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Colbert asks ‘Hebros’ not to be swayed by Obama’s Israel trip

Stephen Colbert refused to take President Barack Obama’s impending first trip to Israel at face value. “So now Obama thinks he can wipe out his shameful record of never visiting Israel by visiting Israel,” Colbert scoffed on Tuesday. “It is a shonda. Do not fall for it, my chosen bretheren. My ‘Hebros.’ He doesn’t

Jon Stewart rips opponents of the Voting Rights Act

On his show Tuesday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart slammed the opponents of the Voting Rights Act. Section 5 of the civil rights-era measure requires laws affecting voters in jurisdictions with a history of voting discrimination to be approved by the Justice Department or a federal court. A county in Alabama has

Parody: Mitt Romney says he lost because minorities understood his message

Mitt Romney explained in his first post-election interview that he lost the 2012 election because minorities clearly understood his message, The Onion reported on Tuesday. “At the end of the day, we just articulated our intentions clearly and concisely to millions of African Americans and Latinos across the country,” the former GOP candidate explained.

Colbert: Like nerds, Republicans ‘have no idea how to relate to women’

While most people saw President Barack Obama’s “Jedi mind meld” gaffe as an easy joke, Stephen Colbert argued on Monday that it was an opportunity for conservatives to relate to one of Obama’s core demographics: nerds. “After all, Republicans and nerds have so much in common,” he explained. “They both live in fantasy worlds,

Jon Stewart: The sequester was ‘auto-erotic asphyxiation’ for Congress

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped Congress on Monday night for failing to avert $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts, which both Republicans and Democrats had described as devastating. The indiscriminate cuts, called the sequester, were designed to be so painful that both parties would be forced to compromise on a budget plan.

Maher: When world runs out of food we’ll be forced to eat Papa John’s

On Friday night’s edition of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” discussed labeling of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms), tainted food and Europe’s horse meat scandal, warning that if the world doesn’t figure out more sustainable ways to feed itself, people will be forced to eat “horrible, maggoty things” or worse, Papa John’s. During his weekly

‘Gollum’ impressionist releases Tears For Fears cover

A young man with a burgeoning fanbase online has released his second video on Friday mixing the Lord of The Rings saga with another popular franchise. James Walters, or “IJamesWalters,” as he is known on YouTube, released a cover of Gary Jules’ version of the Tears For Fears song “Mad World,” with the twist

Colbert: Sequester not a terrible problem, it’s a terrible solution

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert took on the sequester, the looming series of forced budget cuts that are going into effect after Congress’ failure to hammer out a budget bill. “Tonight,” said Colbert, “a ticking time bomb goes off in Washington, and for once I am not confusing real life

Jon Stewart mocks ‘delicate flower’ Bob Woodward

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart ripped the coverage of a recent spat between the White House and journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward alleged a senior White House official said he would “regret” his reporting on budget negotiations between the President and Congress. The Washington Post editor and former reporter

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