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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 03:38 AM PDT

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 09:58 AM PDT

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 05:27 AM PDT

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 05:50 AM PDT

"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 06:43 AM PDT

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 04:45 AM PDT

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 04:14 AM PDT

"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 09:23 AM PDT

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 08:46 AM PDT

“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."

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 09:38 PM PDT

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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"In-Flight Anomaly" Reported During SpaceShipTwo Test

"In-Flight Anomaly" Reported During SpaceShipTwo Test

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane experienced what the company called an "in-flight anomaly" Friday during a test flight over the Mojave Desert in Southern California.

Police ID Mother of Toddlers Found in Long Beach

Police ID Mother of Toddlers Found in Long Beach

Authorities investigating the discovery of two toddlers found alone Thursday at a Long Beach intersection have asked for help in locating the boy's mother, who was identified Friday with help from relatives.

Person Dressed as Grim Reaper Stabs Woman in Her Home

Person Dressed as Grim Reaper Stabs Woman in Her Home

A woman was stabbed multiple times early Halloween morning by someone dressed as the Grim Reaper, San Diego County officials said. It was just before 2 a.m. Friday in a home on Thibido Road in Vista...

Brother of Water Main Crash Victim: "He Couldn't Move"

Brother of Water Main Crash Victim: "He Couldn't Move"

The brother of a man in a critical condition after he crashed into an above ground mains said his sibling could not move as water filled his car.

Maine Nurse "Humbled" After Judge Nixes Quarantine

Maine Nurse "Humbled" After Judge Nixes Quarantine

Maine nurse Kaci Hickox said she's "humbled" by a judge's decision to reject state health officials' bid to restrict her movements after she defied the state quarantine for health care workers who have...

Rain, Snow, Wind in Halloween Forecast

Rain, Snow, Wind in Halloween Forecast

Umbrellas and rain gear might be part of some trick-or-treaters' Halloween costumes.