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Play of the Day: The Worst Kinds of State Legislatures

February 21, 2014 Jon Stewart lists the ways various state legislatures are elongating the 'arc of the moral universe' to bend towards injustice. The more creative of these? Kansas wants to allow you to hit your children harder, and Missouri only wants to teach classes based on the Bible. Plus: an American-born Olympian ...

Play of the Day: Super Bill Sunday

February 13, 2014 A full ten days have passed since Bill O'Reilly interviewed Barack Obama on Super Bowl Sunday. But the Fox News pundit isn't going to let you forget his grueling grilling of the President. In fact, O'Reilly has some handwritten notes from the epic moment that he's willing to sell to ...

Play of the Day: The GOP Has a Border Problem

February 12, 2014 It's time for immigration reform... maybe. But that's only if Republicans in the House of Representatives—and their conservative pundit overlords—can agree to an actual strategy. Jon Stewart suggests they write the "Only We Love Hispanics" Act and be done with it. Plus: Stephen Colbert reminisces on his 2010 sponsorship of ...

Play of the Day: A Sad Day for Sochi

February 10, 2014 The world trains its eyes on Sochi and the Olympic Games. Russia isn't doing too well underneath all that scrutiny: athletes' accommodations are lacking, the Opening Ceremonies included failing props, and David Letterman gets cranky. Plus: Clay Aiken makes a bid for Congress, hoping to unseat Republican Renee Ellmers. And ...

Why the Land Line Is About to Die

February 6, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Your phone line is about to die—and companies like AT&T, along with the Federal Communications Commission, are leading it to its shallow grave. National Journal's Brendan Sasso explains why the private sector is urging government agencies to speed up the regulatory process in transitioning from old land lines and outdated ...

Play of the Day: America Gets Distracted

February 5, 2014 Fox News star Bill O'Reilly takes some time before the Super Bowl to interrogate President Obama on the administration's grievous mistakes, including the health care program's rollout, Benghazi, and the IRS. Jon Stewart thinks O'Reilly was just chanting a right-wing hymnal. Plus: The FDA discourages youth smoking, and The Colbert ...

Play of the Day: Chris Christie's Guide to Navigating Scandals

February 4, 2014 Chris Christie is sticking to his traffic guns: he still says he knew nothing about the plot, even after a Port Authority official alleged that the New Jersey governor was well aware of 'Bridgegate.' Plus: the President is accused of plagiarizing former President Bush in his State of the Union ...

Play of the Day: Censure from the GOP

February 3, 2014 The Super Bowl has come and gone, but Chris Christie's traffic problems are still at the forefront of the political scene—and the butt of late-night comedians' jokes. Plus: Arizona's Republican Party calls Senator John McCain's voting record "too liberal." The challenge has been set, the gauntlet thrown. But the GOP's ...

Play of the Day: South Parked

January 31, 2014 Atlanta is paralyzed by the snow, and the nation has been asking: Who could have predicted such a catastrophe? Probably anyone watching Atlanta-based Weather Channel. Plus: we've heard that there might be some sort of large sporting event happening this weekend, and some people are talking about it. brightcove.createExperiences();

Play of the Day: A Republican Open Mic Night

January 30, 2014 Obama's fifth State of the Union addresses healthcare, the failing economy, and immigration. Wait—haven't we seen this before? The official remarks regarding the presidential speech are a choose-your-own-adventure of sorts. Jon Stewart responds to the responses, and it's about as crass as Rand Paul's remark about the government's "inherent" stupidity. ...