Posts Tagged ‘Jon Stewart’

(VIDEO) Bill demanding drug testing for public assistance advances in Colorado House

Posted on: February 12th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

A Colorado House committee last week passed a bill to require individuals applying for cash assistance to first submit to drug testing. The bill passed out of committee on a party line vote, with Republicans voting in favor of the measure. (more…)

(VIDEO): Daily Show targets welfare drug-testing law

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by The American Independent 2 Comments

Last night, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart aired a segment highlighting Florida’s welfare drug testing law. (more…)

Paul: Campaign is on ‘verge of an explosion’

Posted on: September 27th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

During a Monday night interview with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul was asked about the enthusiasm of his core supporters and what he would do to broaden his base. (more…)

Roemer: Debate policies are ‘purposefully vague,’ process makes ‘no sense’

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer believes that this early in the process — a time when no state has held a primary or caucus and the general election is 15 months in the future — all candidates with some experience should be included in presidential debates.

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Jon Stewart takes on the Rapture

Posted on: May 20th, 2011 by The American Independent 4 Comments

Will the world as we know it end on Saturday? No one knows. To help you in your weekend planning, though, we offer the insights of people who actually think they know, starting with Jon Stewart. We also sought out the sage advice of evangelical rapture author Tim LaHaye, who flat out calls end-of-world prophet Harold Camping a fraud and a false prophet.

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Jon Stewart analyzes Pawlenty on O’Reilly

Posted on: May 18th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart appeared as a guest on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor last night and ran down his take on GOP presidential candidates. While Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann got mention, more as a punchline — “If Sarah Palin doesn’t run, Michele Bachmann could definitely put on that blazer” — Tim Pawlenty got props for seeming “like a reasonable guy.” But, Stewart added, Pawlenty has left Minnesota in worse shape than did, say, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (more…)

Satirists mock John Kyl for exaggerating stats on Planned Parenthood and abortion

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by The American Independent 2 Comments

Cable TV news satirists Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert mocked Arizona Senator John Kyl Monday for the way he overstepped in making the case against Planned Parenthood on the floor of the Senate last week. Kyl’s wild exaggeration about Planned Parenthood and abortion, however, served to underline the distortions at the heart of the broader campaign waged against Planned Parenthood since January. (more…)

Huckabee is questioned about his support for David Barton on The Daily Show

Posted on: April 7th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Image by Matt MahurinPotential contender for the 2012 Republican nomination for president Mike Huckabee went on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show last night to talk about his new book, A Simple Government. What he got instead from host Jon Stewart was a discussion about separation of church and state and his support for and defense of David Barton, an evangelical Christian minister and political activist (more…)