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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Samantha Bee Explains Superdelegates

Posted By on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM


If you've been paying attention to democratic primary results, you may have heard someone say Hillary Clinton's 220 delegate lead on Bernie Sanders is actually bigger than it looks because of superdelegates. 

Samantha Bee used last night's episode of Full Frontal to explain the existence of superdelegates, and question the idea they ensure Clinton's nomination. Or, as she put it, "If Bernie gets more votes than Hillary, her superdelegates will drop her faster than she drops her fake southern accent the second she leaves South Carolina."
 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Here, Let John Oliver Make You Feel Even More Anxious About Your Credit Score

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM

As a person relatively new to the world of car loans and credit reports, I've recently experienced a lot of credit score related anxiety. 

Looking into my credit and income history, I found some weird errors (apparently I was working in the construction industry five years after I was born), and apparently that's pretty common.

In this week's episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver and his team dive into the challenges these mistakes cause and launch a counter attack to remind credit agencies why reputation is important:


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Friday, April 8, 2016

A Look at Transphobia, Courtesy of the Daily Show

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM


Jessica Williams, national treasure and feminist superhero, had a segment on Wednesday's Daily Show highlighting the struggles trans people face on a daily basis.

In the segment, Williams interviews trans woman Meagan Taylor, who was once reported to the police for being "a bit unusual," and a panel of other trans people about the bigotry they experience on a daily basis. 

Williams also talks to Colorado chaplain and lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt, who decided to let this combination of words come out of his mouth while on camera:
“They [the transgender community] not only want to be confused with their own identity, they want the rest of us to be confused with them. Now they want the government to join them in that pretense. They’re making us into liars.” 
Nooooope.

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Tucson, if this gorgeous rain-adjacent weather keeps up, you're going to need to promise me you'll spend some time outside this weekend.

When you've done that for a few hours, you can go pick up some movies. Here's your list of the Top 10 most rented DVDs at Casa Video last week.  

1. The Hateful Eight

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Casa Video Top 10

Posted By on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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While I bet it's safe to assume you're planning your weekend around a food tour of Tucson, you're still going to need something to watch when you and your happy belly make it home.

Here's your weekly list of the movies (and one TV show!) you and the rest of the Old Pueblo want to rent this weekend:

1. The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Samantha Bee Reminds States They're Not Auditioning for 'Hoarders: Rape Kit Edition'

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 2:38 PM


You've probably heard before about the nation's rape kit problem: Rape kits often go untested or are destroyed before the case has been closed.

That's right. We put sexual assault survivors through a long and invasive exam to gather evidence before putting that evidence in a box, never to be opened again. Luckily, we're seeing some progress.

My new favorite late night TV host, Samantha Bee, dives into the issue in the video above.


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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy Super Tuesday! Let's Watch John Oliver Dive into the World of Trump

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 9:00 AM

"Donald Trump is America's back mole—it may have seemed harmless a year ago, but now that it has gotten frighteningly bigger, it is no longer wise to ignore it."

It's Super Tuesday, and as John Oliver points out at the beginning of the video below, that's a big deal—In every election since 1998, the candidate who has won the most states on Super Tuesday has gone on to be picked as their party's nominee.

Well, Super Tuesday is here and reality TV star, human piñata and recipient of one small million dollar loan is our Republican frontrunner. 

In a segment from Sunday's show, Oliver takes a look at four things Trump supporters name as his assets: he tells it like it is, he's funding his own campaign and is not beholden to anyone, he's tough and he's successful.


Super Tuesday may be a big indicator in the upcoming election, but Arizona voters still have some waiting to do—Our primary takes place on March 22, three weeks from today.

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Monday, February 22, 2016

The Donald Trump/Game of Thrones Mashup You Never Knew You Needed

Posted By on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 9:00 AM


For the campaign is dark and full of terrors. Pure genius.

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