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Trevor Noah looked at all the media hype of tonight’s Democratic debate on CNN, as the first face-off between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — along with a lot of hype about someone who won’t be there, Vice President Joe Biden, as well as the subtle disclaimer that three other candidates actually will be there.

Stephen Colbert lampooned CNN’s imaginative scenarios of Biden showing up at the debate, and realized this is actually a new business model for news: “Describing things more compelling than what you’re watching now.”

Seth Meyers looked at a serious issue: the dominance of political donations by just a few wealthy families.

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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.

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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