Did Congress Learn Anything From the Shutdown? Late-Night Comedy Roundup

Plus: Republicans find their 2016 presidential candidate in the House stenographer, President Obama starts every speech with a joke—and more.

President Obama believes a new era of bipartisan cooperation can begin. Now that the shutdown is over, he might be right... but probably isn't.

Plus, members of the House and Senate aren't the only ones occasionally given to spewing nonsense. During the final debt ceiling vote, a House stenographer took over the microphone and began shouting about the Free Masons, the Constitution, and Jesus Christ. She had to be dragged away, but the rest of the Tea Party were still allowed to remain.

Read more from National Journal.

Reena Flores is a Video Producer at National Journal.

What LBJ Really Said About Selma

"It's outrageous what's on TV. It looks like that man is in charge of the country."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

What LBJ Really Said About Selma

"It's going to go from bad to worse."

Video

Does This Child Need Marijuana?

Inside a family's fight to use marijuana oils to treat epilepsy

Video

A Miniature 1950s Utopia

A reclusive artist built this idealized suburb to grapple with his painful childhood memories.

Video

Why Principals Matter

Nadia Lopez didn't think anybody cared about her school. Then the Internet heard her story.

More in Video

Just In