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Obama ordered Jon Stewart to the White House for secret meetings

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’

Michael Pena poses for photographers upon arrival at the Ant-Man European premiere in London, Wednesday, 8 July, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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 […]

Key & Peele give Hillary Clinton an ‘anger translator’ to rival Obama’s

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“My hatred for you is a pure force of nature that is gonna move me onward to my destiny!”

This hilarious parody will teach you the TSA’s ’12 signs you might be a terrorist’

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The ever-helpful TSA likes to use “behavior detection” methods to spot terrorists—monitoring things like “exaggerated yawning,” “facial flushing,” or appearing confused or nervous, because what innocent person has ever been confused or nervous at the airport, amirite? They assign a point system to each suspicious behavior, and if you rack up enough points, they can […]

After saying she ‘hates America,’ Ariana Grande now claims she LOVES it–because it’s so progressive

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Doughnut-gate, day 3: Ariana Grande releases her SECOND not-very-good apology after being caught on camera licking doughnuts and saying she hates America.

Rob Lowe calls Ariana Grande’s apology for anti-American remarks #lame

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Actor Rob Lowe criticized singer Ariana Grande after her semi-apology for being caught on tape saying, “I hate America.” Lowe, who frequently takes a conservative stance, took to Twitter and called her explanation #lame. As my grandpa would say: "Yeah, sure. Pull the other leg, it plays jingle bells!" #Lame https://t.co/4rnj6e4ZYa— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) July […]

Singer Ariana Grande: ‘I hate Americans. I hate America’

Ariana Grande performs at NYC Pride's "Dance On The Pier" at Pier 26 on Sunday, June 28, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

This country would have one less problem without her. Gossip website TMZ obtained video of singer Ariana Grande, accompanied by one of her backup dancers, rudely licking donuts on a display while the worker is in the back preparing a fresh batch. After being caught when the worker brings out more donuts, Grande launches into a very unpatriotic tirade. […]

Malia Obama spending summer interning with Lena Dunham on set of ‘Girls,’ report says

President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama is taking a break in the middle of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation to return to Washington for meetings with Vice President Joe Biden and other advisers on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Malia Obama has landed a summer internship on the set of HBO’s raunchy show Girls during which she’ll be working with actress and proud feminist Lena Dunham, according to a report in US Weekly.

George Takei ‘sorry’ he called Justice Clarence Thomas a ‘clown in blackface’

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In a message posted to Facebook Friday afternoon, actor and gay rights advocate George Takei apologized to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for heatedly labeling him a “clown in blackface.”