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Journal Archives

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/17/19

Donald Trump Is A Diagnosed Narcissist

Two psychologists examined Donald Trump's psychological wellbeing and the results were... conclusive.

A Woman On The Moon By 2024!

This week in Mooooon Newwwws...

Jon Batiste's 'The Game Of Thrones' Song

Jon Batiste recaps all eight seasons of HBO's hit series in his new music video, 'The Game of Thrones.' Side note: he's never seen a single episode.

Stephen Has A Story: Graduation

Stephen Colbert's college graduation day was awkward. Namely because he didn't graduate.

Ted Cruz Says There Are Space Pirates... Ye Be Warned!

In honor of Ted Cruz, the Late Show presents: traditional space shanties.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 18, 2019, 04:07 AM (2 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - 5/17/19

Monologue: Barefoot and Pregnant

Bill recaps the top stories of the week, including the ever-expanding pool of presidential candidates and the passage of several controversial abortion bans.

Jonathan Metzl: Dying of Whiteness

Professor and author Jonathan Metzl joins Bill to discuss how the politics of racial resentment is killing America's heartland.

New Rule: Prig Brother

In his editorial New Rule, Bill calls out Republican moralizers for being on the wrong side of the sexual revolution.

Overtime: Fran Lebowitz, Jonathan Metzl, Neera Tanden, George Packer, Jarmes Kirchick

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

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 18, 2019, 01:57 AM (16 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Sen. Michael Bennet's Own Daughters Mock Him for Being "Mild-Mannered"

Senator Michael Bennet talks about his mom finding out he was running for president via the newspaper and how his daughters mock him about being “mild-mannered.”

Sen. Michael Bennet on Government Spending, Economic Growth and Marijuana

Senator Michael Bennet talks about unnecessary government spending, the lack of economic growth and the need to make government work for Americans again.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat May 18, 2019, 12:04 AM (6 replies)

Seth Meyers - President Trump's Merit-Based Immigration Plan - Monologue - 5/16/19

Seth's Favorite Jokes of the Week: GoT Series Finale, Mark Zuckerberg’s Birthday

Seth's favorite jokes from the week of May 13.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 17, 2019, 11:57 PM (0 replies)

Real Time with Bill Maher guests - Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Author Fran Lebowitz is the top-of-show interview guest.

Academic Jonathan Metzl is the mid-show interview guest.

The roundtable guests are foreign policy expert James Kirchick, journalist George Packer and public policy advocate Neera Tanden.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 17, 2019, 04:23 AM (0 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 5/16/19

Jared's Immigration Plan Is A 'Complete Whiff'

Jared Kushner's solution for immigration is being described as a 'conversation-starter' and a 'complete whiff.'

Bill de Blasio Joins The Race To A Resounding 'Why?'

If Bill de Blasio's presidential announcement falls on a Thursday, can anyone hear it?

Meanwhile... These 'GoT' Baby Names Aren't Aging Well

Meanwhile... With 'Game of Thrones' taking some unexpected turns, some parents might regret naming their babies after certain characters too soon.

Trump Tariffs Call For An Update To Mother Goose

With American farmers struggling to make ends meet, the old Mother Goose nursery rhyme 'Farmer in the Dell' needs an update.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 17, 2019, 04:00 AM (1 replies)

A massive Gulf oil spill is finally being contained after more than 14 years

Up to 1,000 gallons of oil per day are being removed from the site of the Taylor Energy spill, says the owner of company that installed a containment system.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday that it is finally containing and collecting oil from a massive 14-year spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the longest offshore disaster in U.S. history.

More than 30,000 gallons of oil have been collected over several weeks since a containment system was installed about 12 miles off the coast of Louisiana, the Coast Guard said. Capt. Kristi Luttrell, who is overseeing work performed by a contractor, the Couvillion Group, called the containment a major milestone that could significantly reduce the impact of the spill, which will enter its 15th year in September.

Luttrell entered into a contract with Couvillion last year after the company responsible for the spill, Taylor Energy, failed to follow her orders to do so on its own.

The system’s success could be a serious setback to Taylor Energy’s efforts to stop the containment effort. The company filed a federal lawsuit in December, claiming that Couvillion lacked the expertise to install a system to capture oil leaking from its wells. They broke open when Hurricane Ivan caused the walls of a deep sea canyon to collapse and sink an oil platform.

In a separate lawsuit, the company also claimed that Luttrell’s order to mount a more aggressive response to the spill was rash. It came a day after The Washington Post revealed an expert analysis that contradicted Taylor Energy’s claims that almost no oil was present at the site.

The analysis by Oscar Garcia-Pineda, a geoscience consultant who specializes in impacts from oil spills, estimated that 1.5 million to 3.5 million barrels spilled into the gulf from the Taylor Energy site over more than 14 years. Acting on that finding, as well as other scientific reports, the Coast Guard issued Taylor Energy an ultimatum to hire a company to build a device to contain the oil or face a fine of up to $40,000 per day.

Weeks of monitoring by the Coast Guard shows that Couvillion’s containment system is working, Luttrell said Thursday. The system was completed and fully operational April 29, but Couvillion started collecting oil 12 days before that.

Much more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/05/16/massive-gulf-oil-spill-is-finally-being-contained-after-more-than-years/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.6efe05baae92

The drillship Rowan Resolute in the Gulf of Mexico during a flight out of New Orleans in July 2018. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri May 17, 2019, 02:16 AM (3 replies)

Seth Meyers - Alabama's Abortion Ban; Trump's War on Congress: A Closer Look

Seth takes a closer look at the president arguing in court that Congress can’t investigate him as Republicans wage a war on reproductive rights.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 16, 2019, 11:36 PM (2 replies)

Seth Meyers - Alabama's New Abortion Ban - Monologue - 5/15/19

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 16, 2019, 11:30 PM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: Guest Valerie Jarrett - "Finding My Voice" and the Journey to the Obama White House

Former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett discusses what the candidates for 2020 can learn from Barack Obama and how she views Joe Biden’s candidacy.

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu May 16, 2019, 11:25 PM (0 replies)
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