The Daily Show

Wide-Eyed Trevor Noah Is in Awe of Sarah Palin

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Trevor Noah is still a relative newcomer to American politics, so it should come as no surprise that he welcomed Sarah Palin’s reentry into political debate with complete wide-eyed wonder. Here is a woman who is unique to the American landscape — Alaska, specifically — and who stands as the American caricature everyone around the world has always hungered for. For Noah, a South African-born political commentator, what’s not to love?
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Television’s Back, Baby!

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. As the new year picks up speed, television’s (slowly) emerging from its midseason hibernation; here’s how the networks are kicking off 2016.
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Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Optics of Politicians Crying

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One of the more endearing personal habits of our current President, Barack Obama, is his obvious love for babies and kids — so much so that there are multiple Tumblrs devoted to images featuring POTUS and little ones. All politicians take baby-kissing photos, of course, but President Obama has been caught on camera chasing, making faces at, and being touched by adorable kids — or laughing when they throw tantrums — too many times for his particular affinity not to be made clear. If I were an amateur psychologist, I’d guess that he enjoys the lack of deference and formality children show in political settings, as well as their cute cheeks and chubby fingers.
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