President Barack Obama made history on Wednesday when he endorsed same sex marriage in an interview with ABC News. On Tuesday night, “The Daily Show” had a good laugh about the president’s “evolving” marriage stance, then on Wednesday night had a good laugh at themselves for jumping the gun on the president’s announcement.
“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart welcomed the audience’s enthusiastic response to the marriage equality news and called it “a symbolic victory that can in no way be dampened by the codifying of bigotry in…let’s say…the state where the Democrats are going to be holding their convention.”
Stewart was referring to North Carolina’s Amendment One, the latest state measure outlawing not just same sex marriage, but also domestic partnerships or any conferring of spousal benefits to anyone other than married heterosexual men and women. As some have noted, this creates a certain amount of “collateral damage” in that straight couples who seek civil unions or domestic partnerships will be denied as well.
“But you know,” said Stewart, “That is a step towards equality, since many opposite-sex couples will now enjoy the same lack of rights same-sex couples have always never had.”
Watch the clip, embedded via Comedy Central, below:
‘It’s only $4.99 per month’: Trump urges supporters to sign up for network that went to Ukraine with Giuliani
President Donald Trump on Friday night urged his 67 million Twitter followers to pay for a monthly subscription to watch Facebook video from a far-right Fox News competitor.
Shortly after 10 p.m. eastern, the commander-in-chief retweeted a solicitation from the One America News network.
[caption id="attachment_1569174" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Screengrab of President Donald Trump's retweet of a One America News solicitation.[/caption]
Maddow destroys ‘bad faith’ complaints about impeachment from Republican Trump supporters
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday blasted "bad faith" arguments from Republicans about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Maddow recounted the process complaints by Republicans -- each of which has disappeared.
"After going through all of that, they now have unveiled a new objection as to why President Trump cannot actually be subject to this impeachment proceeding, a new noble stand they're taking for fairness and the American way -- they have rolled it out with our friends at the Fox News channel," Maddow said.
She played a clip of former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich on Fox News.
Everyone is baffled by Trump’s rambling rant about flushing toilets ’10 times, 15 times’
Another day, another truly baffling series of words coming from President Donald Trump’s mouth.
Speaking at a White House meeting on Friday about small business and regulation, Trump went on one of his trademark riffs, touching on a number of subjects with the clarity of a muddy puddle. He seemed to be referring to a series of complaints that have been raised over the years about various consumer product regulations (a favorite topic of Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky) but without making a coherent point about any of them.
Read the whole stream of consciousness rant to get a sense of what it was like: