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Kirsten Gillibrand pledges to not use hacked information in 2020 presidential campaign

Sen. Gillibrand felt compelled to let everyone know she wouldn't take info from the Russians.Image: Kena Betancur/Getty Images Donald Trump set such a low bar during the 2016 election that one Democratic candidate is pledging not to use stolen or hacked information from foreign actors in the 2020 race. This is how we live now, folks. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the detailed pledge on Tuesday. While many Democratic candidates, including Gillibrand, went on the record with the Daily Beast in February saying they wouldn’t use hacked material in their respective…

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Trump wants astronauts back on the moon by 2024

Donald Trump is seeking re-election in 2020, and in case you had any doubts he tweeted a painfully bizarre hype video to confirm. The two-minute-long video displays the words “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they call you racist. Donald J. Trump. Your vote proved them all wrong.”  It’s also set to music from The Dark Knight Rises? OK! The video features dramatic music and clips from Trump’s time in office, along with footage of Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Bryan Cranston, Amy…

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A rambling ‘SNL’ cold open can’t make sense of Donald Trump’s fake national emergency

For Saturday Night Live‘s latest cold open, Alec Baldwin put on his Donald Trump mask and spent seven minutes recreating IRL Trump’s sham press conference in which he unconvincingly presented his case for a fake national emergency. At least he was honest about it in SNL‘s version. The sketch is hardly an all-star by the show’s standards, but it clearly hit close to home. On Sunday morning, Trump dinged NBC in a tweet and quickly followed it up with a return to his favorite “the media are the enemy of…

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Stephen Colbert calls Trumps national emergency plan ‘insane’

Donald Trump is set to declare a national emergency in order to unlock $8 billion in additional funds for his border wall, on top of the lowered $1.375 billion allocated in a bipartisan budget bill the president is also expected to sign.  The Late Show host Stephen Colbert unpacked the troubling situation in his opening monologue Thursday night, casually calling Trump’s plan “insane.” “He claims he could get all the funding he wants for his wall if he just declared a national emergency. That, of course, would be insane,” Colbert…

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Stephen Colbert destroys Trump’s speech 1 clip at a time

If for some terrible reason you happened to miss Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, fear not — Stephen Colbert has you covered. In the 15-minute clip from The Late Show above, Colbert breaks down the, er, highlights from the speech. If you can’t even face the recap, though, the TL;DW version is pretty much summed up by this quote: “This speech was like watching paint lie.” Read more: https://mashable.com/video/stephen-colbert-destroys-trumps-state-of-the-union/

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Donald Trump and Roger Stone get big laughs in the latest ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

It was a big week in U.S. politics. Donald Trump’s temper tantrum-fueled partial shutdown of the government came to an end, for one. And Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally and adviser, because the latest figure in the president’s orbit to be indicted. I’m starting to think this Trump guy might have done some crimes at some point. But I digress. Those two nuclear news items — the government re-opening and the fall of Stone — dominated an entire Weekend Update segment on Saturday Night Live. Inherently funny stuff. Trump…

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Here’s who did and didn’t nail Trump comedy in 2018

Image: hbo / nbc / shutterstock From one wild White House Correspondents’ Dinner to a hidden camera show that changed the game, 2018’s comedy landscape was brimming with political takedowns. At the center of it all: Donald J. Trump.  Whether you delight in partisan mockery or find the whole situation terrifying and exhausting, you were almost certainly audience to one or more orange zingers this year. Wondering who mastered the craft and who failed to stick the landing? Don’t worry, we kept track so you didn’t have to.  SEE ALSO:…

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‘Saturday Night Live’ spin on ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ imagines a President Trump-free world

What if Donald Trump had run for president in 2016… and lost? It’s a dream that at least 51.7 percent of the country thinks about frequently, based on Trump’s most recent approval numbers. Not living in the darkest possible timeline sure would be nice. The black & white cold open brings Trump (Alec Baldwin) and his angel friend Clarence (Kenan Thompson) to a holiday party in which various members of the SNL-ified Trump orbit appear to crack a few jokes and then fade into the scenery. It’s a blissful few…

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Watch ‘Donald Trump’ take on Bob Ross with his trademark humility The Bob Ross Challenge

White House chief of staff John Kelly probably fantasizing about life after the White House.Image: Getty Images The post-election bloodbath within the Trump administration continues as embattled chief-of-staff John Kelly is out, and is expected to be replaced by Vice President Mike Pence’s chief-of-staff Nick Ayers, who is now Trump’s third chief in less than two years, an unprecedented revolving door for a key position. SEE ALSO: Why the Trump administration is terrified of these children Trump confirmed the news himself on Saturday while speaking with reporters on the White…

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Steve Carell became Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to troll Donald Trump on ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live saved its best Donald Trump jokes for guest host Steve Carell. While the latest episode’s cold open sketch ripped Trump’s favorite propaganda network, Fox News, Carell put on a bald cap and transformed himself into Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos. His three-minute message is ostensibly a broad overview of where Amazon is at now that its HQ2 locations in New York and northern Virginia have been selected. But really, this video is just an extended string of Trump burns, targeting his hair, his Twitter addiction, his…

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Secret Trump tape spawns thirsty meme

A leaked tape shows Trump and former lawyer Michael Cohen discussing a payment for Karen McDougal's story.Image: getty A secret tape featuring Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen discussing a payment for Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story was aired on CNN Tuesday night. And one particular moment has spawned a thirsty meme. SEE ALSO: John Cleese very bluntly confirms that people in Britain don’t like Trump The conversation, which isn’t the best quality, was recorded in 2016 while Trump was still a presidential candidate. Aired on Cuomo Prime…

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Stephen King uses a quote from ‘Animal Farm’ to go after Trump and Putin

Stephen King is definitely not Trump's number one fan.Image: strid Stawiarz/Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images When it comes to taking down Trump on Twitter, Stephen King regularly employs his full bag of writer’s tricks to make sure the task is carried out as efficiently as possible. Sometimes, though, all he needs is a well-placed quote. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling and Stephen King join forces to troll Donald Trump Following Trump and Putin’s summit in Helsinki earlier this week, the horror master took to Twitter to quote George Orwell. What Mr. Barclay said.…

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It’s hard to NOT get caught in the Crossfire of nostalgia

A scene from this wack-as-hell game show, "Paid Off"Image: TrUTV You know that dystopia in which income inequality is so extreme that society invents a game show that forces the less wealthy people to fight one other for survival? Nope, not The Hunger Games. We’re talking about good, old, real-life America in 2018. You know, where unchecked capitalist greed has rendered higher education simultaneously unaffordable and a prerequisite to landing a decent job — leaving 44 million citizens in debt that toals over $1.3 trillion, according to The Washington Post.…

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Jon Stewart delivers fierce direct address to Trump: ‘We will prevail.’

Jon Stewart returned to late night for a fiery monologue on 'The Late Show' directed at President Trump.Image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Jon Stewart has just delivered a walloping serve to Donald Trump. The former Daily Show host temporarily took over for Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Thursday night, geared up to perform one hell of a monologue. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien team up to respond to Trump It’s been one heck of a back-and-forth between late night hosts and Trump, with the president…

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Don’t mess with ‘late show lowlifes’ Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien

Donald Trump got dragged by late night hosts including "the guy on CBS" Stephen Colbert. Look, they weren't going to sit quietly.Image: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Image Donald Trump spent part of Monday night insulting late-night hosts including Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel. Of course, they’d respond, but how? During a rally for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump railed against all three comedians, calling Colbert a “low life” and Kimmel “terrible.”  SEE ALSO: Jimmy Fallon on Trump’s tweet: ‘Shouldn’t he have more important things to do?’ But…

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