’s campaign a ‘comedy skit’

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Donald Trump has found very little love in Tinseltown lately, but one actor said the billionaire’s antics were amusing. Michael Peña, featured in the upcoming superhero movie Ant-Man, couldn’t believe Trump’s campaign strategy. “I thought it was a comedy skit at first. Whoever his campaign manager is, letting him go off on that rant, I […]

Mila Kunis may love her husband Ashton Kutcher, but she loves Hillary Clinton more

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Actress Mila Kunis has always been an outspoken liberal Democrat, but her recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton may have her choosing sides between her man and her hopes of a female president. In an interview with The Telegraph on Saturday, Kunis claimed her outright support Clinton and continued backing of President Obama’s policies. “I would love […]

‘Funny or Die’ lets Trump’s wife weigh in on his comments about Mexicans

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Funny or Die gave “Melania Trump,” Donald Trump’s third wife, a chance to speak up on her husband’s scandalous comments about Mexican immigrants, and defend her QVC empire. The eloquent Mrs. Trump stands up for her husband’s facts–“I am for sure that there is like one Mexican rapist, right? There has to be. There might even […]

‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper and Hillary supporter 50 Cent files for bankruptcy

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The only way rapper 50 Cent is going to be ‘in da club‘ or at the ‘candy shop‘ now is if Hillary Clinton returns the favor and helps out ‘Fiddy’ with a few (million) cents. Rapper Curtis Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today – and the quick-witted on Twitter […]

John Oliver wants to know why taxpayers are still subsidizing elaborate stadiums

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John Oliver spent almost 20 minutes lambasting the practice of pouring taxpayer money into lavish stadiums equipped with party suites and indoor swimming pools which “look like they were designed by a coked-up Willy Wonka”–even though sports teams are already a hugely profitable industry. “The vast majority of stadiums are made using public money,” Oliver […]