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Late Night Roundup: The Trump Circus

The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper went to a Trump rally: “A memory that will last for — possibly four years. God help us all.”

February 12, 2016
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Populists Trump and Sanders Have a Revolutionary Blueprint

Populism reborn in American democracy. It all began with Andrew Jackson, the swaggering president who could be Donald’s Trump’s best antebellum chum.

February 12, 2016

Endorse This: Jeb Asks — What, I Can’t Have My Mom (And Brother) Campaign For Me?

Megyn Kelly asks Jeb: “The question is, what do your rivals do — in particular, what does Trump do?”

February 11, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Bernie Goes Late Night

Bernie Sanders celebrated his landslide victory in New Hampshire by making a special appearance with Stephen Colbert, and helped to open the show.

February 11, 2016
Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump cartoon

Christie And Rubio And Spectators

“So my dear wife, you see why I never attacked Chris Christie…”

February 10, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord

Trump, Sanders Ride U.S. Anti-Establishment Tide To New Hampshire Win

The two insurgents coasted to victory on a wave of voter anger, thrashing traditional U.S. politicians in a display of anti-establishment power.

February 10, 2016
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Trump: I Won’t Yell Out Curse Words As President

It has come to this.

February 9, 2016

McCain Speaks Against Torture Advocacy Of Trump, Other GOPers

McCain: “The United States has tried, convicted, and executed foreign combatants who employed methods of torture, including waterboarding.”

February 9, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio arrives at a polling place on voting day in Manchester, New Hampshire

Rubio Needs Strong New Hampshire Showing To Rebut Debate Critics

A week ago, it looked like the stars were aligning for Marco Rubio. Now, as New Hampshire holds its pivotal primary on Tuesday, the Republican presidential contender has to hope the sky does not come crashing down on him.

February 9, 2016

Endorse This: Donald Trump — Not Safe For Work!

Donald Trump has achieved a great milestone for all presidential candidates: He’s made vulgarity on the campaign trail mainstream.

February 9, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Marco Rubio Goes Into Repeat Mode

Trevor Noah tells Rubio to be like Ben Carson: “Go home, get some fresh clothes — because let’s be honest, you just @#$% your pants.”

February 9, 2016
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Endorse This: Trump Says Okay, McCain Is A Hero For Getting Caught!

Even his explanation of what he “really” said just showed off his true thoughts.

February 8, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump talks to the media in the "spin room" after the Republican U.S. presidential candidates debate sponsored by ABC News at Saint Anselm College in Manchester

Trump Calls For Waterboarding, Other Methods In U.S. Fight Against Islamic State

“We’re like living in medieval times,” he said.

February 7, 2016
Obama holds a roundtable with Muslim American community leaders at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Catonsville, Maryland

There’s Nothing American About Islamophobia

It was high time for President Obama to orchestrate an event in which he reminded Americans of our history, our values, and our heritage.

February 6, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Clinton shake hands in the midst of the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham

This Week In Polls: Don’t Take New Hampshire For Granite

It’s the weekend before the New Hampshire primary. And all eyes are on the polls for both sides.

February 5, 2016
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Late Night Roundup: Megyn Kelly’s ‘Surreal’ Six Months

Megyn Kelly talked about the verbal abuse that has been heaped upon her by Donald Trump and his supporters ever since that first Republican debate.

February 5, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Farewell to Iowa

Trump’s depressed Iowa fans, Michele Bachmann’s wild-eyed prophecies, and the revenge of Cliven Bundy! Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.

February 5, 2016
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The Donald Trump Vs. Fox News Cluster****, Explained

Like the bickering Sam and Diane duo from Cheers sitcom fame, Trump and Fox News obviously belong together (they like all the same things!), but they just can’t get past their stubborn differences.

February 4, 2016
Screen Grab via Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Late Night Roundup: Trump’s Stages Of Grief

The Donald’s allegation that Cruz stole the Iowa caucuses was the talk of the night late shows.

February 4, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Milford

Trump Accuses Cruz Of Stealing Iowa Caucuses Through ‘Fraud’

Cruz’s response: “Yet another #Trumpertantrum.”

February 3, 2016
Obama greets students after his remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Catonsville, Maryland

In Mosque Visit, Obama Delivers A Clear Message Of Inclusion

Obama’s speech revealed a deeper understanding of the concerns of the American Muslim community.

February 3, 2016
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Only One Thing Can Keep Donald Trump From Ultimate Victory: Donald Trump

Donald Trump is not the golden boy he thought he was.

February 3, 2016
Megyn Kelly

Donald Trump And His Subversive Sense Of Humor

“Hey, you’re only young once, but you can be immature forever.”

February 3, 2016

Late Night Roundup: When Donald Trump’s Meds Wear Off

Conan O’Brien had a phone call with “Donald Trump,” who revealed the secret behind his gracious concession speech: Every single Xanax pill he could find.

February 3, 2016
Donald Trump New Hampshire Primary

What Explains Trump’s Popularity In New Hampshire? Tough Talk On Terror

There’s a lot of tough talk coming from Donald Trump, whose own military service record suggests he didn’t have any personal appetite for waging war in some distant land with no clear objective.

February 3, 2016
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