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John Oliver Takes a Look At Some of the More Colorful Right-wing Candidates for State Office: VIDEO

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With our current Congress on track to be the least productive in history and the Senate likely to remain inactive regardless of which party wins on Tuesday, John Oliver decided to focus on some of the important (and bizarre) midterm campaigns taking place on the state level.

One incumbent legislator put under Oliver's magnifying glass? None other than Oklahoma lawmaker Sally "gays are worse than terrorists" Kern. 

Oliver also put the spotlight on the shadowy, tax-exempt organization American Legislative Exchange Council. For those unaware of the conservative bill mill, here's a a primer via People for the American Way:

When state legislators across the nation introduce similar or identical bills designed to boost corporate power and profits, reduce workers rights, limit corporate accountability for pollution, or restrict voting, odds are good that the legislation was not written by a state lawmaker but by corporate lobbyists working through the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a one-stop shop for corporations looking to identify friendly state legislators and work with them to get special-interest legislation introduced. It’s a win-win for corporations, their lobbyists, and right-wing legislators. But the big losers are citizens whose rights and interests are sold off to the highest bidder.

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John Oliver Takes Aim at the Sugar Industry and America's Incessant Sweet Tooth: VIDEO

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Our love of all things sweet isn't sitting well with John Oliver.

"Sugar activates our brains like cocaine and I've got to say Scarface would have been a very different movie if it ended with Al Pacino sitting in a chair sugared out of his mind on baked goods saying 'Say hello to my Little Debbie!'"

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Check Out John Oliver's Spot-on Animal Reenactment of the Supreme Court: VIDEO

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With the Supreme Court not permitting the use of cameras during oral arguments, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver decided to devote "an incredible amount of time and an almost immoral amount of resources" to recreating the high court's chambers with real animals so that we can all finally have engaging and amusing footage when discussing our country's most important legal cases.

Ever wonder what Antonin Scalia or Ruth Bader Ginsburg would look like in canine-form when discussing the constitutional merits of gay marriage? Well now you can see for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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John Oliver Wants to Know How Columbus Day Is Still a Thing - VIDEO

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Whether you're off work today or not, John Oliver would like to remind you that Columbus Day, like spring break weekend, is really just a celebration of obnoxious white people visiting Caribbean islands and acting like they own the place.

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John Oliver Pokes Fun At Our Seasonal Obsession with Pumpkin Spice: VIDEO

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Because nothing rings in the new fall season like America's bizarre need to consume all things pumpkin.

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John Oliver Zeroes In On America's Growing Drone Situation: VIDEO

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According to Oliver, drone strikes will be as much a characteristic of the Obama presidency as Obamacare or receiving racist email forwards from distant relatives. 

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And if you missed the news of Facebook's plans for the creation of thousands of jumbo jet-sized, internet-connected drones starting in 2015 or Cirque du Soleil's dazzling new drone-incorporated performance "Sparked," check out our latest Towletech

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