John Avlon, who recently departed CNN, has officially launched his bid for a New York congressional seat.
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Donald Trump and Joe Biden during his return to The Daily Show last night (February 12).Both the president and former president came in for rough treatment over the 2024 presidential race.Taking aim at Biden over Robert Hur’s recent report which described the US President as an “elderly man with a poor memory” and his subsequent press conference, Stewart said: “So Joe Biden had a big press conference to dispel the notion that he may have lost a step and, politically speaking, may have lost three to four steps…”He also showed clips of Trump and the former president’s family being deposed and similarly not being able to recall some basic facts.Stewart went on to say: “These two candidates, they are both similarly challenged. And it is not crazy to think that the oldest people in the history of the country to ever run for president might have some of these challenges … We’re not suggesting neither man is vibrant, productive or even capable.“But they’re both stretching the limits of being able to handle the toughest job in the world.
What’s crazy is thinking that we’re the ones, as voters, who must silence concerns and criticisms. It is the candidates’ job to assuage concerns, not the voters’ job not to mention [them] … We have two candidates who are chronologically outside the norm of anyone who has run for the presidency in the history of this country – breaking the record that they set!”He also argued, the threat of Trump to the Democrats and democracy are all the more reason his opponent ideally ought to be somebody stronger than Biden.Stewart added: “Look, Joe Biden isn’t Donald Trump.
John Avlon, who recently departed CNN, has officially launched his bid for a New York congressional seat.
Jon Stewart used his second episode back on The Daily Show to rip into Tucker Carlson’s trip to Russia to interview Vladimir Putin.The former Fox News anchor now has a show on his own network as well as X/Twitter, and last week he did a sit-down interview with the Russian president, the first Putin has given to a Western journalist since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.Responding to the interview, Stewart savaged Carlson for failing to challenge some of Putin’s assertions, and for disingenuously arguing that Russian citizens have an advantage over Americans because groceries are cheaper, something that Carlson claimed made him feel “radicalised”.“You’re such a dick,” Stewart retorted.“It will radicalise you, unless you understand basic economics,” he continued. “See, $104 for groceries sounds like a great bargain, unless you realise that Russians earn less than $200 dollars a week.”“But that’s the kind of context that a – what did you call yourself earlier – a journalist would’ve provided.
Jon Stewart conceded last night that he has some lessons to learn from a Russian-hopping “journalist” like Tucker Carlson. Chastened by Daily Show critics who snarked about the “both-sides-isms” of Stewart’s return to his old late night desk last week, a faux-humbled Stewart set out to learn whatever he could from his newfound mentor-du-jour, the Putin-chatting Tucker Carlson.
David Tennant hosted the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards and, during his opening monologue, took a jab at Donald Trump as he makes a presidential run in the U.S.
Scottish actor David Tennant opened up the BAFTA awards with a gag about the film Saltburn and a dig at the US elections. Film stars including Cillian Murphy, Margot Robbie and Bradley Cooper were some in attendance.
Sir Keir Starmer said his party would deal with Donald Trump if the United States chooses him as the next president.
There’s still nine months to go until the presidential election, and we’ve already reached peak talking points. At least, that was the contention from Bill Maher in his “New Rules” editorial on Friday’s Real Time.
Well, this is a truly depressing look at our country right now.
Kristen Stewart has revealed how Donald Trump’s tweets about her break-up with Robert Pattinson inspired her to come out as gay.In February 2017, Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live and took the opportunity to hit back at the then-President of the United States, who had been highly critical of her on social media.“Donald, if you didn’t like me then, you’re probably really not going to like me now,” she said during her opening monologue. “Because I’m hosting SNL and I’m, like, so gay, dude.”In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Stewart said the decision to come out on national television was a “very shoot-from-the-hip moment”, explaining that it came about after the SNL team suggested using Trump’s comments in her monologue.In Trump’s tweets, the former president accused her of cheating on her ex-boyfriend and Twilight co-star Pattinson, and encouraged him not to get back with her.“He’s mad at me for cheating on my boyfriend?” she said.
Taylor Swift is part of a covert operation for the Pentagon.The figures come following a poll that was carried out across the US between February 8 and February 12. Speaking with over 900 US citizens, the results show that nearly one in five believe that the pop star is secretly working with the government.The speculation about Swift’s involvement with the US government came into prominence last month, when Fox News broadcast a segment claiming that the singer was part of a covert operation with the Pentagon, and secretly working as a “psyop”.In the conspiracy theory, shared on Jesse Watters Primetime, the anchor questioned if viewers had “ever wondered why or how she blew up like this?” Before adding: “Well around four years ago, the Pentagon’s psychological operations unit floated turning Taylor Swift into an asset during a NATO meeting.
Joe Biden said that the mass shootings at a Super Bowl celebration rally in Kansas City today “cuts deep in the American soul.”
Kanye West has endorsed Donald Trump in the 2024 US presidential election race, despite having been described by him in the past as “a seriously troubled man”.A reporter stopped the rapper yesterday (February 13) asking him if he plans to support the former president in his attempt to return to the White House in the November election, and West was clear in his response.“Yeah, of course, it’s Trump all day,” he said. “What you talking about? You know what it is.” Check out the moment captured on video below.Ye is supporting Trump for the 2024 presidential elections pic.twitter.com/SE7J9OlI1Q— Donda Times (@dondatimes) February 13, 2024After a personal meeting between West and Trump in 2022, Trump wrote that the rapper was “a seriously troubled man” who has been “decimated in his business”.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was impeached by one vote in the House this evening, making him the first sitting cabinet member to face such a process of removal.
Tatiana Siegel Joe Biden didn’t score an endorsement from Taylor Swift on Super Bowl Sunday, as some had predicted. But her boyfriend Travis Kelce is using the president’s renewable energy tax credits to finance the film “My Dead Friend Zoe.” The SXSW-bound indie, which stars Natalie Morales, Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman, marks Kelce’s first foray into movies, with the Kansas City Chiefs tight end serving as an executive producer.
Alison Herman TV Critic The parallels were impossible to ignore, so Jon Stewart decided not to ignore them. Both major American political parties have been unable to find new candidates to lead their presidential tickets, leading to a rematch in the 2024 election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. And in a much lower-stakes effort to find a leader for a legacy institution, Comedy Central has yet to decide on a new course for “The Daily Show” following the departure of Trevor Noah, despite months of public tryouts from guest hosts including Sarah Silverman, Roy Wood Jr., Desus Nice and more.
The four leading candidates for California‘s open U.S. Senate seat met again this evening, this time in a one-hour San Francisco debate that produced fewer clashes than their first gathering last month.
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Taylor Swift has been hailed as an “icon” for chugging a beer the moment that she was shown on the big screen at last night’s Super Bowl.Super Bowl LVIII went down last night (February 11) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, with Swift’s boyfriend Travis Kelce helping the Kansas City Chiefs to beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22.Check out the moment below as Swift notices her appearance on the screen, and immediately grabs her plastic cup and downing the beer in one, before slamming it down.As soon as Taylor Swift realized she was on the Jumbotron, she immediately downed her beer for the camera. pic.twitter.com/tJlyMNzLxc— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) February 12, 2024Swift became one of the stories of the game as soon as Kelce’s Chiefs qualified for the big game, with the singer flying in from playing a date in Japan the night before to be a spectator.She was seen hanging out with Paul McCartney in the stands in Vegas, and spent the game cheering on Kelce alongside Ice Spice, Lana Del Rey and Blake Lively.Swift has also been in the headlines today thanks to comments made by former US president Donald Trump, after recent rumours that Joe Biden is seeking endorsement from the singer ahead of the election in November.Trump wrote that he made “so much money” for Swift when he signed the Music Modernization Act – even though many have suggested that she did in fact not benefit greatly from the act.In other Swift news, she recently announced her new album from the stage while accepting the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Midnights’.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump in a speech at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards.The director and writer, who is behind the likes of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up, was hosting the ceremony on Saturday night (February 10) when he took aim at the 2024 presidential race.“This year’s DGAs were voted for by you and your peers,” he began to the audience. “I swear to God if this is the only time you vote this year, you can all go fuck yourselves.“We need this industry to encourage people to vote.
Donald Trump has claimed that he’s made Taylor Swift “so much money” in her career.The former US president made the statement in a social media post Sunday (February 11), in an apparent response to reports that Joe Biden is seeking endorsement from the pop star to swing the next election.“I signed and was responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other Musical Artists. Joe Biden didn’t do anything for Taylor, and never will,” he wrote on his Truth Social platform.“There’s no way she could endorse Crooked Joe Biden, the worst and most corrupt President in the History of our Country, and be disloyal to the man who made her so much money.”Trump added: “Besides that, I like her boyfriend, Travis, even though he may be a Liberal, and probably can’t stand me!”While Trump signed the Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law in 2018, Swift wasn’t a major beneficiary.Without commenting on electoral politics…1) Taylor wasn't really a huge beneficiary of the Music Modernization act.