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Play of the Day: How the Air Force Cheated the Nuclear System

January 23, 2014 Several Air Force officers entrusted with the nation's nuclear arsenal were recently caught in a scheme to cheat during a standard proficiency test. Stephen Colbert doesn't blame them: How else is the United States supposed to beat the Chinese? And in today's political scandals: former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and ...

Play of the Day: Team USA at the Homophobic Olympics

January 22, 2014 The United States thinks it can compete against Putin's Russia when it comes to homophobic remarks. Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi roots for Team USA to go for the gold. And in recent domestic news, the New Jersey governor is steeped in yet another scandal, after allegations by Olympian Carl ...

Play of the Day: NSA Reform Is Doomed

January 21, 2014 Pope Francis is setting new limits on financing the process of sainthood. Now the rich won't be the only ones to lay claim to holiness. Plus, a 17,000-word New Yorker profile on the president reveals Obama's opinion about the dangers of marijuana -- namely, that the drug isn't any more ...

Play of the Day: How to Get Off the NSA's Grid

January 17, 2014 Stephen Colbert has always believed in the National Security Agency's right to spy — especially on other people. But now that new leaks have revealed a vast surveillance network that can even tap computers unconnected to the internet, Colbert is taking a few technological steps back. Plus: Bridgegate has left ...

Play of the Day: Advertising America

January 16, 2014 USA Tourism attempts to sell America to the world with the country's majestic landscapes, diverse people, and the best kept national secret: eagle paragliding. And in international news, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweets irreverently about the latest nuclear deal with foreign powers. Congress still doesn't like him or his country, ...

Play of the Day: The Keepers of Political Hit Lists

January 15, 2014 Hillary Clinton's campaign aides tracked and rated all her known enemies in the Democratic Party during her 2008 presidential campaign. Topping that 'hit list'? According to Conan O'Brien's speculations, her husband is definitely up there. President Obama plans to meet with the popular Pope Francis. The man's first year in ...

Play of the Day: Where the Polluted Things Are

January 14, 2014 Hundreds of thousands of West Virginia residents are left thirsting for clean water after a chemical spill in the Elk River occurred upstream of a local water treatment plant. People were advised not to drink, cook with, or bathe in water from their taps. But Stephen Colbert knows tragedy gold ...

Play of the Day: No Quick Exit for Christie

January 13, 2014 David Letterman has the latest update in Chris Christie's bridge scandal, and the New Jersey governor attempts an apology that's almost as long and drawn out as a traffic jam. Spoiler alert: a few vindictive staff members get thrown under the proverbial bus. Plus: a new analysis from the Center ...

Play of the Day: Christie's Never-Ending Sorry

January 10, 2014 Governor Chris Christie is embarrassed and humiliated by his administration's George Washington Bridge scandal. But mostly the Republican media star is saddened that the latest revelations don't follow the tone he has attempted to set during his time in office. Jon Stewart tries to determine precisely what note the New ...

Play of the Day: Christie Stuck in Political Traffic Jam

January 9, 2014 Governor Chris Christie can't get out of this traffic scandal fast enough. But the late-night comedy shows aren't about to let him make a quick exit. Plus, the Obama administration plans to air ads during the Winter Olympics promoting Obamacare. Jimmy Fallon has the latest on why this is actually ...