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Larry Wilmore couldn’t help but send up Justice Antonin Scalia’s bitter dissent in Thursday’s major victory for Obamacare, which the senior conservative jurist referred to as “jiggery-pokery.” Larry’s response to that term: “Actually, it sounds like some Victorian-era term for sex in a toolshed, doesn’t it?”

Jon Stewart looked at the reactions to Pope Francis’ encyclical for environmentalism from Republican presidential candidates — that is, from the same people who are always mixing religion and politics in other issue areas: “Well perhaps people would be more for preventing global warming if we referred to it as, ‘taking a stand for preserving traditional sea levels.”

Conan O’Brien highlighted how the Six Flags amusement parks actually have a subtle connection to the Confederate flag — but since most people don’t even know this, the company really shouldn’t even try to become “Five Flags” and bring up the subject in the first place.

Seth Meyers featured a “supporter” of Donald Trump, who went out campaigning among the people.

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Michael Flynn

Former Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has made more than his fair share of disturbing, jaw-dropping remarks-- like telling the former guy he should impose martial law to hold a new election or suggesting a Myanmar-like coup at a QAnon conference in May. But he seemed to reach a new low when he joked about using a newly gifted assault rifle to carry out an assassination in the nation's capital.

"We were trying to come up with a rifle that we thought was appropriate for a general, so we went with an old-school Woodland camouflage...one of our top-quality guns," said Jason Parker, a gun company employee who gifted the weapon to Flynn.

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Sean Hannity

Photo by Andrea Austria / Media Matters

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters

Fox News host Sean Hannity disclosed during his radio show on Friday that he had made peace with a fellow right-wing radio host whose content mill had warned that Hannity's "feverish support of the vaccine" against the novel coronavirus betrayed his conservative audience.

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