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Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY), the Staten Island congressman who infamously threatened to throw a journalist over a balcony and break him in half “like a boy,” is earning headlines again. But this time, rather than making colorful threats, Grimm is accused of defrauding the government, evading taxes, and a whole slew of other charges.

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart, for one, seems thrilled with Grimm’s antics, saying “No one, no one does corruption better than the Northeast, baby.” And Grimm’s corruption charges just add “another gold star on the rap sheet” already populated by everyone from Chris Christie to former Connecticut governor John Rowland.

Dubbing the congressman “Grimm Shady,” Stewart draws attention to just how ridiculous the representative’s claims that he will run for re-election are. If Stewart can’t dissuade him from running again, nobody can.

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Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

What makes Trump supporters so loyal to a president who is wrecking the country and the world is one of the great mysteries of our time. And the latest political scientist to ponder this problem is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, whose obscene, cigar-chomping wisecracks you may recall from his many appearances on Saturday Night Live.

Now working as a "correspondent" for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Triumph recently convened a focus group of real live Trump supporters to discuss current issues, such as the dismantling of Confederate statues and unemployment. The group watched some fictional Trump-Pence campaign ads to gauge their reaction to potentially extreme proposals by their idol.

Even Triumph, who always presumes human stupidity, was exasperated by their answers.

It's uproariously funny, the way only a gang of mindless Trumpists can be.