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  • Watch Stewart and Colbert Skirt Campaign Finance Laws!

    Watch Stewart and Colbert Skirt Campaign Finance Laws! | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart reminded viewers that he recently came into a great deal of money as the "proud new owner of a super PAC." Though it "sounded great at first," he then learned...

    January 18, 2012 11:21 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart Starts Spending Colbert's Super PAC Cash

    Jon Stewart Starts Spending Colbert's Super PAC Cash | BLOG ENTRY

    Jon Stewart "came into a little bit of money" last Thursday, after being handed the reins of Stephen Colbert's super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow. By law, the Daily Show host cannot coordinate with Colbert...

    January 17, 2012 12:26 PM ET
  • The Daily Show on the Coming South Carolina 'Bloodbath'

    The Daily Show on the Coming South Carolina 'Bloodbath' | BLOG ENTRY

    The Republican candidates seeking the presidential nomination have cleared out of Iowa and New Hampshire, where the first two primaries were conducted in a largely gentlemanly fashion, and are headed for the next contest in South Carolina,...

    January 12, 2012 12:14 PM ET
  • Dickinson On 'Countdown': The GOP Primaries

    Dickinson On 'Countdown': The GOP Primaries | BLOG ENTRY

    Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickinson appeared on last night's Countdown with Keith Olbermann to talk about the GOP nomination race in the wake of the New Hampshire primary. While Dickinson was impressed by Mitt Romney's...

    January 12, 2012 11:34 AM ET
  • Swedish House Mafia's Axwell to DJ Cosmic Opera

    Swedish House Mafia's Axwell to DJ Cosmic Opera | ARTICLE

    Dance music fans have been wondering how Swedish House Mafia will top December's blowout show at Madison Square Garden. For Axwell, one-third of the DJ supergroup, the answer was in the works long before the lights...

    January 11, 2012 1:15 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart Tears into Iran

    Jon Stewart Tears into Iran | BLOG ENTRY

    On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a break from the "up-to-the-minute micro-changes in early primary states" to check in on what's going on elsewhere in the world. He learned that Iran has been enriching uranium...

    January 11, 2012 12:36 PM ET
  • Swedish House Mafia Brings the Party to Madison Square Garden

    Swedish House Mafia Brings the Party to Madison Square Garden | ARTICLE

    Minutes before they took the stage for their headlining Madison Square Garden show, the members of dance supergroup Swedish House Mafia were unable to believe they were really about to play the legendary arena.  "We said...

    December 17, 2011 6:55 PM ET
  • Daily Show Tackles the Lowe's 'All-American Muslim' Flap

    Daily Show Tackles the Lowe's 'All-American Muslim' Flap | BLOG ENTRY

    After home improvement store Lowe's has faced a backlash for pulling ads from the TLC show "All-American Muslim," Jon Stewart looked to "senior Muslim correspondent" Aasif Mandvi for his thoughts on the controversy. Mandvi's commentary wasn't exactly...

    December 14, 2011 12:34 PM ET
  • Jon Stewart on Trump, Da Best Debate Guy Ever

    Jon Stewart on Trump, Da Best Debate Guy Ever | BLOG ENTRY

    When Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race, Jon Stewart was nothing short of despondent. "I worried that my job would never bring me joy again," he admitted. But, sometimes, Stewart said...

    December 7, 2011 11:50 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart Bids Herman Cain a Very Pokemon Farewell

    Jon Stewart Bids Herman Cain a Very Pokemon Farewell | BLOG ENTRY

    Herman Cain announced the suspension of his beleaguered presidential campaign on Saturday. As Jon Stewart noted on last night's Daily Show, because Cain "sensed his supporters needed something to lift their spirits," he uttered "the greatest nine...

    December 6, 2011 10:40 AM ET
  • Tim Dickinson On Countdown: Trump Debate 'Just a Joke'

    Tim Dickinson On Countdown: Trump Debate 'Just a Joke' | BLOG ENTRY

    Rolling Stone contributing editor Tim Dickinson popped up on Countdown with Keith Olbermann Friday to discuss Donald Trump's latest incarnation: debate moderator. Olbermann asked, "How does Donald Trump, who makes his living off not listening to other...

    December 5, 2011 2:40 PM ET
  • Governors Chaffee and Gregoire Ask Feds to Reclassify Marijuana

    Governors Chaffee and Gregoire Ask Feds to Reclassify Marijuana | BLOG ENTRY

    Christine Gregoire and Lincoln Chaffee, governors of Washington and Rhode Island, respectively, fired off an open letter to the federal government yesterday, urging the Obama administration to recognize marijuana as a substance with acceptable medical uses....

    December 1, 2011 4:30 PM ET
  • Stephen Colbert Tests Siri's Conservative Cred

    Stephen Colbert Tests Siri's Conservative Cred | BLOG ENTRY

    Stephen Colbert has found yet another reason to love Siri, the iPhone's voice recognition software: According to various sources, she is pro-life, as she is unable to locate any abortion clinics in Manhattan. But that's not the...

    December 1, 2011 10:46 AM ET
  • Conan on the Cain Affair

    Conan on the Cain Affair | BLOG ENTRY

    Herman Cain took to CNN's Wolf Blitzer's show yesterday to break the news that another woman was about to come forward, this one alleging a 13-year affair with the Black Walnut. Cain strenously denied the allegation....

    November 30, 2011 10:53 AM ET
  • Jon Stewart on How Pepper Spray Became 'America's New Car Horn'

    Jon Stewart on How Pepper Spray Became 'America's New Car Horn' | BLOG ENTRY

    During the Daily Show's weeklong Thanksgiving break, an alarming new trend took hold – "[using] pepper spray to alleviate minor inconveniences," as Jon Stewart put it on last night's show. Stewart went on to note that, between the...

    November 29, 2011 3:24 PM ET
  • Chris Matthews on JFK, His 'Elusive Hero'

    Chris Matthews on JFK, His 'Elusive Hero' | BLOG ENTRY

    MSNBC host Chris Matthews has never made a secret of his admiration for John F. Kennedy, but he's always longed to know more about an enigmatic man whose own wife called "elusive" and "unforgettable." In his new...

    November 16, 2011 1:24 PM ET
  • Today in Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Cleared, More

    Today in Occupy Wall Street: Zuccotti Cleared, More | BLOG ENTRY

    • Police cleared Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment this morning (or more accurately, in the dead of night), making hundreds of arrests. Mayor Mike Bloomberg says protestors may return to the park, but...

    November 15, 2011 3:10 PM ET
  • Is Occupy the Start of a New Progressive Era?

    Is Occupy the Start of a New Progressive Era? | BLOG ENTRY

    In a must-read New York Times Op-Ed over the weekend, economist Jeffrey Sachs – an erstwhile villain in the eyes of the anti-globalization left – hailed Occupy Wall Street as the start of a new progressive era...

    November 14, 2011 3:29 PM ET
  • 'Saturday Night Live' on Rick Perry's 'Oops!' Moment

    'Saturday Night Live' on Rick Perry's 'Oops!' Moment | BLOG ENTRY

    Saturday Night Live devoted its cold open this weekend to satirizing Rick Perry's "oops!" moment during Wednesday's Republican debate. In SNL's version of Perry's disastrous debate performance, the moderators continue to press the candidate on the third...

    November 14, 2011 1:58 PM ET
  • Today in Occupy Wall Street

    Today in Occupy Wall Street | BLOG ENTRY

    • Police moved in on the fledgling encampment on the UC Berkeley campus, arresting seven students. [SFGate] • In response to the Berkeley arrests and continued police violence at Occupy Oakland, the Berkeley City Council nixed...

    November 10, 2011 3:38 PM ET
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