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Summer is almost here, which means the end of Saturday Night Live’s regular season. For a finale, Alec Baldwin returns in the SNL cold open to bid us farewell with a rousing, lunatic version of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” as he looks forward to “doing the things I never get to do” — playing golf (cue laughter) and visiting friends in prison.

Joined by the rest of the cast’s White House regulars in this ominous musicale, the president warns that he’s “on cruise control to a second term.” But before the end, Robert Mueller (Robert DeNiro) steps in with “something important to tell America,” but Baldwin shouts him down: “No collusion! No obstruction!”

Wince and laugh.

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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.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell said failure to pay US debts is 'just not something we can contemplate'

Washington (AFP) - The chairman of the US Federal Reserve called on lawmakers to raise the nation's borrowing limit urgently on Wednesday, warning that failure to pay government debts would do "severe damage" to the economy.

"It's just very important that the debt ceiling be raised in a timely fashion so the United States can pay its bills when it comes due," Jerome Powell said as the central bank concluded its September meeting. Failure to pay, he added, is "just not something we can contemplate."

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