SNL’s Melissa Villaseñor challenges Jimmy Fallon to a spirited musical impressions duel

Saturday Night Live returns to the air on Nov. 3, right before the midterm elections, but SNL cast member Melissa Villaseñor was on Monday’s Tonight Show, and it had nothing to do with politics. Villaseñor had challenged Jimmy Fallon to a round of Wheel of Musical Impressions via Instagram, and on Monday’s show she drew Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera before nailing Bjork, all singing nursery rhymes. “The world has always wanted to hear this, Bjork doing ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby,’” Fallon said. For his part, Fallon requested auto-tune for his Post Malone impersonation but was ready for Barry Gibb all on his own. Watch below. …read more Source:: The Week –… Read More

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Canucks unable to contain Capitals’ predictably dangerous power play

VANCOUVER — Three keys to beating the Washington Capitals: 1. Don’t let their power play beat you 2. Don’t take penalties — so their power play can’t beat you 3. Really, you still don’t get it? The Vancouver Canucks took just enough penalties on Monday for the Capitals’ power play to beat them. Washington actually has a lot more than just its power play going for it. After all, the Capitals won the Stanley Cup last year, so they must do some other stuff well, too. But some nights, a lot of nights, their power play is enough. Evgeny Kuznetsov’s power-play one-timer was a surprise. Alex Ovechkin’s was not. Those… Read More

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Trump declares himself a ‘nationalist’ while stumping for Ted Cruz

President Donald Trump called himself a “nationalist” while addressing a campaign rally for Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas on Monday. The news comes as Trump has increasingly used the same type of “us-versus-them” rhetoric on immigration that he used during the 2016 presidential campaign in order to encourage his supporters to vote in the midterms November 6. Trump leaned into that over the weekend amid the news that a group of roughly 7,000 migrants were headed to the US from Central America. Cruz, the junior senator who took office in 2013, is in the middle of a closely watched Senate race in Texas against Democrat Beto O’Rourke. President Donald Trump… Read More

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‘Beautiful Ted’? Stephen Colbert has a good short laugh at Trump’s fake new nickname for Ted Cruz.

President Trump was in Texas on Monday to rally for the man he used to call “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz. But that was then, in 2016. “Trump is so close to Cruz now, he’s even pretending to unveil a new nickname for him,” Stephen Colbert laughed on Monday’s Late Show. “‘Beautiful Ted’? Really? Somewhere, Ted Nugent is weeping over his assault rifle. ‘I thought I was Beautiful Ted. Wango saddo.’ “And there’s more random cruelty from the Trump administration coming down the pike,” Colbert said. “This time they spun the Wheel of Discrimination and they landed on transgender.” The Trump administration says its proposed change, to recognize people only by their… Read More

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Ovechkin dominates, racks up four points in Capitals’ win over Canucks

VANCOUVER — Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and set up two more to lead the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Monday. The defending Stanley Cup champions also got goals from John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov, while T.J. Oshie scored an empty netter. Defenceman Troy Stecher and Sven Baertschi responded for the Canucks (5-4-0). Braden Holtby stopped 22-of-24 shots for Washington (4-2-2), while Vancouver goalie Anders Nilsson turned away 28 of 33. The Capitals were first on the scoreboard, notching a goal during four-on-four play 2:20 into the game. Jakub Vrana got a pass off to Carlson as the defenceman streaked back from Washington’s end.… Read More

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Trump dramatically inflated the value of US-Saudi arms deals in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s death

In the days following Saudi Arabia’s admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died inside its consulate building in Istanbul, Turkey, US President Donald Trump has agreed there are holes in the Kingdom’s latest explanation. Riyadh confirmed Khashoggi’s death on Saturday, saying he died during a physical altercation with Saudi agents inside the consulate. But after more than two weeks of stonewalling, that explanation has been widely panned and the concession failed to stem a massive sell off in Saudi stocks last week. That has not stopped Trump from launching a perplexing defense of the House of Saud by vastly inflating the number of US jobs at stake, should the US abandon… Read More

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