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In his opening monologue, Stephen Colbert got to the essence of the problems created by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes with his bizarre stooging for the White House. “A lot of Democrats are demanding that Nunes step down because…he sucks.”

Colbert quickly moved on to other news, such as the president’s announcement that he won’t throw out the first baseball of the season — as every president since William Howard Taft (except Jimmy Carter) has done. Just one more instance of Trump overthrowing national norms for his own convenience. Watch out, Thanksgiving turkey!

When Colbert trolls Trump, he doesn’t hold back. The Late Show host simply couldn’t ignore the occasion of a presidential speech on “Women’s Empowerment” at the State Department, attended by the First Lady. Hilariously, the show’s technical staff screwed up the audio of those remarks. What Trump really said was banal, of course, but even funnier — in that familiar dark way.

 

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From left Reps. Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louis Gohmert

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and three other “Sedition Caucus” Republicans held a press conference Tuesday allegedly to decry the conditions at the D.C. jail, which is housing accused suspects awaiting trial for actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. But Greene and her three co-members used the event primarily to further false far-right claims about the insurrection, while wrongly claiming they are being “persecuted” by the government – a talking point Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly used.

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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.

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