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Play of the Day: Geography Is a Democratic Process

April 9, 2014 The United States doesn't need to know where a country is in order to invade it. According to a new survey, the less Americans know about Ukraine's location, the more likely they are to support U.S. intervention. That sounds about right to Stephen Colbert, who believes in democratic principles (especially ...

Play of the Day: Jeb Bush's Border Problem

April 8, 2014 When Jeb Bush answered a question on illegal immigration with the statement that it was "an act of love," conservatives balked—including the most prominent of Republicans, Stephen Colbert. Plus: A sixty percent voter turnout for the elections in Afghanistan shames America's electorate, and the White House considers a ban on ...

Play of the Day: The Accuracy of Fox News Charts

April 7, 2014 The Obamacare enrollment deadline has come and gone, and the only question left is: Did the president actually reach his sign-up goals? According to Satuday Night Live's caricature of Fox News coverage, it wasn't even close. Plus: German Chancellor Angela Merkel doesn't appreciate Obama's tendency to duck and cover whenever ...

Play of the Day: The Phone Call Heard Round The World

April 3, 2014 Russian leader Vladimir Putin follows up his phone call to Obama by reaching out to former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. The NSA isn't about to let this golden opportunity slip through their fingers. Plus: Obamacare is "here to stay," Putin finalizes his divorce, and the U.N. whines about global ...

Play of the Day: What Obamacare Enrollment Numbers Really Mean

April 2, 2014 Health insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act may have reached 7.1 million people, but Stephen Colbert is wary about what that means for the waiting room of his doctor's office. Plus: Chris Christie's independent investigation of Bridgegate may have fudged some details, John Boehner mows his lawn, and Jimmy ...

Play of the Day: Bridgegate Solved

April 1, 2014 Chris Christie always knew that his hand-picked legal team would exonerate him from all wrong-doing. It took a lot of foresight to predict such a surprising result. Plus: Obama didn't get the result he wanted in Michigan State's loss, #CancelColbert interrupts CNN's Malaysia Airlines coverage, and someone tried scaling the ...

Play of the Day: Why Social Media Loves Obamacare

March 31, 2014 With the Obamacare enrollment deadline looming, the White House is desperate for publicity. Saturday Night Live provides a (probably accurate) window into the President's social media team, with guest "appearances" by Kim Kardashian, Pharrell's hat, and Pope Francis. Plus: A new report exonerates Chris Christie, and Russia acquires a few ...

Play of the Day: The Crafty Case Against Health Care

March 27, 2014 The Supreme Court case against Obamacare's contraception requirements is heating up. But while craft store Hobby Lobby tries defending their religious freedom, Jon Stewart can't seem to recall the specifics of the New Testament. Plus: Michelle Obama feeds pandas on a state visit to China, Vladimir Putin doesn't use a ...

Play of the Day: Putin's High-Level Sanction Technology

March 26, 2014 When the United States called for sanctions on Russia following its annexation of Crimea, the Kremlin retaliated with some of its own. Who knew Putin also had high-level sanction technology? Jon Stewart never would have guessed. Plus: Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown nonchalantly runs for New Hampshire office with signs ...

Play of the Day: On Russia, News Media's Dirty Words

March 24, 2014 Two world powers are engaging in a back-and-forth war of sanctions, and cable networks are reporting the news with a few inappropriate comments. Jimmy Fallon compiles them all together to demonstrate exactly how to get fined by the FCC. Plus: Medical marijuana launches its first television ad, while White House ...