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VIDEO: Jon Stewart: Top Republicans Flock to Cali. for a Chance to ‘Gobble Some Koch’

The Koch brothers have pledged to spend “over a billion dollars to buy the next election,” so is it anyone surprised to see Republican candidates graveling at the billionaires’ feet? Certainly not the “Daily Show” host.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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VIDEO: Amy Schumer Joins Gun-Control Fight in Wake of ‘Trainwreck’ Shootings

With her cousin U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer alongside, the comedian unveiled a new legislative initiative taking aim at gun violence. The move is in response to the fatal shooting last month of two people at a Lafayette, La., showing of the movie comedy, which she wrote and in which she stars. The gunman then killed himself.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: John Oliver and a Group of Children Explain in Song How Congress Constantly Screws D.C.

The fact that Washington, D.C., lacks full representational voting rights in Congress is not only absurd, it’s extremely dangerous and detrimental to the well-being of our capital city’s inhabitants, as HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host pointed out in a fabulous segment Sunday night.

Posted on Aug 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


AUDIO: ‘Left, Right & Center’: Republican Media Stunts, NSA Data Dump and Cecil the Lion

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists discuss the upcoming GOP presidential debate, the NSA’s dump of metadata collected over the last five years, and why the illegal killing of Cecil the lion has outraged so many when so much awfulness abounds.

Posted on Aug 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


AUDIO: Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’

The former U.S. president told the nationally syndicated radio host Thom Hartmann on Tuesday that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has led to “a compete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.”

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Larry Wilmore Slams Dentist Who Killed Cecil the Lion

“Four out of five dentists recommend Crest. I guess the fifth was too busy murdering lions to answer the poll,” commented the “Nightly Show” host.

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


WATCH: Chris Hedges: ‘Marx: The System Is the Problem’

In a lecture given at the Left Forum in New York City this spring, Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges limned the historic critique made by capitalism’s “most prescient and significant” observer.

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Reveals the Truth About His Not-So-Secret Meetings With President Obama

After a media storm over allegedly secret meetings at the White House, Jon Stewart admits that President Obama was probably trying to influence him. It turns out Obama’s not the only president to have summoned Stewart, however.

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Jon Stewart Won’t Let an Ethiopian Anthropologist ‘Jump In on the Trump Action’

In a clip dedicated to President Obama’s trip to Africa, the “Daily Show” host marvels at the fact that “across all the world’s cultures, the two things we share seem to be music and Trump jokes.”

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on Why Israel and the U.S. Created the Myth of the Iranian Nuclear Threat

“The real question is: Why is the [Iran] deal being pursued?” the renowned linguist and political commentator asks in a discussion with Antonio Mora on Al-Jazeera America. “What exactly is the threat of Iran?”

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN


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