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Play of the Day: How Television Could Save the Supreme Court

October 20, 2014 How could television news organizations possibly generate interest in hours-long legal battles? It's an impossible mission that's made even more difficult by a ban on cameras in the judicial branch's highest court. And while groups have called for more transparency in the Supreme Court's proceedings, comedian John Oliver doesn't believe ...

Play of the Day: The Latest Scandal to Blow Over Florida

October 17, 2014 Florida Gov. Rick Scott and democratic challenger Charlie Crist battled for the future of the Sunshine State Wednesdaynight. But not before quibbling on the merits of having an electric fan on stage. With Scott's initial refusal to enter the debate arena over the presence of the fan, all anyone anywhere ...

Play of the Day: The Newest Midterm Debate Strategy

October 16, 2014 What's a candidate to do when the polls are unfavorable and the elections are looming ever closer? Attack the man currently serving in the White House, of course. Dissociating one's beliefs from President Obama is the latest action plan that Democrats and Republicans alike are using in midterm debates, with ...

Play of the Day: How to Court the Midterm Voter

October 15, 2014 The Republican Party is having a few difficulties getting its message out to voting-age women. Fortunately, the College Republican National Committee has found the secret to appealing to the GOP's feminine side. Plus: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be the Willy Wonka of dictators, and another Ebola ...

Play of the Day: The Cost of Midterm Madness

October 14, 2014 Several Democrats condemn the money flowing into national elections because of its "corrupting influence." But in midterm races, many liberal groups are outspending their opponents. The Daily Show host Jon Stewart doesn't take kindly to this hypocrisy. Plus: Michelle Obama goes to bat for Iowa senate candidate Bruce "Bailey," and ...

Play of the Day: Could This Be The New Republican Stance on Same-Sex Marriage

October 10, 2014 With new reports that same-sex marriage is no longer the partisan flash point it once was, some in the Republican Party might be softening toward the issue. But Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky still believes that marriage should be between one man and one woman. And the 2016 presidential hopeful ...

These Politicians Want to Close the U.S.-Mexico Border Because of Ebola

October 9, 2014 Mexico has never seen a case of Ebola before. But for some politicians worried about a potential outbreak of the deadly virus on American soil, that doesn't matter. Scott Brown said Thursday that he doesn't want undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border because they might be carrying Ebola. "People coming ...

Play of the Day: The Best Name for the Fight Against ISIS

October 9, 2014 President Obama has yet to perfect the precise art of war nomenclature. That's according to critical news commentators frustrated with an administration that's unwilling to name the current campaign against ISIS. So late-night host Stephen Colbert takes on the labeling challenge. Just watch as his creative method gets the job ...

Play of the Day: Is Tobacco the Cure to Ebola?

October 8, 2014 ZMapp, the experimental drug used to treat Ebola, is made from a plant that's popular the world over: tobacco. But Stephen Colbert isn't satisfied with this new medication. The drug cocktail doesn't even provide the "nicotine buzz" usually associated with cigarettes and other tobacco products. Where will The Colbert Report ...

Play of the Day: The GOP Has a Strategy to Combat Ebola

October 7, 2014 Media pundits are charging the federal government with lying to the American public about the threat of Ebola. The gross incompetence of agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention means one thing: State legislatures must take over. Luckily, a South Carolina Republican has come up with an ...