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Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Jon Stewart slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Monday for saying he didn't know why the comedian was "all bent out of shape" over the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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Catch up quick: The former host of "The Daily Show" told "'Fox News Sunday" first responders were "at the end of their rope" with Congress. Stewart said Republicans as well as Democrats had supported the 9/11 funding issue, which he said has it "has never been dealt with compassionately by Sen. McConnell."

"This is not a Republican-Democrat issue. ... Not all Republicans oppose this, but everyone who has opposed it is a Republican."

The other side: McConnell responded to the remarks of on "Fox & Friends" earlier Monday. "We never failed to address this issue and we will address it again," he said. "I don’t know why he’s all bent out of shape, but we will take care of the 9/11 victims compensation fund."

  • McConnell also took issue with Stewart's criticism of Congressional members' low attendance at a House Judiciary Committee meeting on Tuesday, as he spoke as an advocate for 9/11 responders and survivors on reauthorizing the compensation fund.
"That frequently happens because members have a lot of things going on at the same time. It sounds to me like he’s looking for some way to take offense."
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The big picture: The House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted on Thursday to advance the compensation fund, a day after Stewart made a passionate speech in Congress in which he criticized lawmakers' low attendance.

What's next? The bill will now go to the House floor, where it is likely to pass.

Go deeper: The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund is running out

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The site of an airstrike conducted by the U.S. against a planner for ISIS-K in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan in August. Photo: Xinhua via Getty Images

U.S. intelligence believes ISIS-K has the "intent" to eventually launch attacks outside of Afghanistan and could be capable of doing so "somewhere between six or 12 months," a top Pentagon official told senators Tuesday.

Why it matters: The U.S. withdrawal and subsequent Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has raised fears that terrorist groups will reconstitute and potentially pose a renewed threat to the U.S. homeland.

Exclusive: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation

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A new public benefit corporation backed by billionaires Reid Hoffman, George Soros, and others is launching Tuesday to fund new media companies and efforts that tackle disinformation.

Why it matters: Good Information Inc. aims to fund and scale businesses that cut through echo chambers with fact-based information. As part of its mission, it plans to invest in local news companies.

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Sequoia Capital, one of the world's oldest and most successful venture capital firms, is forming a single fund to hold all of its U.S. and European investments, including stakes in publicly-traded companies, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Venture capital is the money of innovation, but the industry itself rarely innovates. This is a radical exception.