NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on "The Daily Show" last night, telling host Jon Stewart he would give him a warning after he pulled out and began drinking from a giant plastic cup obviously larger then than 16 ounces, which the mayor recently banned.
Jon Stewart returned from a holiday break last night, exercised over Republicans' decision last week to adjourn the House session without voting on the $60 billion in aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"Oh I can understand that, been a long session, the House Republicans probably wanted to get home," Stewart said."You know who else wants to get back to their homes, the people whose homes got swept away by Hurricane Sandy!"
Nate Silver of FIveThirtyEight.com said his site became "a symbol for people who said, 'Hey, let's look at the polls, let's do some empirical research.'"
Jon Stewart found plenty to praise, and mock, in the disaster responses from New York and New Jersey officials.
President Obama appeared on "The Daily Show" last night, but hours before the program aired, conservatives were already seizing on a quote from the pool report, in which the president describes the death of four Americans in Benghazi as "not optimal."
President Obama is currently taping an episode of "The Daily Show" to air tonight, and the pool reporter, David Nakamura of the Washington Post, very helpfully included links to his five previous appearances on the show.
The last one was in 2010; there were two in 2008 and one in 2007. And there was one way back in 2005, when Obama was new enough to the Senate that Jon Stewart jokes with him about hazing rituals. (The punchline is that he has to sometimes stand between Harry Reid and Bill Frist.)
Jon Stewart puts Mitt Romney's analysis about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay income taxes, into a slightly different frame, considering that the group includes seniors.
"Mr. Romney knows them as personal responsibility-shirking, unconvincibles. You may know them as The Greatest Generation and or Nana."
And Stewart makes good use of Buzzfeed footage of Mitt Romney's mom saying her husband, Romney's dad, was on welfare when he first came to this country.
The last episode of "The Larry Sanders Show" begins with the camera trained on a TV screen showing Jack Paar's 1965 farewell to the audience of "The Jack Paar Program." Paar is sitting on a stool.
On 'The Daily Show,' Gillibrand talks about equal pay and Jon Stewart makes a joke about light bulbs
On "The Daily Show" last night, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand argued that having more women in the House of Representatives and the Senate would lead to bette, more substantive discussions about policy.
Gillibrand rattled off a few topics, including equal pay for equal work. Jon Stewart jumped on that and briefly challenged her.
"How is that enforced? And I've even read at the White House, that women at the White House do not make the same money that men do in the same positions. If that can't be done at the White House where they signed the law, what hope do we have--?"
Gillibrand, unphased, responded by explaining that the first bill Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extends the timetable for when women can sue an employer for pay discrimination, because "you might not know for twenty years."
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand won't get a star turn on the stage at the Democratic convention in Charlotte next week, since she'll be appearing alongside her fellow female senators for a big ensemble production led by Maryland's Barbara Mikulski.
But she'll still get some airtime on television, as the featured guest on Wednesday's edition of "The Daily Show," according to a reporter for the Charlotte Observer.
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Rubio's 'Daily Show' appearance delayed by, among other things, Gillibrand's fruit and vegetable bill
Senator Marco Rubio, the Florida Senator who the Romney campaign now says is being vigrously vetted as a possibly vice-presidential pick, was supposed to appear on "The Daily Show" last night. But according to host Jon Stewart, "Harry Reid scheduled a lot of floor votes for this evening," so Rubio was stuck in Washington.
They got Dennis Leary as a replacement, and Stewart said Rubio would be on the show next week.
Also: "You [bleep]ed me again, Harry Reid!"
Jon Stewart doesn't find Rep. Carolyn Maloney's argument particularly compelling that having more women on the Secret Service could have prevented the hooker scandal in Columbia: