Watch John Oliver Explain the Ridiculousness of Congressional Fundraising

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John Oliver’s latest marathon segment focuses on political fundraising, and specifically how the people we elect to Congress spend up to 2/3rds of their time trying to raise money so that they can be elected again. It’s a big old ouroboros of cash, influence and straight-up groveling, and it reminds us once again that perhaps this is not the best possible way to govern one’s country. What do Taylor Swift concerts have to do with Congress? Does Senator Ed Markey have a future as a songwriter? Is Long Island wine still good when you drink it straight from the bag? Watch the video above for answers to these questions and many exciting and ridiculous and depressing others.