Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Congressional Fundraising (HBO)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Congressional Fundraising (HBO)

Lawmakers have to raise money to keep their jobs, but a surprising amount of their job now consists of raising money. John Oliver sits down with Congressman Steve Israel to discuss the costs of political spending.

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20 Responses

  1. Sergio Leandro says:

    Johnny looks and sounds like Kiefer Sutherland.

  2. StarlessBandNJ says:

    Me and my wifes son loved this episode John!!!! Its 2016!

  3. missing1person says:

    2:04 America is fucked

  4. brianlavoie1234 says:

    So… What’s the appeal of holding a congressional seat? It sounds like a
    load of crap.

  5. Cream Y says:

    Our elections ate designed by and to support rich people isn’t about
    Americans “believing” they have a voice…the problem is Americans (who
    aren’t rich) have ZERO voice. Bernie will help us fix this all!!!

  6. Shadow Heart says:

    I don’t know US politics, but why do congress candidates need fund raising
    to get elected?
    Isn’t it just applying for a government position and they have your info
    and your goals in a website and in pamphlets in government offices along
    with the other candidates and people will just pick one? And why if one
    didn’t gather enough money they lose?

  7. Chris Moore says:

    John Oliver is my breakfast for the day (gets me through it).

  8. EskimoJoe492 says:

    Makes me happier to be an Independent every day.

  9. · 0xFFF1 says:

    panama papers episode soon please.

  10. Lyle Goodwin says:

    LWT crew, you truly do a great thing. You teach and educate and
    entertain…you’re an adult, less-classy version of Sesame Street, and I
    mean that in the best possible way.

  11. Seaghán Pipistrello says:

    No wonder these fuckers starting wars everywhere they treating national
    matters like a joke.

  12. Chuck Steak says:

    Oh good, I thought it was gonna be another Donald Trump episode.

  13. Lendus Casey says:

    Did anyone else think that Johnny looked like Captain Planet?

  14. TheDtrane says:

    So what’s the solution here? He left that part out. Also, this sounded like
    too much propaganda for the the DNP.

  15. LongLiveEmrys says:

    The most offensive part of this is that only half as many Democrats as
    Republicans were at the Taylor Swift concert. Liberals love Tay Tay!

  16. Nik Halaszi says:

    Was that a dog bark at 12:13?

  17. Lynn Martz says:

    We should all get behind a bill that prohibits Congressional members from
    spending more than say 5 hours in a week fundraising in any way. It’s
    appalling how much time is currently spent.

  18. Randy Schacher says:

    I’ve gone on some Long Island wine tours and there’s some pretty tasty wine
    in long Island. John Oliver’s comment about shitty Long Island wine is
    indicative of his occasional attempts at over exaggeration to make a
    humorous point.

  19. daglore1 says:

    I lost it when the Congressman said, “I don’t know much about a science
    book.” Yeah, no shit.

  20. mmbls808 says:

    What the fuck?