Play of the Day: Fixing the debt ceiling with... a coin?

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert both returned from their extended breaks last night shocked at the abundance of missed late-night humor opportunities over the past three weeks. Stewart ranted while Colbert lamented the disincentivizing tax hikes on rich people like him.

Jimmy Fallon brought back his recurring send-up of the nightly news — Night News Now — to give viewers the latest on what Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would look like if his face was flipped upside down.

For today's must-see moment, fast forward to 4:00 to see the infomercial the U.S. government produced to explain its rationale behind minting a $1 trillion coin.

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