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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 06:38 AM EDT

Colbert Offers Take on Obama-Clinton Lunch Meeting

Colbert Offers Take on Obama-Clinton Lunch Meeting

In light of the barrage of media speculation about what President Barack Obama discussed with former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton over lunch Monday, Stephen Colbert was fed up and said he didn't need those...

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 12:58 PM EDT

Conan O’Brien Takes on Weiner, Filner Sex Scandals

Conan O’Brien Takes on Weiner, Filner Sex Scandals

Conan O’Brien took on sex scandals on both coasts Tuesday with a bit on who was more "pervy," New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner or San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 08:27 AM EDT

Kristin Chenoweth Sings Weiner Sex Scandal Parody

Kristin Chenoweth Sings Weiner Sex Scandal Parody

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth sang an Anthony Weiner sex scandal parody of the hit song "Popular" from the Tony award-winning musical "Wicked."

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 08:50 AM EDT

"Daily Show" Airs Weiner Text in Robot Voice

"Daily Show" Airs Weiner Text in Robot Voice

"The Daily Show" revealed Wednesday what host John Oliver said no other network news organization aired in their latest Anthony Weiner sexting reports: The x-rated texts that the New York City mayoral candidate...

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 09:43 AM EDT

WATCH: "Daily Show" Jabs at Queen Over Royal Birth

WATCH: "Daily Show" Jabs at Queen Over Royal Birth

All eyes were on the birth of England's newest royal prince, but "The Daily Show" decided to take some playful aim at the country's 87-year-old monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. In two separate bits from the...

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 07:45 AM EDT

Colbert Grills Spitzer Over His Political Ambitions

Colbert Grills Spitzer Over His Political Ambitions

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer continued to make his way around the media circuit Thursday as he mounts a campaign for New York City Comptroller.

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 07:14 AM EDT

"Colbert Report" Addresses DOMA, Voting Rights Act

"Colbert Report" Addresses DOMA, Voting Rights Act

Stephen Colbert's tongue-in-cheek assessment of DOMA ruling gets the audience going.

Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM EDT

Colbert Returns From Hiatus, Pays Tribute to Mother

Colbert Returns From Hiatus, Pays Tribute to Mother

Stephen Colbert returned to late night on Wednesday after a week-long hiatus due to his mother's death.

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT

“The Daily Show” with John Oliver Begins

“The Daily Show” with John Oliver Begins

“Welcome to ‘The Daily Show,’ and I am John Oliver. Let’s all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird."

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 12:38 AM EDT

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Before 12-Week Break, Jon Stewart Explains Film Project

Last night was Jon Stewart’s last day as host of “The Daily Show” until Sept. 4 — he’s taking a 12-week break to direct a film — and he dedicated much of the show to telling his viewers how the project...

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Woman Punched, Kicked in NYC Elevator Robbery

Woman Punched, Kicked in NYC Elevator Robbery

Police are looking for two men who followed an 18-year-old woman into a Brooklyn apartment building elevator, then punched and kicked her before running away with her purse.

2 U.S. Marshals in Village Gun Battle Released From Hospital

2 U.S. Marshals in Village Gun Battle Released From Hospital

Two U.S. Marshals wounded in the Greenwich Village gun battle with a California fugitive who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy have been released from the hospital, authorities tell NBC 4...

NJ Gas Main Break Shuts Down Port Terminal

NJ Gas Main Break Shuts Down Port Terminal

A gas main break in New Jersey has shut down a cargo terminal in a busy port area and crews are working to turn off the gas, officials say.

Brooklyn Chain Snatching Caught on Tape

Brooklyn Chain Snatching Caught on Tape

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man who is seen in surveillance video ripping a chain off a woman's neck and tossing her to the ground in a Coney Island bus stop.

WATCH: Geyser Spews Onto Sunset Blvd., UCLA After Main Break

WATCH: Geyser Spews Onto Sunset Blvd., UCLA After Main Break

A massive water main break inundated Sunset Boulevard near UCLA Tuesday afternoon, stranding cars and a bus and trapping drivers in several feet of swiftly rising water and mud.

Teen, 16, Accused of Killing Teen, 17, With Punch to Head

Teen, 16, Accused of Killing Teen, 17, With Punch to Head

A 16-year-old New Jersey boy faces reckless manslaughter charges for allegedly punching a 17-year-old boy in the head, killing him.