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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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Man Steals $800 in Donations From Hooker Brewery

Man Steals $800 in Donations From Hooker Brewery

Police are searching for the man who broke into the Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield last night and stole a donation jar containing $800 toward the Village for Families and Children from the bar counter.

2 Undercover Officers Involved in Berlin Crash

2 Undercover Officers Involved in Berlin Crash

Two undercover officers were involved in a crash on North Colony Road in Berlin on Monday afternoon after the suspects led police on a chase and struck a flatbed truck, according to police.

New Haven Woman Hides Cocaine in Shoes, Purse at JFK: Officials

New Haven Woman Hides Cocaine in Shoes, Purse at JFK: Officials

A New Haven woman was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York after trying to smuggle more than $64,000 worth of cocaine from Jamaica in her shoes and purse, according to

Community Remembers Waterbury Dad Shot to Death

Community Remembers Waterbury Dad Shot to Death

Emotions poured out as family and friends gathered on Gayridge Road in Waterbury to remember 52-year-old William Aquino, who died there after being shot Sunday night.

2 Homegrown Talents Wow Judges on 'The Voice'

2 Homegrown Talents Wow Judges on 'The Voice'

Connecticut’s own Anita Antoinette made quite the impression on NBC’s “The Voice” on Monday when she managed to make all four judges turn their chairs in approval during her blind audition.

12 Confirmed Cases of Enterovirus-D68 in Connecticut

12 Confirmed Cases of Enterovirus-D68 in Connecticut

There have been 12 confirmed cases of Enterovirus-D68 in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Health.