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SNL: Impeachment Cold Open

With the threat of impeachment looming, Donald Trump (Alex Baldwin) calls those closest to him including Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Kanye West (Chris Redd), William Barr (Aidy Bryant), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Kim Jong-un (Bowen Yang), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) Eric and Don Jr. (Alex Moffat, Mikey Day), and Liev Schreiber.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:26 AM (17 replies)

Andrew Yang Wants Thorium Nuclear Power. Here's What That Means.

Why the Democratic candidate is backing an experimental technology to fight climate change.

Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and Democratic candidate for president, revealed his climate plan this week.

Unlike other presidential candidates, Yang openly endorses a nuclear power known as thorium.

Yang says he would heavily promote thorium research in America, promising that part of "$50 billion in research and development" would go toward thorium-based molten salt reactors.

On Monday, Democratic candidate for president Andrew Yang revealed his climate plan. Like the plans of fellow nominees Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the plan is ambitious. But Yang's sticks out from the others because he openly endorses a type of nuclear power known as thorium.

Nuclear power has divided the Democratic candidates, with a few, like Sanders and Marianne Williamson, outright opposing its extended use into the future. Meanwhile, contenders like Yang, Sen. Cory Booker, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar actively support it. Yang's plan claims that the public's conception of nuclear safety "has been skewed by TV shows like Chernobyl and The Simpsons."

It's worth noting that while nuclear plants in America today are very different than the Soviet plants of the late 1980s, the show Chernobyl gripped Americans partially because it was based on a real event. Incidents like Fukushima, Three Mile Island, and multiple Broken Arrows still loom large for Americans. Polling from Gallup earlier this year showed a country split down the middle, with 49 percent of Americans in favor of the technology and another 49 percent opposing it.

But a thorium plant would be different than the plants with which Americans are familiar.

Read more: https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a28820813/andrew-yang-nuclear-power/

Thorium pellets, held by an Indian scientist in a weapons laboratory.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Sep 28, 2019, 06:28 AM (60 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 9/27/19

Rudy Giuliani Is At The Center Of Trump's Whirling Corrupt-Nado

According to sources inside the White House, officials are placing blame for the Ukraine collusion firestorm squarely on the shoulders of his personal attorney.

Warren Passes Biden In Poll, Bernie Shops At Kohls

In this edition of 'Doin' It Donkey Style' Stephen Colbert finds Elizabeth Warren leading in a poll, Bernie revealing his favorite store at the mall, and the other Dem candidates showing off their dance moves.

Uninformed Correspondent: Bootsie Goes To Chinatown

Bootsie Plunkett, aka The Late Show's Uniformed Correspondent, links up with Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman to learn about Trump's tariffs over lunch in New York City's Chinatown.

We Found Trump's Secret Server

We found where the White House hid Trump's call with Ukraine! But that's not all we found...

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Sep 28, 2019, 03:48 AM (2 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 9/27/19

Monologue: America's Traitor

Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Gina McCarthy: Climate Tipping Point

Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy joins Bill to discuss whether it's too late to take action on climate change.

New Rule: White Shame

In his editorial New Rule, Bill asks white liberals to stop hating on themselves and proposes a "Honky Tax" to offset their white guilt.

Overtime: Salman Rushdie, Gina McCarthy, Barney Frank, Linette Lopez, Noah Rothman

Bill Maher and his guests answer viewer questions after the show.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Sep 28, 2019, 01:03 AM (12 replies)

Seth Meyers - President Trump Is in Denial About the Gravity of Impeachment - Monologue - 9/26/19

Fred Armisen, Art Aficionado: Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Fred Armisen describes the history behind a famous piece of art by Claude Monet titled Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies.

Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: Trump at the UN, Impeachment Proceedings

Seth's favorite jokes from the week of September 23.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 11:33 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Trump's Ukraine Whistleblower Scandal - How Will It All End?

Exhausted from all of Donald Trump’s scandalous behavior, Ronny Chieng isn’t getting his hopes up about the impeachment inquiry.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 11:26 PM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Guest Sen. Bernie Sanders: The Impeachment Inquiry Needs To Move Quickly

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders has been calling for impeachment for months because he says Trump is damaging America as "the most corrupt president of the modern era."

Sen. Bernie Sanders Details His Climate Change Legislation

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says that he has advanced the most comprehensive legislation to deal with climate change that our Congress has ever considered.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 04:00 AM (7 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 9/26/19

Innocent People Don't Do Things Like This: Trump's Ukraine Cover-Up Spills Into View

With the details of the whistleblower's report revealed, it is clear the White House moved to cover up the President's attempt to get Ukraine's leader to "play ball."

Trump's Political Allies Shamble To His Defense After Whistleblower Report

Longtime Trump defenders like Senator Lindsay Graham, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Devin Nunes had their work cut out for them this morning.

Meanwhile... French People Problèmes

Meanwhile... Make no mistake, there is no cheddar in Stephen Colbert's soufflé!

Garmin DNI: The GPS For The Intelligence Official

Thanks to this exclusive footage, we now know why Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire took the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower report to the White House instead of directly to Congress.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 03:52 AM (1 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher guests - Friday, September 27, 2019

Real Time with Bill Maher guests - Friday, September 27, 2019
Real Time with Bill Maher continues its 17th season Friday, September 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at 11:30 p.m., exclusively on HBO.

Former EPA administrator/Harvard University Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment Director Gina McCarthy is the top-of-show interview guest.

Author/New York University Distinguished Writer in Residence Salman Rushdie is the mid-show interview guest.

The roundtable guests are former Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Commentary Magazine associate editor/author Noah Rothman and Business Insider columnist Linette Lopez.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Sep 27, 2019, 12:44 AM (8 replies)

Seth Meyers - Whistleblower Alleges Trump Cover-Up of Ukraine Scandal: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the damning whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment inquiry over President Trump’s Ukraine scandal.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:55 PM (0 replies)
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