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Play of the Day: America Is The Oprah Of Middle East Weapon Systems

9:18 AM ET The United States has long been a harbinger of democracy and peace when it enters foreign conflicts. But Jon Stewart wants to know just how far America's flood of democracy and peace — read: weapon systems — goes. Plus: A Maryland man thinks he found one of Obama's balls, near ...

Play of the Day: Can Anybody Broker A Lasting Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas?

July 29, 2014 As fighting continues between Israel and Hamas, the United Nations can finally help facilitate a lasting peace. Or not. Maybe growing international pressure will persuade the main actors away from violence. Maybe Egypt. Jon Stewart wants anybody but Secretary of State John Kerry. Plus: The New York Times supports legalizing ...

Play of the Day: America's Totally Nonsensical Nuclear Stockpile

July 28, 2014 John Oliver is worried about the care of the United States’ nuclear missiles. And he has good reason: In multiple instances, nuclear warheads have been accidentally dropped or mishandled on U.S. soil. Maybe it is time to further reduce the amount of nuclear bombs we have. Plus: New York City ...

Play of the Day: Forget Republicans And Democrats, Voters Want The Galactic Empire

July 25, 2014 Darth Vader is polling higher than any potential 2016 presidential candidate, so Jimmy Fallon wants to know if he'll consider a run for the Oval Office. Sure, it's a bit more elliptic and less spherical, but maybe it would work out. Plus: Hillary Clinton makes a quilt for her to-be ...

Play of the Day: How Cable News Covers Obamacare

July 24, 2014 The Affordable Care Act, known commonly as Obamacare, had its day in court Tuesday. Well, its day in courts, plural. And chaos was unleashed into the airwaves, as pundits and show hosts lined up to give their assessment of the state of Obamacare. Plus: Marco Rubio has some tough words ...

Play of the Day: Congress Goes 'Fact Finding' in Honduras and Guatemala

July 23, 2014 A few members of Congress took a trip this weekend to assess the situation in Honduras and Guatemala that is causing so many children to flee to the United States. And, based on the view from their hotel room, it looks all good. Plus: The Clintons take a trip to ...

Play of the Day: The Russian Theory Of The Zombie Plane Crash

July 22, 2014 A lot of theories have surfaced over the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in Ukraine. But none of them goes quite as far as that of the zombie-exploding-plane theory pushed out in Russian media. Maybe the finger should be pointed at the suspect no one suspects: the Dutch. Plus: Last ...

Play of the Day: America's Prison Population, Explained

July 21, 2014 The death penalty isn't the only controversy in criminal justice. America now has a prison population equal to that of the entire country of Slovenia, and John Oliver is ready to explain how we got there. (There is even aSesame Street episode devoted to the topic, if you have small ...

Play of the Day: Deport Those Migrant Children Out of Love

July 18, 2014 Liberals think they are being "compassionate" by granting extrajudicial asylum to children fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. But Fox News and Stephen Colbert know that the "loving" thing to do would be to deport them, promptly, back to their gang-infested homes. Plus: California's version of the death penalty ...

Play of the Day: 'Three' Benefits of Rick Perry's New Look

July 17, 2014 Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been sporting some new specs, possibly part of a reinvention for an upcoming 2016 presidential bid. His new look definitely does three things for his potential candidacy: He looks smarter, more serious, and... Plus: President Obama tries to patch things up with German Chancellor Angela ...