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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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Ex-Catholic School Teacher Charged With 30 Counts of Rape

Ex-Catholic School Teacher Charged With 30 Counts of Rape

A former Catholic school teacher and basketball coach has been accused of having sexual contact with a 16-year-old student dozens of times over a one-month period, according to a criminal complaint.

U.S. Limits Entry From Ebola Countries to 5 Airports

U.S. Limits Entry From Ebola Countries to 5 Airports

The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five...

"Real Housewives" Star Asks to Serve Sentence in Halfway House

"Real Housewives" Star Asks to Serve Sentence in Halfway House

"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house.

Man on Fire Runs Into Brooklyn Street: Witnesses

Man on Fire Runs Into Brooklyn Street: Witnesses

A man was taken to the hospital with critical injuries after fire officials responded to a "small fire" in Brooklyn Tuesday, authorities say.

Fake Bomb Planted Outside Jay Z's Nightclub: NYPD

Fake Bomb Planted Outside Jay Z's Nightclub: NYPD

Police are searching for a man who was captured on surveillance video planting a suspicious device with a blinking red light inside a phone booth outside Jay Z's nightclub in Manhattan early Tuesday.

Man Arrested After Report of Gas Station Abduction

Man Arrested After Report of Gas Station Abduction

Authorities say they've arrested a man after investigating a report of an abduction at an upstate gas station.