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John Oliver Tackles Municipal Violations and the Problem With Using Fines to Fund the Government: VIDEO

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Last Week Tonight host John Oliver's target last night was municipal violations - the minor, day-to-day ways of breaking the law that are often built on a penalty system that inconveniences those with money and creates life-ruining problems (spiraling fees, suspended drivers licenses, jail) for low-income individuals.

In New Jersey for example, a survey of low income drivers who had their licenses suspended for not paying their fine found that 64% had lost their jobs as a result.

"You need them to pay their fine, but you're taking away their means of paying it." said Oliver. "That's the most self-defeating idea since gay conversion camp."

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John Oliver Asks 'How Is Daylight Saving Time Still a Thing?' - VIDEO

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As you wake up this morning feeling groggy because of Daylight Saving Time, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver would like to remind you to direct your scorn away from farmers (who have become scapegoats for our annual hour loss) and instead focus your anger on the real culprits - World War I era Germans.

Find out why Daylight Savings Time stuck around (and still sucks), AFTER THE JUMP...

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John Oliver Tackles America's Crumbling Infrastructure: Even 'Total Idiot' Donald Trump Says Fix It - VIDEO

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On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver devoted his main segment to a problem that, while not exactly sexy, has the very real possibility of causing some scary s--t if not fixed soon: America's crumbling infrastructure. 

From dams to bridges to pipelines, America's infrastructure is dangerously under-inspected and in need of some serious maintenance. In fact, infrastructure is such a pressing issue that business, labor, and even "total idiot" Donald Trump are all on the same page and speaking out about it.

Be sure to also stick around until the end of the segment for the star-studded debut trailer of Oilver's mock blockbuster movie about routine maintenance and repair Infrastructure.

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John Oliver Takes Aim at Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and the Problem of Elected Judges: VIDEO

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Fun fact: 85% of state judges in America are elected. Unsurprisingly, this didn't sit well with John Oliver, who devoted his top story of last night's Last Week Tonight to highlighting the numerous conflicts of interest that arise when judges must pander to the electorate and accept campaign money in order to keep their jobs. 

Exhibit A on Oliver's list of problematic judges is Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, who Oliver says is living up to his state slogan "Alabama: Boldly refusing to accept diversity and the inevitable since 1819" with his continued efforts to try and stop gay marriage.

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John Oliver Reveals Who He Wants as Jon Stewart's Replacement on 'The Daily Show' - VIDEO

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John Oliver stopped by The Tonight Show this week to chat with Jimmy Fallon about the renewal of his hit HBO show Last Week Tonight as well as who he thinks should replace his old boss Jon Stewart on The Daily Show once Stewart leaves later this year.

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John Oliver Bids a Fond Farewell to RadioShack: VIDEO

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On last night's return of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver prepared a farewell message for 94-year-old electronics store RadioShack - which sadly filed for bankruptcy last Thursday. 

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