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Play of the Day: The State of the Union's Mixed, Awkward Messages

January 29, 2014 Obama gave a decent speech last night: full of modest proposals that, depending on Congressional good spirit, may or may not be acted upon. But that isn't stopping the critics. Maybe he should have just stuck with broadcasting it in a six-second Vine. brightcove.createExperiences();

Play of the Day: The Actual State of Our Union

January 28, 2014 The President will deliver his State of the Union address tonight — and if he's anything like late-night's Jimmy Fallon, he's got a lot of font editing to do before then. Jon Stewart assesses our elected officials in his condensed evaluation of our union. Spoiler alert: Congress hasn't been doing ...

Play of the Day: Slow Jamming the State of the Union

January 27, 2014 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney joins Jimmy Fallon to slow down the news cycle. Rocking out with the late-night comedian, Romney croons about several topics, including the President's State of the Union, NSA reform, and a recently released Netflix documentary starring the former Massachusetts governor himself. Plus: Former Arkansas Governor ...

Play of the Day: The Internet's Fight to the Death

January 24, 2014 A recent court ruling striking down net neutrality has the Internet reeling. Cable companies are strong-arming The Colbert Report, the decision's very first victim. Plus: Pope Francis sets up a bad joke when he extends a lunch invitation to 16 Argentine rabbis. And while there have been calls for Chris ...

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 ...