It’s the last Friday before Christmas and you know what THAT means: All your co-workers bring family into the office to visit, and you suddenly realize everyone IS buying gifts for each other, even though they said they weren’t.
Today on StandUP!
Last night was the final episode of The Colbert Report, and SOMEONE went to the wrap party, so we spent the start of the show trying desperately to get info out of Pete about all the celebrities and merriment from a historic night.
Thankfully Executive editor of CNN politics, Mark Preston, joined us to serve as Pete’s personal gossip column. For instance, we found out that Pete talked to Bryan Cranston. He’s also a huge fan of Bradley Whitford. And, once Mark walked up to Sean Penn at a party and flamed out. Fun segment for a Friday.
Next, we were joined by Karen Hunter, author, publisher and SiriusXM Urban View host. Karen and Pete talked Cuba, North Korea, and Bill Cosby. Oh, and for some reason, the Stephen Colbert wrap party came up.
Steve Clemons of The Atlantic has always been a good source for the show when it comes to foreign relations. He agrees with yesterday’s guest, William LeoGrande, that the Cuba/US thaw is indeed a “Nixon Goes to China” moment for US politics. We also talked the SONY hack.
After a brisk, wide ranging open phones segment, we checked in with Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts’ Second District. Now that Congress is in recess, the Representative had the time to check back in with his thoughts on Cuba and New Years’ Resolutions.