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Former President Jimmy Carter appeared on The Daily Show, and discussed the efforts that must be made for peace and security in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. He also told an interesting story: During the Camp David peace summit when he was President, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat were so argumentative for three days, that he ultimately told them to go to separate rooms and that he would go back and forth between them.

Jon Stewart asked: “Can you give world leaders a timeout?”

Conan O’Brien is already getting ready for the next election: “I hate to say this, but people are starting to talk about the 2016 presidential race already. Yeah. According to a new survey, this is interesting, the potential presidential candidate that most voters said they’d like to live next door to is Elizabeth Warren. That’s what they said — that’s the one they want to live next door to. Personally, I’d like to live next door to Mitt Romney, because that would mean I have billions of dollars.”

Tony Danza appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and told an amusing personal anecdote: The time that Speaker John Boehner sang to him for his birthday at an Italian restaurant in New York City.

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Sixteen states vying for the early slots in 2024’s presidential primary calendar pitched their case to the Democratic National Committee onWednesday and Thursday, touting their history, diversity, economies, and electoral competitiveness in the general election.

State party officials, a governor, lt. governors, an attorney general, members of Congress, senior staff and party strategists touted their electorates, industries, heritage, and features that would propel presidential candidates and draw national scrutiny, which pleased the officials on the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee (RBC). But the panel’s leaders also probed whether Republicans in otherwise promising states would seek to impede a revised Democratic primary calendar.

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When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted over his support for the bipartisan bill addressing elements of gun violence, he defended his Second Amendment record, telling reporters: “I spent my career supporting, defending and expanding” gun rights, and stressing that he had “spent years” confirming conservative judges. McConnell made that statement in full confidence that the Supreme Court he packed with three illegitimate justices would do precisely what it did: ensure that sensible gun regulations anywhere would be eliminated.

The court decided the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen case Thursday in 6-3 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, striking down that state’s 108-year-old provision requiring anyone who wants to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home to show “proper cause” before being granted a permit. The Court’s extremists, Thomas writes, find that New York's strict limits on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment. It essentially throws out the previous restrictions the Court upheld in its last big gun control case, the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller.

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