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Trevor Noah highlighted the gubernatorial election this Saturday in Louisiana — and the ability of Democratic challenger John Bel Edwards to turn just about any question into a knock on family-values Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s prostitution scandal: “That comeback was like a brothel — Vitter walked right into it!”

Stephen Colbert examined the hate being stirred up by politicians against Muslim refugees: “This kind of selective immigration is nothing new. Like the plaque on the Statue of Liberty says: ‘Give us your tired, your poor, mostly Christians, and maybe one or two Indian guys with engineering degrees.'”

Larry Wilmore shamed the sports fans who have yelled out inappropriate stuff during observations for a moment of silence at the stadiums.

Jimmy Fallon did an interview with “Bobby Jindal” (played by Aziz Ansari) in the wake of Jindal dropping out of the presidential race.

Conan O’Brien: “At a campaign rally, Donald Trump said he would, quote, ‘Bomb the s@#t out of ISIS.’ It’s all part of his new campaign slogan: ‘Donald Trump — The Drunk Guy Next To You At The Sports Bar.'”

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Fort Worth Police at the scene of a violent crime.

Photo by Brandon Harer (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

If you're worried by the rise in violent crime — a real and troubling phenomenon — don't ask Republicans for solutions. All they can offer is a blame game that relies on dubious cherry-picked data. To get their message, just glance at Breitbart.com, the home of hard-right hackery: "Violent Crime Surges 25 Percent in 2021 With Democrats in Washington." You can find dozens of similar headlines across right-wing platforms, which invariably announce "skyrocketing crime rates in Dem-run cities." (Stay tuned for grainy video of a disturbing attack.)

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GOP Senate Campaign Chief Blasts 17 Colleagues Who Support Infrastructure Deal

Reprinted with permission from American Independent

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