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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...

Play of the Day: How to Apply Game of Thrones To Your Politics

May 12, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin probably asks one crucial question before making any move on the international stage: What would the ruthless King Joffrey do? Plus: Rob Ford campaigns for rehab office, and the White House was put on lockdown twice last week. (Image via Frederic Legrand /

Play of the Day: How a State Defines Snacking

May 9, 2014 Watch democracy in action as New York's state legislature engages in a healthy debate over what exactly constitutes a 'snack.' Jon Stewart deems it "the best 40 minutes" any legislative chamber anywhere has spent. Plus: Boston could be in danger from global warming-induced drowning, and the feds are producing marijuana...

Play of the Day: What a Weak Foreign Policy Looks Like

May 8, 2014 Fighting in Ukraine hasn't abated, and Stephen Colbert knows exactly the dictator to blame for it: President Obama. How hard could it possibly be to distract Russians from committing atrocious acts of violence anyway? Plus: Rob Ford checks in to rehab and the White House wants illegal immigrants to get...

Play of the Day: How the GOP Woos Donors

May 7, 2014 Kentucky Senator Rand Paul brings Rupert Murdoch on a date to the Kentucky Derby. But Stephen Colbert warns against getting too cozy with the wealthy media mogul: there are a plethora of other presidential hopefuls vying for the man's heart (and money). The competition is sure to be just as...

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