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Infuriated over Cuba, Colbert proposes a trade embargo on the Vatican

Colbert had to chide his audience Wednesday night for getting excited about making “Cuba more libre.”

Megyn Kelly thinks Americans should ‘double down’ and send a message to Kim Jong Un

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Fox News’ Megyn Kelly told Jimmy Kimmel she found Sony’s decision to pull “The Interview” after threats of a terrorist attack “deeply troubling.”

Mitt Romney has an idea to turn ‘The Interview’ fiasco into a positive

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Mitt Romney has an idea to turn “The Interview” movie fiasco into a win for everybody.

Sony straight-up cancels ‘The Interview’ amid terror threats

A movie theater worker sweeps rain water under a poster for the movie "The Interview" at the AMC Glendora 12 movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Glendora, Calif. The fallout from the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy group calling themselves Guardians of Peace escalated their attack beyond corporate espionage and threatened moviegoers with violence reminiscent of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation’s largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview.”

‘The Interview’ will be delivered to North Korea via hydrogen balloons

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Human rights groups are set to drop DVDs of “The Interview” into North Korea via hydrogen balloons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Democrats fundraising off of Colbert Report’s goodbye

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First came the birthday cards, then came the desperate pleas for help, now comes “The Colbert Report.”

Sony Pictures cyberattack just got a lot scarier

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The group allegedly behind the cyberattacks — which identifies itself as “Guardians of Peace” — suggested that it will organize terror attacks at movie theaters when the film “The Interview” premiers.

Barack, Michelle Obama talk experiences of racism with People magazine

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People magazine conducted an interview with Barack and Michelle Obama during which the first couple discussed their experience with racism in America.

Stewart investigates South Dakota’s ill-fated ‘Don’t Jerk and Drive’ campaign

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Jon Stewart barely held it together for a segment on South Dakota’s unbelievably terrible “Don’t Jerk and Drive” campaign.

Jon Stewart calls $1 trillion spending bill the ‘Bill Cosby of legislation’

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The $1 trillion “Cromnibus” spending bill passed by Congress last weekend includes a lot of hidden provisions snuck in by various lawmakers—like the measure that attempts to block D.C.’s voter-approved legalization of marijuana.

No one is more excited about Jeb Bush 2016 than Colbert

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Stephen Colbert’s comedy news show, “The Colbert Report,” comes to an end this week and the comedian was worried that meant he wouldn’t have a chance to weigh in on the next presidential election. “Luckily for me, 2016 came early this year,” Colbert announced. Jeb Bush announced that he would “actively explore” running for president […]

Why Jon Stewart is grateful to George W. Bush

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Jon Stewart was not that impressed by the parade of Bush-era pundits and officials who all defended the CIA’s torture practices on Sunday’s talk shows.

Colbert hosts a debate on torture–with himself

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When it comes to debating one of the most contentious issues of the day, Stephen Colbert will take on anyone—including himself.

Guitarist Dave Navarro says he watches Bill O’Reilly to form a ‘well-rounded viewpoint’

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Dave’s addiction: Bill O’Reilly.

Jon Stewart: ‘Lazy, superficial’ millennials are ‘greatest weapon in war on terror’

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The U.S. has inadvertently defeated ISIS, comedian Jon Stewart claims, and it’s all thanks to the participation trophy generation. “But in spite of their reputation as lazy, superficial, basement-dwelling parasites who have been told they are special little snowflakes and deserve their own reality shows, this group of young people could be our greatest weapon […]

Colbert and retiring Republican congressman say goodbye to Congress in style

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“I’ve skateboarded with Jackie Speier, I leg wrestled Jason Chaffetz,” Colbert reminisced. “I’ve tossed salmon with Jim McDermott, I’ve drank beer with Russ Carnahan, I’ve shotgunned beer with Dan Maffei, I’ve funneled beer with Jared Polis, and I’ve dropped acid with Maurice Hinchey.”

Colbert asks Obama if he’s still president after his midterm ‘shellacking’

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Colbert hosted President Obama on his show Monday night, and he got right to the point.

Obama fills in for Colbert, tries to re-sell Obamacare to young people

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“I could be a politician like that (snaps fingers), but a politician could never do my job,” Stephen Colbert quipped as President Obama took “The Colbert Report” stage Monday night. But Obama decided to give it a go anyway and took the hot seat for Colbert’s “The Word” segment. Interestingly, this is the same segment […]

Elizabeth Warren leads another round of Democrats nominated for Grammys

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Another round of famous Democrats has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the event’s “Best Spoken Word Album” category.

Stephen Colbert makes fun of Obama at Kennedy Center Honors Reception

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Stephen Colbert took a break from making Republicans the butt of his jokes during the Kennedy Center Honors Reception Sunday night.