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Jimmy Kimmel transforms debate, and shows comedy’s new role

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If the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare doesn't work, it may become known as the Jimmy Kimmel Non-Law.
  
The ABC comic's withering attacks this week have transformed the debate over the Graham-Cassidy bill. In the process, they've also illustrated how thoroughly late-night talk shows have changed in the last decade and have become homes for potent points of view.
  
Kimmel's monologues were deeply personal, influenced by his newborn son's surgery in May for a heart defect. In addition to targeting Republican leaders, he also took aim at Fox News Channel's Brian Kilmeade, who had criticized members of the Hollywood elite for pushing their politics on the rest of the country.

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