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There’s a phenomenon in presidential politics that can be called the “dictator dance.” A Democratic commander-in-chief will issue executive orders and make unilateral decisions, followed by Republicans yelling “dictator!” Then when a Republican POTUS takes over, he does the same, followed by Democrats claiming he’s being a dictator. Nobody really gets hurt.

Leave it to Fox News to screw it all up. Bigly.

In today’s clip, comedian Jimmy Kimmel addresses a brain-dead blunder by Fox News anchor Abby Huntsman, who described the Trump-Kim Jong-un nuclear summit in Singapore as a “meeting of two dictators.” Uh-oh. Looks like Trump’s strongman style (even more like a dictator than a typical President) has left enough of an impression on the Fox team to cause Freudian slips.

Jimmy’s response (at the 3:51 mark) is priceless.

Click for Singapore snark.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."