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Jon Stewart made a grand return to The Daily Show, and he did it for a special cause: To shame senators who haven’t supported the Zadroga Act, a bill to fully fund health care for 9/11 first responders who have suffered serious complications from exposure to that dangerous environment.

By the end of the day, Jon did successfully pressure Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) into signing up as a co-sponsor — so maybe shame works.

Larry Wilmore highlighted the performances of the GOP candidates last week at the Republican Jewish Coalition — full of pandering to Jewish stereotypes.

Conan O’Brien was the first late night host to get in a line about Donald Trump’s call for banning Muslims from entering the United States. “Trump’s statement was so outrageous and so offensive — his poll numbers went up 20 points.” Conan also added: “I wish that was a joke.”

Seth Meyers gave a serious look at the latest news on terrorism: President Obama’s speech to the country; the Republicans reactions against it; and the media frenzy at the San Bernadino attackers’ apartment.

And Stephen Colbert highlighted one of the secret weapons that ISIS has: Methamphetamine pills. To which Stephen offers a new idea for a clear path to victory: “We just have to flood Syria with less of the spiders-on-your-face, stabby drugs — and more of the peace-and-love drugs.”

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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. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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The baseless claim that the FBI may have planted evidence while carrying out a court-approved search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence on Monday has surged through right-wing media, as the former president’s allies continue their effort to turn their audiences against the probe and shield Trump from accountability.

The FBI searched the premises after obtaining a warrant from a federal magistrate judge and “removed a number of boxes of documents” as part of a federal investigation into whether Trump had illegally “taken a trove of material with him to his home at Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House that included sensitive documents – and then, in the Justice Department’s view, had failed to fully comply with requests that he return the disputed material,” the New York Times reported. Politico concluded after consulting with legal experts on the handling of classified documents that “it’s highly unlikely the DOJ would have pursued – and a judge would have granted – such a politically explosive search warrant without extraordinary evidence.”

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