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Colbert: TV can make you believe in more than marriage equality

Stephen Colbert poked a little fun on Monday evening at Vice President Joe Biden’s television-inspired decision to support marriage equality Biden said on NBC’s Meet The Press that the sitcom Will & Grace helped him develop his current position and did “more to educate the American public than almost anything…

Stewart asks France: ‘Why are your skunks so date-rapey?’

Jon Stewart wanted to ask the citizens of France many questions Monday evening in the aftermath of their presidential elections this weekend. With his “List of things I don’t understand about France,” the Comedy Central host shared the pressing questions he had for the European nation. “Why do all your…

SNL’s ‘Fox and Friends’: Know who else wouldn’t have killed bin Laden? Barack Obama

On this week’s “Saturday Night Live,” Taran Killam, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan returned as Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade of the Fox News Morning Show, “Fox and Friends.” First, the trio brought their spot-on impressions of the three morning news hosts to bear on the topic of…

Maher to Romney: Giving to your ‘ridiculous church’ doesn’t count as charity

Friday night on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher went after presumptive Republican nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s assertion that he gives millions away every year in charity. Giving the standard tithe to the Mormon church, in Maher’s opinion, somehow doesn’t have quite the same altruistic heft as…

Colbert: Healing Romney-Gingrich rift will be ‘a process’

On Wednesday, Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign after a long and grueling primary slog. On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took a look back at the now-suspended campaign and brought us some of the highlights of Gingrich’s very direct and personal style of bare-knuckled political…

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…

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