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Stephen Colbert to Take the ‘Late Show’ Reins from David Letterman

When David Letterman pushes away from his desk on CBS’ “Late Night with David Letterman” in 2015, Stephen Colbert will be ready to pull up a chair.

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart on CIA Torture Report: ‘We Are a Moral People ... in Hindsight’

The Senate Intelligence Committee recently declassified documents on CIA torture during the Bush administration, inspiring the “Daily Show” host to take us on a “stroll down ‘things we’d like to erase from our memory’ lane.”

Posted on Apr 8, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Pokes Holes in Putin’s and Kerry’s Approaches to Ukraine

Ever fervently stated that a country shouldn’t militarily intervene in another country’s internal affairs, especially without pretext, and then invaded a nation anyway? Vladimir Putin and John Kerry know how you feel.

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: President Obama Is Like ‘Barry Bombs’ of Drone Strikes

The “Daily Show” host explains how the true difference between administrations is “not necessarily what they do but what they say to get to do it.”

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Explains Why Republicans Aren’t the Only Politicians Who Are Corrupt

Despite Nancy Pelosi, minority leader of the House of Representatives, personally telling the “Daily Show” host that only Republicans are swayed by money, Stewart has a few examples in the shape of ambassador nominees that prove otherwise.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: President Obama Is Apparently Now in the ‘Fuck It’ Stage of His Presidency

Though “The Daily Show” was taped before Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, Stewart found a way to comment on the speech and the commentary to follow without having heard a single word.

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart, Nathan Lane and More Ask Sean Hannity to Stay in New York

The Fox News host is feeling so unwelcome in his home state of New York due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s comments about extreme-right Republicans that he’s decided to leave. But “The Daily Show” won’t let such a valuable taxpayer simply slip away.

Posted on Jan 28, 2014 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: The Politics of Personality and Inequality

Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists ask whether Syria can be solved and respond to a new study that finds it’s no harder to climb the economic ladder today than it was 20 years ago.

Posted on Jan 25, 2014 READ MORE


And the Olympic Medal for the Most Homophobic Country in the World Goes To…

“The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart brings to our attention a lesser known competition happening concurrently with the Sochi Winter Olympics: the Homophobic Olympics. Can you guess who’s winning?

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: ‘These [NSA] Reforms Are Weak, but Don’t Worry, They’ll Never Take Effect’

“The Daily Show” host offers a hilariously annotated version of President Obama’s long-winded, contradictory speech on the surveillance state.

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 READ MORE


Jon Stewart: ‘The White House Is Fighting Nuns?!’

“The Daily Show” is back from its holiday break and as funny as ever with this segment about Catholic nuns battling with the Obama administration about the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. Watch as Jon Stewart’s rage tumor grows back to its usual size as he grapples with sweet, musical nuns and birth control.

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 READ MORE


The Best of Jon Stewart’s Battle Against Fox’s Imaginary ‘War on Christmas’

“The Daily Show’s” segment on Fox News’ Christmas paranoia doesn’t get better than this clip where Jon Stewart takes down both Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly for their absurd statements about nativity scenes and Santa. Whether or not you’re celebrating the holiday, take some time to make it jollier with some Stewart inspired laughter.

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’s’ John Oliver Celebrates the Budget Deal

Some are calling it a “Christmas miracle,” but most can see the agreement reached by congressional negotiators after four years of living in a budget-less country is much ado about nothing. Except senior political correspondent John Oliver, who argues that the bipartisan budget is comparable to the Civil Rights Act.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE


(Mis)Representations by Gerry Mander

“The Daily Show’s” Jason Jones discusses the “art” of gerrymandering with redistricting consultant Kimball Brace, a man who won’t stop drawing ludicrous new districts even after he’s run the country into the ground. The only thing left to do is honor this artist with a gallery exhibit that shows how he uses color to change the face of American politics.

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Proves Corporations Are Not People, Once and for All

Wednesday’s “The Daily Show” must have had Wall Street banksters reeling, and with good cause. The late night show host offered his audience a litany of infractions corporations, namely banks, have committed and then used their seeming immunity to actual punishment as proof they are not human.

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Kathleen Sebelius on Obamacare and Single-Payer

As the secretary of health and human services, Kathleen Sebelius finds herself a mild-mannered Kansan in the center of one of the most vitriolic political battles in modern American history.

Posted on Oct 8, 2013 READ MORE



ACLU Sues Obama Administration Over NSA Snooping, John Oliver’s ‘Daily Show’ Debut, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a lawmaker makes history on the U.S. Senate floor and outgoing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann continues to fundraise on her campaign site.

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 READ MORE



GOP Senator’s Hypocrisy on Tornado Aid, Jon Stewart Hates Washington, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a senator’s attempt to repeal the Monsanto Protection Act and the real IRS scandal that is being missed.

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’: Stewart Slams Hypocrites Cheney and Rumsfeld

Jon Stewart tells the former Bush administration officials that no, after the atrocities they committed while in office, they don’t get to question anyone’s credibility or weigh in about President Obama’s handling of the fatal Benghazi, Libya, attacks.

Posted on May 16, 2013 READ MORE


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Early Prison Release for Enron’s Skilling, Trump Hits New Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including three whistle-blowers testify before a House panel on September’s attacks in Benghazi and Michele Bachmann sees more trouble related to her 2012 presidential campaign.

Posted on May 8, 2013 READ MORE



Harry Reid Renounces Ted Cruz, Jon Stewart Mocks the NRA Convention, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including another state legalizes gay marriage and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reveals how he’s trying to slim down.

Posted on May 7, 2013 READ MORE


Stewart Bashes George W. Bush Library as ‘Disasterpiece Theater’

The dedication of George W. Bush’s presidential library in Dallas on Thursday was the perfect excuse for Jon Stewart to have some good old nostalgic fun at the expense of the nation’s 43rd president.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 READ MORE



Bush Talks Cheney Relationship, Jon Stewart Blasts Congress, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including an ex-Mitt Romney intern is arrested on suspicion of sexually extorting women and Mark Sanford debates a cardboard cutout of Nancy Pelosi.

Posted on Apr 24, 2013 READ MORE



Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Gun Vote, Stewart Mocks ‘Human Centipede’ CNN, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a setback for privacy rights advocates and the bizarre connection between the alleged sender of ricin-laced letters and one of the targets.

Posted on Apr 18, 2013 READ MORE



Veterans Turn on Obama, Fox News Reporter May Be Jailed, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the latest Senate Democrat to “evolve” on the issue of gay marriage and a California billionaire looking to become the left’s answer to the Koch brothers.

Posted on Apr 8, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Stands Up for ‘Egypt’s Jon Stewart’ After Arrest

Bassem Youssef, the famous Egyptian TV host and influential political satirist, was arrested over the weekend on charges that he insulted Mohamed Morsi and Islam. (As the real Jon Stewart noted, “if insulting the president and Islam were a jailable offense here ... Fox News go bye bye!”)

Posted on Apr 2, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Praises Rand Paul’s Filibuster of Brennan Nomination

On “The Daily Show” on Wednesday night, host Jon Stewart applauded the efforts of Sen. Rand Paul’s epic “old-school style” filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan to head the Central Intelligence Agency.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Jon Stewart Taking Hiatus From ‘Daily Show’ to Direct Movie

Funnyman Jon Stewart is taking a turn at a more serious project than he’s normally accustomed to, one that will require him to be behind the camera instead of in front of it.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Rips ‘Incompetent’ Congress Over Sequester

On his program Monday night, Jon Stewart said that the sequester, which took effect Friday, was like an “autoerotic asphyxiation” for Congress.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 READ MORE



Republicans Block Hagel, Stewart Ridicules Rubio, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the retirement announcement of a longtime U.S. senator and a tea party group comes under fire after details of a Hillary Clinton “sex tape” emerge.

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Slams Obama Over Drone Strike Memo

On “The Daily Show” on Wednesday night, Jon Stewart criticized President Obama for the government document recently obtained by NBC News that details the administration’s legal argument for supporting drone strikes on suspected al-Qaida members, including those who are U.S. citizens.

Posted on Feb 7, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Mocks ‘Totally Non-Gay All-Male Tacklefest’ Super Bowl XLVII

Sports isn’t a subject matter Jon Stewart usually covers on “The Daily Show,” but the spectacle that the Super Bowl has become was too good a topic for the Comedy Central host to ignore.

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Mocks Climate Deniers

“Global warming is a total hoax. And I’ll tell you how I know. Because it’s cold, today, where I live. That’s jus’ science,” Stewart satirically said on his program Wednesday night.

Posted on Jan 24, 2013 READ MORE



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The Trillion Dollar Coin: Joke or Game-Changer?

The trillion dollar coin represents one of the most important principles of popular prosperity ever conceived: the creation of money by sovereign governments, debt-free.

Posted on Jan 18, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Fires Latest Shot in Feud With Paul Krugman

“If someone’s ruining their brand with the trillion dollar coin idea, I don’t think it’s the non-economist,” Stewart said, adding that the deficit solution was still a “stupid fucking idea.”

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 READ MORE



Colin Powell Talks GOP Racism, Paul Krugman Blasts Jon Stewart, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Treasury Department’s decision about minting a trillion dollar coin and another George Bush mulls a bid for public office.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013 READ MORE



Obama Picks Next Treasury Secretary, Jon Stewart Weighs In on Guns, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including AIG’s decision on whether to join a lawsuit against the government over the financial crisis bailout and the White House’s response to a petition to deport Piers Morgan.

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Tears Into GOP Over Sandy Aid Fail in ‘Daily Show’ Return

After a three-week break, “The Daily Show” returned Monday night with the well-rested host raring to go after House Republicans for their messed up response to the Hurricane Sandy aid package. And go after them, he did.

Posted on Jan 8, 2013 READ MORE



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Jon Stewart Nearly Quit ‘The Daily Show’ Because of ‘Asshole’ Colleagues

“The Daily Show” without Jon Stewart? That almost happened, the program’s star revealed during an interview with fellow Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey on Friday.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 READ MORE


Jon Stewart’s Epic Takedown of Fox News’ Annual ‘War on Christmas’

The right-leaning cable channel has inundated its viewers over the years with the message that the consumerist Christian holiday is under assault by a nefarious group that includes people from other religions, atheists and liberals. Stewart calls the network out on its BS.

Posted on Dec 4, 2012 READ MORE


‘The Daily Show’: Jon Stewart Takes on Walmart, Black Friday

Jon Stewart was highly critical of the media outlets that have vilified the big box retailer’s employees for wanting to unionize, and for speaking out for better pay and benefits.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE



Rand Paul Talks Marijuana Legalization, O’Reilly-Stewart Feud Heats Up, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how federal authorities could soon have warrantless access to your private emails, and the latest ridiculous venture from the conservative who brought us “Unskewed Polls.”

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 READ MORE


Stewart Rips Fox News for ‘Blaming’ Obama Win on Single Women

According to Fox News, married women have more responsibility and are more concerned about the future of this country than single women, who care only about abortion and free birth control. Cue “The Daily Show” host!

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 READ MORE


Jon Stewart Mocks State Attempts to Secede From U.S.

“The Daily Show” host rips secessionists and CEOs who threatened employees after President Obama’s re-election.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE



Allen West Loses, Grover Norquist on Obama’s ‘Poopy Head’ Strategy, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a possible surprise pick to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state and a conversation David Petraeus’ mistress had about him during a January appearance on “The Daily Show.” 

Posted on Nov 12, 2012 READ MORE


Nate Silver Visits ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart anoints everyone’s favorite election forecasting wizard as the “lord and god of the algorithm” on Wednesday night’s show.

Posted on Nov 8, 2012 READ MORE



Florida’s Slow Election Results, Williams’ Feud With Trump, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some winners and losers from Tuesday’s election and Jon Stewart weighs in on the Missouri Senate race between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE


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