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Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Sister Simone

Sister Simone Campbell Urges Senators: “Stop This Destruction Of Healthcare In Our Nation”

Sister Simone Campbell — executive director of NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. — on Thursday released a series of videos urging a handful of moderate Republican senators to vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

July 27, 2017
Sanders

#EndorseThis: “Bernie Sanders” Debunks Avocado Toast On ‘@midnight’

It’s been exactly one year since the Democratic primaries and the last time James Adomian could break out his Bernie Sanders impression in any relevant sense. (Meanwhile, his touring partner, Anthony Atamanuik, plays Trump every Thursday on Comedy Central.) Still, Sanders-as-Adomian popped in during Wednesday’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick — in its fourth and final season […]

July 27, 2017
Sessions

#EndorseThis: Jeff Sessions (Of A Sort) Responds To Trump Criticism On ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert allowed “beleaguered” Jeff Sessions onto The Late Show to address his fast deteriorating relationship with President Donald Trump, who has this past week publicly criticized the attorney general for recusing himself on matters relating to the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government.

July 26, 2017
Scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Initiates Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci

Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci — a “human pinky ring,” the “human embodiment of a double-parked BMW,” “The only magician you could get on short notice” — got the “Closer Look” treatment from Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday.

July 25, 2017
Spicer

#EndorseThis: ‘Daily Show’ Sends Off Sean Spicer With Greatest Hits Montage

For approximately the last month, recently departed press secretary Sean Spicer’s blunders took place behind closed doors since the White House instilled a no-cameras policy for daily briefings. In that time, one was easily liable to forget just how incompetent Spicer actually was. So, as a farewell bid, The Daily Show compiled some of his greatest hits to jog one’s memory.

July 24, 2017
Ritz-Carlton

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Books The Infamous Presidential Suite At Moscow Ritz-Carlton

According to an unsubstantiated dossier that BuzzFeed News had the abandon to publish in full in January, President Trump (then just a questionably wealthy pariah) hired a gaggle of prostitutes to “perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him” on the bed in the Ritz-Carlton Moscow’s “presidential suite” — room 1101 — where then-President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had stayed during a diplomatic visit to Russia.

July 21, 2017
Oligarch

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Hangs Out With An Oligarch

As part of the Late Show’s “Russia Week,” host Stephen Colbert palled around with oligarch Mikhail Prokhorov, the multi-billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets (“Nyets”) who made his fortune after buying a state-owned nickel mine “for just pennies on the nickel.”

July 20, 2017
Schneiderman

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Talks To The New York AG Who Sued Trump University

It’s a tall task to get anyone to watch a late-night comedy show with special guest: a government lawyer. Unless that government lawyer is Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general who filed a successful $40 million civil lawsuit against Trump University. For Schneiderman’s efforts, now-President Donald Trump directed a characteristically ham-fisted Twitter tantrum @AGSchneiderman.

July 19, 2017
Russia

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Kicks Off “Russia Week”

‘Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert kicked off his “Russia Week” on Monday evening. In his first of five field pieces — which will air throughout the week — Colbert sat down with his Russian counterpart, Ivan Urgant, who hosts the late-night talk show, ‘Evening Urgant.’

July 18, 2017
Letterman

#EndorseThis: Al Franken Explains The Koch Brothers To David Letterman

If you’re like David Letterman and still don’t know about Siegfried and Roy Koch (better known as the Koch brothers), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is here to explain on the second of six episodes of his Funny Or Die web series, Boiling The Frog.

July 17, 2017
Conan

#EndorseThis: Conan Casts Russia Scandal Made-For-TV Movie

Conan O’Brien is rarely acknowledged for his political comedy. And this bit is hardly as cutting as, say, Colbert’s monologue on any given night.

July 14, 2017
Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver And Stephen Colbert On The White House’s “Stupid Watergate”

A meeting of the political comedy minds took place on Wednesday’s Late Show, as host Stephen Colbert welcomed fellow Daily Show alum John Oliver.

July 13, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert issues apology to Eric Trump

After a weeklong hiatus, Late Show host Stephen Colbert made it back to work just in time for President Trump’s White House to collapse under the weight of (what else but) its very own email scandal.

July 12, 2017
Conway

#EndorseThis: Kellyanne Conway Struggles Bigly To Sidestep Evidence Of Collusion

“Everybody’s trying to convert wishful thinking into hard evidence,” the administration’s loyal spin doctor, Kellyanne Conway, told Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos on Monday, shortly after hard evidence emerged of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Conway to admit her screw-up. FULL INTERVIEW: @GStephanopoulos interviews @KellyannePolls following latest […]

July 11, 2017
Franken

#EndorseThis: Al Franken Says Climate Deniers Are Like Quack Doctors

Now that Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has decided that it’s safe to be funny again, he’s back with a vengeance. He’s published a new book that’s hilarious — and he’s making a series of videos on climate change. In the kickoff, he offers an insulting analogy between quack doctors and climate-denialists, both of whom would […]

July 10, 2017
Joe's fantasy

#EndorseThis: Morning Joe’s Fantasy For Trump And Putin

By the time you read this, the historic meeting in Hamburg between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will be over and — notwithstanding the propensity of both principals to lie their asses off — we will know something about what transpired. But as the Morning Joe crew noted earlier today, Trump’s behavior in the hours […]

July 7, 2017
Christie

#EndorseThis: Chris Christie Explains That Embarrassing Beach Photo

You may have read about Chris Christie’s holiday on the state beach he closed to everyone else in New Jersey. You may have glanced at the aerial photos of Christie and his family lounging on that beach, staring up at the plane as the photographer took those shots. But to fully understand why the obnoxious […]

July 6, 2017
Sinclair

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Reveals Invasive Idiocy Of Sinclair Broadcast Group

Americans tend to trust local news outlets –including their regional TV stations — more than national news. Even in this era of media consolidation and ideological silos, local television reporters often perform important services and provide vital investigative journalism. Which is why, as John Oliver explains, the increasing control of local TV by outfits like […]

July 5, 2017
July 4

#EndorseThis: America’s Awkward July 4 Break-Up With Britain, That Cad

On July 4, 1776, Britain learns that America really wants to be free — and the break-up as depicted by Funny Or Die does not go well. If the relationship between colonies and kingdom had been intimate and personal, the end might have been very awkward indeed. The dominating Brit doesn’t quite get it until […]

July 4, 2017
Mika

#EndorseThis: Why Trump’s Twitter Assault On Mika Is “So On Brand”

Do you feel jaded by the daily offenses of the man serving as POTUS? Does Trump seem to have degraded the office of the presidency so radically that nothing he says or does can awaken a sense of outrage? Stephen Colbert says he felt that way too — until yesterday, when Trump’s sickening misogynist Twitter […]

June 30, 2017
Trumpcare

#EndorseThis: Colbert Mocks Senate Repealing And Replacing Trumpcare

According to Stephen Colbert, the Senate Republicans are now going to “repeal and replace” their own version of the Trumpcare bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had little choice since more than a few of his own GOP caucus had rejected the rushed legislation. At least some Republican Senators blame Trump for “faltering” as a “closer,” […]

June 29, 2017
McConnell

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Sympathizes With “Lovechild” McConnell

Seven years in the making — and now the Republican legislation to “repeal and replace Obamacare” is finally here. Except that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew his bill from the floor abruptly on June 27. Stephen Colbert sympathizes with poor McConnell (and not only because he suspects the Kentucky Republican may be the “unacknowledged […]

June 28, 2017
lies

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Translates Trumpcare’s Language Of Lies

Seth Meyers is an honest man, but he can speak the prevaricating lingo of the Republicans, also known as big lies. When HHS Secretary Tom Price or Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) spin the latest version of the “health care bill,” Meyers translates those whoppers with ease. (Cassidy’s slippery defense of the Senate bill is especially […]

June 27, 2017
John Oliver

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Analyzes Trump’s “Tapes” Confession

How uplifting to have John Oliver break down the madness that now constitutes our daily news feed from the White House — such as the latest emissions from Donald Trump on the “tapes” he brandished on Twitter to threaten James Comey. In a White House interview with Fox News, Trump finally confessed last week that […]

June 26, 2017