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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 05:38 AM CDT

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 11:58 AM CDT

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 07:27 AM CDT

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 07:50 AM CDT

"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 08:43 AM CDT

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 06:45 AM CDT

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 06:14 AM CDT

"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 11:23 AM CDT

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 10:46 AM CDT

“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 11:38 PM CDT

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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Suspected Abductor is Member of Police Department

Suspected Abductor is Member of Police Department

Jamie Duignan is believed to be driving a gray 2003 Honda Odyssey minivan with Illinois license plate number 5138379.

Opponents of Flooding Prevention Plan Fear Contamination

Opponents of Flooding Prevention Plan Fear Contamination

A northern suburb’s plan to combat frequent flooding may wind up impacting its beaches and the source of drinking water for millions of people, according to opponents of a proposed tunnel project in Winnetka.

Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run with Semi in Whiting

Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run with Semi in Whiting

Angel Villafuerte was walking with his brother near 119th Street and Indianapolis Boulevard, police said.

Lyons Residents Speak Out Following Police Cuts

Lyons Residents Speak Out Following Police Cuts

Residents of a southwest Chicago suburb are speaking out after one-third of the area's police force was cut last week.

Suspicious Package Shuts Down LSD

Suspicious Package Shuts Down LSD

Police shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was found near the roadway.

Top Bears Draft Picks: #22 Devin Hester

Top Bears Draft Picks: #22 Devin Hester

With his flair for dramatic returns, Devin Hester was a shoo-in for our list, and even though he is no longer with the team, his impact will continue to be felt long after he ends up retiring.