Following a holiday hiatus, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show returned to the air this week - just in time to take on the pressing topic of gun control.

The host kicked off last night's episode by introducing a segment known as "Scapegoat Hunter," in which he took the NRA to task for blaming incidents such as the Newtown shooting on everything EXCEPT guns.

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A gift of a helmet was presented to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton after she returned to work following a month-long absence for health-related issues.

One stomach virus, one concussion and one blood clot later, HRC is back at the helm ... with a football helmet to protect herself from future falls:

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The Obama administration will either rue the day it created an online petition system or look at it as one of its signature accomplishments. A little of both, perhaps.

The latest hilariousness to come out of said program is a petition to "authorize the production of a recurring television program featuring Vice President Joe Biden."

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Mitt Romney's final vote total in the 2012 presidential election has been tallied, and the Republican challenger received - wait for it - 47 percent of the vote.

Yes, it took this entire time to finalize it (you just didn't hear about it because it wasn't close), and Romney came in almost exactly at the 47 percent figure.

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Proving that some things never change, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) introduced a bill to repeal Obamacare on the first day of the 113th Congress.

It's an effort that has been tried repeatedly by House Republicans, only to fail, or ultimately be shot down by the Senate, controlled by Democrats.

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