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City Councilman Jon Snyder borrowed a bit — OK, he kind of outright stole — from “Vision Quest” to say thanks to supporters for his re-election. But he acknowledged it on the video.
“Snyder Quest” features the councilman and his bike, has good shots of Spokane and some amusing screen credits.
And for those too young to remember or so old they've forgotten, “Vision Quest” was filmed in Spokane.
Signup for the Affordable Care Act begins tomorrow, but Saturday Night Live offered its take over the weekend on why health care reform is so necessary.
Included is a cameo shout out to the final episode of “Breaking Bad”, which in a sense was the ultimate story of how things go wrong when you don't have health insurance. The clip is from the NBC files, so you do have to sit through a commercial before it comes on, but it is worth it.
Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show this week, and it didn't take long before he was smacking the Obama Administration over Syria.
Talking Points Memo's take on Monday: Let's talk about how it's too early to talk about 2016.
And the kid mayor. He's going to get obnoxious real soon.
Talking Points Memo boils Thursday down to less than two minutes, and even manages to find a clip that manages to mention the week's two most pervasive 24-hour-network-news events: Anthony Weiner and the royal baby.
The Daily Show had lots to mock after weeks of royal baby coverage, culminating with several days of delivery and presenting of the new prince.
Having John Oliver as the anchor might have added to the satire, and “On Her Majesty's Secret Cervix” may be one of their better titles of late.
At some point, you've probably seen “I'm Just a Bill”, a video that tries to explain to kids how a bill becomes law.
U.S. Senate Democrats have a new take on the old theme called “I'm Just a Budget” that tries to skewer Republicans for keeping the budget from going to conference. Graphics are about the same as the original, which is to say not phenomenal by 2013 standards.
It shares one other trait with the original. It's pretty simplistic. But among it's co-stars is Washington Sen. Patty Murray.
The Daily Show makes fun of President Obama's “I didn't know about this until I heard it on the news” explanations for recent scandals.
In what has become an annual ritual, President Obama filled out his NCAA Tournament Bracket for ESPN earlier this week. (Spoiler alert: He says nice things about Gonzaga, but doesn't pick them to win it all.)
Which prompted the second annual ritual of Republicans complaining that the president was spending time filling out his bracket than doing something more important. To read the Politico roundup, click here.
But it seems the GOP misses an important element of this: Obama is giving thousands — maybe even hundreds of thousands — of college basketball fans a chance to say they're smarter than him when it comes to picking winners in the tournament.
If you're on Facebook, someone has probably sent you a link to this video, with Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama doing the evolution of Mom Dancing.
Not to be outdone, conservative pundit Michelle Malkin now has her own video, which she calls The Evolution of Liberal Dance.
Which one you think is more funny may depend partly, although not entirely, on where you fall in the political spectrum.
Senate Democrats may decry the filibuster now, but in 2005, when they were in the minority, they were all for it.
Note the young guy speaking in favor of it at the start. Sen. Patty Murray shows up about 1:40 in.
It's only 50 days to election, which means there are about 47 days for Saturday Night Live to find good political material for their opening sketches.
They've got a new Obama this year in Jay Pharoah — Fred Armisen did a good handoff — but Jason Sudeikis returns as Mitt Romney.
Vice President Joe Biden named the wrong WSU in a speech recently.
No, not our WSU. But who knew there were so many of them?
Crowd was quick to correct him.
Spin Control returns after some light days with a fun video for your viewing enjoyment.
Why this video? you may ask.
Because Colbert “interviews” an old friend and colleague, Kim Barker of ProPublica, for part of the video. And, of course, because it's funny.
Saturday Night Live's opening sketch, as usual, was political.
Not the funniest ever, but a few good moments.
Some folks at Fox Business seem to think so.
Are they right, or is this a real stretch? Click on comment to weigh in.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's take on polls…with a slight problem on the spelling.
An independent conservative group, which apparently prefers Michele Bachman over Rick Perry as the Republican presidential nominee, has released a new video.
Perry, not surprisingly, has denounced it as “blatantly false.”
Most notable thing about this ad: The narrator has a great Texas twang. (So great that it might not be real?)
If you missed last night's GOP presidential candidate debate on FOX, from Ames, Iowa, here's a highlight reel courtesy of TalkingPointsMemo
Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., may have thought he was making a clever literary reference. He apparently didn't realize the connotations.
Lamborn later apologized.