Pre-show notes follow after the jump…

Original air date: 8/18/13
Total run time: 1:59:22
File size: 57.3 MB

Falling Skies season finale

Continuum

Under the Dome

True Blood

The 11th Doctor: Peter Capaldi

Eyesium

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Egypt

Russia

RNC vs. NBC and CNN

* Picking the ‘right’ moderators

Republicans’ Frankenstein problem

North Carolina’s war on voting

Holder steps up, GOP stands down on sentencing reforms

At the intersection of birthers and impeachment proponents

Christie’s veto on .50-caliber weapons

SPSST

1. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.)

2. Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC

3. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.)

4. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.)

5. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

6. Donald Trump

* Dishonorable mention: Australia’s Stephanie Banister