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Colbert: ‘Fast and Furious’ is biggest scandal ‘I forgot to ever talk about’

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the burgeoning “Fast and Furious” scandal, in which Republicans have charged Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. with contempt of Congress. Republican lawmakers, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) are accusing the Attorney General of blocking their investigation into the…

Stewart: Fox gives old people ‘giant Reagan-boners’

Wednesday night on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart eviscerated one of the day’s non-stories, the supposed chilly body language between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama at the G20 summit in Mexico. “Really?” Stewart asked, “Body language? Are we really going to try and divine…

Actor Gary Oldman takes a stand against acting athletes

In this clip from Tuesday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” actor Gary Oldman appeared in a public service announcement about an important topic of our time, athletes and their mistaken belief that in addition to their prowess on the soccer field, baseball diamond or basketball court, they will be…

Dear Politico, I want to be just like you

Dear Politico, All over Twitter today, people are just going on and on about your article bemoaning the “smallness” and “triviality” of this presidential race.  ”Dating to the beginning of the cycle, 2012 has unfolded so far as a grinding, joyless slog,” you wrote, “falling short in every respect of…

Romney calls his supporters’ heckling of Obama ‘free speech’

While the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama has made it clear that they do not support attempts to heckle political opponents on the campaign trail, the Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s campaign has refused to take a stand against the practice, according to an article in the Boston Globe. On…

Jeneane Garofalo: ‘We are not a post-racial society’

In a discussion with Joy Behar and blogger Craig Crawford on Tuesday night, comedian Jeneane Garofalo let fly with some unvarnished criticism of the current state of race relations in this country. Behar is currently doing “One Week Only (Until the Fall),” a week of programming ahead of the debut…

Colbert unexpectedly endorses John Kerry for president in 2012

Tuesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert opened by reminding us (as if we could forget) that the 2012 presidential election is just around the corner, and that this election is going to come down to a clash of ideas. “Do we want bigger government, gay marriage and…

Stewart: Republicans huge hypocrites on immigration

Tuesday night on “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took on the overwhelmingly negative reaction on the part of Republicans to President Barack Obama’s Friday immigration reform announcement. Republicans like Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), omnipresent Sunday talk show guest Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) chided…

Studies suggest that microbes can control our minds

An increasing amount of evidence is coming to light suggesting that human moods, emotions and perceptions can be influenced by the type and number of microscopic life forms inhabiting our gut, according to an article in Scientific American magazine. Scientists say a time may even come when we treat mental…

Brown won’t debate Warren unless Kennedy’s widow stays silent

Incumbent Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) has tentatively agreed to debate his challenger, Harvard professor and former nominee to head the Consumer Protection Bureau, Democrat Elizabeth Warren, but only if certain conditions are met, according to the Boston Globe‘s Boston.com blog. Arguably, the most notable of these terms is that…

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