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Mexico Builds Border Wall to Keep Out U.S. Assholes

This immigration-themed parody from the geniuses at the Onion is much needed at this time. Actually, we were a little slow to come upon it, but its relevance—and brilliance—endures. Someone ought to stream this directly into Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s office, stat.

Posted on May 13, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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‘Colbert Report’: Elena Kagan May Not Enjoy Bratwurst

Since conservative pundits are slacking in their duty of tearing apart Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan before she can clinch her lifetime position, Stephen Colbert is on hand to step in and grasp at straws, literally, in an effort to besmirch her sparkling reputation.

Posted on May 12, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

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Laura Bush Disagreed With Dubya on Gay Marriage, Abortion

Who knew that while George W. Bush held office at the White House, a supporter of gay marriage and abortion rights lurked under the same roof? That would be his wife, Laura Bush, who told Larry King and his shiny suspenders ... (continued)

Posted on May 12, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


Newsweek Scribe Setoodeh Defends Gay Actor Critique

Newsweek’s Ramin Setoodeh is careful to point out, in this MSNBC interview clip, that he counts himself among the many members of America’s gay community. That assertion may not do much to placate his critics who took offense ... (continued)

Posted on May 11, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

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Senate Gives the Go-Ahead for Fed Lending Probe

When big financial institutions got themselves into a serious pickle in the fall of 2008, the Federal Reserve was there with beaucoup bucks in loans to prop them up. On Tuesday, the Senate voted unanimously to launch an inquiry into the Fed’s lending practices during the financial crisis.

Posted on May 11, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

Glenn Greenwald Says Kagan Is ‘an Atrocious Pick’

The Salon writer debates Obama’s latest Supreme Court pick on “Democracy Now!” and explains why he thinks Elena Kagan could very likely move the court to the right.

Posted on May 10, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

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Betty White’s Senior Appeal

She’s old, she’s feisty, and this golden girl just delivered “Saturday Night Live” its best ratings since Tina Fey dressed up as Sarah Palin. White is a one-woman argument against retirement. Watch the full Mother’s Day episode after the jump.

Posted on May 9, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

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‘Left, Right & Center’: Econo-Anxiety; UK Votes; N.Y. Bomber

Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain (or PIGS, as the likes of Stephen Colbert have pointed out) have seen better days—debt is overpowering the eurozone and impacting the U.S. as well. The UK election: Will it be a hung parliament? Plus: Newsweek’s for sale. Any takers?

Posted on May 7, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

Arizona F***ed With the Wrong Mexican

“Machete,” a phony trailer bundled into Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 collaboration “Grindhouse,” is getting expanded into a full-length movie. Rodriguez just sent out an updated trailer, with a “special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona.”

Posted on May 6, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


‘Colbert Report’: Rent Boy Handles George Rekers’ Baggage

What could George Rekers, anti-gay Christian right activist and Baptist minister, have been thinking when he went a’fishin’ on for someone to help him carry his baggage—or as Stephen Colbert puts it in this clip, “hoist his sack”—on a European vacation?

Posted on May 6, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN

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