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We can be sure of three things. Death, taxes, and National Memo readers having mixed opinions about Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee for POTUS in 2016.

Some liberals admire Stein’s hard-left positions on war, peace, and the environment. Others think she’s a Russian collaborator who cost Hillary Clinton precious votes at the polls. But whatever she is, she’s also Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest dupe.

Stein nobly attempts to explain the facts of climate change – not “climax change” – to Cohen’s right-wing character Billy Wayne Ruddick in this short clip from Who is America. The always-topical Cohen launches into some CIA-and-the-weather conspiracy talk that feels like a direct poke at Alex Jones. But Stein ends up repeating a three-word factoid about herself (three times) that…may or may not be true.

Speaking as a scientist, you should press play.

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Al Franken guest hosts on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Since his much-lamented resignation from the United States Senate, Al Franken has started his own podcast, made some TV and radio appearances, and is currently on tour across the country -- but his profile rose sharply this week when he guest-hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Instead of dwelling on the good news of President Biden signing the Inflation Reduction Act, Franken's monologue drilled into another existential threat facing our nation. No, not the “enormous gaps in wealth and income” nor the “threats to our democracy,” but rather a peril that has troubled him since his Senate days.

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Rudy Giuliani arrives at Fulton County courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia on August 17, 2022

(Reuters) - Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's onetime personal lawyer, arrived at an Atlanta courthouse on Wednesday to testify in a Georgia criminal probe examining attempts by the former U.S. president and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results.

Giuliani, who helped lead Trump's election challenges, was due to testify before a special grand jury in Fulton County after a judge ordered him to comply with a subpoena. His lawyers say he will refuse to answer questions that violate attorney-client privilege.

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