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The astute Seth Meyers offers “a closer look” back at the political train-wreck of 2016 — beginning with Donald Trump’s pouting refusal to accept the results of the Iowa Republican caucus (because Ted Cruz cheated, albeit without Russian help). The Late Night host reviews amusing moments we might have forgotten, following a year we may well prefer to forget: from Clinton’s awkward appeal for the youth vote to the trashy insult contest between Marco Rubio and Trump that concluded with the latter advertising his genitalia.

Meyers clearly feels special affection for Ben Carson, Trump’s clueless nominee for housing secretary, whose long, strange political trip culminates in a remarkable moment when he abruptly breaks off a live TV interview to go find his luggage. And Vice President Joe Biden sums up the entire fiasco with a pithy head-slap.

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Intelligence officials in Great Britain are telling reporters that “the Kremlin’s real goal is to mobilize 1 million,” in the planned conscription announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, according to The Guardian newspaper in London. British defense officials “reiterated in a briefing on Friday that it was their belief it will be very hard for Russia to reach 300,000, never mind any larger figure.”

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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, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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