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Play of the Day: America's Unclear Triumph In The War On ISIS

November 11, 2014 The U.S. took a huge leap in the war on the Islamic State with an airstrike that either killed, injured or entirely missed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Plus: Former President George W. Bush and President Obama went on Face The Nation this weekend. Bush said he believes there's a ...

Play of the Day: Republicans' New Science On Climate Change

November 7, 2014 Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe literally wrote the book on climate change denial, and now he is slated to be the next chairman of the Senate's environment committee. Stephen Colbert thinks it is time for a quick not-science lesson. Plus: Barack Obama wants to drink with Mitch McConnell, but has he ...

Play of the Day: Just How Big Was The Republicans' Win?

November 6, 2014 The Republican takeover looks like a sea of red, washing over Congress, state legislatures and beyond. Luckily, Stephen Colbert is here to take it all in. Plus: Young people didn't show up to vote this election, so did we rock the vote or classic rock the vote?Obama has a temper ...

Play of the Day: Money In Politics is Last Night's Big Winner

November 5, 2014 While the Republicans are celebrating their takeover of the Senate, it might be a good time to reflect on the real winners and losers of this election cycle. In the winners column are a host ofSuper PACs, dark money donors and more than 3.7 billion dollar bills. In the losers ...

Play of the Day: President Obama Goes Full Tarantino

September 12, 2014 As President Obama prepared to outline his plan of action for confronting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, he was at a crossroads. One path: the cautious, measured approach that has been the hallmark of his administration. The other: the scorched-earth, shock-and-awe, Quentin Tarantino-style bloodbath of administrations past. Yes, ...

Play of the Day: A Prerecorded Reaction To The President's Speech

September 11, 2014 President Obama cautiously outlined his plan of action to combat the growing threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria last night. Unfortunately, the broadcast was too late for most late-night shows to cover in their prerecorded broadcasts, but that didn't stop Stephen Colbert from trying. Plus: Dick Cheney ...

Play of the Day: ISIL May Have A Plagiarism Scandal

September 10, 2014 What does the Islamic State have in common with Sen. John Walsh of Montana? Apparently, both are a little loose about borrowing intellectual property. In fact, the group may have lifted its entire plan in Iraq — invasion followed by the implementation of their favorite government — from the United ...

Play of the Day: A Decade Of Stalling On Immigration Reform

September 9, 2014 Tuesdays are good for throwbacks too, right? President Obama's recent decision to hold off on using executive action to push immigration reform is reminiscent of a decade of Republicans not doing anything about immigration reform. Plus: With the threat of ISIS growing, it might be time to call in Liam ...

Play of the Day: Why Student Debt Isn't Going Anywhere

September 8, 2014 Affordable access to education seems like an idea that anyone could get behind. Why is it that student debt has skyrocketed in recent years? John Oliver has the answers, and they look a lot like College Mad Libs. Plus: President Obama was in Wales, where he met with Prince Charles. ...

Play of the Day: Guess Whose Anti-Obama Attack Ads These Are

September 5, 2014 Midterm attack ads are often ludicrous. But with a president as unpopular as Obama, it can get hard to differentiate the attacks from the right from those from the left — as both sides try to distance themselves from the status quo. Plus: New studies show that IQs are dropping, ...