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In his latest, Stephen Colbert reviews the opening statement by impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman — and how his account contradicts the sanitized version offered by Gordon Sondland, the EU Ambassador caught up in the quid pro quo plot. He examines Vindman’s sterling military record as well as his inspiring immigrant story — and reserves the harshest rebuke for those Trump “toadies” who questioned Vindman’s loyalty. He’s especially tough on CNN commentator Sean Duffy, his fellow Irish-American who learns how it feels to be named an “asshole” on network TV.

The monologue brims with tricks and treats, from White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham’s proclamation of presidential “genius” to a tease of Speaker Pelosi’s appearance on Halloween after the impeachment vote.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Kathy Barnette

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Kathy Barnette, a Trumpist conspiracy-peddling Republican candidate in the Pennsylvania Senate race who has been rising through the ranks, speeding even past big-spending rivals, is facing waves of criticism and public backlash for her past anti-Muslim tweets.

On Sunday, in an interview with Fox News Sunday host Shannon Bream, after bobbing and weaving on questions probing her military service, Barnette tried to downplay the gravity of Islamophobic tweets that she had penned.

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