It's that time again. Convention season is over and our intrepid presidential candidates have taken to the road in a last-ditch, balls-out attempt to woo the American public in a ritual known only as "campaigning." But what exactly is this "campaigning"? And how does it work?
We're all aware of the Supreme Court's Obamacare ruling today (and the fuck ups by CNN and Fox News) but what happened in spin alley after the decision came down? On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a survey of some Republican reactions, focusing on Mitt Romney's completely predictable (and contradictory) remarks.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's pot decriminalization bill may be all but dead but the issue is still alive in New Jersey where the state legislature is considering the idea. All that stands in the way is the promise of a veto from Governor Chris Christie, who won't go against federal drug policy. And that's funny because he's perfectly willing to flout federal gambling policies.
It's no surprise that the pundits on the right are going after Obama over Fast and Furious and his executive order but their continued outlandish hypocrisy over the issue has really drawn the ire of Jon Stewart. On tonight's Daily Show, he continued to pound home the right's—Fox News' in particular—hypocritical stance on the issue.
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney spoke at the NALEO conference last week just before the Supreme Court's decision about Arizona's controversial immigration laws. So who did a better job of getting his message across? On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart broke it down.
With seemingly no other option but fessing up to the Fast and Furious program, President Obama has exerted executive privilege over various documents. If only Obama, and many others on the left, hadn't come out completely against the practice when George W. Bush pulled the same thing five years ago. On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart broke it all down.
On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a look at the little flap caused by the chilly body language between President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. While CNN was busy wondering whether or not there was even a story here, Fox News was up to their usual antics: taking a few out of context clips and comparing them to Ronald Reagan's actions.
President Obama's recent immigration initiatives have made the Republicans super mad - when they aren't decrying the move as political pandering, they are characterizing it as a gross misuse of executive power. On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart examined some recent attempts by Fox News to mischaracterize Obama's stance.
Over the weekend, Greece voted to stay in the European Union and that meant that the Greek drachma, poised to make a return, was put back on the shelf. On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart consoled the still-obsolete currency.
Recently, J.P Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon traveled to Washington DC to explain his company's massive losses to the Senate banking committee. Problem is a lot of those guys are getting campaign donations from J.P. Morgan. On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart broke it all down.
On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart turned to a source deep inside Guantanamo Bay prison to help explain what's happening down there and why it's, you know, still open. Yes, that's right, the show welcomed back Gitmo and all of his usual insights.
The political gaffe, once something that had the power to ruin careers and destroy campaigns, can now come and go in a single day. Since that's exactly what happened with something President Obama said the other day, Jon Stewart took a moment on tonight's Daily Show to take us through the life cycle of the political gaffe.
In New York, you may not be able to drink large quantities of soda but, if Governor Cuomo's new proposed marijuana decriminalization becomes law, you will be able to carry around an ounce of weed without it being a misdemeanor. On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart had a little trouble reconciling these two ideas.
As the results from last night's recall in Wisconsin came rolling in, the reaction on cable news outlets became more and more extreme. On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart charted the reactions: the gloating on Fox News and the stages of grief on MSNBC.
Actually it's not, it just provides Stewart and the Daily Show writers a moment of clever word play. A lot more clever than the pro-Walker folks Fox and Friends trotted out today.
In order to properly cover the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, CNN went with wall to wall coverage that provided ample opportunity for Piers Morgan and the other commentators to gush about all the boats and the way they turned and other various non-events. CNN was so committed to the event, they didn't even break away when that horrible plane crash in Nigeria occurred. On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart recapped their coverage and was highly amused.
On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart expressed some concerns over Mayor Mike Bloomberg's soda ban. The problem, as Stewart sees it, is that killing ourselves through terrible diets is basically a New York tradition, and until someone puts a limit on the amount of roast beef we can shovel down our throats, we should at least be able to wash it all down.