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Play of the Day: Shutdown and Restart the Government

October 28, 2013 For all their technology, you'd think the National Security Agency wouldn't get caught red-handed quite so often. But it turns out the world is watching-- and it's angry. The NSA recently spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with a few other dozen world leaders. Plus, Health and Human Services...

Play of the Day: Everybody Hates U.S.

October 25, 2013 The Obamacare website is down. But that's not news to anybody. Now, late-night has a novel solution to the problem: namely, let the NSA take over. And speaking of the NSA, the rest of the world is again taking notice of U.S. surveillance programs. It's hitting closer to home, with...

Play of the Day: A Nightmare on Wall Street

October 24, 2013 HealthCare.gov is set to be Obama's legacy-- and Stephen Colbert couldn't be happier about the enormous "techno-turd-taco" it's become. Plus, fake Twitter accounts abound at the White House, and they're responsible for leaking classified information. The government is about to get a taste of its own privacy medicine. And after...

Play of the Day: Extreme Takeover, Tea Party Edition

October 23, 2013 A Colorado campaign attempts to appeal to the young and the restless with 'bro-surance.' But there's a slight problem: the state's Obamacare website is still 'bro-broken.' Plus, what does the United States hate more than Congress? As it turns out: almost nothing. Even hemorrhoids and head lice rank as more...

Play of the Day: Obama's Technical Difficulties

October 22, 2013 Glitches? What glitches? The president tries to give the straight talk about Healthcare.gov's technical difficulties, but he's crashing almost as much as his website. Sorry, but there's just no sugarcoating it. brightcove.createExperiences();

Play of the Day: Wanted: Iranian Space Monkeys

October 21, 2013 Are you an aspiring monkey astronaut? Join the Iranian space program today! Iran is running television ads to recruit animal volunteers, and David Letterman has the exclusive. Plus, a look back at the week in government shutdown news with Jimmy Kimmel's weekly tribute to the FCC. Warning: there's a bit...

Play of the Day: Congress Learns... Something

October 18, 2013 President Obama believes a new era of bipartisan cooperation can begin. Now that the shutdown is over, he might be right... but probably isn't. Plus, members of the House and Senate aren't the only ones occasionally given to spewing nonsense. During the final debt ceiling vote, a House stenographer took...

Play of the Day: Welcome Back, Government!

October 17, 2013 The government is re-opened for business. And you know what that means: the panda cam is back online! But despite the triumphant return of the federal government, people are still frustrated with Congress. Late-night host Craig Ferguson proposes we just "fire the bastards." Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel holds a roundtable debate...

Play of the Day: Squirrel Squabbling

October 16, 2013 Day 15 of the government shutdown and the beginning of the end for the White House. Squirrels are invading Michelle Obama's vegetable garden, and it's all Congress's fault. A rodent resurgence never would have happened under George W. Bush. Plus, the Grand Ol' Party is splintering. And while the old...

Play of the Day: Shutdown: The Terrible Twos

October 15, 2013 The government shutdown turns two weeks old-- and it's not getting any prettier. NASA is down on Saturday Night Live, and a preacher is spouting off insults at the Republican Party. Plus, the late-night comics remind us why we all hate the government. brightcove.createExperiences();