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#EndorseThis: Jimmy Fallon Sings Out About Trump — With A Lethal Edge

Late on Martin Luther King Day, Jimmy Fallon offered a brilliant satirical version of “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor (dubbed “Fire and Fury,” after …

#EndorseThis: Will Oprah Run? She Has One Great Reason To Do It

Worried by the prospect that Oprah Winfrey might run for president? Or does a possible Oprah candidacy thrill you? Would she inflict the ultimate …

SNL Cold Open: Bill Murray IS Steve Bannon On ‘Morning Joe’

It’s morning on Saturday Night Live, and that means Morning Joe, hosted by those cooing lovebirds Joe Scarborough (Alex Moffat) and Mika Brzezinski …

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah On Trump Sneering At ‘Shithole’ Countries

If that presidential “shithole” gaffe annoyed anyone on television, Trevor Noah might be first in line. He’s a talented immigrant from South Africa, …

EndorseThis: If Trump Loves The National Anthem, He Could Learn The Words

“Donna’s a sugar packet…Banaaana Whi-iff…” That probably isn’t what Trump sang last Sunday when he pretended to know The Star-Spangled Banner at the …

#EndorseThis: Colbert And Wolff Find The Laughs In 'Fire And Fury'

“You know he’s watching,” Michael Wolff warns Stephen Colbert at the beginning of his latest “exclusive” interview. “He may have done nothing today …

#EndorseThis: Donald Trump Loved Stephen Miller's Throw-Down With Jake Tapper. So Will You!

There is something touching about Stephen Miller’s maniacal attempt to sell CNN anchor Jake Tapper on the genius of Donald Trump in this trending …

Trump Justice: Sessions Revives Political Probe Of Clinton Foundation

At the urging of Republicans in Congress, the Trump Justice Department has reopened a blatantly political investigation of the Clinton Foundation. …

#EndorseThis: Ellen DeGeneres Trolls Paranoid Loony Eric Trump

“If you know me at all, you know I don’t pay attention to politics,” says Ellen DeGeneres. “But unfortunately, politics pays attention to me.”<p>What …

#EndorseThis: The Daily Show Highlights Bannon Versus Trump

To understand the furor over Steve Bannon’s devastating description of “treasonous” conduct by Donald Trump Jr. — and all the other harsh things said …

#EndorseThis: Jimmy Kimmel Fact-Checks Trump's New Year Tweets

With the possible exception of Colbert, nobody trolls Trump with the wit and gusto of Kimmel.<p>In this clip Jimmy opens with a stinging review of the …

Bannon Denounces 'Treasonous' Trump Tower Meeting With Russians In New Book

In a new book, former White House strategist Steve Bannon denounces the Trump campaign’s 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer as “treasonous,” …

#EndorseThis: Funny Or Die Reveals Author Of That Terrible Tax Bill

Does anyone really know who wr the Republican tax “reform” bill? When we finally saw a version of that monstrosity — just days before the Senate GOP …

#EndorseThis: Late Night Explores The Mystery Behind Bitcoin

The first signs that the Bitcoin bubble will implode have appeared on the financial horizon, with sudden deep drops and spikes in value that do not …

#EndorseThis: Hasan Minhaj's Critical Review Of Cable News Idiocy, 2017 Edition

In this year-end special, reviewing the daily stupid brought to us by cable news, Hasan Minhaj is merciless. The sharpshooting <i>Daily Show</i> …

Citing 'Irregularities,' Roy Moore Sues To Stop Certification of Doug Jones' Victory

With only hours to spare, Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to prevent Alabama officials from certifying Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race, …

#EndorseThis: Trump Attacks! On Twitter! Again And Again And Again...!

If you ever wonder how Trump could have achieved so little in eleven months as president, consider how he spends his time: playing golf at his own …

No, 'Both Sides' Don't Smear Prosecutors

In American political journalism, the most comforting bit of conventional wisdom, the phrase that signals fairness and objectivity regardless of …

#EndorseThis: Colbert Trolls Ajit Pai, Killer Of Net Neutrality

Bereft of legislative achievements so far, Trump cut a symbolic red tape to celebrate his administration’s abolition of federal regulations. While …

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Says Sassy Deserves Thanks For 'Bama Victory

While Roy Moore talks to himself about recounts, Samantha Bee is performing his electoral autopsy. Yes, he more or less endorsed slavery and there …

#EndorseThis: Colbert Lampoons Trump's Most Shameless Tweets Of 2017

There are moments when you have to watch Stephen Colbert to understand the news—especially those hideous Trump tweets.<p>Once again, the dozen or so …

#EndorseThis: Colbert Parses That Funny (And Flakey!) Trump Tweet

How many laughs can Stephen Colbert squeeze from a single Trump tweet? Whenever somebody really irritates the president — someone like Senator Jeff …

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#EndorseThis: Kimmel Tells Off GOP Scrooges On CHIP And Taxes

Toting his super-cute baby boy Billy, fresh from heart surgery last week, Jimmy Kimmel is back with a sharp message for Congress: Fully fund the …

#EndorseThis: On SNL, Santa's Tricky Moment With Savvy Kids

When the great Kenan Thompson put on his Santa Claus suit to hear Christmas wishes from children, he didn’t expect the unseasonal and uneasy …

Trump Junior's Privilege Claim Recalls Failed Effort To Shield Marcos

Long before Donald Trump, Jr. claimed “attorney-client privilege” to avoid answering questions before the House Intelligence Committee, that claim …

#EndorseThis: Dark Russian Comedy With Donald Trump Junior

Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual …

#EndorseThis: Colbert Can't Stop Watching Trump Speech Slur

Watching Stephen Colbert troll Trump’s disastrous decision on Jerusalem relieves the sense of dread a little. But then at 1:56, the president of the …

#EndorseThis: Trump Lawyer John Dowd Is Now Channeling Nixon

Sometimes the parallels between the present national crisis and the Watergate scandal are almost eerie. Consider the latest argument from Trump …

Saturday Night Live: Flynn In Clanking Chains Haunts Ebenezer Trump

His greedy tax “reform” would delight Scrooge. His former associates, indicted or facing prosecution by the special counsel, haunt his dreams. His …