Jon Stewart Zings McCain and Obama on Civil Liberties

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The comedian is horrified by the idea of indefinitely detaining Americans without trial or charges


In the clip above, Jon Stewart excoriates the Senate over its passage of the National Defense Appropriations Act, which has implications for the indefinite detention of American citizens. And below is the clip where the Daily Show host targets President Obama for threatening a veto not because of the objectionable civil liberties provisions, but because he regards the bill as an imposition on executive power:

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Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he focuses on politics and national affairs. He lives in Venice, California, and is the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a newsletter devoted to exceptional nonfiction.

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