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Stewart to RNC chair: Democrats’ strategy was to curl up in a ball and not get kicked in the face

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart had a dim appraisal of Democrats’ election night performance in an interview with Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus Tuesday night.

“Were you surprised that the Democrats’ strategy seemed to be — again, I’m not a political strategist — curling up in a ball and hoping you didn’t kick them in the face too hard?” Stewart asked Priebus. “Was that [a] surprising strategy.”

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“It was a surprising strategy,” Priebus responded. “We kept our head down, and worked hard, and we got some great candidates out there.”

Priebus said the GOP’s gains in the Senate signaled a “rejection” of President Barack Obama on the part of voters, as well as a call to turn the economy around.

However, Stewart pointed out, the country had seen some economic and job growth, but the Democrats did not capitalize on it.

“I’m not really sure what the Republicans ran on, other than, Obama is Stalin and Ebola is going to kill your grandparents,” he told Priebus.

“Each of these states have their own unique story,” Priebus said, citing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) and successful Iowa GOP candidate Joni Ernst.

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“What I love about it is, you only talk in swing states,” Stewart said.

Watch the interview, as posted online on Tuesday, below.


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Bolton’s firsthand evidence puts senators in the difficult position of believing ‘bizarro’ Trump team argument: Legal experts

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Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe agreed that the recent revelations from John Bolton, puts Republicans in a difficult position. Bolton's manuscript confirmed that President Donald Trump's bribery scheme puts senators in the difficult position of being faced with firsthand witnesses they've tried to block.

Republicans were given multiple opportunities to agree that they would like to hear witnesses and new evidence as part of the impeachment trial in the Senate, but each time, they voted against it. But with the news Bolton released Sunday night, it forces senators to acknowledge they deny even firsthand evidence of Trump's guilt.

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Democratic senator says she gets more ‘disheartened’ every day hearing GOP deny evidence and witnesses

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Day after day, Republicans senators find new excuses to dismiss the evidence they hear that in any courtroom would convict an ordinary American citizen. It was enough to make normally happy Sen. Debbie Stabenow (R-MI) feel "disheartened" by the whole process.

"As somebody from Michigan, we believe in commonsense, and you can't look at all this and say, 'is this how somebody would act if they were innocent?'" said Stabenow. "And you can't look at this and say, 'Is this how somebody would act if they were innocent?' All of this coming out over and over again. I'll never forget Adam Schiff on the floor saying to all of us, 'Nobody's saying, well, gosh, Donald Trump would never do that.' The truth is it's all about will he get away with it? It's all about, are they going to be successful in hiding it and so on?"

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Cartoon Chief Justice tells Susan Collins to just quit and ‘go become a lobbyist’ already

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Cartoon Chief Justice John Roberts began the latest season of Stephen Colbert's animated show, which began its new season Sunday.

Facing the U.S. Senate, Roberts observed Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) dressed as a mouse.

"Oh no! Mouse in the chamber! Everybody forget this vote and run!" the cartoon senator said.

"Senator Collins, just go be a lobbyist," cartoon Roberts said.

As Roberts explained the rules to the chamber, Collins was then spotted spilling gasoline on the floor.

"Everyone, please remember, this is the United States Senate," Roberts said. "We must not degrade the sacred institution home to Strom Thurmond. Let us comport ourselves with dignity, prudence, and Senator Collins, what are you doing?"

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