On Sunday evening’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver began by saying his staff had hoped to say nothing about the presidential election this week.
And then came the news of the James Comey letter about possible emails by Clinton aide Huma Abedin on a laptop confiscated from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after he was accused of sexting with a 15-year-old.
Oliver lamented the new uncertainty thrust into a campaign that most thought was over because of yet another email controversy.
“Oh, perfect,” he bitterly explained. “Just what this election and everyone’s state of mind needed. Bacardi might consider changing their slogan to, ‘Bacardi: Because there might be more f*cking Clinton emails.'”
Pointing out that the possibility of new emails came to light because of Weiner, Oliver was properly disgusted.
“It’s true,” he explained, “Anthony Weiner is forcing the country into re-litigating the entire email controversy and putting Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the presidency in serious danger.”
“Carlos Danger,” he added, mocking Weiner’s online persona.
“So, to recap, the grinding hell of this election has thrown in yet another twist, with the election hanging in the balance all because Anthony Weiner allegedly sexted with a 15-year-old girl,” Oliver said.
Summing up his feelings about the whole campaign — and speaking for most of America — Oliver added, “Please, let this thing be over soon!”
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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."