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Former President Bill Clinton sat down with Stephen Colbert, and explained why the insurgent appeals of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have each caught on in their respective parties — and he also denied that pesky rumor that he talked Trump into entering the Republican race.

“I get credit for doing a lot of things I didn’t do — like that.”

Larry Wilmore looked at the massive closure of DMV offices in Alabama, including in all counties where African-Americans are more than 75 percent of registered voters — which seems quite suspicious in a state that has a strict voter-ID law. And on Larry’s meter of racism, this one measures a “George Wallace Dream Journal.”

The Daily Show‘s Hasan Minhaj examined the threat of robots taking over yet more people’s jobs — journalists. But how can a machine even hope to duplicate those human touches of spin, bias, factual mistakes, and “straight-up lying”?

Jimmy Fallon welcomed back his predecessor Jay Leno to do The Tonight Show monologue on the latest political news.

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Senators Elizabeth Warren, center, and Ron Wyden, right.

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

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Former President Donald Trump envisions his new social media platform, Truth Social, as a far-right alternative to Twitter, which suspended his account on January 8 following the insurrectionist assault on the U.S. Capitol. According to reporting in Gizmodo and other media outlets, Truth Social may be facing legal concerns.

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