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The Late Show went live on Election Night, allowing Stephen Colbert (and his trusty bandleader Jon Batiste) to celebrate the Democratic House victory in real time. He had a bottle of whiskey and a glass on hand in case things went badly wrong — and felt the need for a long gulp when Ted Cruz won.

But the mood was mostly upbeat as Stephen noted that House Democrats, with subpoena power, can now open investigations into the Trump administration. “And we’ll finally find out if Donald Trump has ever done anything unethical!”

And he has a pungent take on Trump’s boast that with him as president, a midterm election is no longer boring.

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Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters

After the Anti-Defamation League again called for Fox News host Tucker Carlson's firing due to his promotion of the white nationalist "great replacement" conspiracy theory, Carlson's first response was to tell a podcast interviewer, "Fuck them." His second was to use his prime-time show to blame a Jew for the resettlement of Afghan refugees in "your" neighborhood, echoing the apparent motivation of the alleged perpetrator of the 2018 Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

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Dominic Pezzola, center rear with grey beard, confronts Capitol Police officer outside U.S. Senate Chambers.

Photo from U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

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