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Alec Baldwin decided to step up and reprise his role as Donald Trump on SNL, after Trump once again targeted the show for 'not being funny at all.' Here's a brief exchange we saw between the two on Twitter as well:




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Awkward Interactions as Trump Prepares to Become President Have Given Rise to Plenty of Memes

It didn't seem like a really great meeting when Donald Trump met Obama in the White House but the potential for memes just couldn't be ignored.

Check out more Trump memes such as Tremendous Trump memes which are just tremendous, or Trump's executive orders memes

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We here at The Daily What strive to give you, our loyal, intelligent, personable, and, might I add, very good looking readership, your daily does of “hold the phone!” But sometimes that requires choosing one story over another. Now that doesn’t mean that one is more important than the other, it just means that one was more important than the other. I kid. We just didn’t get to it.

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So in the spirit of keeping you smarter and more informed than your friends, here’s a dump of all the stories we didn’t get to this week. Enjoy!

A humongous sinkhole opened in Fukuoka, Japan via The Guardian.

Toblerone changed its shape and claimed that this is not a perfect metaphor for Brexit via The Verge. 

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think that the plague of fake news on Facebook had effect on the election via Recode.

Jay Leno had Vice President Joe Biden and Colin Powell drag-race on his show via The Washington Post.

Representative for the Pawnee Parks and Recreation Department and Fictional Character, Leslie Knope weighed in on the presidential election via Yahoo!

All your friends on Facebook won’t stop reminding you that Bernie would’ve beaten Trump via US Uncut.

Zach from the DNC became the hero we deserved via The Huffington Post.

Van Jones called the Trump win a “White Lash” via CNN.

We got our first look at the King Kong prequel via Entertainment Weekly.

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These two 'nasty women' have made a promise that's going to be pretty hard to keep following election day. 



For one thing, commenters have pointed out that an actual exchange of votes for BJs is very illegal (not to mention difficult to verify). 



Another unintended consequence of this video is the slew of terrible comments. With the exception of Jeff here...



...most of the commenters were unappreciative of the offer. 

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Following a delightful song and dance number between Late Show-host Stephen Colbert and an innocent ragamuffin, the Mayor of Candytown himself, Jon Stewart, dropped in to offer the audience some “toffee from an old man’s pants.” But upon learning that Donald Trump is running for president, Stewart, who’s a little out of the loop these days, gave his patented spit-take salute in surprise. Time to get back to work… after a little Yentil, for which there is always time.

Hamilton's Javier Muñoz, an astronaut, a crossing guard, and, of course, an adorable orphan joined other classic symbols of Americana, Colbert, and Stewart on stage to remind the audience to get out and vote. Make this old man’s wish come true, America. 

And now, what we’ve all been waiting for, gifs of people doing spit takes!

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CBS News reports that federal officials have notified authorities in New York, Texas, and Virginia about a possible, “low-level” terror threat for Tuesday, November 8. These reports go on to say that polling stations may be targets for “lone-wolf” assailants.

When alerts like this come out, it’s important to note that this threat comes from unconfirmed, anonymous sources that officials are still investigating.

"Texans should go about their daily lives as usual,” said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. “But remain vigilant over the next several days and report any suspicious activity.”

“We are doing everything we can to keep Virginians safe,” said Brian Coy, Communications Director to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. “We're confident they are going to be able to vote safely on Election Day.”

The FBI has yet to confirm or comment on the details of the report.

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Like a 60-year-old man who forgot his Hotmail password, the FBI is once again trying to get into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's email server, reopening its investigation. This time, however, there's a new player on the field, world's worst sexter, Anthony Weiner. That's right, the man who can't figure out a DM has found has found himself at the heart of another high-profile tech scandal.

After the FBI seized electronics belonging to Clinton-aide and Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, new emails regarding the investigation were uncovered.

The New York Times reports: "The F.B.I. told Congress that it had uncovered new emails related to the closed investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton or her aides had mishandled classified information, potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.

In a letter to Congress, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said that emails had surfaced in an unrelated case, and that they 'appear to be pertinent to the investigation.'"

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Last September, Comey cleared Clinton of any criminal wrongdoing but referred to her actions as "extremely careless." Now we get to relive the magic of this story all over again.

Buckle up, dear readers, this election is going to last the rest of our lives.

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It seems Donald Trump's VP nominee--the super-religious, anti-woman, Indiana Governor Mike Pence--used to draw cartoons called "Law School Daze" for the school newspaper back during his own law school days at Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

The boring cartoons may just give us more insight into his future policies now that he's on the national stage, so let's analyze them and see what makes him tick!

Here we see his future plans for underfunding education:



His idolization of ass-kissing and why he is psyched to be Trump's right-hand man:


...and his ability to plan for the future of our Country:




Pence IRL is just as forgettable as his drawings, though he's been a dick for most of his political life.

Here's to hoping we can see some of this behavior in a VP debate come Fall:





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As always, the Brits troll with style.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, recently lied about there being no empty seats on a pretty-empty Virgin train despite walking passed a ton of 'em. He is now getting hard-trolled by the Liberal Democrats party as the new pic of their 404-Error page.



Well, that's what you get for pissing off pretty much everyone in Britain...


To have some fun with it yourself, go here.


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Snoop Dogg, the world's most chill weed advocate, is taking on the NFL's desire to have access to guns in a new Instagram video.

Snoop takes issue with the NFL wanting to give football players access to guns but not access to weed. He successfully argues that football is already a violent profession which lends itself to perpetuating a violent environment amongst the players, and that weed would be a panacea to this problem of violence and allow the players some respite from their aggressive environment.

He even reached out the NFL to offer his services as an advocate to make this change happen:







Do it, Snoop.


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Here are some highlights from this week in politics:

Donald Trump likes horrible people:

  1. Trump this week enlisted hired Steve Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News, and a right-wing media pundit who loves to argue to lead his campaign, because his camp doesn't have enough hot air swirling around it already.




  2. #SaysWho

    Donald Trump's lawyer is arguably more childish than he is:



Chefs for Hillary Needs Your Recipes

Hillary Clinton, long-time politician and food-eater, is enlisting chefs to create foods in her honor for a campaign called "Chefs for Hillary."




With current suggestions like, "Patriotic Penne Pie" and "Stars and Stripes Sugar Cookies," we think people can be a little more creative. How about we whip her up some "Criminal Justice Reform Meatloaf, "Labor and Workers' Rights Baked Potatoes," or "Small Business Tacos."

Bring em on, America.

Utah Lt. Gov. Cox Shows Human Side, Apologizes for Perpetuating Homophobia

Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, touched by the Orlando Massacre, was prompted to apologize for his past homophobia. In a poignant vigil in Salt Lake City on Monday he honored the victims and survivors, acknowledging his lacking in the past.



We still have a long way to go, but moments like this give me more faith in politicians.


Cards Against Humanity Wants Your Vote

Getting in on the political season, Cards Against Humanity has launched a campaign to get your vote. Watch here to participate, and all proceeds go toward... hrm, well, just pay attention:

America Votes with Cards Against Humanity from Max Temkin on Vimeo.

 

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We here at The Daily What LOOOVE a good conspiracy theory.

Today's fun features oft-hated political commentator, hero of the working class, and millionaire, Michael Moore, theorizing that the Donald was never an actual candidate for President, but was annoyed he wasn't being paid enough by NBC officials for his hit NBS TV shows, "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice," so he ran for office as a stunt to get better ratings and demand a higher paycheck.



According to Moore, Trump "cannot and WILL NOT suffer through being officially and legally declared a loser—LOSER!—on the night of November 8."

Moore continues that Trump "would rather invite the Clintons and the Obamas to his next wedding than have that scarlet letter L branded on his forehead seconds after the last polls have closed on that night."



So what do you think? Think Trump's in it for the money? Rumor has it he may drop out soon, so maybe he thinks he's got a giant TV paycheck coming?