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Jon Stewart rips into congress. Shows some issues still transcend party lines

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In a testimony that has gone viral this week, comedian Jon Stewart blasted the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for the absence of many members regarding a hearing for the continuation of a fund for 9/11 first responders.

In the testimony, Stewart points out that many 9/11 first responders (who are not ailing from 9/11 related illnesses) made the trip from New York to Washington. Stewart blades the committee for this show of disrespect for these 9/11 heroes.

Election day: politics matter but not as much as we think

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Another election day.

A day when millions of Americans will breathe a sigh of relief and think “Ok, maybe it’ll be ok,” and where millions of other Americans will be despondent and thinking “It’s over. This was our last chance.”

It’s utter nonsense.

Certainly, this stuff matters.

But it’s not all that matters.

Political ads play to our fears, not to our hopes. They try to scare us. The media does the same thing. We hear how this is the most important election in history.

Eric Cantor’s humiliating defeat

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Eric Cantor lost today. Pretty remarkable given his name recognition, given the fact that he is the house majority leader, given the fact that the congressional system is already setup to benefit incumbents, given the fact that he had the GOP machine backing him, given the fact that he outspent his challenger 5:1. Yet, he lost. And that’s wonderful. Because like so many of the other republicans in congress, Cantor is a disaster. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and on and on. All of them are a bunch of big government, big spending RINO’s. All of them have been weak at standing up to Obama in terms of spending, in terms of him exceeding his power and working around congress to push his agenda. They all play political games while the country is driven further into the ground by an ever expanding and bloated federal government.