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Daily Show: Diplomatic mess with Chinese dissident all President Clinton’s fault

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest during a diplomatic visit by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier this week and presented himself at the U.S. embassy seeking asylum. The U.S. initially portrayed this moment as a human rights victory, but that take on things quickly unraveled as…

‘How to stand behind Mitt Romney,’ a young person’s guide

Perhaps not many of our readers are Young Republicans, but for those of you who are, there is always a chance that in the approaching months you could be asked to appear on a stage behind presumptive presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R). In this helpful instructional…

Colbert: Pressuring ER patients to pay debts before treatment a ‘win-win’ situation

Wednesday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert devoted his nightly “The Word” segment to Accretive Health, one of the nation’s largest health care debt collectors. The company stands accused of the highly questionable practice of embedding their employees in hospitals to intercept patients who owe money. According to…

Jon Stewart: Christian right ‘hates Obama more than they love Jesus’

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart mocked the debate surrounding Mitt Romney’s faith in Mormonism. Many conservative Christians — a major base of the Republican Party — see Mormonism as a heretical offshoot of their religion. According to a Pew Research Center survey from 2011, 53 percent of white evangelical…

Colbert: Paul Ryan should be the vice pope

Stephen Colbert described Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) much-criticized budget as following the guidelines of Christianity in the Republican way. Colbert was fully behind the congressman, whose budget would keep tax cuts for America’s wealthiest citizens while inducing painful cuts for the country’s middle class and poor. And Colbert defended Ryan…

Stewart asks Republicans: ‘Are you on crack?’

Jon Stewart had just one question Monday evening for angry Republicans upset over President Barack Obama using the killing of Osama bin Laden in a campaign ad against Mitt Romney: “Are you on crack?” The Daily Show host reminded those upset over Obama’s move of what his predecessor George W.…

‘West Wing’ cast reunites for a very important initiative

Fans of the series “The West Wing” will recall that some of the show’s best moments were the “walk and talk” sequences, where cast members would begin a conversation on the go from one meeting or location to another, often adding and losing participants as the discussion evolved on its…

Colbert to Chinese activist: Canada way more ‘into human rights’ than U.S.

Stephen Colbert provided advice Tuesday evening to escaped Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, saying that Mexico or Canada would be better places to go to instead of America. After labeling him a “badass” for leaving his country, Colbert renamed Chen “Eric” and described what he would tell him. “Hey Eric, you…

Stewart creates penis video camera for Tony Perkins

In the latest installment of his “Gaywatch” segment, Jon Stewart mocked Family Research Council President Tony Perkins Monday evening for saying candy company Just Born was “sexualizing candy” with an ad about how the duo Mike & Ike had split. The Daily Show host reacted to Perkins’ peculiar attack by…

Colbert tackles the Obama slow-jam backlash

No matter what the president does, conservatives are going to find fault with it. Remember “DijonGate?”  Early in the the president’s term, he and Joe Biden went out for a cheeseburger, surrounded by a flock of eager media.  Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham made hay for about a week of…

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