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Obama TV: How the President Revived Health Care

By monopolizing the airwaves with his calm rationality, President Obama has retaken control of the national health care debate, which was beginning to descend into ideological hysteria.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009 READ MORE


Obama: ‘I Was Actually Black Before the Election’

The president showed up on the “Late Show With David Letterman” on Monday (if you broadcast it, he will come) and responded to Jimmy Carter’s speculation that racism is to blame for some of the nasty behavior of his detractors.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009 READ MORE


Letterman Catches McCain Two-Timing With Couric

David Letterman was already giving John McCain a hard time for his suspended campaign when he spotted the GOP nominee with fellow CBS personality Katie Couric on the network feed. McCain had canceled his “Late Show” appearance, telling Letterman he had to fly back to Washington, but instead flew into Couric’s studio.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton, McCain Yuk It Up

At least two of the presidential candidates decided to have a laugh this April Fools’ Day. Hillary Clinton challenged Barack Obama to a winner-take-all bowling tournament, while John McCain stopped by CBS to take revenge on David Letterman for all of those old-man jokes.

Posted on Apr 2, 2008 READ MORE


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Obama Presents Top 10 List on ... Obama

The current crop of presidential candidates are keenly aware of the value of impressing America’s youth with a little ironic self-parody, ideally showcased on the Internet and/or late-night TV shows. Here’s Barack Obama doing his part to make the youngsters laugh by gamely delivering David Letterman’s signature Top 10 list about himself.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008 READ MORE


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Tom Waits’ ‘Immaculate Confection’

In this musical clip, legendary troubadour Tom Waits offers some irreverent incentive for getting the kids to church on Sunday, combining those two time-honored Easter staples:  chocolate and Jesus.

Posted on Apr 8, 2007 READ MORE


Kramer

‘Kramer’ Apologizes for Racist Tirade

Michael Richards (Kramer from “Seinfeld”) went on David Letterman to try to make amends for repeatedly hurling the N-word at African-Americans at a recent stand-up performance.

  • The only winner in this situation: Mel Gibson, who’s breathing a little easier now that he’s got company in Camp Intolerance.

  • Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Leno and the election

    Comedians’ Election Roundup

    MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann put together a gag reel of late night comedians’ reactions to the Nov. 7 elections. Funny stuff. Watch it

    Posted on Nov 13, 2006 READ MORE


    Letterman

    Letterman Skewers O’Reilly

    David Letterman takes Bill O’Reilly to task over the Iraq war and more: “You’re putting words in my mouth, just the way you put artificial facts in your head.”  When the mega pundit said the U.S. should remain in Iraq though mistakes had been made, Letterman shot back: “So that means we’ve made a mistake in war so we stay there and kill as many Americans as we possibly can.  Yeah, that’s the way you get out of a mistake.”

    Posted on Oct 28, 2006 READ MORE


    911 collage

    9/11 Video Tribute

    To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, we have assembled a collection of the most memorable and compelling footage related to that day—some of it iconic and unforgettable, like the images of the planes crashing into the towers, some of it more below the radar, like Jon Stewart’s first show after the attacks.

    Posted on Sep 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Yuk Yuk

    Quote of the week from Dave Letterman: “According to reports, Fidel Castro is alert and being briefed. And I’m thinking, why didn’t we get a president like that?”

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


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