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On the heels of President Trump’s proposed Border Patrol hiring surge, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday examined the agency’s shoddy screening processes and susceptibility to corruption. In particular, Oliver highlighted the shortcomings of the previous Border Patrol hiring surge, in which George W. Bush oversaw a 100 percent increase in the number of agents — a surge, Oliver noted, “that was matched only by the surge in the number of reality shows about people making cakes.”

Oliver returned from hiatus last week to showcase conspiracy peddler Alex Jones’s lucrative supplement enterprise. (If you haven’t seen it already, Jones’s tone-deaf response is worth a watch.)

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Sen. Mitch McConnell

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Senate Republicans are mounting an aggressive campaign to keep their power to block nearly all of the new Democratic majority's legislative proposals.

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