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Happy Labor Day, National Memo readers. While #EndorseThis does its best to theme our clips to match whatever holiday is happening at the time, the news waits for no one. And there are bigger fish to fry than stories about people getting a much-deserved extra day off to start September.

Like Congress, for instance. In case anyone is curious about how the Senate is getting along while President Trump is in office, a Senator from Minnesota has the answer. In a word? Walking on eggshells.

In today’s clip, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is discussing John McCain’s funeral with Chuck Todd of NBC when the subject of Trump rears its ugly head. Klobuchar uses some surprisingly-salty language that will have you “laboring” to cover your kids’ ears.

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Late Show Host Stephen Colbert Rips Into Ted Cruz On Guns

As we learn more and more about the horrible details surrounding the deadly school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, we get to see all the feckless Republicans do the old song and dance on guns. When they're not gassing up the dump trucks of thoughts and prayers to avoid any accountability for doing the NRA's bidding, they're suggesting absolutely laughable solutions to school shootings.

Late Show host Stephen Colbert dismantled Senator Ted Cruz’s latest moronic suggestion that locked doors or single entry and exit points would stop mass shootings

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By Lucia Mutikani

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