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Larry Wilmore welcomed a special guest for a full episode interview: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, to discuss the issues he has faced on income inequality, police and community relations, and other topics for this national progressive figure.

Jimmy Kimmel followed up his special video last week against the anti-vaccine movement. This time, his show featured a new spin on the idea of giving children a choice.

Jon Stewart highlighted the recent display by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who denied global warming by displaying a snowball on the floor of the Senate. And combined with Inhofe’s rather interesting past comments on other subjects, Jon offered an interesting idea of what it might take to get Inhofe to believe in both global warming and homosexuality.

Seth Meyers had a feature on “The Dress” that shook up so much of the online world.

Jimmy Fallon joined up with pop singer Kelly Clarkson, for a special history of duet love songs.

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When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was confronted over his support for the bipartisan bill addressing elements of gun violence, he defended his Second Amendment record, telling reporters: “I spent my career supporting, defending and expanding” gun rights, and stressing that he had “spent years” confirming conservative judges. McConnell made that statement in full confidence that the Supreme Court he packed with three illegitimate justices would do precisely what it did: ensure that sensible gun regulations anywhere would be eliminated.

The court decided the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen case Thursday in 6-3 decision written by Justice Clarence Thomas, striking down that state’s 108-year-old provision requiring anyone who wants to get a license to carry a concealed handgun outside the home to show “proper cause” before being granted a permit. The Court’s extremists, Thomas writes, find that New York's strict limits on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment. It essentially throws out the previous restrictions the Court upheld in its last big gun control case, the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller.

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Matt Gaetz

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The House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol concluded its fifth public hearing on Thursday and revealed that multiple Republican members of Congress – Reps. Mo Brooks (R-AL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Scott Perry (R-PA), and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) – sought pardons in January of 2021 from then-President Donald Trump after they voted against certifying President Joe Biden's 2020 victory in the Electoral College.

Not long after the bipartisan panel recessed, Gaetz, a fiercely loyal Trump ally and proponent of the Big Lie, took to Twitter to disparage his colleagues and their historic inquiry.

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