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Stephen Colbert: Guest Michael Moore Calls For An 'Army Of Satire' Against Trump

'The Terms of My Surrender' star Michael Moore says the best way to get under Trump's skin is with an army of satire, and wants Stephen to enlist.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 04:04 AM (11 replies)

Stephen Colbert Monologue - 7/26/2017

Stephen Makes A Change To Trump's 'Trans Ban' Tweet

Stephen makes a correction to the last two words of the President's three-part Twitter announcement banning transgender Americans from the military.

Trump Claims His Ohio Rally Broke All Records. Every. Single. One.

President Trump doesn't shy away from making bold claims. But claiming a rally broke 'all records' is bold, underlined and italicized.

Stephen Helps 'The Mooch' Scaramucci Find 'The Leaks'

Anthony Scaramucci appeared on CNN to discuss loyalty, leaking and his stabbing preferences.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 04:02 AM (4 replies)

13 Trump Scandals You Forgot About

Any other year, one of these could have derailed a presidency.

The first six months of the Trump presidency have been a whirlwind of Russia-related news, with revelations about the Kremlin’s attempt to sway the election and the Trump campaign’s possible role in the effort surfacing nearly every day. But imagine for a moment a world in which the Russia scandal didn’t exist. Pretend that Trump didn’t fire FBI Director James Comey, or that Don Jr. never met with a Russian lawyer and a former Soviet spy promising dirt on Hillary Clinton. Forget that Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort had to register retroactively as foreign agents, or even that Trump said he wouldn’t have hired Jeff Sessions if he’d known the attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia probe.

What you’re left with is still a remarkable amount of other administration scandals—from the State Department’s stay at a Trump hotel to Jared Kushner’s disclosure problems—that would have been major news any other year, with any other president in the White House. Here are a few to remember.

Foreign governments are paying Trump

The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution says the president cannot “without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” This means that many of Trump’s continued business dealings—he has refused to divest from his real estate company—could very well be illegal: For one, Trump has hotels all over the world—from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines—and receives foreign money from his overseas holdings constantly.

There’s also the issue of the Trump International Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., which has become a popular destination for foreign diplomats. A week after the November election, about 100 foreign officials were invited to an event at the property, during which they toured the building and sipped champagne. While Trump promised before taking office that he’d donate all profits earned from foreign governments to the U.S. Treasury, he doesn’t appear to have kept that pledge. So far, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have all held events at the hotel, but there’s also the trickier matter of how to account for individuals linked to foreign governments. A Trump Organization pamphlet published in May said that “putting forth a policy that asks all guests to identify themselves would impede upon personal privacy and diminish the guest experience of our brand.”

Much more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/07/26/13-trump-scandals-you-forgot-about-215420
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 02:32 AM (4 replies)

Seth Meyers: Late Night's Female Writers Respond to Trump's Transgender Ban - 7/26/17

Late Night writers Amber, Ally, Dina and Jenny comment on President Trump's surprise Twitter announcement banning openly transgender people from serving in the U.S. military in any capacity.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 01:04 AM (6 replies)

Seth Meyers - Senate Votes on Health Care, Trump Attacks Sessions: A Closer Look - 7/26/17

Seth takes a closer look at how the GOP's attempts to pass a health care bill without telling anyone what's in it and the President's attacks on his own attorney general are a threat to our democracy.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 12:53 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: The GOP Fails to Repeal Obamacare (Again) & Trump Targets Trans Soldiers - 7/26/17

Senate Republicans once again push for repeal Obamacare to no avail, and President Trump takes to Twitter to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Jul 27, 2017, 12:21 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert Monologue - 7/25/17

Senators Don't Know What's In The Healthcare Plan They Passed

The Senate advanced a fill-in-the-blank healthcare bill that has the potential to leave millions of Americans with, well, blank.

Our President Needs The Validation Of Boy Scouts

The President had a great opportunity to inspire a large audience of youngsters... and instead spent his entire speech discussing politics, crowd sizes and his rich friend's boating escapades.

Cookie Jeff Sessions Fires Back At President Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions returns to The Late Show to deliver a sugary rebuttal to Trump.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 04:06 AM (9 replies)

Seth Meyers - The Check In: Opioids - 7/25/17


Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on President Trump's plans for tackling the growing opioid crisis.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 01:02 AM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: The GOP Brings the Dead Health Care Bill Back to Life - 7/25/17

The Senate votes to debate the GOP health care bill, giving the legislative body three days to potentially rewrite the health care system.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Jul 26, 2017, 12:12 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert monologue - 7/24/2017

Stephen Introduces His Anthony Scaramucci Impression

Now that Stephen has the impression down, the White House's new communications director can run but he can't hide.

Stephen Warns Trump About The Dangers Of Self-Pardoning

The President has reportedly been inquiring with his staff about pardoning himself.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Jul 25, 2017, 03:52 AM (8 replies)
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