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The Daily Show was quite displeased when the Iowa Republican Party barred them from their “Growth and Opportunity Party” candidates event this past weekend. Trevor Noah’s response: “As far as I’m concerned, the Iowa GOP can suck its own caucus.”

Jordan Klepper also chimed in: “Look, for Iowans a little ribbing won’t kill them — it’ll be the type 2 diabetes — and that’s the kind of joke they’re afraid we’ll make.”

Jimmy Fallon looked at the controversy over the Republican debates, with the help of a special guest: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who had his own list of demands to make — such as, “Stop complaining.”

And Stephen Colbert examined the latest threat to national security: The danger that Russia could destroy all the cables that carry the Internet. “Repairing those cables would be a slow process — because can you imagine how long it would take Time Warner to show up at the bottom of the ocean?”

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, center, speaks with Speaker Nancy Pelosi behind him.

Photo by Kevin McCarthy (Public domain)

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Delta variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus surging in the United States — especially in red states with large numbers of unvaccinated Americans — Capitol physician Brian Monahan is reinstituting a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is honoring that mandate, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, pandering to the GOP's MAGA base, is opposed. And when Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked about McCarthy's opposition, she had some scathing words for the California congressman.

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