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Jan 9, 2013

Stanley McChrystal Talks Gun Control on "Daily Show"

Stanley McChrystal Talks Gun Control on "Daily Show"

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal hit the late night talk show circuit on Tuesday with an appearance on “The Daily Show,” where he discussed gun control, his experiences serving in Afghanistan, and the “addictive”...

Dec 12, 2012

Stewart Dishes Rap Advice to Michigan Union Protesters

Stewart Dishes Rap Advice to Michigan Union Protesters

Stewart weighed in on Michigan’s recently passed right-to-work legislation, and arrived at one conclusion: the union protestors really ought to nix chanting in favor of rapping.

Dec 11, 2012

Colbert Presses On with Bid for S.C. Senate Seat

Colbert Presses On with Bid for S.C. Senate Seat

Political satirist Stephen Colbert picked up where he left off last week by pushing forward with his bid for the South Carolina senate seat.

Dec 6, 2012

Stewart Credits U.N. Disabilities Treaty for Bringing McCain, Kerry Closer Together

Stewart Credits U.N. Disabilities Treaty for Bringing McCain, Kerry Closer Together

What could bring a Republican party leader out of retirement and two Senate rivals closer together? The United Nations Disabilities Treaty, according to "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart.

Nov 16, 2012

Colbert Riffs on Petraeus "Love Pentagon"

Colbert Riffs on Petraeus "Love Pentagon"

Late night host Stephen Colbert took aim at the scandal engulfing former CIA Director David Petraeus during Thursday’s episode, with a little help from daytime actress Susan Lucci.

Nov 14, 2012

Gingrich, Colbert Liken Election to "Billionaire Fight"

Gingrich, Colbert Liken Election to "Billionaire Fight"

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich dropped by “The Colbert Report” Wednesday, where he discussed his new book, the election outcome, and how super PACs have turned the presidential election into...

Nov 13, 2012

Stewart Weighs In on Petraeus Affair

Stewart Weighs In on Petraeus Affair

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart waded into the scandal involving former CIA Director David Petraeus on Monday’s episode.

Nov 9, 2012

Colbert Blames Romney's Loss on Sandy, Maddow

Colbert Blames Romney's Loss on Sandy, Maddow

Stephen Colbert isn’t taking Mitt Romney’s presidential defeat lightly, and on Thursday’s episode, the political satirist sat down with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss what went down on election night, and who...

Nov 27, 2017

Stewart: Sandy Aftermath Better than "Swing State Hell"

Stewart: Sandy Aftermath Better than "Swing State Hell"

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart was still reeling from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but conceded on Thursday’s episode that living in “soggy, powerless New York” was better than living in “Swing State...

Nov 2, 2012

Joe Biden's "Top 10 Reasons to Vote Early"

Joe Biden's "Top 10 Reasons to Vote Early"

Vice President Joe Biden hit the late night comedy circuit Thursday with a stop at David Letterman’s “Late Show,” where he gave voters the Top 10 reasons to head to the polls ahead of Election Day.

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