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Play of the Day: ISIL Wants To Be Just Like The United States

August 28, 2014 The Islamic State has plans to create a new Islamic Caliphate spanning the Middle East. But making an empire of that size would mean that the group is going to have to become a lot like a place it hates: the United States. Plus: Stephen Colbert finds the perfect solution ...

Play of the Day: Fox News Has A Beef With How Ferguson Has Been Covered

August 27, 2014 The events unfolding in Ferguson have outraged many, from civil rights leaders to press freedom advocates. But perhaps the most outraged of all has been Fox News, which has watched the media spin the shooting of an unarmed black teenager into, well, the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Still, ...

Play of the Day: The Problem With Internet Headlines

August 25, 2014 John Oliver gives pointed criticism during his show each week, but the way that online news sites describe his actions usually evoke physical destruction of some sort. So, this week, Oliver is giving news sites what they asked for — by literally destroying a piñata. Plus: Jimmy Fallon reads between ...

Play of the Day: Paul Ryan Really Wants To Drive A Bus

August 22, 2014 Yesterday, we took a look at the 2016 contender that no one wants to think about. Well, it turns out Paul Ryan is happy to endorse Mitt Romney for 2016, going as far as saying he would drive Romney's campaign bus. But Jimmy Fallon did some digging, and it looks ...

Play of the Day: The 2016 Contender Everyone Wants To Forget About

August 21, 2014 Hillary Clinton is making her way to Iowa, following a horde of Republican 2016 hopefuls who visited the Hawkeye State last week. But there is one candidate that everyone has tried to push from their minds, unsuccessfully. Plus: Nelly, a rapper from Missouri, has gone to the streets of Ferguson ...

Play of the Day: How Hillary Accidentally Announced Her Bid For President

August 20, 2014 It seems like everyone knows that Hillary Clinton is running for president except for her. But now, Jimmy Fallon is pretty sure there is proof. Why else would Clinton be taking a trip to Iowa? Plus: Republicans like to hold fundraisers at Disney parks. President Obama frequently ignored Clinton's fashion ...

Play of the Day: Why Are Chris Christie And Hillary Clinton Celebrating?

August 19, 2014 Rick Perry has been hit with an indictment in his home state, which might tarnish the not-so-pristine record of the Texas governor. But, some people might enjoy that Perry has himself in hot water. Plus: Police have more problems than Ferguson. President Obama's vacation is cut short. And Bill Clinton's ...

Play of the Day: Everything Wrong With How The Police Have Handled Ferguson

August 18, 2014 Protests have continued to escalate in Ferguson, days after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer. While shooting an unarmed black man is bad enough, John Oliver takes a look at all of the things that the police have done since the shooting to make the situation much, ...

Play of the Day: How America's Great Experiment Ends

August 15, 2014 With so much chaos in the world — and a lot of it right here in America — it may be time to shut down the Great American Experiment. Especially if you watched Today's interview with Kim Kardashian West. Plus: Police in Ferguson, Mo., are removing the threat of journalists. ...

Play of the Day: Is Hillary Trying To Distance Herself From Obama?

August 13, 2014 After her at-times harsh criticism of President Obama's foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is trying to mend bridges with her former boss by "hugging it out." But Jimmy Fallon has found new footage that shows just how real the divide between Hillary and Obama has become. Plus: The U.S. Post Office ...