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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Chortles As GOP Goes Squishy On Roy Moore

Suddenly Donald Trump is all in for Roy Moore, the alleged pedophile and Bible-thumping fanatic whose Senate vote the Republicans need to pass their tax plan (and screw over his working-class constituents in Alabama). To defend this revolting endorsement, Trump claimed that Doug Jones, the former prosecutor running against Moore as a Democrat, is “soft on crime” — a charge he repeated several times.

Soft on crime? Jones put away the KKK thugs who bombed a Birmingham church and killed four little girls; Moore was cruising the Gadsden mall for underage girls when he was an assistant district attorney. “You’re so soft,” Seth Meyers admonishes Trump, “that you look like a tub of melted Playdoh.”

But Trump isn’t the only Republican who’s gone soft on Moore, notes the Late Night host.…

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#EndorseThis: Weekend Update Singes Franken — And Roasts Sessions

You may click to see how Al Franken’s friends at Saturday Night Live deal with the Senator and SNL alum — none too gently, but just right. The Weekend Update duo appears to understand that what the Minnesota Democrat did was obnoxious and sophomoric, yet far from the atrocious alleged assaults on teenage girls by Roy Moore.

The real hilarity begins when Colin Jost and Michael Che are done with Franken, and welcome Attorney General Jeff Sessions (the magnificent Kate McKinnon). Attempting to explain his chronic memory loss about the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russia, the little possum from Alabama is in top form.…

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#EndorseThis: Can We Still Laugh About Al Franken And Roy Moore?

Are you feeling sad about Al Franken’s admission that he behaved inappropriately toward Leeann Tweeden on a USO tour in 2006? So are we. But as Trevor Noah notes, the Senator from Minnesota has apologized, taken responsibility, and invited an ethics investigation of his actions.

That powerfully distinguishes Franken from Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who denies every accusation from a growing list of women and pretends this is all someone else’s fault – just like Donald Trump did in responding to charges from 16 women last year (not including the rape charge by his first wife).

It’s a serious topic, with depressing implications, but Trevor will still make you laugh.…

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