Grand Theft Government: Late-Night Comedy Roundup

Congress makes the official time in D.C. “5 o’clock somewhere,” the shutdown forces Iran into negotiations with Dennis Rodman — and more.

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During the government shutdown, the fictional, crime-ridden city of Grand Theft Auto V is arguably a better place to live than Washington. Jay Leno makes the case for just how bad things have become.

On the other hand, Sarah Palin and the rest of the GOP believe the shutdown isn't as big a deal as the Democrats are making it out to be.

In the end, it doesn't really matter: Congress is drunk anyway.

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Reena Flores is an Atlantic Media fellow, working with National Journal's digital team and concentrating on original video production. 

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