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Jon Stewart highlighted the celebrations in Washington, after the two political parties came together to pass the Medicare “Doc Fix” — and it only took 18 years since they had created the original problem itself.

Larry Wilmore highlighted the latest big leak from the Sony email hacks: Ben Affleck’s request to PBS’ genealogy show that they not reveal he had slave-owning ancestors. But as the The Nightly Show concluded — with the help of the ghostly ancestor himself — Ben has done actual movies he should be more personally ashamed about.

Seth Meyers, himself a New Hampshire native, highlighted all the presidential candidates traveling to his old home state with a new feature, “Live Free or Die Tryin’.”

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News that U.S. inflation inched up 0.5 percent last month set off another round of excited media reports, as news outlets pounded one of their favorite themes in recent months. Convinced that rising prices are the defining economic issue of the day — not huge job gains, record-setting GDP predictions, or boosted wages — the press continues to portray inflation as a uniquely American problem that’s hounding Democrats.

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