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Play of the Day: What A Budget Compromise Looks Like

December 12, 2014 Late Thursday evening, the House passed its version of the spending bill that will keep the lights on at the Capitol if it passes the Senate. But in order to arrive at such a compromise, Republicans and Democrats had to "split the difference" on some very partisan issues. Jimmy Fallon ...

Play of the Day: In Its Defense, The U.S. Is 'Awesome'

December 11, 2014 The Senate torture report revealed horrific details of the Bush-era "enhanced interrogation" program. But Fox News knows that the report's authors are missing something: "The United States of America is awesome." Plus: Ebola fighters are selected as Time's person of the year. Scott Walker says "molotov" to his Jewish constituents. ...

Play of the Day: The Appropriate Reaction To The Senate Torture Report

December 10, 2014 When Sen. Dianne Feinstein took the floor yesterday to announce the details of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on Bush-era "enhanced interrogation" methods, many weren't sure what to expect. After she finished, Jon Stewart wasn't sure how to react. Plus: President Obama writes code, while Joe Biden goofs around. Stephen ...

Play of the Day: What Obama Wants For Christmas

December 9, 2014 At the National Tree Lighting ceremony, President Obama shared a lengthy hug with Santa. The Tonight Show has the exclusive audio of the presidential wish list. Plus: Congress looks to improve its dismal approval rating, and the royal couple visits New York's other royal couple — Jay-Z and Beyonce.

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 ...