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Larry Wilmore sat down with the legendary Norman Lear, creator of All in the Family — and he even set up some of Archie and Edith’s chairs for the occasion, along with a nice friendly beer.

Larry asked: “Do you feel kind of responsible for having Archie Bunker running for president right now?”

The Daily Show‘s Jordan Klepper spoke with a government watchdog who says the Federal Election Commission is completely ineffectual at enforcing federal election laws and maintaining any public trust in the system: Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann Ravel. The big question: Is the FEC even as useful as men’s nipples?

Stephen Colbert previewed this Saturday’s Democratic debate, by talking with CBS’ Face The Nation host and debate moderator John Dickerson. Stephen asked John some key questions, such as: Who is that third guy on the stage with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? (The answer: Martin O’Malley. Ouch.)

James Corden and bandleader Reggie Watts looked at the latest numbers from the presidential race — though the numbers didn’t have to actually make any sense.

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Justice Brett Kavanaugh

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments over a Mississippi law banning abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. The law roundly defies the court's decisions affirming a right to abortion, but the state portrays the ban as the mildest of correctives.

All Mississippi wants the justices to do, insisted state solicitor general Scott Stewart, is defer to "the people." The law, he said, came about because "many, many people vocally really just wanted to have the matter returned to them so that they could decide it — decide it locally, deal with it the way they thought best, and at least have a fighting chance to have their view prevail."

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Photo from Marjorie Taylor Greene's Facebook

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

Oh, what fresh hell is this? The last I checked, this aimless tangle of glitching neurons held a seat in the U.S. Congress. If we can’t actually administer IQ tests as a prerequisite for serving in the House of Representatives, can we at least biopsy their brains to check for nougat? Seems like the least we can do to protect the public against whatever this is.

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