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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, ...

Play of the Day: Frank Underwood's Advice For President Obama

September 4, 2014 With all the turmoil around the globe, America needs a president who can get stuff done — not one who "slow talks" himself through speeches in countries that no one has heard of. Enter: Frank Underwood. Plus: A new store is selling only pant suits like those that Hillary Clinton ...

Play of the Day: How Congress Reacted To Eric Cantor's New Paycheck

September 3, 2014 Eric Cantor's primary loss came as a shock to many. But he got right back on his feet, joining an investment bank for a large new paycheck. All of his buddies in Congress are looking a little green right now. Plus: Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence can find solace in the ...

Play of the Day: What You Missed This Labor Day Weekend

September 2, 2014 Labor Day weekend may be a time for vacations and relaxation, but that doesn't mean the news stops. Here are some of the things you missed out on over the weekend.

Play of the Day: It's All Obama's Fault

August 29, 2014 With all the news about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria lately, it is important to keep the terrorist group's roots in perspective. Oh, who are we kidding? Everyone knows the rise of ISIS is President Obama's fault. Plus: Hello Kitty isn't a cat. And Rick Perry's gift to ...