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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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Paul McCartney to Play "Farewell to Candlestick"

Paul McCartney to Play "Farewell to Candlestick"

Paul McCartney confirmed he has added a "Farewell to Candlestick" concert in San Francisco to round out his "Out There" world tour.

2 Arrested in Murder of 66-Year-Old Oakland Woman

2 Arrested in Murder of 66-Year-Old Oakland Woman

Two men have been arrested and charged for the murder of a pet sitter in her East Oakland neighborhood last July, authorities said Thursday.

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud

Whistleblower Lawsuit Alleges SamTrans Ignored Questions of Fraud

The San Mateo County Transit District, CEO Mike Scanlon, and a supervisor have been named as defendants in a federal whistleblower lawsuit. Former senior accountant Ling La says transit district...

Fire Starts After Student Lights Candle: Fire Captain

Fire Starts After Student Lights Candle: Fire Captain

Eleven San Jose State University students were displaced - and one was injured - after a student lit a match while talking on his cellphone and started a fire in their apartment complex, firefighters said.

"Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

"Allah Saved Him": Santa Clara Teen Stowaway's Father

The father of a Santa Clara teen stowaway who survived a 5 ½-hour flight from San Jose to Hawaii Sunday despite high altitudes, low oxygen and freezing temperatures said that Allah protected his son.

Study Links California Drought To Global Warming

Study Links California Drought To Global Warming

While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time.