Our top picks or the best of late nightThe saying that everything old is new again shouldn't apply to presidential policy, should it? President Trump tested that assumption during a rally in Iowa. He proposed a "new" immigration law — not giving immigrants welfare for five years — that's already been on the books for two decades. And he revisited the failing wall-along-the-border idea (this time with solar panels).
Our top picks for the best of late nightIf you think you might get sick this summer, Stephen Colbert's recommendation is to do it before July 4. That's when the newly announced GOP Senate health care plan might have some dire consequences. Take a look at Punchlines, above, to find out why. And what emoji best describes the Democratic response to the new plan? Late-night comic Trevor Noah fills us in.
Our top picks for the best of late nightIt appears that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer (or as Jimmy Kimmel so frequently calls him "White House stress secretary") is participating in the search for his replacement. Rumor has it that Spicer is stepping up to the role of communications director. But late-night comic Jimmy Fallon isn't buying it. Sounds like the perfect cover, Fallon said, for sending the spokesman to a farm upstate. Hear more in Punchlines, above.
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Selecting a term
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