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Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away: The Supreme Court Closes Up Shop

David Coleman | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
David Coleman

Closing down for the summer is not the Roberts Court's only disappearing act. During this past term, a disturbing trend emerged of withdrawing the courts from their historic and institutional role in providing justice for ordinary Americans.

WATCH: Colbert Furious Over Texas Fireworks Ban

Posted 08.30.2011 | Comedy

"You can have my fireworks when you pry them from my cold, handless hands." So says Stephen Colbert, the last man standing in the war on the 4th of...

Colbert: Men & Woman Finally Equally Powerless

Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert hailed an unfortunate "win" for equality on Tuesday night's show when he announced that the Supreme Court ruling in the Wal-Mart sexua...

WATCH: Colbert On The Cuomo-Sexual Agenda

Posted 08.28.2011 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert wasn't surprised by New York Governor Cuomo signing the recently passed gay marriage bill, as the "Report" host has long been on to th...

Stephen Colbert To Take On The FEC

AP | By ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.24.2011 | Comedy

WASHINGTON — Comedy Central's tongue-in-cheek commentator Stephen Colbert is expected to raise serious questions at next week's meeting of the Feder...

White House Nixes 'Colbert Report' Naturalization Ceremony

The Wrap | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

Proving that Stephen Colbert makes people at the highest levels of government a little nervous, the White House has nixed a plan by "The Colbert Repor...

WATCH: Colbert Defends 'Blogger And Journal-ish' Andrew Breitbart

Posted 08.10.2011 | Comedy

Poor Andrew Breitbart. How was he to know that there would be video cameras rolling in a radio studio? Does the phrase "face for radio" mean nothing a...

WATCH: Colbert Proves Rand Paul Is A Terrorist

Posted 08.08.2011 | Comedy

On Wednesday's show, Stephen Colbert trapped Rand Paul in his own logic. On May 27, the senator told Sean Hannity: ...if someone is attending speec...

WATCH: Colbert Defends Palin, Hacks Wikipedia, & Reenacts Paul Revere

Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy

Say what you will about Sarah Palin, she's got to be doing something right to inspire such intense support. She's so beloved by her fans, in fact, th...

WATCH: Colbert Salutes Republicans For Standing Up Against Themselves

Posted 08.03.2011 | Comedy

"One is reminded of Patrick Henry's courageous cry, 'Give me liberty and I don't want liberty.'" The thing that makes a story like Anthony Weiner's...

WATCH: Colbert Writes Fallon A 'Thank You Note'

Posted 08.02.2011 | Comedy

With only 109 days until then next Emmy Awards, Stephen Colbert is already on the edge of his seat wondering if he'll finally beat Jon Stewart. On Wed...

Stephen Colbert Takes A Jab At 'The Facebook'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.20.2011 | Technology

Stephen Colbert called out Facebook's new feature that lets users tag items in photos that link to official brand pages. "A big tip of my hat to '...

WATCH: John Lithgow's Dramatic Interpretation Of Gingrich Press Release

Posted 07.20.2011 | Comedy

John Lithgow is an alumnus of the London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art, which some have argued is the world's finest acting school. And on Thursday ...

WATCH: Colbert Attempts To Understand Newt's Tortured Logic

Posted 07.19.2011 | Comedy

How does Newt Gingrich's tortured logic on health insurance translate to an artificially intelligent robot? Well, let's just say it doesn't NOT put it...

Take the Quiz: Will 2012 Race for White House Top These Wacky Quotes From 2008?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Already the 2012 race for the White House has shaped up as an hysterical ride, at least on the GOP side, but it will have a ways to go to top 2008.

WATCH: Colbert Electrified By Gingrich's Pre-Announcement Announcement

Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy

On Tuesday's show, Colbert praised (i.e. relentlessly mocked) the presidential campaign announcements of both Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump. Did we ...

Colbert: 'Don't Get Me Wrong, Democracy Works Sometimes'

Posted 07.10.2011 | Comedy

Thanks to a hefty amount of attention paid to it by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, the plight of government officials in Benton Harbor, Michigan (the poorest ...

WATCH: Colbert Shares A Bathroom With Letterman, Couric

Posted 01.04.2013 | Comedy

If you caught either "The Late Show" or "The Colbert Report" Wednesday night, you might have gotten to witness a true late-night TV crossover. Whi...

WATCH: Colbert Throws His Long-Awaited Bin Laden Party

Posted 07.03.2011 | Comedy

It's never too late for a good, old-fashioned "We Got 'Em" party, even if the balloons have deflated and the cake has gone bad. Colbert rang in the...

WATCH: Colbert Goes To London For Royal Wedding

Posted 06.29.2011 | Comedy

Still expecting to get his invitation to the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at any minute, Stephen Colbert packed up his entire "R...

WATCH: Colbert Defends Sean Hannity Against Anderson Cooper

Posted 06.28.2011 | Comedy

When Sean Hannity aired his special on liberal media bias, he used more than a few "artfully" cut clips to illustrate his point. Anderson Cooper took...

COLBERT: 'Americans Love Rich People, That's Why We Don't Tax Them'

Posted 06.26.2011 | Comedy

On Monday's 'Report,' Stephen Colbert dove back into the well that is the Trump presidential bid, by first criticizing Obama's tax return (the long-fo...

Colbert Agrees With Gretchen Carlson: Obama Needs Graphs

Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy

Depending on who you talk to, President Obama's budget speech was either a clear statement of values and intent or a snoozefest. "Fox & Friends'" Gre...

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Unilever For Making Money Off Female Insecurity

Posted 06.14.2011 | Comedy

Wednesday night's "Colbert Report" featured his popular segment, "The Word," and this time its target was Unilever, the maker of Dove products for wom...

One Year Ago Tonight: Stephen Colbert vs. Julian Assange

Greg Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

During the first week of publicity for WikiLeaks, most Americans had only met Assange in brief snippets. For a few million people, a more revealing introduction came from an unusual platform: The Colbert Report.