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On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart looked at not only the State of the Union, but the even stranger ritual of the opposition response speech — and the fact that so many politicians are eager to deliver a speech that pretty much always turns out badly. And so a special award was rolled out: The “Implody.” And this year, the competition sure was fierce.

And on The Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore and his panel pivoted off the State of the Union speech to examine President Obama himself and the American public’s views of him ever since 2008 — both in terms of race, and the various ways that people on either the left or the right have read into him what they wanted to see (or wanted to demonize).

Conan O’Brien’s pointed to some of the key moments of the State of the Union address:

Bill Gates appeared on The Tonight Show, to demonstrate with Jimmy Fallon his latest humanitarian project: A machine that can easily and inexpensively purify sewage into drinkable water for underdeveloped countries — complete with a taste test.

And on a lighter topic — football — Jimmy Kimmel brought on a special expert to analyze the “deflated balls” scandal from the New England Patriots game: Popular sex commentator Dr. Drew Pinsky.

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From left Reps. Paul Gosar, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz, and Louis Gohmert

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and three other “Sedition Caucus” Republicans held a press conference Tuesday allegedly to decry the conditions at the D.C. jail, which is housing accused suspects awaiting trial for actions during the January 6 Capitol riot. But Greene and her three co-members used the event primarily to further false far-right claims about the insurrection, while wrongly claiming they are being “persecuted” by the government – a talking point Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly used.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir.

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