NEWARK -- Making his first campaign appearance since leaving office in January, former President Barack Obama implored a packed ballroom in Newark on Thursday to help reject "the politics of division" gripping America by electing Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for New Jersey governor.
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher slammed the state of California for rationing water for citizens while farmers waste massive amounts of water growing almonds.
"In a story I'm getting tired of reporting, California is running out of water — and this time, just when we started showering again," Maher said.
"The Bay Area was just placed under a water shortage emergency with mandatory restrictions. Except, here's the thing, there isn't — even with the drought — really a shortage problem. It's more a, 'where the water is going' problem. California agriculture accounts for 80% of our water use, even though California agriculture is less than 2% of our economy," he explained.
"We actually have enough water, we give away too much of it to farmers who get their water subsidized by the government because we still act like it's 1890 and farmers are small and independent when they're really mostly part of Big Ag," he continued.
He reserved particular scorn for almond growers and those "Bogarting" the state's water.
And Maher even threatened it might be enough to get him to move from the state.
"California, I love ya," he said. "I've been here a long time. I was a booster for you when it wasn't fashionable. I don't want to go, but I'm not going to breathe ash for the rest of my life. You make me very happy California, but I can be happy without you."
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Comedian explains to Bill Maher why she's not scared of 'cancel culture' — and why apologizing is good
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher did not make it 15 minutes on Friday before bringing up his fixation with so-called "cancel culture."
Maher repeatedly books guests who share his infatuation with the Fox News talking points and brings up the topic on show after show.
But this Friday, comedian Nikki Glaser explained to Maher why she wasn't worried about being canceled.
"Please don't apologize," Maher asked. "Because there's too much apologizing in America."
"I love apologizing, I love it," Glaser said. "I love apologizing, it feels so good when you mean it," she explained. "I don't mean empty apologies, I mean, when someone is really like, 'I didn't even consider that somebody could feel that way.' Like having empathy, like, 'that sucks that I made you feel that way.'"
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was hilariously shut down by the wife of retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key witness in Trump's first impeachment trial.
Rubio tweeted a Politico story on the White House freezing military aid to Ukraine that was labeled "nonsense" by press secretary Jen Psaki.
"Remember when freezing military aid to Ukraine was an impeachable offense?" Rubio asked.
But Rachel Vindman, co-host of The Suburban Women Problem podcast, offered a fact-check.
"Oh, no you don't. What was impeachable was the attempted extortion," she wrote.
"You're so bad at this; you can't even troll well," she added.
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