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Friday, October 20, 2017

#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.

Still, the eponymous Conan host and his writing staff knocked the softball out of the park on Thursday with this cast list.

#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.

It’s probably fair to assume Oliver — whose HBO show, Last Week Tonight, is currently on hiatus — was antsy to get back on TV to weigh in on Donald Trump Jr.’s really, really bad week, or what he calls “Stupid Watergate.”

Why Joe Scarborough Says He’s Abandoning The GOP

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough made a surprising announcement on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday: The former Florida Republican Congressman is giving his party the boot.

“You changed your mind about Donald Trump. Why haven’t other Republicans done the same?” Colbert asked, drawing on Scarborough’s lifelong allegiance to the GOP.

“I think it’s inexplicable,” Scarborough answered. “This is well before Donald Trump was elected president that my party has betrayed their core values.”

Scarborough supported Jeb Bush in the Republican primary and backed John Kasich once Bush dropped out. He claims he was never “pro-Trump”, much to the dismay of the president, who insisted in a tweetstorm that he no longer watches Scarborough’s morning show.…

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