Late-Night Comedy Roundup: The GOP's Best Gift to Obama Since Mitt

Plus: Putin sends Spongebob to the gulag — and more.

Former president George H.W. Bush visited current president Barack Obama at the White House earlier this week to receive an award. Bush presented Obama with a gift and Conan O’Brien took note, saying it was the best gift Republicans gave Obama since Mitt Romney.

On NBC, Jay Leno mentioned Edward Snowden again as the National Security Agency leaker looks for asylum in Russia. Leno looked at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s possible acceptance of Snowden for asylum, while Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon joked about Putin examining the wreck of a 19th century frigate at the bottom of the ocean.

With the news that the Senate avoided the nuclear option on Obama nominees, The Daily Show looked at the Senate’s wrangling on the issue. Host John Oliver showed Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid going back and forth on the Senate floor, augmented by Adam West-era Batman-esque graphics and a Mortal Kombat end screen. Oliver ended the segment summing up the agreement: “We accomplished next to nothing, but we did it together.”

Fast forward to 3:40 to see Oliver explain the final bipartisan Senate agreement.

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Ross Gianfortune is a senior web producer at Government Executive. He previously worked at The Washington Post, The Gazette Newspapers, and WXRT Radio.

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