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Larry Wilmore had his latest “Soul Food Sit-Down” with a presidential candidate. And here he dispensed Rand Paul some advice on such topics as how to insult Donald Trump’s mother, to compare and contrast himself with fellow surgeon Ben Carson — and to revamp his image by getting a Jheri curl.

Trevor Noah examined the Obama administration’s policy shifts on Syria, and their inability to actually say U.S. troops are in combat against the Islamic State. There is, however, one group of people who have no problem saying that the soldiers are in combat: the soldiers.

Jimmy Fallon sat down with Rachel Maddow, who explained that the current controversies surrounding the Republican debates really stem from there being too many candidates to manage: “It seems like none of them are gonna drop out, there’s gonna be a million of them in debates, the debates are all gonna be a disaster from here on out, it’s gonna be total chaos, the Republican Party won’t be able to run it, they’re all gonna mutiny — it’s gonna be super-fun!

Seth Meyers also took a look at the problems in the debates: “One of the problems is that any sandwich is crap, if it has 14 or more ingredients.”

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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 and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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Los Angeles (AFP) - Matthew McConaughey will not run for governor of Texas "at this moment", the Oscar-winning actor said Sunday, after months of speculation that he would make the leap into politics.

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