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A more animated Jon Stewart — literally — could be on HBO in time for the election

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Jon Stewart’s appearance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show last month may be just the beginning of his election commentary this year, Variety reported.

HBO programming president Casey Bloys revealed over the weekend that Stewart is “establishing an animation studio,” and could begin releasing material in September or October.

“The idea is it will be an animated parody of a cable news network with an Onion-like portal,” Bloys said during an event hosted by the Television Critics Association, adding that the studio would allow Stewart “to comment in real time with what’s happening during the day’s news events.”

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Stewart signed on with HBO last November, about three months after retiring from hosting The Daily Show.

Bloys said that Stewart’s new material would be released through the network’s digital platforms, but would also likely include a 30-minute program aired on traditional television.

Last month, Stewart joined former Daily Show correspondent Colbert to deliver a blistering critique of not only Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention, but Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“Here’s where we are: Either [Hannity] and his friends are lying about being bothered by thin-skinned, authoritarian, less-than-Christians readers of prompters being president, or they don’t care — as long as it’s their skin-skinned, prompter, authoritarian, tyrant, narcissist,” Stewart said at the time.


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‘How dare you’: Pastor infected with coronavirus slams faith leaders who kept their churches open

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A California pastor is urging other religious leaders to heed lockdown orders and keep their churches closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Reverend Johnnie Clark with Word Assembly Church in East Oakland says it's a matter of life and death -- something he's familiar with since he's now recovering from the virus.

Clark says he misses the church he's been preaching at for 15 years, which has been empty since March when the lockdown orders started, Fox 9 reports.

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Pennsylvania Dem unloads on GOPers who pushed to reopen as they hid colleague’s COVID-19 infection

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Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D) lashed out at Republican lawmakers who remained silent after testing positive for COVID-19.

Democrats this week accused Republicans of withholding information after Rep. Andrew Lewis (R) tested positive for the virus.

"It's been a week, perhaps longer, that House Republican leadership knew that at least one of their members had tested positive for COVID-19," Sims explained in a Facebook post. "But they didn't go on quarantine until they were done serving alongside us, especially those of us that serve on the State Government Committee."

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‘Art of the Deal’ ghostwriter: ‘Psychopath’ Trump is ‘driven by an insatiable narcissistic hunger’ and an obsessive ‘need to dominate’

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President Ronald Reagan, in the 1980s, famously asserted that someone who agreed with him 70% of the time was a 70% ally and not a 30% enemy. But President Donald Trump, on the other hand, is furious if someone disagrees with him even on rare occasions. Author Tony Schwartz, who co-wrote or ghost-wrote Trump’s famous 1987 book, “The Art of the Deal,” analyzes Trump’s mentality in a May 28 article for Medium — stressing that the president is motivated, above all else, by a “need to dominate.”

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