Play of the Day: Rounding Up a Tough Week for the White House

By Ross Gianfortune

May 20, 2013

With three scandals dogging Barack Obama, the president and government functions continue to be a focal point on late-night television. David Letterman went headlong into the jokes, opening with a connection to the 40th anniversary of the Watergate hearings. He also brought baseball, the Republican party and Joe Biden into the mix.

The Tonight Show’s Jay Leno hit similar notes, comparing Obama to Richard Nixon and suggesting that the president might call up Leno guest Mitt Romney and offer him the job.

Saturday Night Live presented its season finale with a surprise Weekend Update appearance by former anchor -- and TV good government supporter -- Amy Poehler to rehash “Really!?! with Seth and Amy.” The segment picked apart the IRS, the Tea Party and Obama.

Fast forward to 4:20 to see why the IRS is on edge this time of the year.


By Ross Gianfortune

May 20, 2013

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