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Cuomo Will Step Down And Be Replaced By New York's First Female Governor

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday morning that he is resigning in the face of impeachment over sexual assault allegation.

"I'm a New Yorker, born and bred. I'm a fighter and my instinct is to fight through this controversy because I truly believe it is politically motivated, I believe it is unfair and it is untruthful and I believe it demonizes behavior that is unsustainable for society," he said. But he added, "New York tough means New York loving, and I love New York, and I love you. I would never want to be unhelpful in any way."

An investigation by New York Attorney General Letitia James released last week found that the governor had "sexually harassed multiple women and violated state law." Following the release of that report, numerous Democratic officials called on him to resign, including President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and scores of New York legislators. Although Cuomo has denied the allegations, he acknowledged today that he has "been too familiar with people" and apologized to the women he has "truly offended."

When he leaves office in two weeks, Cuomo will be replaced by Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a former member of Congress from Buffalo who will be the state's first female governor.

Trump Booster On Staten Island Under Investigation For Absentee Ballot Fraud

Yet another Trump supporter who loudly repeated the former president's lies about election fraud in the 2020 election is now under investigation for vote fraud himself.

According to multiple news outlets, both federal and state authorities are probing the recent campaign of Marko Kepi – a narrowly defeated candidate for City Council in the Republican primary on New York's Staten Island. Kepi is suspected of forging absentee ballots by officials of the New York City Board of Elections.

Ironically many Republicans, including Kepi, have insinuated that Democrats misused absentee ballots authorized for use by voters wishing to avoid crowded voting places during the pandemic.

Reporters for New York City's public radio station, WNYC, and its online publication Gothamist, have obtained an internal Board of Elections memo that indicated concern over more than a thousand absentee ballots handled by Kepi campaign workers. Many of those ballots carried signatures that didn't match voting records, WNYC reported – and there was at least one ballot that was supposedly cast by a voter who was actually deceased. (Trump supporters, including his disgraced attorney Rudy Giuliani, have frequently charged without any evidence that dead people voted for President Biden in various states.)

The same memo noted that similar issues arose during Kepi's campaign for state assembly last year, which he also lost.

The general counsel for the Board of Elections has asked the Justice Department and the New York Attorney General to investigate Kepi's actions, following an executive session vote by the board. Both offices confimed to WNYC that they had received the investigative request. Meanwhile, David Carr, the Republican who defeated Kepi, asked the Staten Island district attorney to open an investigation.

Staten Island DA Michael McMahon, also a Republican, released a statement on the matter. "My office takes these allegations very seriously," McMahon said, "and will fully investigate this matter to ensure the integrity and fairness of our election system."

A spokeman for Kepi's campaign called the allegations a "fake scandal ginned up by a political machine that does not want all legal votes to be counted." He was talking about the Staten Island Republican Party.

#EndorseThis: Joy Reid Torches Tucker Carlson After 'Race Lady' Insults

Fox News' leading white nationalist Tucker Carlson should add MSNBC's Joy Reid to the long list of people he shouldn't mess with, after The ReidOut host obliterated him for his “race lady" remarks about her.

“Oh, honey, honey. Tuckums. Is this really about me fixating on race -- or is it about you fixating on race?" Reid asked.

She then proceeds briskly to dismantle “lil Tucker" while reviewing his “many failures."

It's a hoot. See for yourself!

Watch Joy Reid's Mini-Biography On Tucker Carlson's Many Failures | MSNBC youtu.be

#EndorseThis: Humiliating CNN Supercut Highlights Kevin McCarthy's Flip-Flops

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has performed a dizzying series of flip-flops over the former guy's election lies and theJan. 6 Capitol riot. And with this supercut reel of his contradictory blather, CNN holds him fully accountable..

The flurry of reversals is so ridiculous that CNN anchor John Berman offered several reminders that on each occasion, this was "the same Kevin McCarthy" on their screens.

"Here's how the head-spinning, bumper car evolution has played out since the election," says co-anchor Briana Keilar -- and she's right.

It's laughable.

CNN/Kevin McCarthy www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: CNN Mocks Giuliani, ‘The Guy You Hire If You Want To Be Impeached’

Former President Trump's personal attorney is in a mess of trouble, after the FBI raided his home for further evidence in the eternally unfolding Ukraine scandal.

While Rudy Giuliani has given late night hosts and political satirists plenty of material over the years, the latest bombshell even has CNN piling on.

“Giuliani is the guy you go to if you want to get impeached, right?" CNN host John Berman joked. "If you're a president, [you] need to get impeached, hire Giuliani, and you get there pretty quickly." Legal analyst and ex-prosecutor Elie Honig provides a thoroughly amusing answer.

Click and cackle!

Rudy Giuliani's incompetence mocked: 'The guy you hire if you want to get impeached' youtu.be


Federal Agents Search Giuliani's Home And Office In Ukraine Probe

FBI agents seized electronic devices belonging to former Trump attorney Rudolph Giuliani at his Manhattan apartment and office on Wednesday, executing a search warrant as part of a lengthy probe of whether he acted as an unregistered foreign agent for shady figures in Ukraine. Federal authorities reportedly also seized a cellphone belonging Victoria Toensing, a Republican lawyer and Giuliani associate, at her Washington-area residence.

The searches and seizures represent a major step in the investigation, which was stymied by the Justice Department under Trump and now appears to be moving forward rapidly under Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The Washington Post reported that Robert Costello, a lawyer for Giuliani, had confirmed the search via text message.

#EndorseThis: Full-Sized Mitch McConnell Puppet Gets Bombarded With 73 Questions

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) robotic demeanor and emotionless tone often makes us wonder: "Is he actually a human being or an automaton?"

Though the jury is still out on that burning question, one thing is for sure: legendary comedy writer Robert Smigel's full-sized puppet is much more lifelike.

The hilarious sketch -- a parody of Vogue's 73 questions -- is a part of a new series of Fox specials called Let's Be Real.

McConnell may be fake but the laughs are real. Just click!

Is Mitch McConnell Ready To Answer 73 Questions? | LET'S BE REAL www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Tucker Carlson Crispy For His 'Villain' Laugh

We've all wondered whether Fox News Channel's resident white supremacist Tucker Carlson is actually a human being, but the fascistic host's "villain" laugh is really troubling Jimmy Kimmel.

"What the hell was that?" asked Kimmel about the Carlson laugh (at about 7:30). "It's like there's a little girl trapped in his head, right? He laughs like the villain in the movie who realizes James Bond just put the bomb back on him and he's about to explode."

Then Kimmel played the video again. "What human makes a sound like that?"

The answer: They don't. Jimmy has funny news about the MyPillow guy and a Chris Christie snap, too. Click and cackle!

MyPillow Mike is Booked on Kimmel, Tucker Carlson's Creepy Laugh & Chris Christie for Prez www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: Will Conspiracy-Crazed Wingnuts Resist Mike Lindell's MyVaccine?

Conservatives are avoiding the Covid-19 vaccine like they should be avoiding the virus itself. According to Civiqs, 41 percent of Republicans say they would definitely not accept a coronavirus vaccine, as doses pile up in red states.

Thankfully, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has a creative solution: Bring in far-right loony and 2020 election conspiracist Mike Lindell (played by Michael Kosta, but don't tell the Republicans).

Packaged like a MyPillow ad, with a special offer of a second dose 21 to 28 days later, how could even the mosts conspiracy-addled Republicans pass it up? Click and chortle.

#EndorseThis: The Joke Is On GOP Sen. Cornyn, But He Doesn't Get It

Either the Senate GOP is grasping at straws or they really are this stupid.

During the confirmation of Justice Department civil rights division nominee Kristen Clarke, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) attempted to grill her by dredging up an op-ed she wrote in college about the racist book The Bell Curve. She opened the piece with a satirical statement that African Americans are genetically superior to Caucasians-- clearly referring to the absurdity of the book.

"This was satire?" Sen. Cornyn doltishly asked.

Duh! Watch him flounder -- it's too funny.

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Smirks As Gaetz 'Snubbed' By His 'Idol' Trump

As the investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz's heinous career continues, more and more of his former allies can't stomach -- or just don't want to be associated-- with the Florida Congressman. The latest indignity: Gaetz has been "snubbed" by the former guy, his "political idol."

Seth Meyers takes "A Closer Look," dishing out too many Trump and Gaetz burns to count.

Meyers was at the top of his game. Check it out!

MAGA Congressman Matt Gaetz Snubbed by Trump Amid Growing Scandals: A Closer Look www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Trump For Saying Someone Else Must Be Running The Country

President Joe Biden has the country heading in the right direction for the first time in, well, four years at least. Biden is doing so well, in fact, that the former guy and his followers can't even deny it. Someone else must be running things -- maybe, as Trump suggested, it's "Bernie Sanders on steroids."

Trump's whining is so ridiculous that Jimmy Kimmel can still riff on him for laughs. Enjoy!

#EndorseThis: Colbert Warns Gullible "MAGA-Heads" Against Trump Ripoffs

The latest multi-million-dollar Trump scandal is an invitation to satire, and Stephen Colbert accepts with gusto. The Late Show host acidly explains how the Trump campaign set up its recurring email donation under a mountain of fine print, knowing that its gullible supporters would never find the "opt out" button.

As Colbert notes, the Trumpsters, like their idol, aren't known for intensive engagement with words: "Their favorite reading genre is hat." Soon the campaign ramped up its ripoff to a weekly withdrawal from unwitting supporters, siphoning thousands from old wing-nuts on limited incomes.

It's a story that gives fresh meaning to "Stop the Steal." Click and cackle.




#EndorseThis: Randy Rainbow Rips Cruz And Graham Over 'Border Crisis'

Randy Rainbow is back with a sassy new parody, this time targeting Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their border crisis "hypocrisy" in a documentary-style video titled, "TED and LINDSEY!"

Covering their respective idiocies to the tune of the Broadway classic "Kansas City," Randy pays special attention to Graham's sycophantic Trump toadying and the "Cancun Cruz" fiasco. Enjoy!

TED and LINDSEY! - A Randy Rainbow Song Parody www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates 'Pranksgiving' With Trump Burns

Jimmy Kimmel loves to celebrate April Fools Day with his annual "Pranksgiving" episode, zeroing in on the former guy's "best" prank on the American people.

"Remember last year, when Trump promised the coronavirus would disappear by Easter?" Kimmel joked. "That was a good one. That was maybe the best one ever."

It's a day late but those Trump burns keep overnight. Enjoy.

Crazy Peeps, Palin Gets COVID & Clayton Kershaw's Interview with Guillermo www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Breaks Down 'Biggest and Best' Conspiracy Theories

According to Trevor Noah, "No one does conspiracy theories like the United States." With the former guy still spewing spew election conspiracies as QAnon dominates the Republican Party, his observation seems sickeningly apt.

America is infested with so many conspiracy theories, in fact, that it's hard to keep track of all of them. That's why Noah is here to give us an in-depth breakdown of the "biggest and best, from Jeffrey Epstein to QAnon."

It's well worth the time -- you can laugh and learn.

Conspiracy Theories: Born in America | The Daily Social Distancing Show www.youtube.com

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Toasts Trump's Deranged Wedding Speech

Among any couple's worst fears when planning a wedding is someone -- a distant cousin? -- picking up the mic and delivering an incoherent speech that ruins the joyous occasion. Now every Mar-a-Lago guests must add the 45th President of the United States to that list of perils.

The internet has been going bananas, ripping Trump left and right for the embarrassing, sloppy, and conspiracy-ridden wedding speech he delivered last weekend. But no one dishes Trump comedy like Jimmy Kimmel. And he inflicts suitable penalties on Eric Trump and the MyPillow guy, too.

Click and the laughs will follow!