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Let Colbert be Colbert: Late-night host finally finds success by doubling down on Trump bashing

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Late-night host Stephen Colbert had a rough start when the new “Late Show” began in 2015. Like “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, it seemed Colbert was trying not to offend anyone and his ratings tanked.

Now, as calls to #FireColbert echoed through the internet, Colbert had his best ratings night since his 2015 premier, beating the “Tonight Show.” According to the Huffington Post, Colbert’s ratings were up 19 percent from last Thursday night and an astonishing 32 percent from the same night in 2016. But last year, Colbert was stuck in a rut alienating Republicans who knew him for mocking them for years on Comedy Central. At the same time, he wasn’t being tough on the GOP, so liberals turned to hosts like Seth Meyers, who has been doing Jon Stewart-level dives into politics and policy.

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Instead of going full-Fallon, nixing politics or attempting to appeal to a broader demographic, Colbert went another route: he doubled down on anti-GOP comments. Those who can’t stand President Donald Trump and desperately want to see a late-night comedian take the GOP to task came back home to Colbert. By letting Colbert be Colbert, CBS has scored major ratings particularly among the Millennial generation, which leads to increased ad revenue.


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Watch a band in cow costumes sing about Devin Nunes at White House impeachment protest

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Protesters clad in full-body furry costumes sang about Rep. Devin Nunes during a Saturday protest at the White House.

The protesters were dressed as cattle after the Fresno Republican sued a fake cow Twitter, @DevinCow.

The protesters changed the lyrics to the hit 1958 Chuck Berry song "Johnny B. Goode" to "Devin Nunes."

Video of the protested was posted to Twitter by Democratic strategist Parkhomenko, who was targeted by Nunes in one of his lawsuits.

The lyrics to the 1958 Champs song "Tequila" were changed to "subpoenas."

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report

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North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.

"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.

The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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#UPDATE North Korea conducts a "very important test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reports, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain deadlocked https://t.co/abYhRDvBic pic.twitter.com/neCYEQTEhf

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