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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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Passenger at NJ Hospital, Hours After Quarantine Mandate

Passenger at NJ Hospital, Hours After Quarantine Mandate

Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers...

Bratton: Hatchet Attack on Cops Was a Lone Wolf "Act of Terror"

Bratton: Hatchet Attack on Cops Was a Lone Wolf "Act of Terror"

A man who assaulted a group of NYPD officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead, committed "an act of terror," the city's top cop said Friday.

Girl Killed, 5 Hurt in Bronx School Crash: Cops

Girl Killed, 5 Hurt in Bronx School Crash: Cops

An 8-year-old girl was killed and five other people were injured, three of them seriously, when a car jumped a curb in the Bronx and hit them as they walked on the sidewalk Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Ebola Risk "Close to Nil" for Subway Riders: Officials

Ebola Risk "Close to Nil" for Subway Riders: Officials

City officials said that the probability of someone contracting Ebola on the subway is “close to nil,” after confirming the doctor who tested positive for the the disease Thursday rode several lines in the days...

Parents Keep Kids From School Over Ebola Fears

Parents Keep Kids From School Over Ebola Fears

Dozens of parents kept their children home from the John Pearl Elementary School in Bohemia Friday because of fears about Ebola after a student's relatives came to visit from Guinea.

FAQ on Spread of Ebola After NYC Doc Diagnosed

FAQ on Spread of Ebola After NYC Doc Diagnosed

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, visited NBC 4 New York to help answer some viewer questions about Ebola and how it's spread