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Play of the Day: Why Obama 'Negotiated With Terrorists' for Bowe Bergdahl

June 3, 2014 An American soldier's return home from his time as a prisoner of war should be celebrated—but the move that brought Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl back from Afghanistan should also be criticized. Stephen Colbert doesn't appreciate the president's "negotiating with terrorists," but he thinks he understands the reasoning behind it. Plus: ...

Play of the Day: How to Celebrate a Real Scandal

May 23, 2014 Veterans aren't getting the health care they deserve—and now there's a memo from the days of the Bush administration showing that the executive branch has known about it from the problems' inception. You know what that means: Obama is finally embroiled in a legitimate scandal, and Stephen Colbert is throwing ...

Play of the Day: The Death Knell of the Tea Party

May 22, 2014 Primary season might mean the end of the tea party. Republican establishment candidate Mitch McConnell wins in Kentucky over the self-styled tea partier Matt Bevin. It's a a victory that might be the writing on the wall, but Stephen Colbert is still in denial. It doesn't matter that the poitical ...

Play of the Day: Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Hillary?

May 21, 2014 Karl Rove and the Republican Party are not terrified of Hillary Clinton's possible 2016 presidential campaign. If they were scared, late-night host Stephen Colbert wouldn't be laughing so hard. Plus: Joe Biden rejects a prom invitation, and The Colbert Report proves that the Chinese hackers accused of espionage were sneaky ...

Play of the Day: The VA's Hidden Affairs

May 20, 2014 The Department of Veterans Affairs has some explaining to do, and there's a long waitlist to hear the reasons for their latest scandal. It's enough to force late-night host Jon Stewart into busting open his swear jar. Plus: Senator Elizabeth Warren wants banking to be boring, Chinese hackers are taking ...

Play of the Day: The Medical Conditions of Karl Rove

May 19, 2014 Republican political adviser Karl Rove stands by his comments regarding Hillary Clinton's health problems. But Hillary Clinton isn't going to let the GOP strategist slide for very long. Late-night host David Letterman imagines the counterattack on Rove's own possible medical conditions. Plus: India's election news coverage is seizure-inducing, and the ...

Play of the Day: Breaking Up With America

May 16, 2014 Russia used to be our space boyfriend. Now, in response to U.S. sanctions, the country is cutting off American access to the International Space Station by 2020. With astronauts from the United States and Russia currently living there together, cohabitation must be getting pretty awkward. Plus: it takes a lot ...

Play of the Day: Why You Should Stop Recycling

May 15, 2014 Antarctica's ice sheet is melting and the word on the street is that it can't be stopped. President Obama can put global warming at the forefront of his political agenda, and you can sort your paper from your plastic recycling, but late-night host Stephen Colbert has the right idea: we ...

Play of the Day: The Koch Brothers Versus the Columbus Zoo

May 14, 2014 A ballot initiative meant to raise property taxes to fund the Columbus Zoo is dead. The campaign against it, led by the Koch-backed conservative group Americans for Prosperity, proved effective in the polls, defeating the tax levy by an overwhelming margin. But Stephen Colbert wants to be absolutely positive that ...

Play of the Day: The Diabolical Plans of Hillary Clinton

May 13, 2014 Stephen Colbert is convinced that Hillary Clinton was behind Monica Lewinsky's return to the public eye. Why would the late-night host mime an 'evil manipulator' impression of the 2016 presidential hopeful if she wasn't an evil manipulator? Plus: Iran might appreciate an extension on its nuclear deadline, and President Obama ...