The first lady got folks talking when she and the president arrived in separate cars, then she failed to stand during key moments of the SOTU.
Larry David and Bernie Sanders appeared on the show “Finding Your Roots” on Tuesday night and discovered that the two are cousins.
On "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," Sen. Bernie Sanders responded to Hillary Clinton's claim in her new book that Sanders caused lasting damage to her presidential campaign.
Seth Meyers had no patience for Hillary Clinton and her book "What Happened," in which Clinton blamed Bernie Sanders for causing “lasting damage” to her campaign.
Susan Sarandon, the great actor and less-great political analyst-activist, appeared last night on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes and proceeded to give the kind of interview that not only makes Fox News fans more confident in their contempt for liberals, but also leaves people like me — a fan of Sarandon as an artist — reconsidering who to root for her when she plays Bette Davis versus Jessica Lange’s Joan Crawford in the upcoming FX whoop-de-doo Feud. You may recall that Sarandon was a huge Bernie Sanders supporter and an aggressive anti-Hillary Clinton proponent. “Can you look me in the eyes and say, 24 days into the Trump administration, ‘This is what I expected it to be’?” asked Hayes.
Bill O’Reilly did his final O’Reilly Factor for 2016 on Tuesday night, and it was a doozy. It led off with a patented “Talking Points Memo” about those who want to abolish the Electoral College. Fox News viewers long ago got used to Bill using the phrase “Talking Points” as a substitute for the first-person singular.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to discuss America’s future now that Donald Trump is going to be president.
Bernie Sanders returned to The View on Monday to talk about the 2016 presidential election results and his feelings about President-elect Donald Trump’s abilities to connect with the American people. “Trump touched a nerve on the part of millions of people that media doesn’t often talk about,” Sanders said. “You got a middle class for the last 40 years that has been shrinking. You got millions of people living in extraordinary economic anxiety, saying, ‘What about me? What about me?’ And the Democratic Party hasn’t done a great job making people feel supported.”
It was the final weekend before the presidential election, and the level of humor about the candidates remained rock-bottom low. On Saturday Night Live, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin did their final Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump sketch, and it was miserably unfunny. Baldwin-Trump kissed performers dressed as the FBI, the Ku Klux Klan, and Vladimir Putin to make us laugh at real-Trump’s fan-following with these folks. Not hilarious. McKinnon-Hillary made a Tic-Tac joke about Trump this late in the proceedings. Not hilarious.
Are we the only ones who feel as if the 2016 presidential campaign has been going on for years? While we are literally counting down the days until it’s all over, we must confess that we have been a tad obsessed with all the drama surrounding Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump‘s battle for the presidency. While we’re sure a film is probably already in the works, here is how we would cast Election 2016: Judgment Day….
The second day of the Democratic convention was the one that gave Hillary Clinton the formal, roll-called nomination as the party’s official candidate.
The opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was characterized by a mixture of defensiveness, self-righteousness, and whininess.
Vermont Senator, Bernie Sanders, stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Thursday night and talked about continuing in the presidential race until the end. Bernie was adamant that he has no plans to drop out of the race and that he is not endorsing Hillary Clinton yet. Colbert asked what exactly he wanted from Secretary Clinton before he would endorse her and Senator Sanders replied that he wants the millions of people who voted for him to still have a voice in this race.
If you ever needed a perfect example of the dreadful state of political humor on late-night television, you cannot do better than this weekend’s Saturday Night Live season finale Hillary-Bernie. Kate McKinnon certainly does a fun Hillary Clinton, emphasizing her frustrated angst at not being universally acclaimed as the candidate she thinks every Democrat should rally ’round. Jimmy Fallon seems to think that once he gets into orange make-up to Donald Trump, his job is done—whatever jokes his writers give him seem like afterthoughts.
You know how Donald Trump seems to say or do something unexpected almost every day? Well, network television, in unveiling its fall lineup this past week to advertisers, is banking on the idea that you desire some entertainment that’s not too exciting — that is, instead, comforting, familiar, easy to enjoy.
Stephen Colbert thought he’d find out what future voters think about this year's presidential candidates, so he showed kids photos to get their opinions.
Bernie Sanders stopped by The Late Show and helped Stephen Colbert retrieve a candy bar stuck in a vending machine — stressing there was no reason to give up.
University of Georgia alum and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" star Tituss Burgess threw shade at his home state on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."
Sen. Sanders wants to debate Secretary Clinton before New York’s primary on April 19. When the Clinton campaign’s chief strategist, Joel Benenson, was asked by CNN about this, he started talking about the tone of the Sanders campaign. “What was notable this weekend wasn’t so much that, but in my mind the Washington Post, with his own campaign talking about how they’re poll-testing more negative attacks on Hillary Clinton,” he said to host Kate Bolduan.
Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders abruptly ended an interview with 12 News Phoenix in Arizona. Sanders and reporter Brahm Resnik were discussing Jane Sanders, the Senator’s wife, and her impromptu meeting with the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio.
Who knew that what this election season needed was Triumph the Insult Comic Dog? The Conan O’Brien veteran created by Robert Smigel has a new Hulu production, Triumph’s Election Special 2016, and the heroically vulgar canine attends Democratic and Republican events in states including New Hampshire and Iowa, getting reactions (and offended non-reactions) from candidates including Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Martin O’Malley, and Mike Huckabee.
To the challenge of being TV’s most prominent woman on the late-night landscape, Samantha Bee spent the debut episode of Full Frontal making that challenge irrelevant or glorious—take your pick. Bee’s opening monologue—a stand-up affair, with deft use of illustrative clips—hit at the false humility of Hillary Clinton and moved on to what she called the “banquet of all-you-can-eat-crazy” that was Saturday’s New Hampshire debate. Later, Bee introduced a taped piece in which she did not appear, yet which nevertheless extended her point of view forcefully.