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Monday, October 22, 2018
National Memo

#EndorseThis: Trump Finally Admits Jamal Khashoggi Is Dead

Colbert doesn’t find the president’s perfunctory expression of sorrow over the death of Jamal Khashoggi very convincing.

October 19, 2018

#EndorseThis: Donald Trump Blinds Colbert With Science

Trump boasts of his “natural instinct for science” because he once had an uncle who taught physics at MIT. Colbert isn’t persuaded.

October 18, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Takes Down Saudi Dictatorship, In Detail

John Oliver takes a long, hard look at the new Saudi ruler — his  charm offensive, his domestic repression, and his brutal foreign policy.

October 15, 2018

SNL Cold Open: Trump’s Newest Adviser Is ‘Stable Genius’ Kanye

Even clever SNL writers must have puzzled over how to satirize Kanye West’s bizarre, ranting Oval Office visit.

October 14, 2018

#EndorseThis: A Scary Time (For Trump)

Jimmy Kimmel celebrated the International Day of the Girl with Lynzy Lab, whose satirical ditty “A Scary Time” just went super-viral on Twitter.

October 12, 2018

#EndorseThis: These Extraordinary Women Are Ready To Serve — Again

A significant number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are running this year as Democrats — and eight of those exceptional veterans are women.

October 11, 2018

#EndorseThis: Tough As Texas? Not You, Ted

This may just be the best political ad of the midterm cycle — short and not too sweet — created by indie director and Texas native Richard Linklater.

October 10, 2018

#EndorseThis: Hillary Dares To Challenge Trump And GOP On #MeToo

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have much patience for recent demands to reopen decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against her husband.

October 9, 2018

Nikki Haley Resigns As U.N. Ambassador

After serving less than ten months as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has tendered her resignation to President Donald Trump, which he has accepted. The former South Carolina governor reportedly discussed her decision to quit when she visited Trump at the White House last week. Nevertheless, her resignation came as a surprise […]

October 9, 2018

#EndorseThis: Colbert Crunches Senate Vote (And Senators)

On the eve of Brett Kavanaugh’s impending confirmation to the Supreme Court, Stephen Colbert crunched the Senate numbers — and came up with the same whisker-thin 51-49 majority that could have been predicted two months ago. He reviews the not-so-thorough FBI investigation of the nominee — and the “get off my damn lawn” fury of […]

October 5, 2018

#EndorseThis: It’s The Biggest! Trump’s Tax Scam, That Is

If you believe The New York Times — and the hundreds of thousands of documents supporting its investigation — then the president of the United States and his family defrauded the US Treasury of at least $500 million. What this means, as Trevor Noah points out, is that Trump’s “origin story” of the brash young […]

October 4, 2018

#EndorseThis: Stormy Spanks Trump, With A Very Happy Kimmel

Poised and charming as ever, Stormy Daniels visits Jimmy Kimmel to flog her notorious memoir — and leaves him very happy.

October 3, 2018

#EndorseThis: The Sexist Craziness Of Trump And His Enablers

Nobody was surprised to see Trump behave like “a sexist dick” at his Rose Garden press conference, but Seth Meyers knows who inspired that particular episode.

October 2, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Wipes Brett Kavanaugh’s Tears

Contrasting Ford’s dignified appearance with Kavanaugh’s blubber and bluster, Oliver observes that “men might be too emotional for the Supreme Court.”

October 1, 2018

SNL Cold Open Scorches Kavanaugh And Senators In Season Premiere

Casting Matt Damon as the indignant would-be Justice Kavanaugh, brimming with bluster and belligerence, was a master stroke by SNL producers.

September 30, 2018

#EndorseThis: For Colbert, Kavanaugh Testimony Evokes Dead Serious Satire

There weren’t a lot of laughs in yesterday’s testimony by Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. And it was even less amusing to contemplate the prospect of Kavanaugh ascending to the country’s highest court. Yet the Trump nominee’s prevaricating and often shrill testimony is highly susceptible to satire — an […]

September 28, 2018

#EndorseThis: Laughing At Trump With Colbert (And The World)

When the United Nations General Assembly greeted Donald Trump’s bluster with a horselaugh on Tuesday morning, every late-night comic drooled. The jokes would write themselves. They could already hear the rim-shots. Stephen Colbert goes beyond the laughter with incisive (and funny) analysis of Trump’s entire speech. He notes that after promising to leave everybody else […]

September 26, 2018

#EndorseThis: Is It Too Late To Joke About Trump?

Seth Meyers draws a clear lesson from the confusion over Trump’s anticipated firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: Don’t joke!

September 25, 2018

#EndorseThis: John Oliver’s Deeply Dark, Super-Funny Facebook Takedown

Oliver transforms the depressing truth about Facebook into a parody ad, hilariously mocking its “we connect the world” slogan.

September 24, 2018

Feinstein Urges Delay After New Sexual Misconduct Allegation Against Kavanaugh

A second allegation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh led Senator Feinstein to urge an FBI investigation.

September 23, 2018

#EndorseThis: Colbert Declassifies Senate Stupidity And White House Treachery

Colbert pungently reviews the Senate Judiciary Committee’s mishandling of Christine Ford’s charges and a preview of next week’s “thrill ride” hearings.

September 21, 2018

#EndorseThis: Fox News Judge Warns Senate Republicans On Kavanaugh

Judge Nap offers stern advice to Senate Republicans, urging a full FBI investigation of Christine Ford’s attempted rape charge against Kavanaugh.

September 20, 2018

#EndorseThis: No Wonder Trump Tried To Silence Stormy

A new memoir by Stormy Daniels recalls her very personal encounter with POTUS. It isn’t hard to understand why he paid her to keep quiet.

September 19, 2018

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes Down Manafort And Kavanaugh (And Trump)

If you believe Late Night with Seth Meyers deserves an Emmy — as many of us do — your wise judgment is corroborated by the latest tour de force installment of A Closer Look. Reviewing the Paul Manafort plea deal and the Brett Kavanaugh assault accusation, Meyers delivers sharp insight on both scandals as well […]

September 18, 2018

#EndorseThis: Kellyanne Takes Shocking Stand On Kavanaugh Accuser

Much of what Kellyanne said today on Fox might be expected. But her remarks about Christine Blasey Ford were not what we expected at all.

September 17, 2018