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In his opening monologue on Tuesday, Conan O’Brien noted that Congress now has a record number of African-American lawmakers — but there’s a complication: “This is particularly awkward for the Tea Party congressmen who keep thinking they’re all the same guy.”

The Daily Show discovered the terrible consequences from the resignation of Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) after he pled guilty to tax evasion: Without representation in Congress, Staten Island has suddenly become a human wasteland.

And on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon got in one last round of holiday season jokes, looking at the pros and cons of certain New Year’s resolutions.

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Terry McAuliffe

Reprinted with permission from PressRun

Sticking close to the media's preferred script, Axios this week reported that the walls were caving in on Democrat Terry McAuliffe, who's caught in a surprisingly close race in Virginia's governor's race. "It was clear the McAuliffe campaign has taken on an air of tension — bordering on panic," Axios announced.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

After 2020's election, Virginia adopted more pro-voter legislation than any state, from expanding access to starting to amend its constitution to enshrine voting rights. But these reforms have not been enough to turn out voters in this fall's statewide elections, where the top-of-the-ticket Democratic and Republican candidates for governor are close in polls but seen as underwhelming.

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