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Stewart: Senate GOP thinks $47 billion ‘is less’ than $300 million

Jon Stewart picked apart Senate Republicans for filibustering the Buffett Rule on his show Monday evening, including poking fun at that thought of them considering millions to be more than billions. Stewart noted how Republicans devalued the $47 billion in revenue the Buffett Rule would bring in but previously considered…

Colbert: It’s the president’s job ‘to protect the Secret Service’

No one is probably more outraged at the Secret Service prostitute scandal in Colombia than Stephen Colbert, who lashed out at President Obama for not protecting the much maligned agents. The Comedy Central host agreed with conservative journalist Ron Kessler, saying “It’s clearly the president’s fault.” “We all know it’s…

Jon Stewart mocks firestorm over stay-at-home moms

On his show Monday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart lampooned the firestorm that erupted after CNN contributor Hilary Rosen said that Ann Romney, a mother of five, had “actually never worked a day in her life.” He noted that Democrats had been blind-sided by the reaction, which allowed Republicans…

Santorum gets mandatory counseling before aborting campaign

Rick Santorum, an ardent opponent of a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy, received some mandatory counseling before aborting his Republican presidential campaign. In a video by Funny or Die, actors Ashley Judd, Michelle Trachtenberg, Katy Mixon, and Eliza Coupe weighed in on the “risky behaviors” that led Santorum to…

Former PM Campbell on Maher: GOP ‘absolutely oblivious’ to women’s challenges

On “Real Time With Bill Maher” Friday night, Maher and his panel tackled both the GOP’s War on Women and its first friendly-fire casualty, former RIAA president-cum-Democratic-strategist Hilary Rosen. Maher first noted that former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA), the presumptive GOP nominee, is less popular with women in polls than…

Former child stars speak out against Kirk Cameron

In this Funny or Die video, child stars of the ’80s and ’90s speak out as one to oppose the homophobic, bigoted statements of their former friend and coworker, Kirk Cameron.  Cameron has made something of a second career for himself as an anti-gay evangelical crusader. In the video, former…

Colbert to Rosen: Attacking moms is actually what has ‘never worked a day in its life’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the flap about Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen’s remark that Ann Romney, wife of ex-Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, has “never worked a day in her life.” Colbert said that like many people, he has a personal stake in this story,…

Jon Stewart blasts George Zimmerman media spectacle

Daily Show host Jon Stewart on Thursday night mocked the media’s response to charges being filed against George Zimmerman, who claims to have shot and killed Florida teen Trayvon Martin in self-defense. On Wednesday, Florida state attorney general Angela Corey announced that Zimmerman would face second-degree murder charges for the…

Stewart to Santorum: You’re not that special

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart took a moment to address Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum’s remarks upon suspending his campaign and conceding the candidacy to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R). The former Senator offered the usual words of thanks to family and staff,…

Obama calls Ronald Reagan a ‘wild-eyed, socialist, tax-hiking class warrior’

President Obama made the case today for the so-called “Buffet Rule,” which would mandate that the wealthy pay the same percentage of their income in taxes as middle class families. He described for the audience the actions of one of his predecessors in the Oval Office, a president who “gave…

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